Cloud Recruitment Specialists: The Cloud Computing Skills In Demand In 2023
Cloud computing is big business. More and more companies are choosing to move to the cloud. In fact, 81% of companies have implemented a cloud strategy. Everything is converting to the cloud, from our phone data to online streaming platforms, emails, and now most workplace networks and data.
The first public cloud was realised through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2002. It was steadily becoming an integral part of most business IT strategies but the pandemic springboarded the technology. When everyone was ordered to work from home, onsite data centres became obsolete and businesses favoured the flexibility of online networks. With the ability to access company networks online, employees could all simultaneously work from home effectively.
Thankfully the mandate to stay at home has been withdrawn, however, this has not slowed down the move to the cloud. In fact, its growth has only continued! Many businesses now desire the flexibility and ease of accessing networks and data via an internet connection to their cloud network.
Services such as on-demand cloud computing have also increased in popularity and made the process easier for companies to access. By using third parties to provide a cloud computing network on a pay-per-use model, companies can easily scale up their cloud storage and networks during times of increased workload, with the ability to scale back down when necessary.
At VIQU, we are cloud recruitment specialists and have extensive insights into the cloud and infrastructure sector. Below I discuss some of the skillsets I believe are going to be in high demand in the cloud industry in 2023.
Cloud computing skills in demand
Cloud computing has emerged as a key area for businesses to stay agile and responsive, through an ever-changing workplace culture. A flexible, global workplace is where we are heading, and the cloud allows companies to do this.
Below are the cloud roles and skillsets that are most in demand. I’ve included them in the order that businesses may use them, to illustrate how each role is crucial to migrating to the cloud.
As cloud recruitment specialists, we have found that meeting and contracting a cloud consultant is one of the first stages businesses will take when considering migrating their systems to the cloud.
Cloud consultants have extensive knowledge of each cloud computing service and will work with you to find which cloud system would perform best for your company. By understanding the business needs for your future IT network, consultants can suggest the right cloud solution for you. They will also know how each cloud service could benefit your business, as well as its possible drawbacks.
Whilst jumping forward and securing a cloud engineer to migrate your systems might be tempting to get the process done as quickly as possible, this is not the best method. By foregoing a consultation with a professional, the process will not be as effective.
The skills needed in cloud consulting are good communication, in-depth knowledge of cloud systems, as well as strong customer service skills so they can liaise successfully with business heads and stakeholders.
Cloud Consultant salary average range in the UK: £75k – 110k.
Cloud Consultant salary average range in Birmingham: £70k – 86k.
Cloud Consultant salary average range in Southampton: £75k – 80k.
Cloud Consultant salary average range in London: £75k – 112k.
Cloud Consultant salary average range in Manchester: £74k – 97.5k.
Once you have decided which cloud system would work best for you, cloud architects often take on the responsibility of overseeing, designing and managing the process of the migration. They will often help to develop the cloud infrastructure and the strategies for implementation.
Cloud architect skills focus on proficiency in programming languages, as well as experience dealing with legacy information systems. Thus they can easily find ways to migrate the old systems to cloud technology. Soft skills such as effective project management and strong teamwork are crucial in order to orchestrate new system migration seamlessly.
Cloud Architect salary average range in the UK: £72k – 120k
Cloud Architect salary average range in Birmingham: £80k – 96k.
Cloud Architect salary average range in Southampton: £87.5k – 89k.
Cloud Architect salary average range in London: £90k – 120k.
Cloud Architect salary average range in Manchester: £80k – 120k.
Often working alongside architects, cloud engineers focus on implementing cloud strategies and structures in a network. The demand for cloud engineers is particularly strong as they are often seen as the foundation piece when converting to cloud technologies. Whilst the other job roles in this list either focus on pre-implementation planning, overseeing or post-application security protection. It is often the cloud engineers that will build the network into your systems.
The main cloud engineer skills include the ability to migrate all systems across to cloud technologies, as well as testing and troubleshooting the system for any issues.
Cloud Engineer salary average range in the UK: £59.5k – 95k.
Cloud Engineer salary average range in Birmingham: £60k – 85k.
Cloud Engineer salary average range in Southampton: £65k – 67k.
Cloud Engineer salary average range in London: £66k – £105k.
Cloud Engineer salary average range in Manchester: £57k – 79.5k.
Since we started trading as cloud recruitment specialists, we have seen the growing need for cyber security. As businesses move to online networks, the fear at the forefront of people’s minds is cyber threats. This, unfortunately, is not unfounded. 2.7m cyber-related fraud attacks took place in the UK in the year up to March 2022 alone. As cyber-attacks become a real threat, the necessity for cloud security experts is increasing and will be a main focus for the industry in 2023.
There is a multitude of careers and pathways surrounding cloud security, however, one that is rising is Cloud Security Analyst.
This job role focuses on continually conducting risk assessments to evaluate any security threats or weak spots in the network. They also review a company’s security procedures, ensuring the processes are effective and efficient if any attacks were to happen.
Typical skills include knowledge of the latest cyber security threats and the best security practices. In addition to this is an understanding of cloud computing services and networks. The soft skills needed to be an effective cloud security analyst are teamwork and good communication, as they often need to work alongside existing IT teams.
Cloud Security Analyst salary average range in the UK: £39k – 62k.
Cloud Security Analyst salary average range in Birmingham: £46k – 75k.
Cloud Security Analyst salary average range in Southampton: £31k – 53k.
Cloud Security Analyst salary average range in London: £45k – 71k.
Cloud Security Analyst salary average range in Manchester: £37k – 56k.
As cloud recruitment specialists, we are in a great position to assist you with your strategy. We can help you find the right professionals and effectively migrate your systems to the cloud. Contact us today for personalised help and support.
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