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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform Architect
Rank 882 855 894
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Architect 22 16 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.015% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.016% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 16 16 6
Average salary £76,250 £73,750 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.38% +18.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £56,250
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £71,250
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £42,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
+58.82% -32.00%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014 within the UK.

Platform Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Platform Architect
Top 6 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 22 August 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
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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 -10 21 £76,250 +3.38%
London 0 20 £80,000 +6.66%
City of London - 6 £82,500 -
North West -20 1 £67,500 +58.82%
Cheshire - 1 £67,500 -
Knutsford - 1 £67,500 -

Platform Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 15 (55.56%) Linux
2 13 (48.15%) Finance
3 10 (37.04%) Internet
3 10 (37.04%) Banking
4 9 (33.33%) LAMP
4 9 (33.33%) RESTful
4 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (33.33%) SOAP
4 9 (33.33%) High Availability
4 9 (33.33%) IaaS
4 9 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (29.63%) PaaS
6 7 (25.93%) Java
7 6 (22.22%) MySQL
7 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 6 (22.22%) MongoDB
7 6 (22.22%) Load Balancing
7 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (22.22%) VMware
7 6 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (22.22%) DevOps
8 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (18.52%) OpenStack
8 5 (18.52%) Scrum
8 5 (18.52%) Retail
8 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (18.52%) Content Management
8 5 (18.52%) Online Banking

Platform Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 5 (18.52%) OpenStack
1 5 (18.52%) nginx
1 5 (18.52%) Apache
1 5 (18.52%) Tomcat
2 4 (14.81%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (33.33%) IaaS
2 8 (29.63%) PaaS
3 5 (18.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) Internet
2 5 (18.52%) SAN
2 5 (18.52%) Firewall
2 5 (18.52%) HTTP
2 5 (18.52%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (22.22%) MySQL
2 6 (22.22%) MongoDB
3 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 10 (37.04%) Banking
3 5 (18.52%) Retail
3 5 (18.52%) Publishing
4 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
4 2 (7.41%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) LAMP
1 9 (33.33%) RESTful
1 9 (33.33%) SOAP
2 4 (14.81%) Web Services
2 4 (14.81%) J2EE
3 2 (7.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Online Banking
2 4 (14.81%) AS400
2 4 (14.81%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Linux
2 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (18.52%) UNIX
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 9 (33.33%) High Availability
2 6 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 6 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (22.22%) DevOps
3 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (18.52%) Scrum
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (18.52%) Content Management
3 5 (18.52%) Web Development
3 5 (18.52%) Software Architecture
3 5 (18.52%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
4 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
4 4 (14.81%) UML
4 4 (14.81%) Use Case
5 2 (7.41%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.70%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (18.52%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 6 (22.22%) VMware
2 5 (18.52%) Akamai
2 5 (18.52%) Intel
2 5 (18.52%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) EMC
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle