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Ryan Kroonenburg
Ryan Kroonenburg

Amazon Web Services certifications can open the door to many high-paying, up-and-coming careers in IT. But, once you’ve passed your AWS certification exams, exactly which AWS jobs are you qualified for? There is a wide range of job opportunities available to people with AWS expertise. Let’s look at some of them. Also, check out our post on the top-paying cloud certifications and jobs in 2021.

1. Operational Support Engineer

An Operational Support Engineer is responsible for monitoring and bringing to resolution any operational issues reported with a company’s tooling. They also assist with environment upgrades.

Average yearly salary: $59,000-$92,000 

2. Cloud Software Engineer

Cloud Software Engineers program in Python, C++, JavaScript, or Ruby (among others), designing and implementing new software services and systems. Engineers also have to explain complex processes (often to non-technical stakeholders) and mentor junior employees.

Average yearly salary: $63,000 – $93,000

3. System Integrator — Cloud

System Integrators work as part of a team that supports complex deployment and troubleshooting efforts. This job requires a deep understanding of cloud computing and information systems.

Average yearly salary: $81,000 

4. Cloud Developer

Cloud Developers develop software services and enterprise-level applications. Generally, previous experience working as a software developer and a working knowledge of the most common cloud orchestration tools is required to get and succeed at a Developer job.

Average yearly salary: $95,000

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5. DevOps Engineer

DevOps Engineer roles design AWS cloud solutions that impact and improve the business. They also perform server maintenance and implement any debugging or patching that may be necessary.

Average yearly salary: $93,000 – $144,000

6. AWS Solutions Architect

AWS Solutions Architects spend their time architecting, building, and maintaining highly available, cost-efficient, and scalable AWS cloud environments. They also make recommendations regarding AWS toolsets and keep up with the latest in cloud computing.

Average yearly salary: $98,000 – $150,000

7. AWS SysOps Administrator

AWS SysOps Administrators are responsible for the effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of virtual systems, software, and related infrastructures. They also maintain analytics software and build dashboards for reporting.

Average yearly salary: $111,000 – $160,000  

8. Senior AWS Cloud Architect

This role works directly with customers and engineers, providing both technical leadership and an interface with client-side stakeholders. Senior Professional AWS Cloud Architects deliver technical architectures and lead implementation efforts, ensuring new technologies are successfully integrated into customer environments.

Average yearly salary: $165,000

How to get a job after getting an AWS certification?

The field of cloud computing will continue to grow and even more different types of jobs will surface in the future. Through studying and practice, any of the listed jobs could becoming available to you if you pass your AWS certification exams. Educating yourself on AWS concepts plays a key role in furthering your career and receiving not only a higher salary, but a more engaging position.

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More about AWS opportunities and AWS careers

Source: Global Knowledge, 2017 


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