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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform Engineer
Rank 859 876 844
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 45 44 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.037% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.039% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 30 38 23
Average salary £51,250 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £21,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £56,250
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -11.11%

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
104512 113471 104451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85520 92371 86950
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 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 5 May 2015 within the UK.

Platform Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Platform Engineer
Top 24 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 5 May 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 +49 44 £50,000 - 7
London +27 21 £55,000 +155.81% 2
South West 0 10 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 10 - - 1
South East +15 7 £43,750 -32.69% 1
Berkshire -7 4 £45,000 -30.76%
North East - 3 £42,500 - 2
East of England +14 2 £50,000 -23.07%
Tyne and Wear - 2 £42,500 - 2
Essex - 2 £50,000 -
Chelmsford - 2 £50,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £42,500 - 2
City of London - 2 £42,500 -
West Yorkshire +20 1 £52,500 +7.14%
Yorkshire +13 1 £52,500 +7.14%
Leeds +3 1 £52,500 +7.14%
Reading -13 1 - -
Reigate - 1 £50,000 - 1
Slough - 1 £42,500 -
Crawley - 1 £31,500 -
Kent - 1 £32,500 -
Northumberland - 1 £45,000 -
Surrey - 1 £50,000 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £31,500 -

Platform Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 87 (73.11%) Linux
2 72 (60.50%) VMware
3 66 (55.46%) Windows
4 42 (35.29%) Cisco
4 42 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 33 (27.73%) Red Hat
6 31 (26.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (25.21%) SAN
8 28 (23.53%) ITIL
8 28 (23.53%) vSphere
9 27 (22.69%) Perl
10 25 (21.01%) HP
10 25 (21.01%) DevOps
11 22 (18.49%) Firewall
12 21 (17.65%) Management Information System
12 21 (17.65%) NetApp
12 21 (17.65%) DNS
12 21 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
13 20 (16.81%) Microsoft
13 20 (16.81%) Puppet
14 19 (15.97%) Finance
15 18 (15.13%) Configuration Management
15 18 (15.13%) Python
16 17 (14.29%) PHP
16 17 (14.29%) Java
17 16 (13.45%) SQL
17 16 (13.45%) IBM
17 16 (13.45%) VMware ESXi
18 15 (12.61%) Bash Shell

