The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Platform Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform Engineer
Rank 827 904 968
Rank change year-on-year
+77 +64
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 93 60 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.055% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.058% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 79 46 19
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £33,646 £33,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £43,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +9.37%

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
94684 104270 111362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.37% 96.19% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 79697 86340 89890
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Platform Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Platform Engineer in the job title.

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 23 August 2016 within the UK.

Platform Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Platform Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +60 91 £55,000 - 11
South East +35 27 £55,000 +46.66% 2
London +38 26 £65,000 +10.63% 5
South West +32 20 £55,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 15 £42,500 -
Surrey +34 14 £52,500 -4.54%
Reigate +20 12 £52,500 -4.54%
Oxford - 12 £57,500 -
Oxfordshire - 12 £57,500 -
City of London +68 10 £60,000 +5.26% 1
North West +13 6 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Bristol +15 5 £60,000 - 1
Cheltenham - 5 £42,500 -
East of England +22 4 £78,000 +15.55% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 4 £78,000 +15.55% 1
Manchester - 4 £46,250 - 1
Birmingham - 4 £55,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £55,000 -
Yorkshire - 4 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 -
Leeds - 2 £55,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £42,500 -
Warrington - 2 £42,500 -
Reading +14 1 - -
Berkshire -2 1 - -
Redhill - 1 £55,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £55,000 -
Harrogate - 1 £40,000 -
Camberley - 1 £41,500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £55,000 -

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 August 2016, Platform Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 104 (54.17%) Linux
2 84 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (41.67%) DevOps
4 75 (39.06%) Amazon AWS
5 74 (38.54%) Python
6 65 (33.85%) Continuous Integration
7 56 (29.17%) Puppet
8 50 (26.04%) Windows
9 42 (21.88%) Ansible
10 41 (21.35%) Ruby
11 40 (20.83%) Microsoft
12 38 (19.79%) Open Source
12 38 (19.79%) Docker
13 37 (19.27%) Microsoft Azure
14 33 (17.19%) Opscode Chef
15 32 (16.67%) Jenkins
15 32 (16.67%) Firewall
16 31 (16.15%) Scrum
16 31 (16.15%) PaaS
17 30 (15.63%) Java
17 30 (15.63%) Perl
18 27 (14.06%) OpenStack
18 27 (14.06%) Red Hat
18 27 (14.06%) Configuration Management
19 26 (13.54%) Git (software)
20 25 (13.02%) ITIL
20 25 (13.02%) Active Directory
20 25 (13.02%) Terraform
20 25 (13.02%) Windows Server
21 24 (12.50%) Unix

