Why post-grad study in cloud computing is a smart move for the future

Studying Cloud Computing

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.

What is the one skill that will help workers remain relevant?

If you ask Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of the American e-commerce giant Amazon, for 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 organisations of AWS says, “Cloud is now what we call the new normal. It’s no longer an experiment, it’s no longer an afterthought. 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. Twenty-eight per cent 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 qualification will help you gain the most recent skills and contribute to your organisation’s business.

Here are a few reasons why getting a post-graduate qualification in cloud computing could be the smartest move you could make for your future.

1. 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 field is projected to grow 23% in 2021 to total USD$332.3 billion, up from USD$270 billion in 2020.

The fastest-growing market segment will be cloud system infrastructure services, or infrastructure as a service (IaaS), which is forecast to grow $117.7 billion in 2021. Driven by the need for remote works to have access to high performing infrastructure, application infrastructure services or platform as a service (PaaS) is forecast to grow by an even higher margin of 26.6%.

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

The opportunities are out there and qualified candidates with recognised post-graduate qualifications from well-regarded universities are few and far between.

2. High earning potential

If you are looking to increase your earning power, a post-graduate qualification in cloud computing may be the solution. With the whole world becoming digital, people who understand the tech landscape are highly sought after by businesses who are prepared to pay for their services.

According to employment site GlassDoor, cloud architects can expect a salary of $159k a year, while cloud developers earn an average of $180k a year. A post-graduate course in cloud computing at Torrens University can prepare you to step straight into one of these roles – and start earning the salary that comes with it.

3. Improved job prospects in all industries

No matter which industry you work in, a background in technology opens many doors, and adding a post-graduation qualification in cloud computing can put you at the top of the list.

Holding a master’s in cloud computing shows that you can help your organisation lead cloud-based programs and reduce risks and costs of implementing projects on different cloud platforms. What organisation in the world today wouldn’t want that?

Advance your career in cloud computing today with a Master of Software Engineering (Cloud Computing) from Torrens University Australia.

Looking to accelerate your skills in a shorter timeframe? Study a Graduate Certificate of Software Engineering or Graduate Certificate of Digital Transformation & Creative Intelligence.


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