Sharafudhin Mangalad Jan 25, 2024
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The Growing Demand and Job Prospects in Cloud Computing: Expert Predictions for 2025

The market for cloud computing services has been developing over the years. As a result, the end-user spending on public cloud services is expected to reach $482 billion in 2022. Amazon Web Services (AWS), Alibaba Group Holding Limited, IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, and others are the top companies in the market today, providing a complete suite of cloud computing services. 

Allied Market Research (AMR) reports show that the deployment of cloud services can cut more than 35% of the company’s annual operating costs. By region, the cloud services market across North America has the largest share in 2019 in the global market. The Indian cloud computing market, currently at $4 billion, is expected to reach $9.5 billion by 2025. 

The cloud will also advance in its features, including increased storage capacity, enhanced internet performance, and better security. Modular software will be the priority, and there will be an improvement in cloud services. Even though several small and large enterprises have been using cloud adoption for the past few years, the Covid-19 pandemic has boosted cloud utilization.  

The Pandemic and the Growth of Cloud

COVID 19 led to remote work, education, entertainment, and even every appointment virtually. The healthcare systems essentially adopted cloud systems to maintain health records to cater to many cases. To highly collaborate the workforce to increase overall productivity, the E-commerce and IT sectors also shifted their workflow to better cloud computing systems. Entertainment platforms such as online gaming and video streaming also boosted the cloud. 

The Software as a service (SaaS) solutions usage supported remote work mainly in the pandemic period. On the other hand, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) server grows at a CAGR of 24% between 2020 and 2025 due to an increased demand for servers to accommodate cloud applications. Therefore, while the SaaS segment dominated the market in 2019, the IaaS segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Popular Cloud Computing Job Roles and Salary 

The most commonly listed cloud computing job titles by LinkedIn include Cloud engineer, Cloud support engineer, Cloud developer, Cloud consultant, Software developer/engineer/architect, Back-end developer, etc. Cloud Engineer is listed as one of the best jobs in 50 tech jobs with a median base salary of $105,565 by glassdoor. Here are the most popular cloud computing job roles, their salary in their respective country, and the skills required for each job.

Cloud Computing Job Role

Salary (USA) 

 Salary (India)

Salary (UAE)

Salary (UK)

Companies Hiring Skills

Cloud Administrator


7, 39,000

AED 5,522


  • Wipro
  • Accenture
  • Infosys 
  • IBM
  • Programming languages
  • DevOps tools
  • Database configuration
  • Cloud infrastructure systems
  • Cloud servers, VMs, VPNs

Cloud Application Developer

$70, 163

8, 38, 000

AED 277000


  • McAfee
  • SAP
  • Database skills
  • Programming knowledge
  • Linux OS
  • Cloud service platforms

Cloud Network Engineer


4, 89, 000

AED 75954


  • AWS
  • Rakuten
  • Knowledge of networking
  • Cloud Security
  • Data Center Administration
  • Cloud Computing Platforms

Cloud Automation Engineer

$79, 609


AED 114803


  • Oracle
  • Capgemini
  • Google
  • Disney
  • Cloud computing services
  • Python, Go
  • DevOps tools
  • Postgres/ MySQL databases
  • Virtualization

Cloud Security Manager

$99, 834

11, 93, 000

AED 397573


  • Deloitte
  • Vmware
  • Dell
  • Cloud service providers
  • Programming language
  • DevOps
  • Networking and web-related protocols

Cloud Engineer


5, 40, 000

AED 87120


  • McAfee
  • VISA
  • JP Morgan
  • IBM
  • Cloud service providers
  • Networking
  • Virtualization
  • Linux operating system
  • DevOps
  • Programming languages

Cloud Architect


16, 09, 000

AED 302546


  • EY
  • Wipro
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Programming languages
  • Networking
  • Data storage fundamentals
  • Cloud service platforms
  • Cloud security
  • Big data analytics

DevOps Developers



AED 180000


  • Accenture 
  • IBM Capgemini 
  • Mindtree 
  • Tata Consultancy Services 
  • Coding
  • Programming languages
  • ASP.NET Framework
  • Front-end technologies

.NET Developers



AED 180000


  • Accenture 
  • Tata Consultancy Services 
  • Capgemini 
  • Windows OS or Linux,
  • DevOps tools
  • Programming languages

Security Analysts



AED 180000


  • Cisco Systems 
  • American Express Accenture 
  • Deloitte
  • Windows OS or Linux
  • Programming languages
  • DevOps tools
  • AWS

infographics: Future job opportunities in cloud

Public Sector Jobs with Cloud Computing Certification 

The government is leading the way among all sectors of society to adopt new technologies and find productive ways to use them. The government cloud computing market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 27.8% during the forecast period 2017-2025. It will be driven by factors such as government initiatives, increasing demand for government services, and data security requirements. 

