Amazon Web Services or AWS is the market leader in the Cloud Computing sphere. With top spot in the Gartner’s Magic Quadrant and being labeled as an industry leader and innovation engine in the tech world. AWS’s rule will continue for the time being. AWS is far ahead of its nearest rivals Microsoft’s Azure and Google’s GCP both in terms of customer, market valuation, or net worth. Also, the Amazon Web Services Certification is one of the top sought IT certifications in 2021. Gartner forecasts End-user spending in the Public Cloud to amount to USD 4.4 billion in 2021. And globally it forecasts Public-cloud end-user spending, a growth of 23.1% from USD 270 billion in 2020 to USD 332.3 billion in 2021. Within the Cloud, SaaS (Software as a Service) is continuing its exponential growth worldwide. The other, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS), are catching up. Here, we will discuss the top 10 job opportunities in the AWS Cloud.
Cloud Architect is a professional who is responsible for making sure the cloud architecture consisting of its components and sub-components including front-end, back-end platforms, Cloud-based delivery, and Network are technically aligned for the smooth completion of the projects resulting in the final product meeting all the business requirements. AWS Certified Solutions Architect bridges gaps between business problems and Cloud solutions. And all the other professionals like developers and DevOps Engineers work with these Architects. Talking about the salary of AWS Solutions Architects, they earn a mean average salary of INR 12,40,095 in India and USD 114,350 in the US, according to PayScale.com.
AWS SysOps Administrator is a professional who works in the Operation side of Cloud Systems. AWS SysOps Admin handles the entire lifecycle of AWS systems in an organization. These Admins have to manage, deploy and operate the AWS Cloud platform. The mean average annual salary of AWS SysOps Admin in India is INR 994,560, according to PayScale.com.
Cloud Software Engineer
You might have guessed the role of Cloud Software Engineer by now. They are Software Developers who are proficient in developing Cloud-based systems and software. They also ensure their proper implementation and work. These professionals are also known as Program Architects because they are skillful in many programming languages, as they have to design software on the cloud platform like that of AWS. They earn a payroll of INR 14,34,857, according to Glassdoor.com in India.
AWS Developer is a professional who can set up, maintain, and evolve the Cloud infrastructure required for a web application. These professionals understand fundamental AWS Services and apply best practices keeping the highest standards in security and scalability.
AWS Developers have to handle application and data integration, other than building Cloud-based services, products, and solutions in Cloud. They can earn a median salary of INR 960,979 in India, according to PayScale.com stats.
A DevOps Engineer is a more collaborative professional who is responsible for bringing software faster to the market, and quickly releasing codes. With more focus on automating any redundant process in the Software Development and Release Cycle to enhance the process quality and speed. AWS DevOps Engineer works in the DevOps domain combining the DevOps methodology with the easy-to-use, scalable, and reliable nature of the Cloud architecture. On average, these AWS DevOps Engineers earn a salary package of INR 719,993 yearly.
Cloud Computing offers various services on-demand, and for this to happen, it must have constant connectivity and integration. Network Specialists work to maintain efficient networking by analyzing network performance, handle network security, and conduct routine testings. They troubleshoot problems, install routers, firewalls, and other networking systems, tools, or devices in an enterprise or a company to avoid any time loss. They can earn INR 735,000, according to PayScale.com in India. And in the USA, they can earn anywhere between USD 50,000 and USD 152,000 yearly, according to Glassdoor.com.
Machine Learning Specialist
If you are from a development or Data Science background, with proper training, you can get AWS Machine Learning-Specialty certification and start earning between USD 37,392 and USD 138,408 annually.
As ML Specialist, you will have to design, implement and handle Machine Learning models, tasks, and other applications or even enterprise-grade problems. You have to train these ML models, tune them, and deploy them using the AWS platform. You can keep learning, and with more experience and a diverse portfolio, you can land bigger opportunities with more salary packages.
Cloud Security Expert
Security is always an influential domain in any industry or field. Today Cloud technologies are trending, and according to the estimates, they will grow exponentially in the coming years. The entire business will shift to Cloud in the coming years. Businesses will transfer their precious data only after ensuring that the platform they planned to use is fully secure. AWS along with all other Cloud Vendors, are trying their maximum to offer a safe and secure environment for enterprises to deploy their workloads, perform analytics services, deploy ML and AI models, store data, use database services, etc. A qualified candidate with AWS Network Specialty certification will help you earn INR 813,892 yearly.
Big Data Specialist
Big Data is transforming the structure of businesses. It changed how business functions. Brought companies closer to the customer. It showed newer opportunities and insights that no other technology offered. It brought about a revolution and increased the overall speed of the process. It is the right time to break into the Big Data industry. With AWS Specialty-level certification, you as a Big Data Specialist can earn an annual average salary of USD 123,807, according to ZipRecruiter.com. They also reported that professionals with this certification can earn an average salary between USD 26,000 to USD 185,500 in the US.
AWS System Integrator
AWS System Integrator has lots of different tasks to perform. These tasks are storing data, managing infrastructure, handling networking & communication, troubleshooting system issues, deployment problems, etc. According to PayScale.com, a System Integrator with AWS skills will earn on average USD 124,775 yearly in the USA.