“Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and intelligence over the Internet. ‘The Cloud’ offers faster innovation, flexible resources and economies of scale. Typically, you only pay for cloud services you use, helping you lower your operating costs, run your infrastructure more efficiently and scale as your business needs change.” Microsoft Azure
Cloud Computing has become a critical part of IT for all major companies around the world. Especially since almost everything in the digital world is connected to the cloud in some way or another.
If you ask Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of the American e-commerce giant Amazon, what is the one skill that will help workers remain relevant and job-secure the answer is simple: Cloud Computing.
Vincent Quah, regional head of Education, Research, Healthcare and Non-profit organizations of AWS says, “Cloud is now what we call the new normal. It’s no longer an experiment, it’s no longer an after-thought. When you talk to most companies, it is no longer about why they should use cloud, but when they should use it.”
According to Forbes, “more than $1.3 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to cloud by 2022. 28% of spending within key enterprise IT markets will shift to the cloud by 2022, up from 19% in 2018. The largest cloud shift before 2018 occurred in application software, particularly driven by customer relationship management (CRM) software, with Salesforce dominating as the market leader.”
Whether you’re planning to start a new career in the exciting world of Cloud Computing, or are looking to grow your current career, a certification will help you gain the most-recent skills and contribute to your organization’s business. Here are a few reasons why you should consider gaining a certification in cloud computing:
1. There is an increasing demand for Cloud Computing professionals
With everything going digital, organisations are desperate for IT professionals who have training in cloud computing. According to Gartner, the worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.5% in 2019 to total $214.3 billion, up from $182.4 billion in 2018.
The fastest-growing market segment will be cloud system infrastructure services, or infrastructure as a service (IaaS), which is forecast to grow 27.5% in 2019 to reach $38.9 billion, up from $30.5 billion in 2018. The second-highest growth rate of 21.8% will be achieved by cloud application infrastructure services, or platform as a service (PaaS).
Here are some of the most in-demand cloud computing jobs according to TechRepublic: Software engineer, Software architect, Development operations engineer, Full stack developer, Cloud engineer, Java developer, Data scientist, .NET developer, to name a few.
A quick search on Indeed in Sydney shows 665 jobs for cloud developers and 200 jobs for AWS Cloud Architect. The opportunities are out there and a qualified candidate is like a needle in the haystack!
2. High Earning Potential
If you are looking for a career with high earning potential, Cloud Computing is where it’s at. With the whole world turning becoming digital, finding people who understand the tech landscape are highly sought after.
According to Glass Door, Cloud Architects can expect a salary of $159k a year, while Cloud Developers earn an average of $180k a year.
3. Improved job prospects in all industries
No matter which industry you work in, a background in Cloud Computing opens so many doors.
Holding a certification in cloud computing shows that you are skilled to help your organisation reduce risks and costs to implement projects on different cloud platforms. Which organisation in the world would not want that?
Start your career in Cloud Computing today with a qualification from Torrens. We have a Bachelor of Software Engineering (Cloud Computing) and a Master of Software Engineering (Cloud Computing).
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