The table below looks at the statistics for the Platform Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Platform Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform Architect
Rank 880 904 901
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Architect 13 14 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.012% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.012% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 6
Average salary £82,500 £90,000 £61,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +46.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £72,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £73,750
UK excluding London average salary £61,500 £75,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-18.00% +76.47%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104429 113406 103826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86226 93036 86429
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Platform Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Platform Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Platform Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Platform Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Platform Architect within the UK.

Platform Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Platform Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Platform Architect over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 within the UK.

Platform Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Platform Architect
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. 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
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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
England +15 13 £82,500 -8.33%
London +49 10 £90,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £95,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £61,500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £95,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £95,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £61,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £50,000 -

Platform Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Platform Architect 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 Architect in their job title.

1 11 (47.83%) PaaS
2 9 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (39.13%) VMware
3 8 (34.78%) RESTful
3 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) Firewall
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle
5 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (26.09%) Puppet
5 6 (26.09%) SIEM
5 6 (26.09%) OpenStack
5 6 (26.09%) IaaS
5 6 (26.09%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (21.74%) Ansible
6 5 (21.74%) Private Cloud
6 5 (21.74%) Public Cloud
6 5 (21.74%) vCloud
6 5 (21.74%) Product Management
6 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
7 4 (17.39%) Citrix
7 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (17.39%) Middleware
7 4 (17.39%) SAP
7 4 (17.39%) Java
7 4 (17.39%) ITIL
7 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
7 4 (17.39%) Clustering
7 4 (17.39%) F5
7 4 (17.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

Platform Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Platform Architect 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 Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (26.09%) OpenStack
2 2 (8.70%) Apache Solr
3 1 (4.35%) Node.js
3 1 (4.35%) CloudStack
3 1 (4.35%) Apache Pig
3 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.35%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.35%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (4.35%) Commerce Server
3 1 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (4.35%) PegaRULES
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.35%) Joomla!
3 1 (4.35%) Drupal
3 1 (4.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) WebTrends
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (47.83%) PaaS
2 9 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (26.09%) IaaS
5 3 (13.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (13.04%) SaaS
5 3 (13.04%) Office 365
6 1 (4.35%) Route 53
6 1 (4.35%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (4.35%) Google Analytics
6 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
6 1 (4.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (4.35%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Firewall
2 4 (17.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (17.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (13.04%) MPLS
3 3 (13.04%) OSPF
3 3 (13.04%) BGP
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (13.04%) FWSM
3 3 (13.04%) OpenFlow
4 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.35%) WPA
4 1 (4.35%) BIG-IP
4 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
4 1 (4.35%) Bluetooth
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
4 1 (4.35%) SNA
4 1 (4.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) OLTP
1 3 (13.04%) DB2
1 3 (13.04%) OLAP
2 1 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Hive
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Publishing
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) RESTful
2 4 (17.39%) Middleware
3 3 (13.04%) SOAP
4 2 (8.70%) .NET
5 1 (4.35%) J2EE
5 1 (4.35%) CSS
5 1 (4.35%) XML
5 1 (4.35%) XSLT
5 1 (4.35%) LAMP
5 1 (4.35%) JSON
5 1 (4.35%) jQuery
5 1 (4.35%) HTML5
5 1 (4.35%) REST
5 1 (4.35%) Express
5 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Private Cloud
1 5 (21.74%) Public Cloud
2 4 (17.39%) Clustering
3 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (8.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.35%) DataPower
5 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
5 1 (4.35%) DTV
5 1 (4.35%) Taxonomies
5 1 (4.35%) Ontologies
5 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) AIX
3 1 (4.35%) Solaris
3 1 (4.35%) UNIX
3 1 (4.35%) SUSE
3 1 (4.35%) Debian
3 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.35%) CentOS
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) SIEM
3 5 (21.74%) Product Management
3 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
4 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (17.39%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
5 3 (13.04%) Identity Management
5 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
5 3 (13.04%) Transition Management
5 3 (13.04%) Mobile Development
5 3 (13.04%) Patch Management
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.70%) Anomaly Detection
6 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.70%) Strategic Planning
6 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (8.70%) Electronic Trading
6 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.35%) Jython
3 1 (4.35%) Korn
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) PHP
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (21.74%) vCloud
3 1 (4.35%) pfSense
3 1 (4.35%) KVM
3 1 (4.35%) Xen
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
3 1 (4.35%) XenServer
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Puppet
1 6 (26.09%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (21.74%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) VMware
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) SAP
3 4 (17.39%) Citrix
3 4 (17.39%) F5
4 3 (13.04%) ArcSight
4 3 (13.04%) TippingPoint
4 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
4 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco
4 3 (13.04%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) OpenText
6 1 (4.35%) Intel
6 1 (4.35%) Business Objects
6 1 (4.35%) IBM
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.35%) McAfee
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) Teradata
6 1 (4.35%) Endeca