Report: Workers with Google Cloud certificates earn 65% higher raises

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According to a new report by O’Reilly Media, obtaining Google Cloud certifications earn cloud workers 7.1% salary increases – 65% more than the average salary increase of 4.3%.

Cloud-focused workers are currently the most sought-after tech talent as a growing number of organizations of all sizes utilize cloud tools and services and, in turn, need experienced staff with the appropriate skill sets.

According to the report, which unveils salary and employment trends for cloud-focused workers, nearly half (48%) of all respondents participated in technical training or certification programs in the last year. The most common reasons for participating in training were learning new technologies (42%) and improving existing skills (40%). Job security was an issue for only a very small minority (4%), consistent with the observation that employees have the upper hand in the labor market and are more concerned with advancement.

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