The 21st century is an era of colossal technological advances, rapid development, and new directions. And as a result of these unprecedented changes, there are new demands in the labor market, new professions, and career opportunities. Today Cloud Computing jobs top the list of most demanded and highly paid jobs. But what exactly is Cloud Computing and how does it work, why is Cloud Computing important, and what are its advantages? And most importantly, which are the best and competitive jobs in Cloud Computing today?
Cloud Computing is defined as a virtual space that delivers various services through the Internet, including data storage, databases, hosting, servers, software, networking, and intelligence. Cloud Computing helps companies not only increase business agility and accelerate innovation but also reduce IT infrastructural investment and service costs. Due to Cloud computing, today companies pay for only what they need. Moreover, they can scale up and scale down their infrastructure whenever it is needed which was difficult in previous systems.
We can say for sure that Cloud Computing has revolutionized and completely modernized the way documents and data were saved earlier. Today companies do not need to store all their data and software on any floppy disk, CD, USB flash, or server. Storing data in the cloud guarantees data security in any emergency. Cloud Computing’s next advantage is mobility. It offers a high level of accessibility and users no longer have to carry USB drives, an external hard drive, or multiple disks to access their data. It is enough to have any device with an internet connection, and data is available from anywhere.
Due to the rising demand for cloud computing, the flexibility, popularity, and potential of the industry, a huge number of new better-paid job opportunities have been created for Cloud Computing professionals and skilled, knowledgeable experts. In this case, the question arises: which jobs in Cloud Computing are the best and prospective to consider for the job seeker, which career pathway is right for them?
By researching thousands of relevant employment postings on Jooble and leading IT websites, is compiled the list of most in-demand and highly-paid Cloud Computing jobs to help job seekers to reach the right decision:
1. Cloud Developer
Job Responsibilities: They are responsible for analyzing customer needs and building cloud streaming technology that allows them to design, visualize and collaborate on content in real-time across mobile, desktop, and other platforms. They perform coding and debugging, develop workflows and processes, implement, manage, test, and evaluate software programs.
Required Skills: General programming, API programming, Scripting, Database creation and management, Systems architecture and design, Networking DevOps, Proven knowledge of architecting highly-available and scalable systems, Basic knowledge of technologies such as hypervisor and data visualization.
Aggregated job search results for “Cloud Developer”: 365,657 vacancies.
2. Frontend Developer
Job Responsibilities: Being specialized in web design, the frontend developer determines the structure and design of web pages, creates an appealing packaging for the backend functionality, builds reusable code, etc.
Aggregated job search results for “Frontend Developer”: 766,054 vacancies.
3. Cloud System Engineer
Job Responsibilities: Cloud Engineers are responsible for all the technical workload related to Cloud Computing, including design, planning, managing requests for new technology, maintenance, and support.
Required Skills: Database management skills and knowledge of MySQL and Hadoop, Programming languages such as SQL, Java, Python, Ruby, Golang, PHP, Networking, Linux, Containerization, Virtualization, Security and Disaster Recovery, Web services and application programming interfaces (APIs).
Aggregated job search results for “Cloud System Engineer”: 427,192 vacancies.
4. SQL Database Developer
Job Responsibilities: SQL Developers create a database and write SQL queries by using SQL programs, optimize SQL queries for integration with other applications, design database tables, and structures, create views, functions, and stored procedures, database triggers for use in automation.
Required Skills: SSIS, SSRS, T-SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL, SQL Server, Management Studio, Data Warehouse, NET, Database Design, TFS, Performance Tuning, Databases, SSIS, Networking.
Aggregated job search results for “SQL Database Developer”: 385,571 vacancies.
5. Software Architect
Job Responsibilities: A software architects as expert-level software developers lead and develop projects, research and evaluate technical standards and tools for projects, design and revise a project’s structure and UML (Unified Modeling Language) diagram, test segments of project code, and check for errors, etc.
Aggregated job search results for “Software Architect”: 684,321 vacancies.
6. Data Engineer
Job Responsibilities: Data engineers are masters of data processing, who analyze and organize raw data, build data systems, pipelines, prototypes, and algorithms in order to identify trends and patterns and make raw data more useful for the company.
Required Skills: Excellent knowledge of algorithms and data structures, highly proficient in SQL and NoSQL, ETL tools, machine learning, data APIs, and programming languages including Python, Java, and Scala.
Aggregated job search results for “Data Engineer”: 822,737 vacancies.
7. Cloud Network Engineer
Job Responsibilities: Cloud network engineers design and implement new network solutions, improve the efficiency of current networks, migrate functions and networks to private, public, and hybrid cloud infrastructures, evaluate and identify optimal cloud solutions.
Required Skills: Cloud Networking and Security best practices, Kubernetes/Openshift, Network Automation Skills, Knowledge of networking technologies, Network Security.
Aggregated job search results for “Cloud Network Engineer”: 595,271 vacancies.
8. Java Developer
Job Responsibilities: Java developers are programmers responsible for developing, implementing, and managing Java-based applications. They write testable, well-designed, scalable, and efficient code.
Required Skills: Strong knowledge of Java Application Frameworks (Java, Java 2EE, Servlets, JSP, Struts, Spring, Hibernate, Springboot), Service-oriented architecture/web services (SOAP/REST), Markup languages like XML and JSON.
Aggregated job search results for “Java Developer”: 716,341 vacancies.
9. Cloud Database Administrator
Job Responsibilities: They design, install and configure databases, develop processes for optimizing database security, manage Cloud-based data services and hybrid data sources. They are responsible for identifying and introducing, backing up the database, and performing recovery operations.
Required Skills: Specialization in specific database software, Capacity planning, Cloud migration, and management expertise, Experience in controlling costs, SQL Server and PostgreSQL, AWS and Azure, NoSQL databases, the ability to prioritize tasks, Troubleshooting skills, Meticulous attention to detail.
Aggregated job search results for “Cloud Database Administrator”: 652,638 vacancies.
10. Backend Developer
Job Responsibilities: The backend developers write high-quality code that makes applications perform as intended, manage hosting environments, compile and analyze data, processes, and also create API and web services.
Aggregated job search results for “Backend Developer”: 684,782 vacancies.
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