PayScale’s Highest Paying Cloud Computing Jobs In 2017 Jobs
- Enterprise IT Architects with cloud computing expertise are earning a median salary of $137,957.
- Senior Solution Architects with cloud computing expertise are earning a median salary of $132,327.
- AT&T pays a median salary of $248,323 for experienced cloud computing professionals according to PayScale.
These and many other insights are from PayScale’s analysis of the highest paying cloud computing jobs in 2017. PayScale relies on crowdsourcing, advanced analytics, and big data to drive prediction models that are transforming compensation into a data-driven science. It’s a useful site for getting an analysis of the salaries offered for positions of interest today and in the future. PayScale Insight is their compensation software sold as a subscription service to employers interested in benchmarking and providing competitive compensation for open positions. PayScale’s product and services teams are analyzing a rich, diverse data set that includes 55 million job profiles that span 365 industries, 4,300 certifications, 2,500 skills and 15,000 job titles to provide the most accurate insights possible. Warburg-Pincus invested $100M in PayScale to bring its combination of real-time data and on-demand enterprise to the challenges of attracting the best talent and managing them to excellent results.
Key takeaways from the study include the following:
- Enterprise IT Architects with cloud computing expertise are earning a median salary of $137,957, followed by Senior Solutions Architects with a median salary of $132,327. Senior Systems Engineers with computing networking and IT expertise are being offered median salaries of $105,787, highlighting the value certifications which are essential for that job. DevOps Engineering continues to be one of the hottest areas of cloud computing jobs growth in 2017. PayScale’s analysis reflects this with DevOps Engineers now making a median salary of $97,018.
- Red Hat is paying median annual bonuses of $24,000 a year per PayScale. Amazon, Microsoft, and Cisco are also generous, paying median bonuses of $22,000, $21,000 and $20,719. Many of these companies are calculating bonuses based on corporate-wide profitability performance, group or division financial results, and individual Across these seven companies, the median bonus is $17,336.
- Cloud computing jobs requiring a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification are paying a median salary of $141,317. Jobs requiring TOGAF 9 Certification pay a median salary of $136,375, followed by jobs requiring Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications have a median salary of $136,231. The highest-paying cloud computing development jobs often require multiple certifications including those offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). PayScale did not list AWS certifications however they are among the most in-demand in cloud computing today. For additional details on the certifications that pay the best salaries, please see the post, 15 Top Paying IT Certifications In 2017. The Global Knowledge study found that all five AWS certifications available pay above market with the average salary being $125,591.The table of most valuable certifications based on Global Knowledge’s annual study follow.
- Cloud computing companies from the San Jose, CA area are offering the highest median salaries at $150,558 according to PayScale’s analysis. San Francisco-based companies are offering a median salary of $143,849 followed by the Boston, MA area, at $127,398. The following graph from PayScale’s analysis provides a city-by-city comparison and the number of salaries analyzed by the city to derive median salary estimates.
- AT&T is advertising a median salary of $248,323 for experienced cloud computing professionals followed by Oracle with a median salary of $206,811. There is high demand for cloud computing professionals with software development expertise creating applications and platforms. General Electric ($204,878), IBM ($175,161) and Cisco ($181,683) are also offering the highest median salaries for experienced cloud computing professionals.