The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform Engineer
Rank 879 825 865
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 36 44 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.040% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.043% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 26 39 31
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £55,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +46.66%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
111102 102616 112143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.25% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90827 85015 96150
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

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 24 July 2014 within the UK.

Platform Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Platform Engineer
Top 19 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 24 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
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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 -34 35 £50,000 +2.04%
London -53 15 £55,000 +15.78%
South East -20 11 £35,000 -47.16%
Berkshire +16 9 £35,000 -41.66%
Slough - 6 £35,000 -
North West +1 5 £46,250 +4.51%
Reading - 3 £60,000 -
Manchester - 3 - -
Cheshire -2 2 £46,250 +4.51%
East of England -10 2 £45,000 -10.00%
Oxfordshire - 2 £41,250 -
Oxford - 2 £41,250 -
Ipswich - 1 £45,000 -
Leeds - 1 £40,000 -
Suffolk - 1 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £50,000 -
Warrington - 1 £50,000 -

Platform Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 35 (45.45%) Linux
2 29 (37.66%) Windows
3 23 (29.87%) SQL
4 21 (27.27%) DNS
5 18 (23.38%) Cisco
5 18 (23.38%) Java
5 18 (23.38%) VMware
5 18 (23.38%) Ruby
6 17 (22.08%) Degree
6 17 (22.08%) Python
7 16 (20.78%) HTTP
7 16 (20.78%) Microsoft
7 16 (20.78%) Firewall
7 16 (20.78%) Finance
7 16 (20.78%) QA
8 14 (18.18%) LAN
9 13 (16.88%) Load Balancing
9 13 (16.88%) Relational Database
10 12 (15.58%) Red Hat
10 12 (15.58%) Citrix
11 11 (14.29%) WAN
11 11 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (12.99%) PowerShell
12 10 (12.99%) Capacity Management
12 10 (12.99%) SMTP
12 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
12 10 (12.99%) Project Management
12 10 (12.99%) Clustering
12 10 (12.99%) Device Driver

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 8 (10.39%) Apache
2 7 (9.09%) IIS
3 6 (7.79%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.49%) MS Exchange
5 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.60%) PaaS
1 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.27%) DNS
2 16 (20.78%) HTTP
2 16 (20.78%) Firewall
3 14 (18.18%) LAN
4 11 (14.29%) WAN
5 10 (12.99%) SMTP
6 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
7 7 (9.09%) LDAP
7 7 (9.09%) NetScaler
7 7 (9.09%) Network Security
8 6 (7.79%) Kerberos
8 6 (7.79%) SSL
8 6 (7.79%) SSH
9 3 (3.90%) SAN
9 3 (3.90%) Wireless
10 2 (2.60%) VLAN
10 2 (2.60%) SNMP
10 2 (2.60%) IPv4
10 2 (2.60%) IPv6
10 2 (2.60%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.88%) Relational Database
2 8 (10.39%) MongoDB
2 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.79%) Hadoop
3 6 (7.79%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (7.79%) Apache Hive
3 6 (7.79%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.90%) MySQL
5 2 (2.60%) Redis
5 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 7 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.49%) MSBuild
3 3 (3.90%) JUnit
4 2 (2.60%) Maven
5 1 (1.30%) Subversion
5 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (20.78%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Retail
3 6 (7.79%) Marketing
4 4 (5.19%) Games
5 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) .NET
1 7 (9.09%) XML
2 5 (6.49%) XSD
2 5 (6.49%) JSON
2 5 (6.49%) WCF
3 3 (3.90%) STL
3 3 (3.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (2.60%) Guice
4 2 (2.60%) Django
4 2 (2.60%) ZeroMQ
4 2 (2.60%) SOAP
4 2 (2.60%) Web Services
4 2 (2.60%) HTML
4 2 (2.60%) Spring
5 1 (1.30%) Swing
5 1 (1.30%) CGI
5 1 (1.30%) J2EE
5 1 (1.30%) COM
5 1 (1.30%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) Clustering
1 10 (12.99%) Device Driver
2 9 (11.69%) Client/Server
3 8 (10.39%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.79%) Statistics
5 4 (5.19%) Open Source
6 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.30%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 35 (45.45%) Linux
2 29 (37.66%) Windows
3 11 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (7.79%) FreeBSD
5 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.19%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (5.19%) UNIX
5 4 (5.19%) Mac OS X
5 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.60%) CentOS
6 2 (2.60%) AIX
7 1 (1.30%) Solaris
7 1 (1.30%) OpenWrt
7 1 (1.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.88%) Load Balancing
2 10 (12.99%) Capacity Management
2 10 (12.99%) Project Management
3 9 (11.69%) Service Management
3 9 (11.69%) Product Management
3 9 (11.69%) Problem Management
3 9 (11.69%) Software Engineering
4 8 (10.39%) Multithreading
5 7 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 6 (7.79%) Machine Learning
7 5 (6.49%) E-business
7 5 (6.49%) DNA
7 5 (6.49%) Test Management
7 5 (6.49%) Security Architecture
8 4 (5.19%) OO
8 4 (5.19%) Automated Testing
9 3 (3.90%) Scrum
9 3 (3.90%) UML
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.87%) SQL
2 18 (23.38%) Java
2 18 (23.38%) Ruby
3 17 (22.08%) Python
4 10 (12.99%) PowerShell
5 9 (11.69%) C
6 8 (10.39%) C++
6 8 (10.39%) Perl
7 7 (9.09%) Shell Script
8 6 (7.79%) C#
9 5 (6.49%) T-SQL
10 4 (5.19%) PHP
10 4 (5.19%) PL/SQL
11 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
12 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (22.08%) Degree
2 8 (10.39%) CCNA
2 8 (10.39%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.60%) MBA
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.30%) CCNP
4 1 (1.30%) MCSE
4 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.78%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) BS7799
2 3 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.60%) JTAG
4 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.69%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.49%) vCloud
4 3 (3.90%) vSphere
4 3 (3.90%) XenServer
5 2 (2.60%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.60%) XenApp
6 1 (1.30%) NFS
6 1 (1.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) SCOM
2 4 (5.19%) SCCM
2 4 (5.19%) Puppet
3 3 (3.90%) Nagios
3 3 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.60%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.60%) collectd
4 2 (2.60%) StatsD
4 2 (2.60%) logstash
4 2 (2.60%) Salt
4 2 (2.60%) Netcool
5 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.30%) Cobbler
5 1 (1.30%) Opsview
Vendors
1 18 (23.38%) Cisco
1 18 (23.38%) VMware
2 16 (20.78%) Microsoft
3 12 (15.58%) Red Hat
3 12 (15.58%) Citrix
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle
4 4 (5.19%) Apple
5 3 (3.90%) Juniper
5 3 (3.90%) NetApp
5 3 (3.90%) IBM
6 2 (2.60%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.60%) SaltStack
6 2 (2.60%) ArcSight
6 2 (2.60%) Sybase
6 2 (2.60%) HP
6 2 (2.60%) EMC
7 1 (1.30%) Veritas
7 1 (1.30%) Dell
7 1 (1.30%) F5
7 1 (1.30%) Splunk