12 cloud computing skills worth over $113,000 a year salary

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Cloud computing is eating the tech industry. And that means that developers with cloud computing skills are in high demand.

An application cloud company called NovelAspect wanted to know which applications were most in demand.

It collected job listings from jobs site Indeed on the 50 most populous U.S. cities and then looked at more than 200 business software platforms to determine which tech skills are most in demand.

When it came to the tech skills that business-type jobs were asking for, old standards like Excel, and PowerPoint still topped the list, with others like Salesforce and Google Analytics also important.

But when it came to the tech skills required for developers, the cloud dominated, particularly one cloud: Amazon's.

Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through hispersonal investment company Bezos Expeditions.

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No. 12: Amazon Redshift, $113,950

No. 12: Amazon Redshift, $113,950

Amazon Redshift is a kind of database known as a data warehouse. It's designed to hold vast amounts of information, connecting to tools that let business managers sift through the data to understand and predict business trends.

Average salary from Indeed jobs listings looking for this skill: $113,950

No. 11: Amazon Elastic Beanstalk, $114,219

No. 11: Amazon Elastic Beanstalk, $114,219

Amazon Elastic Beanstalk is known as an "orchestration service" which means it helps Amazon customers manage their use of various AWS services like renting computers via EC2, renting storage via S3, sending notifications, automatically adding more computers or storage and so on.

Average salary from Indeed jobs listings looking for this skill: $114,219

No. 10: OpenStack, $116,605

No. 10: OpenStack, $116,605

Openstack is a technology developed by a consortium of vendors to compete with Amazon. It is offered by a number of tech companies (Mirantis, Red Hat, Cisco, HPE) and is mostly used to let companies make-over their private data centers in the image of automated, efficient, public clouds.

It also helps companies share apps/data between their private data centers and a public cloud.

Average salary from Indeed jobs listings looking for this skill: $116,605

No. 9: Apache Kafka, $117,234

No. 9: Apache Kafka, $117,234

Kafka is an open source project managed by the keeper of many OS projects, the Apache Software Foundation. Kafka streams large volumes of data very quickly in real time.

It was created by LinkedIn for handling LinkedIn's messages and a commercial version is supported by a startup called Confluent founded by former LinkedIn engineers. It's now used for all sorts of cloud apps, such as tracking the data involved in multi-player games.

Average salary from Indeed jobs listings looking for this skill: $117,234

No. 8: Amazon Key Management Service, $117,297

No. 8: Amazon Key Management Service, $117,297

Amazon's Key Management Service is a service that lets an enterprise manage the keys that encrypt/decrypt their data stored on Amazon's cloud.

Average salary from Indeed jobs listings looking for this skill: $117,297

No. 7: Amazon Kinesis, $121,429

No. 7: Amazon Kinesis, $121,429

Amazon Kinesis is a real-time data streaming service. It is Amazon's answer to Apache Kafka (although you can also run Kafka on AWS). Not surprisingly Kinesis was designed to be closely integrated with other Amazon services.

Average salary from Indeed jobs listings looking for this skill: $121,429

No. 6: Amazon Lambda, $121,481

No. 6: Amazon Lambda, $121,481

Amazon Lambda is known as a "serverless computing platform" meaning developers can upload their apps to this service and it automatically provisions the computing resources needed to run them. Not just once, but in response to an event, such as a giant spike in users.

Amazon prices it in increments of 100 milliseconds of usage and it's considered a popular choice for Internet of Things devices.

Average salary from Indeed jobs listings looking for this skill: $121,481

No. 5, Amazon CloudWatch, $121,980

No. 5, Amazon CloudWatch, $121,980

Amazon CloudWatch is Amazon's cloud monitoring software that allows AWS users to track usage metrics, watch for performance problems, set alarms, and automatically adjust AWS resources.

Average salary from Indeed jobs listings looking for this skill: $121,980

No. 4, Amazon ElastiCache, $136,250

No. 4, Amazon ElastiCache, $136,250

Amazon ElastiCache is a web service that lets developers run parts of their apps in a very fast 'in-memory" cloud service, which can speed the performance of some apps.

Average salary from Indeed jobs listings looking for this skill: $136,250

No. 3, Amazon CloudFormation, $132,308

No. 3, Amazon CloudFormation, $132,308

Amazon CloudFormation is yet another tool that lets developers and IT pros automatically manage multiple AWS cloud services and to make sure that their apps and all Amazon services play nicely together

Average salary from Indeed jobs listings looking for this skill: $132,308

No. 2: Amazon Elastic MapReduce, $136,250

No. 2: Amazon Elastic MapReduce, $136,250

Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) is a web service that uses a popular open-source technology called Hadoop to store and process massive amounts of data.

Average salary from Indeed jobs listings looking for this skill: $136,250

No. 1, Amazon DynamoDB, $141,813

No. 1, Amazon DynamoDB, $141,813

Amazon's DynamoDB is Amazon's NoSQL database, a type of database that can store all kinds of data, in all kinds of formats.

Average salary from Indeed jobs listings looking for this skill: $141,813

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