Cloud talent isn’t disappearing from the sky in today’s market.
As more businesses shift their operations and processes to the cloud, cloud professionals are in high demand. They also use advanced platforms. There are not enough cloud tech professionals. This means it is vital to keep your talent in cloud.
If you are able to find a cloud developer, engineer, or architect who has the right skills and experience, you’re already winning. You can be sure that other companies are out there trying to recruit your top cloud professionals.
How can you make sure your employees stay? It is important to determine what is most important to your employees. This will ensure your employees are happy and your business continues to thrive.
We recently surveyed thousands cloud professionals in a variety of roles to discover their job satisfaction, most valued work perks, and what they love about their employers.
We asked AWS professionals about their satisfaction with their work.
Nearly two-thirds said that they are satisfied with their job overall. 25% of respondents said they didn’t feel strongly regarding their job, and 12% said they were unhappy with the current position.
Overall job satisfaction
Satisfied — 63%
Neutral — 25%
Dissatisfied — 12%
We see that the main reasons for dissatisfaction in the careers of our respondents are professional advancement, the benefits they get (or don’t receive depending on the case), as well as training and development opportunities.
Only 16% of cloud professionals were unhappy with their salaries. This shows that although a competitive compensation package is important to keep employees happy, it’s not all that matters.
Job satisfaction by factorSatisfied NeutralDissatisfiedWork hours78%15%8%Location70%18%11%Office environment61%22%14%Company culture61%21%17%Salary61%23%16%Training and development52%26%20%Benefits50%29%19%Career progression47%26%23%Overall job satisfaction63%25%12%What makes AWS professionals leave jobs?So, of these bones of contention for AWS professionals, which were the most likely to drive them to change jobs?
25% (25%) permanent workers responding to our survey expected to leave their employer within 12 months. 29% weren’t sure if they’d stay or go.
Why do AWS professionals quit?
38% – No salary rise
37% of the population is not able to find work opportunities.
Are you looking for new challenges? 32%
28% – Insufficient exposure to new products
26% lack leadership skills
22% of company culture
Do you want to work remotely? 18%
Lack of training –15%
Lack of flexibility — 11%
Move — 11%
38% of those who planned to leave their job within the next year stated that they were leaving because they didn’t have enough or wanted a salary increase. Pay increases are not the main reason people leave. It was second and third, respectively.
These results demonstrate how important it is for employees to have a clear career path. Also, make sure that they are aware of your long-term career goals. If employees don’t have a clear career plan, they will be disengaged and frustrated.
Only 49% of respondents said they are satisfied with their training. Only 15% of respondents said they would quit their job if they didn’t receive enough training. It is important to remember the importance of professional development training.