Three reasons to train in cloud computing right now

Whether you are considering what industry you would like to go into for the very first time or you are thinking of a change in career to improve your prospects, there are many reasons training in cloud computing could be a step in the right direction.

Thanks to advancements in technology and a massive shift in the way things are getting done in the modern world, certain industries are seeing massive growth. None more so than cloud computing.

Considered three of the biggest tech giants in the world, Amazon, Google and Microsoft, are all putting huge resources into their own cloud technologies, and making billions of dollars in the process. It is easy to see why this type of tech is moving forwards at such a pace.

There are many cloud computing learning paths available to choose from, but why choose any of them? Here are three very good reasons.

Job availability

A quick search on Indeed returned more than 20,000 jobs from a cloud computing search ranging from Technical Editor to Instructional Designer and Junior Cloud Computing Engineer to Program Mentor in BS Cloud Computing.

So, there are plenty of jobs in the field to choose from. Even better, there is a shortage of people skilled in the right areas to fill these positions so you could put yourself in the driving seat by choosing the most in-demand expertise to train in.

Earning opportunity

For the fully qualified, the earning opportunity for a cloud computing professional is really rather good.

According to Forbes, virtualization and cloud computing certifications paid an average salary of $136,659 in 2020, increasing on 2019’s average salary of $127,494.

By comparison, the median wage for workers in the United States in the first quarter of 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), was just $49,764 per year.

So if it is a pay rise you are looking for, you could do a lot worse.

Job security

With newer industries, it can sometimes feel like a risky business when there are more established career paths to choose from. However, with cloud computing the future is rather more certain

The global pandemic has seen an increase in remote working, causing a sudden increase in the need for data and software to be available to employees working from home using a variety of platforms.

While the cloud has provided solutions to this very specific situation, that is not to say demand will decrease once everyone “gets back to normal”. In fact cloud-based working is becoming the new normal and working practices are unlikely to return to how they once were.

The end-user spending forecast for worldwide public cloud services alone is expected to increase from $242,696 million in 2019 to $362,263 million in 2022.

With all of that in mind, the only question left to ask is which niche you will choose to train in.

Skills in particular demand include cloud security skills, data science expertise, migration knowledge, database and programming language skills and DevOps, so why not start there and see where your new career path takes you?

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.