India is expected to see more than a million cloud computing job roles by 2022 as more organisations are shifting their operations to the cloud infrastructure.
As the Indian cloud computing market, currently at $2.2 billion, is expected to grow to $4 billion by 2020 with an annual growth rate of more than 30%; IDC estimated more than one million new jobs to be created in India.
Skills in DevOps, software-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service, automation, agile and software-defined network are going to be critical for IT professionals to land these jobs.
Keeping these skills in mind; the job profiles such as Cloud Architect, Cloud Software Engineer, Cloud Enterprise Architect and Cloud Infrastructure Engineer are in great demand, according to the report.
Roles in cloud computing will offer much higher salary package than the traditional IT services roles, and they could often double the current pay offered to the IT professionals. In India, the salary of an entry level cloud professional varies between Rs 5 lakh to Rs 7 lakh per annum which is greater than that of a traditional IT engineer who earns about Rs. 3 lakh to 5 lakh, noted the report.