When you update your Facebook status, you’re using cloud computing. Checking your bank balance on your phone? You’re in the cloud again.

Simply put, cloud computing is computing based on the internet. Where in the past, people would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their building, cloud computing allows people access to the same kinds of applications through the internet.


According to Indeed.com “Average Cloud Computing salaries for job postings nationwide are 77% higher than average salaries for all job postings nationwide.”

Ireland: Cloud Computing Hub

A quick look at the names involved shows just how much the country has achieved in just few years:

  1. Dell – locates first Cloud Computing R&D Centre in Ireland
  2. HP – expands Cloud Services Centre in Galway
  3. EMC – expands its cloud computing, big data and data centre research programmes in Cork
  4. IBM – first European Cloud Computing Centre established in Ireland
  5. Microsoft – first Cloud Services Centre for EMEA customers opened in Dublin
  6. Amazon.com — European availability zones for Amazon EC2 Cloud Computing services housed in Ireland

Top job positions:

  1. Cloud Specialists: who “will provide design, engineering and expertise of the cloud"

    Average Salary of Job: $115,000

  2. Cloud Computing Architect:"seating in a critical role to drive the architect/design and implementation for cloud-based solutions”

    Average Salary of Job: $115,000

  3. Cloud Computing Systems Engineer : “will be a member of the system engineering team and will support an initiative to transition internal services to a cloud computing environment”

    Average Salary of Job: $93,000

  4. Cloud Alliance Manager: who “focuses on the overall, ongoing management of cloud computing service provider partnerships”.

    Average Salary of Job: $115,000


The following are the few courses being offered such as Msc Cloud Computing,MSc in Science in Cloud Computing,MSc in Cloud Computing Research , BSc (Hons) in Cloud Computing,Business Information Systems with Cloud Computing,BSc (Hons) in Software Design (Cloud Computing).


Cloud Computing course targets a known need in industry, providing an opportunity to study this exciting underlying technology,The course is supported by the strong research interest and expertise in cloud and related technologies as it will equip the students with the knowledge and understanding to contribute fully to this quickly changing and developing area also Students will gain hands on experience with various types of cloud models and explore areas such as application development for cloud systems, cloud management technologies and the underlying system architectures

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should have a good Bachelor’s degree from a recognised institution, preferably with at least an upper second class or a very good lower second class degree in computer science, electronic engineering or a related discipline along with IELTS score of 6.5 or PTE 60 Score