Cloud Services Engineer

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Currently Employed in Scotland

What is a Cloud Services Engineer

You could play a valuable role in protecting information on behalf of our most important public and private services including healthcare, finance, education and telecommunications.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Migrating business data from traditional data centres to cloud-based architecture.
  • Monitoring cloud services for potential security threats or technical issues.
  • Developing cloud applications that allow businesses to easily retrieve, analyse and manage their data.

Getting in and Qualifications


There is a diverse range of relevant qualifications available for students looking to begin a career as a Cloud Services Engineer.

Useful subjects:

  • Design and Technology
  • Physics
  • Computer Science

Foundation Apprenticeships in Hardware and System Support or Engineering can help you develop practical skills while still in S5 or S6.

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.


Many Cloud Services Engineers will have studied at HNC, HND or degree level in the following areas:

  • Computer Systems
  • Cloud Computing
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Network Technologies

Entry to Higher National Certificate or Higher National Diploma courses will normally require qualifications at National 4/5 level and one to two Highers. Degree technology courses can often be competitive and typically require National 5 qualifications and a minimum of three Highers at BBB.