Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Deirdre Sayers from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Deirdre Sayers

Primary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

Read more

  Deirdre Sayers
Do not go into teaching solely for holidays, and definitely not if you want to be rich! You need to like children be patient, kind and be able to work with many types of people.
Close

Social?
Social 
The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
All Courses
PLC Progression Routes
PLC Points Calculator
CAO Points Calculator
CAO Video Guide

Cavan Institute 
Moate Business College 
Waterford College of Further Education 
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Occupation Details

logo imagelogo image

Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist

Job Zone

Education
Most occupations in this zone require job specific training (vocational training) related to the occupation (NFQ Levels 5 and 6 or higher), related on-the-job experience, or a relevant professional award.

Related Experience
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, electricians typically complete four years of training in order to perform the job.

Job Training
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognised apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

Job Zone Examples
These occupations usually involve using communication and organisational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

Shortage Indicator

Shortages of the following skills ahve been identified in the National Skills Bulletin 2016:

Cloud computing: MS Azure, AWS (amazon web services), cloud architect

1%
Occupational Category

ICT Specialist & Project Managers

Also included in this category:

Technical directors (computer services); data centre managers; IT managers; IT support managers; programme managers (computing); project leaders (software design)

Number Employed:

13,600

Part time workers: 0%
Aged over 55: 8%
Male / Female: 77 / 24%
Non-Nationals: 15%
With Third Level: 89%
Return to List
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

At a Glance... header image

Builds and maintains a virtualised data service layer that can draw data from any source and make it available across organisations in a consistent, easy-to-access manner. 


The Work header image

Cloud computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet.

Work involves developing and managing the use of virtualisation infrastructure and cloud technologies to deliver solutions that support the business goals of a company or organisation. 

As a Cloud Specialist you will provide technical leadership by way of design, development and delivery of internal and external solutions.

Cloud Specialists can be responsible for database maintenance, overall monitoring of standards and procedures, file design and storage, and integration of systems through database design. They also conduct quality control and auditing of databases in a client/server environment to ensure accurate and appropriate use of data.

Work may also involve writing technology and project proposal briefs.

 


Personal Qualitiesheader image

You will need excellent technical and leadership skills. You will require exceptional problem-solving skills, excellent interpersonal and communications skills, as well as the ability to write technology and project proposal briefs.

The ability to work independently and to use time-management skills to deliver outcomes is essential. It is necessary to be self motivated and a quick thinker.


Entry Routesheader image

A Level 8 degree in an IT related discipline such as Computing, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, is a typical background for entrants to this area.

A postgraduate qualification in cloud computing will help you to avail of the opportunities in the emerging market in cloud computing. Entrants to these programmes may have  traditional programming or database administration experience. 

A Level 7 degree or greater in a STEM related area (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths) opens up many career opportunities across the IT sector. 

Last Updated: November, 2014


Related Occupationsheader image

Contactsheader image

bullet

Organisation: Smart Futures
  Address: Discover Science & Engineering, Wilton Park House, Wilton Place, Dublin, 2
  Tel: (01) 607 3171
  Email: Click here
  Url Click here

 

Job Search


Industry Expert


Career Guidance

This occupation is popular with people who have the following Career Interests...


...and for people who like working in the following Career Sectors:

Computers & ICT
Business Organisation & Business Management

Search for Related Courses from Qualifax - the National Learners Database

Go..


Higher Ed & CAO Course suggestions
If you are interested in this occupation, then the following courses may also be of interest. Note that these course suggestions are not intended to indicate that they lead directly to this occupation, only that they are related in some way and may be worth exploring.
Courses found: 27


Further Ed & PLC Course Suggestions
If you are interested in this occupation, then the following courses may also be of interest. Note that these course suggestions are not intended to indicate that they lead directly to this occupation, only that they are related in some way and may be worth exploring.

Courses found: 61


Networks & Web Design
St. John's Central College
Business Administration - Office Technology
Galway Community College
IT Support Technician
Collinstown Park Community College
Computer Systems & Network, PC Maintenance
College of Further Education Dundrum
Computer Maintenance
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Computer Systems and Networks
Killester College of Further Education
Networks and Software Systems
Bray Institute of Further Education
Network Technologies
Collinstown Park Community College
PC Networking & Maintenance
Grange Community College
Computer Systems and Networks
Greenhills College
PC Software Development
Whitehall College of Further Education
Business Administration with Technology
Roscrea Community College
Computer Systems and Networks
Bray Institute of Further Education
Computer Systems & Networks - Advanced
Limerick College of Further Education
Computer Systems Technician
Computer & Network - Technician
Cavan Institute
Computer Systems & Programming - IT
Central Technical Institute Senior College
Computer Aided Design
Information Technology
Templemore College of Further Education
Computer Aided Design
Cavan Institute
Music Technology, Sound Engineering & Production
Cavan Institute
PC Maintenance & Technical Support
Senior College Dun Laoghaire
Computer & Network Support Technician
Crumlin College of Further Education
Computer Network Technology
Mallow College of Further Education
Computer Systems & Networks
Waterford College of Further Education
Computer Systems & Networks
Colaiste Ide College of Further Education
Networks & Web Design - Advanced
St. John's Central College
Computer & Network Technician - Year 2
Crumlin College of Further Education
Computer Networking & Maintenance
Mallow College of Further Education
Networking & Computing
Colaiste Ide College of Further Education
Occupational Health & Safety
Sligo College of Further Education
Computer Technician
Templemore College of Further Education
Networking Technician - CISCO Certified
Liberties College
Computer Aided Design & Architectural Technology
Galway Technical Institute
Warehousing Skills - FIT
CityNorth College of Further Education
Computer Maintenance & IT Technician
Monaghan Inst of FE & Training
Computer & Network Technician - Year 2
Cavan Institute
Telecommunications - Advanced
Cavan Institute
Computer Network Technology
Computer Aided Design
Pearse College of Further Education
Design Basics
St. John's Central College
Computer Systems & Networks
Whitehall College of Further Education
Professional Competence in IT
Cork College of Commerce
Computer Systems & Networks with CCNA
College of Further Education Dundrum
PC Maintenance & Servicing - FIT
Cork College of Commerce
Computer Systems & Networks - Advanced
Whitehall College of Further Education
Computer Systems & Networks with Mobile Technologies
Castlebar College of Further Education
Computer Systems & Networks
Limerick College of Further Education
PC Maintenance, Servicing and Networking
Kerry College of Further Education
Frontline Technical Support
Cork College of Commerce
PC Maintenance & Servicing
Computer Systems and Networks
Portlaoise College
Computer Systems and Networks
Templemore College of Further Education
Outdoor Leadership
Kinsale College of Further Education
Computer Systems and Networks
Drogheda Institute of Further Education
IT Maintenance and Support (FIT)
Cork College of Commerce
Electronic Technology
Kerry College of Further Education
Computer Systems and Networks
Monaghan Institute
Computer Systems and Network Maintenance - Advanced Certificate
Applied Science & Laboratory Techniques
St. Paul's Community College
Prduct & Industrial Design
Carlow Institute of Further Education