Google Certified Cloud Technicians Receive 27% Higher Salary, New Report Reveals

Cloud technology is a mainstay of the current tech industry because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up improving storage capacity and data securing among consumers and commercial entities alike. That has made cloud specializing tech workers highly demanded in the industry, and according to a report that O’Reilly media just put out, 48% of workers in this field are trying to get new and better certifications.

Around 42% of the respondents to this survey that stated that they got some sort of technical certification in the past year said that they did so to keep up with the latest tech. Tech innovation can change dramatically over a surprisingly short period, and staying up to date is essential. 40% of respondents said that their main reason for getting a certification was that they wanted to improve upon skills that they already had.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that only 4% of respondents that got a certification in the past year stated that they did it to get a new job. That lends credence to the notion that employees are enjoying the high level of demand in the job market, and their main goal is to advance their careers rather than getting them started.

A rather interesting factoid that becomes apparent in this report is that the Google Cloud Certification helps employees get 65% higher pay raises than other certificates. The average pay raise for a worker that got this certification was 7.1%, which is much higher than the approximately 4% salary bump that employees could receive by getting AWS certified.

What’s intriguing about this is that Google’s cloud service is among the least used in the market, which suggests that the niche that prefers it consists of major tech corporations that offer higher than average salaries. Getting a certification like this can give workers an instant pay bump, so we might see an influx of tech employees going for it in the coming years as cloud tech becomes more critical.

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