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Organisations want to unlock all the benefits of cloud computing – like greater accessibility, flexibility and scalability- but they need talented, experienced cloud experts like you to help them do it.

Are you a specialist in cloud infrastructure? What about DevOps engineering? You’re in luck: demand for your skills is growing faster than ever before.

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Working with organisations of all sizes, from disruptive start-ups to multinational enterprises, gives us unique insights into how cloud-based technology is powering innovation. Migration is accelerating, but the cloud is a journey, not a destination. That’s why we talk to a huge range of employers investing in talented cloud professionals every day.

We work to understand what matters to you and combine this with our experience and access to the best, most exclusive roles, so we can find a position that’s just right for you, taking your career to the next level. There’s a wide range of flexible cloud infrastructure positions available at Hays, so why not take a look and put your cyber skills to the test? Whether you’re looking to develop your existing expertise and benefit from new vacancies in the industry, or hoping to specialise or land a lead role at a top cloud platform,  there are opportunities aplenty with Hays.

So, what are you waiting for? Get your head in the cloud and take advantage of the new opportunities available – talk to us today.

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Your cloud questions, answered

Is demand high for cloud skills?

Yes, extremely. Demand for experienced cloud professionals has soared in recent months owing to the switch to remote and hybrid working, taking the focus away from in-house servers.
Migration experience with the three major players – AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure – are a safe bet for securing a new job, as well as having experience in related areas such as cyber security, DevOps and database and programming language skills.

What is the average salary for a cloud role?

It usually starts at around £35,000 for more junior roles, but this is dependent on location. As a cloud engineer in London you would be looking at a typical salary of £62,500, as a cloud architect £80,000 per annum, and as a lead cloud architect £97,500.
As a contractor specialising in cloud you can expect £450 to £700 per day, depending on your seniority, location and the specifics of the project.

What skills will help me progress my career in cloud?

Despite the relative security of the cloud in comparison to physical servers, cyber security experience is useful, as organisations look to mitigate risk to new operating models. A CCSP certification can help if you’re interested in specialising in this area.
Database and programming language skills will also give you an edge. As the storage and management of cloud data continues to be a priority, database language skills such as SQL, MySQL and Hadoop will be critical. If you’re on the ERP side you should look at improving your knowledge of Java, Python, .NET and Ruby.
Finally, those with strong DevOps engineering skills are in high demand, supporting businesses in the effective and efficient release of products and software. Its important to have an in-depth and provable understanding of developer and testing practices, and you should also be able to work in a team in a collaborative, agile way.

What certifications are important when working in cloud?

This depends on what platform you’re working with. The three main players have extensive learning programmes to validate your expertise. For AWS, the foundation certificate is the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.
After completing that, you can choose to take additional levels of certification, which are available for associate level and professional level in architecture, development and operations. You can also look at taking specialty certifications in areas like Big Data and advanced networking.
Microsoft Azure also has a number of certifications split broadly into three levels – Fundamental Level, Associate Level and Expert Level, while Google Cloud has its own training platform with Associate and Professional level certifications.

What trends can we expect to see in cloud in 2021?

Machine learning and AI will have a big part to play. The top cloud platforms – Azure, AWS, Google Cloud – are all investing heavily in these technologies, combining to create the ‘intelligent cloud’. Intelligent cloud solves difficult problems and optimises the use of data science.
The result? Increased capabilities. Personalised experiences. Real-time feedback. You can expect to hear plenty about these this year.

What cloud jobs are available?

There’s a variety of different cloud-based jobs available to suit all requirements and skill sets, including support roles at start-ups to leading positions in established tech companies. Choose a cloud computing consultant job, or search for roles such as DevOps engineer, cloud app developer, junior IT support and software architect, in areas like Oracle cloud computing, SAP cloud computing, TCD cloud computing and more. Browse our job list and find your perfect match.