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (14.06%) OpenStack
2 20 (10.42%) nginx
3 17 (8.85%) Apache
4 11 (5.73%) IIS
5 10 (5.21%) Cloud Foundry
5 10 (5.21%) JBoss
5 10 (5.21%) WebLogic
6 9 (4.69%) MS Exchange
6 9 (4.69%) Tomcat
7 8 (4.17%) CloudStack
7 8 (4.17%) WebSphere
8 5 (2.60%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (2.08%) CMS
9 4 (2.08%) Drupal
9 4 (2.08%) Lightstreamer
10 2 (1.04%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (7.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 75 (39.06%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (19.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (16.15%) PaaS
4 22 (11.46%) IaaS
5 14 (7.29%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (5.21%) OpenShift
7 7 (3.65%) SaaS
8 4 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.56%) Apcera
9 3 (1.56%) Office 365
10 2 (1.04%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (1.04%) SoftLayer
10 2 (1.04%) Trello
11 1 (0.52%) DigitalOcean
11 1 (0.52%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 32 (16.67%) Firewall
2 17 (8.85%) TCP/IP
3 15 (7.81%) DNS
4 8 (4.17%) SAN
5 7 (3.65%) HTTP
5 7 (3.65%) MPLS
6 6 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (2.60%) Ethernet
7 5 (2.60%) FCoE
7 5 (2.60%) LAN
7 5 (2.60%) WAN
8 4 (2.08%) Internet
8 4 (2.08%) SNMP
9 3 (1.56%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (1.04%) LDAP
10 2 (1.04%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.52%) Broadband
11 1 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.42%) MySQL
2 18 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 14 (7.29%) Big Data
4 10 (5.21%) NoSQL
4 10 (5.21%) Redis
5 8 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.65%) MongoDB
7 6 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.60%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.04%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.04%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.04%) Riak
11 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.52%) HBase
Development Applications
1 32 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 26 (13.54%) Git (software)
3 15 (7.81%) Vagrant
4 12 (6.25%) Subversion
5 10 (5.21%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.60%) JIRA
6 5 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (2.08%) Redmine
7 4 (2.08%) RSpec
8 2 (1.04%) Ant
8 2 (1.04%) GoCD
8 2 (1.04%) Maven
8 2 (1.04%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.04%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.52%) GitLab
9 1 (0.52%) JMeter
9 1 (0.52%) MSI
9 1 (0.52%) NeoLoad
9 1 (0.52%) The Grinder
General
1 17 (8.85%) Finance
2 16 (8.33%) Games
3 5 (2.60%) Law
3 5 (2.60%) Marketing
4 4 (2.08%) Retail
4 4 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.56%) Advertising
6 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.04%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.98%) .NET
2 15 (7.81%) Node.js
3 14 (7.29%) REST
4 13 (6.77%) ELK Stack
5 11 (5.73%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 11 (5.73%) OpenCL
5 11 (5.73%) OpenCV
5 11 (5.73%) STL
6 10 (5.21%) LAMP
7 9 (4.69%) Middleware
8 8 (4.17%) Serverless Framework
8 8 (4.17%) SOAP
8 8 (4.17%) Spring
8 8 (4.17%) Spring Boot
9 7 (3.65%) ActiveMQ
10 6 (3.13%) JMS
10 6 (3.13%) Web Services
11 5 (2.60%) HTML
11 5 (2.60%) J2EE
12 4 (2.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.17%) Replication
4 6 (3.13%) EMC VNX
5 5 (2.60%) Clustering
5 5 (2.60%) Cybercrime
5 5 (2.60%) Fintech
5 5 (2.60%) NHS
5 5 (2.60%) PKI
6 4 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.56%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.56%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.56%) Physics
8 2 (1.04%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.04%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.04%) FlexPod
8 2 (1.04%) Home Automation
8 2 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.04%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 104 (54.17%) Linux
2 50 (26.04%) Windows
3 25 (13.02%) Windows Server
4 24 (12.50%) Unix
5 19 (9.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (7.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (5.21%) CentOS
9 4 (2.08%) Android
10 3 (1.56%) CoreOS
10 3 (1.56%) Mesosphere
11 2 (1.04%) Solaris
11 2 (1.04%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.04%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (41.67%) DevOps
3 65 (33.85%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (19.79%) Open Source
5 31 (16.15%) Scrum
6 27 (14.06%) Configuration Management
7 25 (13.02%) ITIL
8 22 (11.46%) Software Engineering
9 15 (7.81%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (7.81%) Mentoring
10 14 (7.29%) TDD
11 13 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (6.25%) SOA
12 12 (6.25%) Software Delivery
13 11 (5.73%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (5.73%) Signal Processing
13 11 (5.73%) Virtual Environments
14 10 (5.21%) E-Commerce
15 9 (4.69%) BDD
15 9 (4.69%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 74 (38.54%) Python
2 41 (21.35%) Ruby
3 30 (15.63%) Java
3 30 (15.63%) Perl
4 23 (11.98%) C++
5 20 (10.42%) C
6 19 (9.90%) Bash Shell
7 15 (7.81%) SQL
8 11 (5.73%) PowerShell
8 11 (5.73%) Shell Script
9 10 (5.21%) PHP
9 10 (5.21%) Scala
10 8 (4.17%) C#
11 7 (3.65%) JavaScript
12 6 (3.13%) Go
13 4 (2.08%) Korn
14 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (11.98%) Security Cleared
2 22 (11.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (10.94%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (9.38%) Degree
5 17 (8.85%) DV Cleared
5 17 (8.85%) MCSE
6 15 (7.81%) CCNA
7 14 (7.29%) CISSP
8 12 (6.25%) CompTIA Security+
8 12 (6.25%) GIAC
8 12 (6.25%) Linux+ Certification
8 12 (6.25%) Network+ Certification
8 12 (6.25%) SANS
8 12 (6.25%) Security+ Certification
8 12 (6.25%) SSCP
9 7 (3.65%) CCIE
9 7 (3.65%) JNCIP
10 6 (3.13%) CCNP
10 6 (3.13%) RHCE
10 6 (3.13%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.17%) SLA
2 6 (3.13%) QA
3 2 (1.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (19.79%) Docker
2 25 (13.02%) Active Directory
3 20 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (8.33%) vSphere
5 9 (4.69%) VMware ESX
5 9 (4.69%) Xen
6 8 (4.17%) XenServer
7 5 (2.60%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (2.60%) Squid
8 4 (2.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (2.08%) NFS
8 4 (2.08%) Samba
8 4 (2.08%) Varnish
9 3 (1.56%) Ceph
10 2 (1.04%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.04%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.04%) VirtualBox
10 2 (1.04%) XenApp
11 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 56 (29.17%) Puppet
2 42 (21.88%) Ansible
3 33 (17.19%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (13.02%) Terraform
5 14 (7.29%) Consul
5 14 (7.29%) Packer
6 12 (6.25%) Nagios
7 9 (4.69%) Salt
8 8 (4.17%) Cobbler
8 8 (4.17%) Tivoli
9 7 (3.65%) Kubernetes
10 6 (3.13%) Mesos
10 6 (3.13%) SCOM
11 5 (2.60%) HP SIM
12 4 (2.08%) FortiGate
12 4 (2.08%) ZABBIX
13 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
14 2 (1.04%) Grafana
14 2 (1.04%) Rancher
14 2 (1.04%) rkt
Vendors
1 40 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 27 (14.06%) Red Hat
3 24 (12.50%) VMware
4 23 (11.98%) Google
5 18 (9.38%) Cisco
6 16 (8.33%) Oracle
7 11 (5.73%) EMC
7 11 (5.73%) F5
7 11 (5.73%) Intel
8 9 (4.69%) Atlassian
9 8 (4.17%) EnterpriseDB
9 8 (4.17%) Juniper
10 7 (3.65%) Citrix
10 7 (3.65%) IBM
10 7 (3.65%) Palo Alto
11 6 (3.13%) Fiorano
11 6 (3.13%) NetApp
11 6 (3.13%) Splunk
12 5 (2.60%) HP
12 5 (2.60%) LANDesk
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