5. Houston, Texas
Texans like things big and it shows with most of Houston's cloud job growth being attributed to cloud companies servicing large enterprise organizations such as oil and gas companies and, to a lesser extent, financial institutions. According to Modis data, all of these organizations, in an effort to cut cost, are moving specific technologies into the cloud so they can redirect their savings into product and service development. "Organizations are selecting specific technologies across their enterprise to outsource to the cloud based on their internal capabilities," says Cullen.