Top 5 cloud computing jobs of 2022

 Top 5 cloud computing jobs of 2022

Over the past few years, the shift to cloud computing has accelerated within businesses. Companies are storing and accessing data and programs over the internet rather than buying and maintaining physical data centers and servers. Companies can access technology services on an as-needed basis from a cloud provider such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure (Azure), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Some benefits of moving to the cloud include:

  • Improved security
  • Mobile access
  • Analytics tool
  • Quality control

According to Gartner, worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services is forecast to grow 20.4% in 2022 to total £403 billion, up from £267 billion in 2021, with spending expected to reach nearly £489 billion by 2023. Cloud computing has emerged as a key tech skill that companies are relying on to stay ahead of the competition and keep up with consumer trends and demands. We have put together a list of the top 5 cloud jobs of 2022.

1.    Cloud Engineer

Cloud Engineers are in charge of carrying out the technical aspects of cloud computing. This might range from the creation of cloud software and systems to their implementation and maintenance. A Cloud Engineer has multiple responsibilities and must have a broad understanding of software development, scripting languages, and experience creating cloud web services. Cloud Engineers are more likely to be employed by smaller companies, the larger the companies the more specific the cloud roles become.

Skills include cloud security, programming languages, understanding of cloud providers, problem-solving, communication skills, and leadership skills

There has been a 97% increase in the demand for Cloud Engineers over the past year

The average salary of a Cloud Engineer is £60,000

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2.    Cloud Architect

The Cloud Architecture is made up of the four components the front-end platform, the back-end platform, a cloud-based delivery model, and a network. A cloud architect is responsible for overseeing the cloud adoption plans, application design, and deployment. It is important for cloud architects to be on top of trends and monitor the performance of the cloud, changing its structure depending on company goals.

Skills include communication skills, Azure, AWS, GCP, flexibility, big data, and governance.

There has been a 54% increase in the demand for Cloud Architects over the past year

The average salary of a Cloud Architect £87,500

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3.    Cloud Developer

Unlike engineers, who are involved in both the development, implementation, and maintenance, developers have a greater focus on solely the development phase. They will work closely to the customer, analysing their needs, designing systems and solutions, coding, and debugging.

Skills include general programming, networking, database creation and management, scaling, security, and communication skills.

There has been a 43% increase in demand for Cloud Developers over the past year

The average salary of a Cloud Developer £60,000

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4.    Cloud Native Engineer

The term cloud native refers to the concept of building and running applications to take advantage of the distributed computing offered by the cloud delivery model. Cloud native apps are designed and built to exploit the scale, elasticity, resiliency, and flexibility the cloud provides. Cloud native systems are faster to deploy because there is no hardware or software to deploy. A Cloud Native Engineer has similar responsibilities to a Cloud Engineer, but they also need knowledge in cloud native applications.

Skills include problem-solving, leadership, communication, knowledge in contain schedulers (Kubernetes), database management, Azure, AWS, GCP, integration tools

There has been a 150% increase in the demand for Cloud Native Engineers over the past year

The average salary of a  Cloud Native Engineer £73,500

5.    Cloud Specialist

A Cloud Specialist helps businesses migrate their information and services to the cloud. It is their responsibility to select the appropriate cloud service provider based on company needs. They need to be able to manage company data securely across multi-cloud environments, build best practices around these environments and keep connecting devices free from vulnerabilities.

Skills include programming, database management, DevOps, cloud security, cloud backup, and recovery solution skills, analytical skills, problem-solving, and communication skills.

There has been a 28% increase in the demand for Cloud Specialists over the past year The average salary of a Cloud Specialist £59,000

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As Internet of Things devices and AI developments increase, the demand for cloud skills increases as well. Azure, GPC, and AWS all offer course and training opportunities for you to develop your skills and appear more attractive to top employers.

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