For the government job roles, hirings will be open for:

  • Cloud Engineers
  • Cloud Computing Systems 
  • Network Administrators
  • DevOps Engineers
  • AI Architects
  • Cloud Security Professionals                                              

AWS continues to invest in workforce development in the public sector in the UAE and the Middle East. They have been conducting training programs to further support the growth of the region’s cloud adoption. Several platforms including online digital platforms prepare Emirati and Arab youth with the cloud and technical skills that will be advancing for their better economic prospects.

Global Cloud Computing Market: 2010 - 2026

Graph: growth of cloud computing market from 2010 to 2026

The above data shows how global cloud adoption will continue to expand rapidly in future. The global cloud computing market today has been forecasted to grow from 371.4 billion in 2021 to USD 832.1 billion by 2025. The IT industry dominates this field with its share being around 60%, followed by software developers at 20% and data centres at 10%. This growth can be attributed to the demand for better scalability, reliability and affordability.

Cloud computing has enabled companies to offer their products on-demand as well as deliver services in an agile manner. The high demand for cloud computing has been driven by tech giants such as Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, IBM and others who have been aggressively expanding their offerings in this space. Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure are the two major players in cloud computing now.

Who will Benefit from the Cloud?

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are some factors that drive the growth of the cloud over the period. The below-given table shows the industries using cloud computing and their respective applications:

Industries using Cloud Computing



  • Outsourcing
  • Product Development 
  • Machine monitoring 
  • Data Security 
  • Supply Chain Management


  • Real-time clinical data
  • Healthcare IT services
  • Data protection
  • Automated operations

Banking & financial services

  • Customers demand
  • Personalisation
  • Digital banking tools
  • Real-time analytics

Retail & consumer goods

  • Shopping Experience
  • Personalized recommendations
  • Inventory Management
  • Data Security

IT and telecommunications

  • Guarantee resilience
  • Disaster recovery
  • Customer experience
  • Network automation

Media & entertainment etc. 

  • Content creation
  • Data storage
  • Quality content formats

As of 2019 reports, North America has the largest share in cloud usage but the market across Asia-Pacific is projected to portray the highest CAGR of 18.8% during the forecast period. The Cloud computing services market would find great opportunities in developing economies such as India, China, Brazil and African economies.

Cloud Computing Skills for Future

Here are the most in-demand cloud computing skills for the future:

  • Design resilient, secure, and cost-optimized cloud architecture
  • Create large scale data models and database technology
  • Lead the end to end management of complex digital projects
  • Develop new digital collaboration tools
  • Use advanced problem solving computational techniques
  • Knowledge of data mining, engineering and science techniques
  • Knowledge of Cybersecurity
  • Knowledge of IT Governance and Compliance Management

Cloud Computing Skills Gap and Certifications     

Though the cloud computing domain is advancing, there is a significant lack of qualified professionals in the field. Recent data shows that 63% of U.S. organizations anticipate the IT skills gap to widen, and 59% expect talent shortage to continue in the coming years. While businesses are transforming their IT systems by embracing new cloud technologies, the lack of proper talent is a huge issue to support the cloud infrastructure. Training and certification programs are essential to bridge the skills gap. The popular cloud computing certifications are:

  • Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect
  • Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • AWS Certified Developer – Associate
  • IBM Certified Solution Advisor 
  • Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge 

What is the Future of Cloud Computing by Experts?

  • The cloud market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17.9% in the forecast in the period 2021-2028.
  • The public cloud segment is expected to lead during the forecast period.
  • The IaaS segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of 17.7% during the forecast period.
  • The market across Asia-Pacific is expected to portray the highest CAGR of 18.8% during the forecast period.
  • Cloud certifications will offer higher salaries and expanded career opportunities.

Major Milestones of Cloud Computing Growth in the UAE

The UAE is the region's most active adopter of cloud computing. Here are the major cloud events that happened in the UAE:

  • 2015- Etihad Airways signs US$700 million technology services, cloud collaboration with IBM to transform global operations
  • 2016- Oracle plans to build a cloud data centre in Abu Dhabi. 

Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba opened its first data centre in Dubai. Dubai Airports uses Microsoft’s Azure cloud service for travellers.

  • 2019- Microsoft has announced cloud data centres in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Amazon Web Service opened three data centres in the UAE to deliver cloud storage to regional organizations.

  • 2020- IBM launched two data centres in UAE, in Dubai and in Abu Dhabi to offer cloud-managed services to organizations.

Infographics: Major milestones of the UAE cloud computing market

Edupreneur, Founder & Managing Director

Sharafudhin Mangalad is the managing director of a chain of educational institutions in the UAE. With more than 10 years of experience in the education industry, he successfully runs Edoxi Training Institute in Dubai and Time Training Center Abu Dhabi.

He is a strategist and a leader able to steer the company to the most profitable direction while also implementing its vision, mission and long term goals. He always makes sure that his business continues to grow by identifying, developing and implementing the new strategies. He leads his team in alignment with the company's vision and values while preparing and implementing comprehensive business plans to facilitate achievement.