If you are a ‘cloud’ specialist, Switzerland may be the place for you

The cloud industry needs human resources to meet this booming demand. — AFP Relaxnews

In recent years, the word “cloud” has been on everyone’s lips. This explains why professionals with experience in this type of online storage technology are in such demand. It’s no wonder that some countries aren’t sparing any expense to attract them.

One example is Switzerland. The Swiss Confederation is the destination offering the best median salaries for cloud specialists, as revealed in a report by the company Revolent that Business Today spotted. It offers them US$133,326 per year (RM613,699).

The United States and Australia are also among the most generous nations when it comes to paying tech workers with these specialties. The former offers them, on average, US$114,772 per year (RM528,295), compared to US$102,423 (RM471,453) for the latter.

Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland are not hesitating to take out the checkbook to attract these employees from the digital sector. Singapore, Germany and Japan do the same. These three countries offer advantageous working conditions, including annual salaries ranging from US$65,888 (RM303,282) to US$71,351 (RM328,428).

Italy is at the bottom of the ranking with an annual compensation of just over US$32,000 (RM147,296). France is not much more generous with cloud specialists. It offers them, on average, US$47,645 per year (RM219,309).

As the digital industry continues to grow rapidly as a result of widespread telecommuting and digital transformation projects initiated by many companies in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, workers are needed to meet this booming demand.

Revolent noted that some technology positions in the cloud industry pay particularly well. That’s the case for technical consultants and Salesforce/nCino solution architects. Tech professionals looking to specialise in the cloud should also consider jobs like program manager and pre-sales consultant, which also pay handsomely. – AFP Relaxnews

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