Should You Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 2

Should You Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 2

Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional?

This is the concluding part of this article. For the first part, please look up Should You Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 1.

My recommendation for a cloud computing career is not only because of its longevity, but also because of the high salaries on offer. During my recent internship, I was working on a project to analyze several high-growth industries and recommend the most attractive ones for the city of South Bend to target for its proposed tech park. Cloud computing was one of the industries being studied and my interviews with several people in upper management at different companies yielded information very attractive to the student looking to make it a career. One interviewee said that the person with the right skill can “dictate his/her salary.” Granted he was speaking of experienced professionals, but it does provide an idea of the money chasing talent.

One of the criteria that we were using to compare industries was their average salaries. While we could not find aggregate data for the industry from any reputable publication (not unusual considering the relative newness of the industry), we used data on hiring websites as a proxy. Thus, using Simply Hired’s database, we determined that existing jobs on the website that had the words “cloud computing” in their descriptions had an average salary of $105,000. Compare this with jobs with the words “software engineering” – they had an average salary of $82,000.

However, I won’t use only personal research to substantiate my assertion of cloud computing as an attractive career. According to EMC chief technology officer (CTO) Chuck Hollis, job seekers with cloud-related skills “make between 20% and 40% more in the job market than their non cloud-trained peers.” Writing in technology blog APC, David Braue lists several jobs and their salaries in Australia, data that he compiled from hiring website Seek.com.au.

While experience positions had salaries between $100,000 and $200,000, junior employees could expect packages between $50,000 and $70,000 a year. Braue also mentions some of the certification courses that can help interested candidates – IBM’s Certified Solution Advisor – Cloud Computing Architecture and Infrastructure, The Art of Service’s three-level Cloud Computing Certification course , or Salesforce.com’s courses for developers, administrators and consultants. I would like to add one more to the list, the first University course in cloud computing.

In conclusion, cloud computing is an attractive career choice not only because of its immense potential and longevity, but also because it pays well, very well, for the right talent.

By Sourya Biswas

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Methodically Plan Your Cloud Design First

Methodically Plan Your Cloud Design First

Are You Sure You Are Ready For The Cloud: Design For the last few months, we have been discussing getting ready to go to the cloud. We have covered topics such as Financial and Business Security reasons. We have even discussed the type of knowledge you should obtain. This month, we are going to take…

Securing A Mid-Sized Enterprise: When A Little Assistance Goes A Long Way

Securing A Mid-Sized Enterprise: When A Little Assistance Goes A Long Way

Securing A Mid-Sized Enterprise There is no longer any subjectivity in this statement: security is at the top of list for all CIOs. Every meeting I’ve attended over the last three months has been dominated by the topic of security and when it’s injected into the conversation, it’s not necessarily by my team, but the…

Destroying Cloud Data In The Age Of Data Multiplication

Destroying Cloud Data In The Age Of Data Multiplication

The Age of Data Multiplication We are surrounded by data, whether in our personal or professional lives with digital elements that are constantly being captured about us. This leads to exponentially increasing volumes of data whether from Internet-connected devices, video, cell records, customer transactions, healthcare and government records. Today, there is a growing awareness and…

7 Common Cloud Security Missteps

7 Common Cloud Security Missteps

Cloud Security Missteps Cloud computing remains shrouded in mystery for the average American. The most common sentiment is, “It’s not secure.” Few realize how many cloud applications they access every day: Facebook, Gmail, Uber, Evernote, Venmo, and the list goes on and on… People flock to cloud services for convenient solutions to everyday tasks. They…

5 Reasons Why Your Startup Will Grow Faster In The Cloud

5 Reasons Why Your Startup Will Grow Faster In The Cloud

Cloud Startup Fast-tracking Start-ups face many challenges, the biggest of which is usually managing growth. A start-up that does not grow is at constant risk of failure, whereas a new business that grows faster than expected may be hindered by operational constraints, such as a lack of staff, workspace and networks. It is an unfortunate…

The Internet of illness

The Internet of illness

The Internet of illness The number of postings about IoT solutions has continued to rise. It is a wave that hasn’t crested yet. I’ve posted several here on CloudTweaks as have a number of other authors. IoT topics from the industrial use, to what IoT is going to change around the world. It got me…

CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, infosec, big data and the internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

Sponsor