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AWS Career Opportunities

As one of the current hot topic careers, the demand for AWS professionals has risen recently, with certified, skilled professionals in demand across most industries. 

If you’re interested in a career in Cloud Computing, it’s advisable to study Amazon Web Services (AWS) certifications, as they are the most recognised cloud infrastructure in the world!

In this article, we show you how to train for a career in AWS and discuss what your earning potential could be in this industry.

Find out how to choose the right AWS Certificate

What different job opportunities are there?

AWS job titles vary almost as much as the salary ranges do. One thing is evident if you’re looking for a career path that offers great salaries and career development, AWS is a good choice for you!

We’ve outlined the typical job roles and responsibilities of AWS professionals:

Operational Support Engineer – Responsible for monitoring and resolving operational issues. You would also assist with any environment upgrades.

  • Salary bracket: £24,000 - £63,000
  • Average salary: £43,500

System Integrator (Cloud) – Responsible for supporting complex deployment and troubleshooting. You would need a thorough understanding of information systems and cloud computing.

  • Salary bracket: £30,000 - £57,000
  • Average salary: £43,500

AWS SysOps Administrator - Responsible for provisioning, installing, configuration, operating and maintaining virtual systems, software, and related infrastructures.

  • Salary bracket: £30,000 - £70,000
  • Average salary: £50,000

DevOps Engineer – DevOps Engineer roles design AWS cloud solutions that impact and improve the business. They also perform server maintenance and implement any debugging or patching that may be necessary.

  • Salary bracket: £34,000 - £75,000
  • Average salary: £54,500

Cloud Software Engineer – Responsible for mainly programming in Python, C++, and JavaScript, where you would design and implement new software services and systems. You would also explain complex processes and mentor junior employees.

  • Salary bracket: £39,000 - £71,000
  • Average salary: £55,000

Cloud Developer – Responsible for developing enterprise-level applications and software services.

  • Salary bracket: £34,000 - £90,000
  • Average salary: £62,000

Senior AWS Cloud Architect – Responsible for working directly with engineers and customers, to provide an interface with client-side stakeholders and technical leadership. Senior Professional AWS Cloud Architects also deliver technical architectures and lead implementation efforts.

  • Salary bracket: £35,000 - £100,000+
  • Average salary: £67,500

AWS Solutions Architect – Responsible for architecting, building, and maintaining scalable, cost-effective, and highly available AWS cloud environments. You would also make recommendations regarding AWS toolsets.

  • Salary bracket: £44,000 - £97,000
  • Average salary: £70,500

Explore our full range of AWS certificate training courses.

How to get an AWS job after qualifying

Unfortunately, earning AWS certifications is not enough to land you your dream AWS job. There will be other attributes that impact your employability. Employers will typically look to see if you:

  • Have the relevant skills for the role.
  • Are experienced and can start producing immediately.
  • Can communicate well.
  • Are dependable and positive.
  • Work well within a team.
  • Are self-motivated and self-governing.

Learn how to start studying cloud computing

What AWS courses do we offer?

We offer three AWS training courses, highly recommended for those considering a career in Cloud Computing.

These courses include:

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Validate your AWS cloud expertise with this entry-level certification. Highlight your skills to both your current and future employers and help them to build innovative and effective Cloud teams. If you’re new to cloud computing, this is the starting point for you.

Find out more about our AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner training.

AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Associate)

The Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect Associate certificate will help transform your cloud computing career. Show your employers that you have the skills and knowledge required to design technical solutions in the AWS Cloud. You will learn how to choose the best tools to solve customer and organisational challenges and support your ability to architect and deploy available and cost-efficient distributed systems on AWS.

It’s recommended that you have either earned your AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification or have a year of problem-solving and implementing solutions using the AWS Cloud already.

Find out more about our AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Associate) certificate.

AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Professional)

If you’re an experienced Solutions Architect capable of designing multi-tier, hybrid and enterprise scale solutions with AWS services, showcase your expertise by earning your AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Professional) AWS Certification, through our classroom training course.

This certification is aimed at individuals who currently perform a Solutions Architect role, with two or more years of hands-on experience managing and operating systems on AWS.  

Find out more about our AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Professional) certificate.

AWS Cloud Computing Job Academy Programme

We also have an AWS Cloud Computing Job Academy Programme for those serious about a career in Cloud Computing and are looking for a full training package.

This AWS Cloud Computing Job Academy Programme comprises a series of certifications, which will teach you the knowledge and skills necessary for a career as a Cloud Computing professional.

These certifications include:

  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner – Foundation
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional
  • AWS Fundamentals in DevOps

This training programme focuses on helping you gain the skills required to perform at a high level within the IT industry by providing you with industry-recognised certificates. You will also get to attend a special graduation ceremony at a prestigious venue.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is AWS good for a career?

In short, yes! Earning your AWS certificates and gaining the knowledge to work in this industry, enables you to land a good, high-paying job, with excellent career progression. Employers will look to your skill set and credentials highly, meaning you should find employment within a wide range of sectors.

What kind of jobs can you get with AWS?

Your AWS certifications will enable you to become one of the following:

  • Operational Support Engineer
  • Cloud Software Engineer
  • System Integrator — Cloud
  • Cloud Developer
  • DevOps Engineer
  • AWS Solutions Architect
  • AWS SysOps Administrator
  • Senior AWS Cloud Architect

Are AWS jobs in demand?

In 2021, AWS jobs are in high demand, with over 60% of cloud computing job postings being for AWS. This is likely to continue into 2022 and beyond, making it an excellent career choice.

How much do AWS jobs pay?

While figures in the US are slightly higher, you can earn an excellent salary working in AWS here in the UK. According to ITJobsWatch, salaries typically sit between £60,000 and 100,000 for this quarter of 2021. PayScale indicates that the earning potential for AWS professionals varies from £30,000 (entry-level) to £100,000+ (with experience).

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