Cloud Engineer

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Cloud Engineers are IT professionals who manage cloud-based environments. There are a variety of roles including planning, designing and monitoring cloud computing.

The Work

There are three main types of cloud engineer:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary for a cloud engineer in the UK is typically £45,000. The salary for a trained and qualified cloud engineer can be around £55,000 per year or £28.21 per hour.

Senior cloud engineers can earn up to £75,000 a year.


Cloud Engineers will typically work in an office and you will be working at a computer most of the time. You may also have the opportunity to work remotely from home.

Working hours are usually standard 9:00am to 5:00pm from Monday to Friday. Project deadlines might mean that you need to work overtime.

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Getting In

What Does it Take?


As technology continues to develop you will need to keep up to date with the latest developments and programming languages in your profession.

Getting On

It is predicted that cloud engineer will be among the top ten most in demand IT jobs in 2022. As more businesses move towards cloud-based storage the demand for skilled cloud engineers continues to grow. This means there is the opportunity to work for a wide range of businesses, though the leading employers are in finance, e-commerce and retail.

More Information

There are a number of online courses for beginners that will give you some understanding of cloud computing.



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