What does a Cloud Engineer do?

Cloud engineers specialize in the creation, testing, and implementation of software applications at a company or an organization. They are the technical professionals responsible for the planning, design, management, maintenance, and support of cloud computing applications. They determine their client’s technological needs and suggest solutions that meet them. They enhance the delivery of cloud deployments and collaborate with development teams and other personnel to streamline application services.

Cloud engineers evaluate older applications and determine their viability to be migrated or transferred to cloud services. They design, implement, and manage cloud-based systems for businesses and when appropriate, they help debug cloud stacks. They collaborate with engineering and development teams to evaluate and identify optimal solutions and to educate teams on the implementation of new cloud technologies and initiatives. Cloud engineers need a bachelor’s degree in information technology or computer science and fluency with programming languages including Java or C++.

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Cloud Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£52,784 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£33K
Median: £53K
£85K
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Cloud Engineer Career Path

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Cloud Engineer Insights

Read what Cloud Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
InRhythmInRhythm
Senior Cloud Engineer
22 Apr 2020

“I have gotten massive opportunities to work on projects that would normally not be possible on my own.”

DevoDevo
Cloud Operations Engineer
13 Feb 2021

“Sales does a great job winning new business but the engineering teams cannot keep up.”

QuinnoxQuinnox
Cloud Engineer
31 Aug 2020

“Salary is not up to mark...For experienced persons its waste of time to work here..”

Go2Cloud
Cloud Engineer
30 Sep 2021

“Management knows nothing about IT or "Cloud" more worried about fixing your grammar mistake than solving clients issues.”

Houston Technologies
Oracle Service Cloud SME
2 Feb 2021

“They did a great job in complex OPA side of the project I was on while I supported configuration and admin training on the product.”

OpenTextOpenText
Cloud Consultant
29 Apr 2021

“good for career shifters and fresh graduates”

Hewlett Packard Enterprise | HPEHewlett Packard Enterprise | HPE
Cloud Architect
15 Jan 2021

“Pay not equal to effort expected and there is little room for pay growth with your career”

Intel CorporationIntel Corporation
Cloud Software Engineer
9 Sep 2019

“Not stressful in work and life balance”

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