The table below looks at the statistics for the Platform Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform Engineer
Rank 878 828 852
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 16 49 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.046% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.049% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 13 43 34
Average salary £42,500 £52,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.04% -19.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £51,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-31.70% +28.12%

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
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Platform Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Platform Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Platform Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Platform Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Platform Engineer over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 within the UK.

Platform Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Platform Engineer
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 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 -24 16 £42,500 -19.04% 2
London -36 6 £65,000 +13.04%
South East -5 5 £35,000 -33.33% 2
North West -14 4 £42,500 -
Berkshire +1 3 £35,000 -41.66%
Manchester - 3 - -
Slough - 3 £35,000 -
Surrey - 2 £53,250 - 2
East of England -4 1 £45,000 -12.19%
Ipswich - 1 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £42,500 -
Suffolk - 1 £45,000 -
Staines - 1 £74,000 - 1
Woking - 1 £32,500 - 1

Platform Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 27 (44.26%) Linux
2 22 (36.07%) SQL
3 21 (34.43%) Windows
4 18 (29.51%) DNS
5 16 (26.23%) VMware
6 15 (24.59%) Java
7 14 (22.95%) Finance
7 14 (22.95%) Firewall
8 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (21.31%) Ruby
8 13 (21.31%) Cisco
9 12 (19.67%) HTTP
9 12 (19.67%) QA
9 12 (19.67%) Relational Database
10 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
10 11 (18.03%) C
10 11 (18.03%) Degree
11 10 (16.39%) Device Driver
11 10 (16.39%) Python
11 10 (16.39%) LAN
11 10 (16.39%) PowerShell
12 9 (14.75%) C++
12 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
13 8 (13.11%) Clustering
13 8 (13.11%) Load Balancing
13 8 (13.11%) Active Directory
13 8 (13.11%) Citrix
13 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (13.11%) Multithreading
14 7 (11.48%) Network Security

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 7 (11.48%) IIS
2 6 (9.84%) Apache
2 6 (9.84%) Tomcat
3 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.64%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (9.84%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.28%) PaaS
2 1 (1.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (29.51%) DNS
2 14 (22.95%) Firewall
3 12 (19.67%) HTTP
4 10 (16.39%) LAN
5 7 (11.48%) Network Security
5 7 (11.48%) WAN
5 7 (11.48%) SMTP
5 7 (11.48%) TCP/IP
5 7 (11.48%) LDAP
6 6 (9.84%) SSH
6 6 (9.84%) Kerberos
6 6 (9.84%) SSL
6 6 (9.84%) NetScaler
7 3 (4.92%) Wireless
8 2 (3.28%) 802.11
8 2 (3.28%) OSPF
8 2 (3.28%) RTP
8 2 (3.28%) VRRP
8 2 (3.28%) VLAN
8 2 (3.28%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) Relational Database
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.56%) MySQL
3 4 (6.56%) Hadoop
3 4 (6.56%) Apache Hive
3 4 (6.56%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (4.92%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.92%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.64%) HBase
5 1 (1.64%) Mahout
5 1 (1.64%) Big Data
5 1 (1.64%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (11.48%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.20%) MSBuild
3 4 (6.56%) Maven
3 4 (6.56%) JUnit
4 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 14 (22.95%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Retail
3 3 (4.92%) Marketing
3 3 (4.92%) Games
4 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.64%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) .NET
2 5 (8.20%) WCF
2 5 (8.20%) XML
2 5 (8.20%) XSD
3 4 (6.56%) Spring
3 4 (6.56%) Guice
4 3 (4.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (4.92%) STL
5 2 (3.28%) JSON
5 2 (3.28%) SOAP
5 2 (3.28%) ZeroMQ
5 2 (3.28%) Django
6 1 (1.64%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Device Driver
2 8 (13.11%) Clustering
3 6 (9.84%) Open Source
4 5 (8.20%) Client/Server
5 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.92%) Statistics
7 1 (1.64%) User Experience
7 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (44.26%) Linux
2 21 (34.43%) Windows
3 7 (11.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (9.84%) FreeBSD
5 4 (6.56%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (6.56%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.28%) CentOS
7 1 (1.64%) OpenWrt
7 1 (1.64%) Android
7 1 (1.64%) Solaris
7 1 (1.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
3 8 (13.11%) Load Balancing
3 8 (13.11%) Multithreading
4 7 (11.48%) Capacity Management
5 6 (9.84%) Project Management
6 5 (8.20%) Product Management
6 5 (8.20%) Security Architecture
6 5 (8.20%) Problem Management
6 5 (8.20%) Test Management
6 5 (8.20%) Line Management
6 5 (8.20%) Mentoring
6 5 (8.20%) E-Commerce
6 5 (8.20%) DNA
6 5 (8.20%) Configuration Management
6 5 (8.20%) Service Management
6 5 (8.20%) E-business
7 4 (6.56%) Automated Testing
7 4 (6.56%) TDD
7 4 (6.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) SQL
2 15 (24.59%) Java
3 13 (21.31%) Ruby
4 11 (18.03%) C
5 10 (16.39%) Python
5 10 (16.39%) PowerShell
6 9 (14.75%) C++
7 7 (11.48%) Shell Script
8 5 (8.20%) T-SQL
8 5 (8.20%) Perl
8 5 (8.20%) PHP
9 3 (4.92%) C#
9 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) Degree
2 7 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (11.48%) CCNA
3 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.64%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.67%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
2 2 (3.28%) JTAG
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.64%) BS7799
System Software
1 8 (13.11%) Active Directory
1 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.48%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.20%) vCloud
4 3 (4.92%) vSphere
4 3 (4.92%) XenServer
5 2 (3.28%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.28%) XenApp
6 1 (1.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (1.64%) HDFS
6 1 (1.64%) NFS
6 1 (1.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) SCCM
1 2 (3.28%) SCOM
2 1 (1.64%) Puppet
2 1 (1.64%) Cobbler
2 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (1.64%) Ambari
2 1 (1.64%) Oozie
2 1 (1.64%) Opsview
2 1 (1.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) VMware
2 13 (21.31%) Cisco
3 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
4 8 (13.11%) Citrix
5 7 (11.48%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.56%) Oracle
6 4 (6.56%) Apple
7 3 (4.92%) Juniper
7 3 (4.92%) NetApp
8 2 (3.28%) EMC
9 1 (1.64%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.64%) Splunk
9 1 (1.64%) IBM
9 1 (1.64%) Dell
9 1 (1.64%) Veritas
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Steria
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 26 days ago