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Cloud Engineer Salary: All You Need To Know

Last updated on May 22,2019 4.1K Views
Vishal is a technology enthusiast working as a Research Analyst at Edureka.... Vishal is a technology enthusiast working as a Research Analyst at Edureka. He has expertise in domains like Big data, Machine Learning,Statistical Analysis and...
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In some of my recent articles I have laid emphasis on why one should choose Cloud Computing as a career and How to become a Cloud Engineer? The Domain being at its prime also ensures a job in the domain would pay you well. This article focuses on Cloud Engineer Salary in particular and answers most of the questions that revolve around this topic.

Cloud Engineer Salary

Let us kickstart this discussion with a figure. An average Cloud Engineer Salary ranges from $104k  to $145k and can go as high as $250k  according to ZipRecruiter. Now that I have your attention, let us take a look at some statistics that relate Cloud Engineer Salary.

Cloud Adoption Trends

According to IDC, almost half of ‘IT spend’ will be cloud-based by 2019. By 2020, the spending will be 60-70% inclusive of all software, services and technology. This should give you a picture as to what is expected of Cloud Computing in a couple of years.

If above points dont convince you then these are some of the statistics given by Rightscale on Public Cloud Spend:

  • 26 percent of of enterprises spend more than $6 million a year on public cloud, while 52 percent spend more than $1.2 million annually
  • 20 percent of enterprises plan to more than double public cloud spend in 2018, and 71 percent will grow public cloud spend more than 20 percent

Some of the pointers that tech target has put forth based on their research are shown in the image below:

Cloud Market facts - Cloud Engineer Salary - Edureka

(Image Source: TechTarget)

So what are the reasons we see this surge? Well here are some of the important ones:

  •  Flexibility in resource utilization
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Lower risk
  • Data integrity and security
  • Streamlined collaboration

These reasons consolidate the Cloud Adoption Trend and thus make Cloud Engineering a sought after career.

Salaries offered by some major recruiters

So are there any major companies hiring Cloud Engineers? Here is a List of Average Salaries for some major recruiters in US as per indeed.com and numbers do point towards high payscales (Please note the list below is a tentative list and there would be other companies that may end up paying more and arent a part of this list):

CompaniesAverage Salary
Resolute Technologies, LLC$170,000 Per Year
VMware$160,996 per year
Amazon$135,000 Per year
Accenture Cloud Engineer$127,329 per year
Microsoft Cloud Engineer$114,986 per year

Salaries as per job roles

Let us also take a look at some of the roles concerning Cloud Computing and the concerned salary. There are quite a few roles that you may take up as a Cloud Engineer. However, here is a list of some major ones as per Paycscale:

Job RoleAverage Salary
Solutions Architect$123,140
DevOps Engineer$133,378
SyOps Engineer$108,047

 

Salaries as per location

Another important point is how much do these salaries vary across different locations. Here is a list of Cloud Engineer Salaries by location in US by indeed.com

Location (US) Average Salary
Cloud Engineer in New York, NY
$139,440 per year
Cloud Engineer in Boston, MA
$124,803 per year
Cloud Engineer in Chicago, IL
$118,758 per year
Cloud Engineer in Atlanta, GA
$113,709 per year
Cloud Engineer in Austin, TX
$115,084 per year

Let us also consider major Indian states that hire Cloud Engineer and see the average salary offered as per Payscale

Location (State)Average Salary
KarnatakaRs. 1,794,332
MaharashtraRs. 1,600,398
Tamil NaduRs. 1,317,345

Job Vacancies as per Indeed

Below is the list of Job vacancies as per indeed.com. (Please not these are vacancies registered on Indeed. There are other Job Posting websites, so the actual number should be very high)

 Location Job Vacancies
New York, NY2196
New Jersey, NJ111
Manhattan, NY73
Brooklyn, NY54
Secaucus53

These number gets better for Indian IT Industry. Here is list for Indian Cities as per indeed.com

LocationJob Vacancies
Bengaluru3295
Hyderabad851
Pune697
Chennai389
Gurgaon292

Salaries Based on Experience

Another important pointer is, the relevant exprience a candidate holds, the salary again may vary from organisation to organisation. That is why let us take a look at the number of job posting on indeed.com to see how does the spread look like:

ExperienceJob Postings
Entry-Level115
Mid-Level453
Senior-Level180

I believe we have covered all the bases that may concern a Cloud Engineer Salary especially the ones I wanted you to focus on. This brings us to the end of this article on ‘Cloud Engineer Salary’. I hope this article helped you clarify all your doubts and I hope you have a clearer perspective and understanding on the subject.

In case if you wish to take your learning experience to a new level then you may want to try out Edureka’s Cloud Masters Program that would certainly help you achieve ascendance and success in Cloud Domain.

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