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Kirstie Mcdermott | 05 May, 2023

7 Cloud Jobs With The Biggest Salaries

Do you work in cloud computing or want to get into the sector? There is no doubt there are a lot of opportunities out there, and the pandemic served as a catalyst for government departments and businesses when it came to cloud adoption, accelerating the employment possibilities in this field.

For those businesses who had already put strategies in place in early 2020, it was relatively straightforward to send employees home, and work could more or less seamlessly carry on with a few adjustments. 

But companies that had held back were forced to dive in, speeding up the rate of cloud adoption globally. In fact, worldwide end-user public cloud spending grew by 23% in 2021, according to Gartner, and just a few months into the pandemic, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella reported that the company had seen two years of digital transformation in two months as customers started adopting cloud solutions.

Naturally, that has fuelled the demand for skilled cloud professionals. As the hiring squeeze within tech tightens, salaries are rising too. So what can you earn if you work in cloud computing? The 2022 Cloud Salary Survey from O’Reilly tracks trends in compensation across a number of different job titles and levels within cloud jobs. 

From a survey of 778 cloud professionals, the study discovered that on average, ​​salaries in cloud roles increased last year by 4.3%, and those who had participated in 40 or more hours of training in the past year received higher salary increases. 20% of respondents reported changing employers in the past year and the same percentage of workers plan to look for a new job this year because of compensation. In less positive news, the average salary for women is 7% lower than the average salary for men.

So, what are the top salaries in cloud computing this year?


2022’s Top 7 Average Annual Salaries in Cloud Computing


  1. Directors and executives: $235,000-$237,000
  2. Architects, leads, and managers: $188,000-$196,000
  3. Architects: $188,000
  4. Marketing: $187,000
  5. Sales: $186,000 
  6. Engineers: $175,000
  7. Product: $162,000

Are you interested in looking for a new job? We have three cloud jobs to check out below – and there are plenty more on the Job Board too.

Azure DevOps Security Engineer, Grant Thornton

The Azure DevOps Security Engineer plays a crucial role in overseeing the security of development operations which includes globally distributed practice management applications. Reporting directly to the global cybersecurity operations manager, this role provides architectural, analytical, and operational expertise across a range of Azure services and other cloud-based security solutions. You’ll be responsible for the security oversight of the continuous delivery, continuous integration (CI/CD) pipeline and will require solid experience of working in development and security operations or a combination of relevant experience. You will also need demonstrated security and development operational expertise in Azure DevSecOps, microservice architecture (Kubernetes), authentication and identity governance (AzureAD), identity and access management, OAuth 2.0, OpenID, conditional access, container security (Docker and Runtime), encryption (Key Vault), Azure SQL server and Azure Cosmos DB, Azure block storage and data caching, .net, C#, REST API, and Terraform. 


Apply now.


Cloud Inside Sales Specialist – Automation, IBM

IBM is seeking to hire a Cloud Inside Sales Specialist - Automation. In this role, you’ll be deeply ingrained in the first-line leader’s territory strategy while actively participating in agile squads in the Dallas Cloud Center. You will be required to uncover, qualify, progress, and close new sales opportunities through a high level of touchpoints such as phone calls, social, and IBM’s partner ecosystems. You will need more than five years of relevant IT sales and/or consulting experience and you must have a proven track record of success in achieving quota as a seller. Experience selling and the ability to hold business conversations with clients around solution selling are essential.


Apply now.


Cloud Storage Engineer, Oracle

As part of the network services team the Cloud Storage Engineer will be responsible for the delivery of IT services to Oracle’s businesses worldwide; including the management and delivery of network infrastructure. You’ll maintain (and monitor) records of equipment failure and liaise with engineers and suppliers as necessary, and recommend/implement changes to procedures and practices. You will escalate client problems according to established procedures and exercise your judgment as well as manage the network using network management tools, analyze network performance and recommend or implement network enhancements. You will need five years of related experience in a medium-to-large distributed network and computing environment as well as experience working in project teams, and being a primary contact for project-related work. You must be able to undergo security clearance to SC Level. 


Apply now.


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By Kirstie Mcdermott

Kirstie works for our job board partner, Jobbio. Based in Dublin, she has been a writer and editor across print and digital platforms for over 15 years.

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