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 10 (8.40%) Apache
2 8 (6.72%) Tomcat
2 8 (6.72%) OpenStack
3 7 (5.88%) Node.js
4 6 (5.04%) IIS
5 2 (1.68%) Lync
6 1 (0.84%) nginx
6 1 (0.84%) JBoss
6 1 (0.84%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.68%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.76%) SaaS
2 13 (10.92%) IaaS
3 12 (10.08%) PaaS
4 7 (5.88%) OpenShift
5 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.68%) Office 365
6 2 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (25.21%) SAN
2 22 (18.49%) Firewall
3 21 (17.65%) DNS
4 15 (12.61%) TCP/IP
4 15 (12.61%) LDAP
5 14 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (9.24%) iSCSI
7 10 (8.40%) Ethernet
7 10 (8.40%) Internet
8 8 (6.72%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (6.72%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (5.88%) Network Security
9 7 (5.88%) Software-Defined Networking
10 6 (5.04%) FCoE
11 5 (4.20%) NetScaler
11 5 (4.20%) LAN
12 4 (3.36%) DHCP
12 4 (3.36%) Junos
13 3 (2.52%) HTTP
14 2 (1.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.36%) SSDT
4 3 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.52%) MySQL
5 2 (1.68%) Redis
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.84%) SQLite
6 1 (0.84%) MS Access
6 1 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.20%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.36%) Psake
3 4 (3.36%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (3.36%) Selenium
3 4 (3.36%) NUnit
3 4 (3.36%) MSBuild
3 4 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.84%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (15.97%) Finance
2 11 (9.24%) Banking
3 10 (8.40%) Military
4 5 (4.20%) Marketing
4 5 (4.20%) Advertising
5 4 (3.36%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.36%) Electronics
5 4 (3.36%) Retail
6 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.84%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.40%) JSON
2 9 (7.56%) RESTful
2 9 (7.56%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (6.72%) Web Services
4 7 (5.88%) AngularJS
5 6 (5.04%) XML
5 6 (5.04%) .NET
6 4 (3.36%) MSMQ
6 4 (3.36%) LAMP
7 2 (1.68%) HTML
7 2 (1.68%) Middleware
7 2 (1.68%) Symfony
7 2 (1.68%) Memcached
8 1 (0.84%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.84%) CSS
8 1 (0.84%) XHTML
8 1 (0.84%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.72%) Open Source
3 7 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.04%) Enterprise Cloud
4 6 (5.04%) Device Driver
4 6 (5.04%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.20%) Hedge funds
5 5 (4.20%) e-Health
5 5 (4.20%) Clustering
5 5 (4.20%) FlexPod
6 3 (2.52%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.52%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.84%) PKI
8 1 (0.84%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 87 (73.11%) Linux
2 66 (55.46%) Windows
3 31 (26.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (12.61%) UNIX
5 11 (9.24%) Solaris
6 10 (8.40%) Android
7 9 (7.56%) CentOS
8 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (5.04%) Apple iOS
10 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.68%) Nucleus RTOS
12 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.84%) Debian
12 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (23.53%) ITIL
3 25 (21.01%) DevOps
4 18 (15.13%) Configuration Management
5 14 (11.76%) Scrum
5 14 (11.76%) Change Control
6 13 (10.92%) Information Security
6 13 (10.92%) Project Management
7 11 (9.24%) Electronic Trading
8 10 (8.40%) Service Management
8 10 (8.40%) Document Management
8 10 (8.40%) Time Management
8 10 (8.40%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (7.56%) Change Management
10 8 (6.72%) Regression Testing
10 8 (6.72%) Workflow
10 8 (6.72%) Incident Management
11 7 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 7 (5.88%) Load Balancing
11 7 (5.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.69%) Perl
2 18 (15.13%) Python
3 17 (14.29%) PHP
3 17 (14.29%) Java
4 16 (13.45%) SQL
5 15 (12.61%) Bash Shell
6 11 (9.24%) Ruby
7 10 (8.40%) C
8 9 (7.56%) C#
8 9 (7.56%) JavaScript
9 6 (5.04%) C++
10 4 (3.36%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.36%) Tcl
10 4 (3.36%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.68%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.84%) Go
Qualifications
1 13 (10.92%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.08%) Degree
3 10 (8.40%) DV Cleared
4 9 (7.56%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (5.88%) RHCE
6 5 (4.20%) JNCIA
6 5 (4.20%) CCNA
6 5 (4.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (3.36%) CCIE
8 2 (1.68%) MCP
8 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.68%) NCDA
8 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 2 (1.68%) VCP5
9 1 (0.84%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.72%) PCI DSS
2 5 (4.20%) QA
2 5 (4.20%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (23.53%) vSphere
3 16 (13.45%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (8.40%) Active Directory
5 8 (6.72%) vCloud
6 6 (5.04%) Firmware
7 5 (4.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.68%) NFS
8 2 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.68%) Squid
9 1 (0.84%) qmail
9 1 (0.84%) XenServer
9 1 (0.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (16.81%) Puppet
3 11 (9.24%) CFEngine
3 11 (9.24%) NetBackup
4 8 (6.72%) Nagios
5 5 (4.20%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (2.52%) SCCM
7 2 (1.68%) yum
8 1 (0.84%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.84%) Cacti
8 1 (0.84%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.84%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.84%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.84%) collectd
8 1 (0.84%) logstash
8 1 (0.84%) Graphite
Vendors
1 72 (60.50%) VMware
2 42 (35.29%) Cisco
3 33 (27.73%) Red Hat
4 25 (21.01%) HP
5 21 (17.65%) NetApp
6 20 (16.81%) Microsoft
7 16 (13.45%) IBM
8 15 (12.61%) CA
9 7 (5.88%) Brocade
9 7 (5.88%) Dell
10 6 (5.04%) EMC
10 6 (5.04%) Juniper
10 6 (5.04%) Splunk
11 5 (4.20%) ProCurve
11 5 (4.20%) SolarWinds
11 5 (4.20%) Citrix
11 5 (4.20%) Sun
12 4 (3.36%) Oracle
12 4 (3.36%) Fidessa
13 2 (1.68%) New Relic
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