Opportunities in Cloud Computing for Indian Graduates

Cloud Computing

According to India’s Ministry of Labour, the number of unemployed graduates in Kerala is 19.8% in 2022-2023. The mismatch between academic training acquired by graduates and industry needs creates difficulties in finding suitable jobs. Also, many jobs are disappearing as automation and artificial intelligence take over mundane jobs. This will again increase the risk of unemployment in all sectors. Re-skilling helps to adapt to these changes, stay in the job, increase pay and change careers.

How is reskilling possible? This is explained by Dr. who is a Microsoft certified trainer from Norway. Saju Mohanan, SITER Academy, Norway.

Dr. Saju Mohanan

Where to start?
Although there are opportunities in every field of IT, the common practice is to choose one of the fields of AI, Cloud Computing, Tata Science, Software Development and Cyber ​​Security. Almost all types of companies are moving to the cloud due to better user experience and higher capital and operating costs of business infrastructure. That is, today’s businesses operate with the help of cloud technologies.

Therefore, all other IT domains need cloud technologies to survive. For example, online platforms like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook are using cloud technologies for application development, machine learning, data storage, data analytics, marketing, sales, and better customer services. Gmail is the best example of cloud technology. Similarly, we rely on many applications like Gmail to fulfill our daily needs.

For better opportunities, you must have expertise in the technical field mentioned below

∙ Full stack development
‘Full stack cloud development’ is a new field of technology development and employment opportunities. The traditional method is full-stack “software development”. For contemporary development Dr. Saju Mohanan advises on full-stack cloud development. ‘Full stack’ means to include all the components required to build a ‘business system’. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform are the three largest cloud service providers in the world. In this, skills or work experience with Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services increase the chances of getting a skilled job in Norway or Germany.

You can choose the following role based job vacancies according to your field of interest.

Full stack cloud engineer
Cloud AI Eng
Cloud Data Engineer
Cloud Security Specialist
Cloud Developer
Cloud Administrator
Cloud Consultant

∙ Challenges
Reskilling can sometimes be expensive and time-consuming. This is where the importance of Accelerated Learning comes in. A number of industry-based training providers are available for upskilling or re-skilling for accelerated learning. You can enroll in a certification program to accelerate your skills. You can participate in the training program online. These programs usually last from one to three months. The goal is to gain maximum skill in the shortest possible time.

Where are the opportunities?
There are opportunities all over the world. Some of the opportunities are described below.

∙Norway Skilled Worker Visa
This visa is only for people who have got a valid job offer. It is not difficult to get this visa even from outside the EU if the candidates have enough skills and experience.

Germany Job Seeker Visa
This visa does not require a job offer. Candidates with at least 5 years of experience in India can get this visa. The candidate can find a job while staying in Germany.

∙Entrepreneurship and Freelancing
In addition to the above opportunities, there are also opportunities for those who want to be self-employed and create employment opportunities. Portugal D2 visa is the best option to become an entrepreneur in Portugal. Also, to run a business from India itself using Europe as a business brand, there is the Estonia Residency Program. With the exception of Estonia residency, Norway, Germany or Portugal will lead to permanent residence and citizenship in the future.

∙ Salary potential?
According to a recent survey by the Norwegian Labor Market and Welfare Administration, cloud engineers in Norway earn an average annual salary of US$92,000. This salary can vary depending on experience, skills and location. According to a recent survey by Step Stone, cloud engineers in Germany earn an average annual salary of US$71,000. Cloud engineers in Norway typically earn more than those in Germany. The cost of living in Norway is also high, so the difference in salary may not be as significant as it appears. Also, cloud-based engineers are in high demand among leading tech companies in India.