Cloud Computing

Looking to start your cloud computing career? Here we’ll explore routes into the industry and give you the lowdown on the different areas you could work in.

How to begin your Cloud Computing career

The increasing adoption of cloud technologies means that experts in cloud computing are in ever-increasing demand, are you ready to start your career? 

Cloud Computing

What does a career in Cloud Computing look like?

Starting your career in Cloud Computing

In the realm of cloud computing, roles can vary, ranging from cloud architect, cloud engineer, cloud developer, and cloud consultant to specialised positions such as cloud security specialist, and cloud operations manager. As you gain experience and expertise, you can progress into more senior roles or specialise in specific areas. 

Anyone embarking on a career in cloud computing will be expected to have industry-certified knowledge of working with cloud services. Credentials from esteemed bodies like CompTIA, AWS, Azure, and Google validate your competencies for the job market, assuring employers of your capabilities and knowledge. These certifications serve as a concrete foundation, demonstrating your expertise and dedication in harnessing the potential of cloud technologies to drive innovation and operational efficiency. 

Is Cloud Computing right for me?

Cloud Computing skills

Working as a cloud specialist caters to many levels of experience, covering administration, security, development, and engineering – the operational agility and scalability of cloud computing also make it one of tech's most exciting developing sectors, offering competitive salaries due to high demand. 


  • Key attributes of someone in a Cloud Computing role include
    Interest in technology
    Problem-solving abilities
    Flexibility and adaptability
    Strong foundational skills
    Passion for learning
    Collaboration and communication

Cloud Computing responsibilities

  • Key responsibilities of a cloud specialist include:
    Configuration and monitoring
    Network maintenance
    Protecting infrastructure
    Managing infrastructure
    Cloud adaptation
    Design and deployment


Deciding on cloud computing's suitability depends on your interests, skills, and goals. Cloud computing is a broad field with various specialisations. If you're unsure about committing to a full-fledged cloud computing career, you can explore introductory courses to gain a better understanding of the field and see if it resonates with you. 

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How do I start a career in Cloud Computing?

Qualifications needed to start your Cloud Computing career

Learn cloud computing concepts and gain hands-on experience by setting up your own cloud environment and working on small projects. Once you feel confident with the fundamentals of cloud computing, you can expand your knowledge by undertaking a cloud certification. Cloud certifications validate your expertise and enhance your credibility. Consider earning certifications from cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, or GCP. 


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You can earn an average of £87,400.00 a year

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Senior Cloud Architect

You can earn an average of £87,400.00 a year

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