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Cloud Administrator: Exploring Roles, Salary Trends, and Training Pathways

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Cloud Administrator

According to statistics from Rackspace Technology and Google Cloud, more than half of all companies have 100% of their infrastructure in the cloud. As for the use of the cloud, according to another survey conducted by Harvey Nash, no less than 90% of companies use it. Adoption is clear, and it has brought with it the emergence of new professions... like that of cloud network administrator. So, what is the role of a cloud administrator? What training do you need to work in the cloud environment, and how much do you earn? Find out in this article.

What is the role of a cloud administrator and technician?

The main mission of a cloud administrator is to determine the company’s cloud infrastructure requirements and implement a high-performance computer data storage system tailored to the organization.

To do this, the cloud engineer installs and maintains the company’s IT networks and equipment. He or she then manages and secures the cloud network and ensures that the environment runs smoothly.

Installing and managing the cloud environment involves project management tasks such as :

Its aim is to ensure the availability of the company’s network, and to keep downtime to a minimum.

What training do you need to become a cloud administrator?

A cloud administrator has in-depth expertise in security protocols such as SSL, TLS and HTTPS. They are also fully conversant with cloud computing technologies such as CDP/IP, DNS, VLAN and VPN. One of his objectives is to monitor and diagnose the network. To achieve this, a company may require mastery of tools such as Wireshark or Nagios.

The foundation of a cloud professional’s knowledge lies in mastering platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform (GCP). These cloud solutions come with certifications, which are generally indispensable or particularly appreciated by employers. To become a cloud network administrator, it is advisable to have a degree in IT, networking or cloud computing. For professionals undergoing retraining, courses such as those offered by DataScientest provide the key skills and certifications required to manage a cloud infrastructure.

Cloud network administrator salary in France

As with all tech professions, salary depends on the city you work in, the size of the company, your experience and seniority in the organization. According to Talent, the median salary for a cloud administrator in France is €40,000 (study based on 433 salaries). Most job offers suggest a salary of between €35,000 and €50,000.


A cloud administrator is a job that requires mastery of cloud infrastructures, platforms and tools. Obtaining certifications is a real advantage for this profession and for your profile. With remuneration ranging from €35,000 to €50,000, the salary of a cloud network administrator is attractive.


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