How to build a successful career as a cloud engineer (free PDF)

The demand for talented and experienced professionals in the cloud is escalating, as more and more organizations move their workloads to the cloud. This e-book provides an overview of what the job entails, different types of cloud-related jobs, necessary skills and knowledge of a programming language, salary and market considerations, interview preparation information and training resources.

From the ebook:

Cloud engineers—the professionals responsible for evaluating business infrastructure and migrating various functions to a cloud-based system—are in high demand as more companies move critical business processes and applications to public, private, and hybrid cloud infrastructures. These professionals build, maintain and connect cloud services, with a combination of technical skills, business knowledge, and experience with at least one of the major cloud providers: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

To help those interested in the field better understand how to break into a career in cloud engineering, we’ve compiled the most important details and resources.

Why is there a growing demand for cloud engineers?
Ranked as one of the most in-demand tech jobs in 2019, cloud engineers are highly sought after due to the large number of organizations moving business functions to the cloud. About 68% of corporate IT departments now use public cloud infrastructure, according to a NetEnrich report. The SolarWinds report noted that more than half of technology professionals say that cloud and hybrid IT forms the basis of their organization’s IT strategy today, given that nearly all organizations move some workload to the cloud.

“As companies move away from the on-premises infrastructure model to a cloud-first approach when upgrading or designing new environments, the need to hire experienced cloud technicians has increased exponentially,” said Paul Wallenberg, senior unit manager for technology services at Recruitment and LaSalle Network recruitment company for TechRepublic.

As such, between 2015 and 2018, job searches for cloud computing-related roles — including cloud infrastructure, cloud security, cloud engineer, and cloud engineer — rose nearly 108%, according to Indeed. Employer interest in candidates with cloud computing skills increased by 33%.

But even as job seekers have high interest in these roles, the employer’s demand is outstripping the number of qualified candidates available. Searches for the terms cloud computing and cloud engineer are up 141% in the past two years.