The first table below looks at the demand for the Platform Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Platform Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform Engineer
Rank 236 238 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 5 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.069% 0.014% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.015% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 0
Average salary £46,250 £44,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.51% -
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £55,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +37.50%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6822 6839 7208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.82% 94.75% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5529 5855 6319
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Platform Engineer
England

Platform Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Platform Engineer in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Platform Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Platform Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Platform Engineer across the North West region.

Platform Engineer Salary Trend in the North West

Platform Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 3 - -
Cheshire -16 2 £46,250 +4.51%
Platform Engineer
England

Platform Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Platform Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Platform Engineer in their job title.

1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) Apache
2 6 (40.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (40.00%) FreeBSD
2 6 (40.00%) LDAP
2 6 (40.00%) Kerberos
2 6 (40.00%) DNS
2 6 (40.00%) SSL
2 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 6 (40.00%) Device Driver
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Clustering
2 6 (40.00%) SSH
2 6 (40.00%) Ruby
2 6 (40.00%) Multithreading
2 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) Mac OS X
4 4 (26.67%) Apple
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
4 4 (26.67%) LAN
4 4 (26.67%) WAN
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (26.67%) SCOM
5 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (20.00%) SCCM

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Platform Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Platform Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (40.00%) Apache
1 6 (40.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) LDAP
1 6 (40.00%) Kerberos
1 6 (40.00%) DNS
1 6 (40.00%) SSL
1 6 (40.00%) SSH
2 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JUnit
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Java EE
1 1 (6.67%) COM
1 1 (6.67%) J2EE
1 1 (6.67%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Device Driver
1 6 (40.00%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) FreeBSD
3 4 (26.67%) Mac OS X
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) High Availability
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Shell Script
1 6 (40.00%) Ruby
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (20.00%) BS7799
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCOM
2 3 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
2 4 (26.67%) Apple
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft