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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform Engineer
Rank 850 888 839
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 54 21 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.018% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.019% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 44 16 34
Average salary £56,000 £43,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.00% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,104 £32,250 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £40,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -27.27%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 2015 within the UK.

Platform Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Platform Engineer
Top 26 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 4 September 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 +41 53 £57,000 +30.28% 8
London +13 24 £57,500 -11.53% 2
South East +25 21 £55,000 +46.66% 2
Berkshire +24 10 £49,500 +41.42% 1
Surrey +10 6 £55,000 -25.67%
Slough 0 6 £37,500 +7.14%
Reigate - 6 £55,000 -
Kent - 5 £32,292 -
City of London - 5 £57,000 -
Reading +10 4 £61,500 +23.00% 1
East of England +2 4 £67,500 +50.00% 1
Canterbury - 4 £32,292 -
Cambridge - 3 £67,500 - 1
Bristol - 3 - -
South West - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £67,500 - 1
North West -10 1 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £57,500 -
Wales - 1 £35,000 -
South Wales - 1 £35,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £35,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £37,500 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £37,500 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £57,500 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £27,000 -
Surbiton - 1 - -

Platform Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 59 (59.00%) Linux
2 58 (58.00%) Windows
3 43 (43.00%) VMware
4 37 (37.00%) TCP/IP
5 28 (28.00%) Puppet
6 26 (26.00%) Java
7 25 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
8 24 (24.00%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (24.00%) Red Hat
9 23 (23.00%) ITIL
9 23 (23.00%) Opscode Chef
10 21 (21.00%) Perl
10 21 (21.00%) SQL
10 21 (21.00%) Microsoft
10 21 (21.00%) Firewall
10 21 (21.00%) Change Control
10 21 (21.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (21.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (20.00%) iSCSI
11 20 (20.00%) Degree
11 20 (20.00%) CFEngine
12 19 (19.00%) Bash Shell
12 19 (19.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (18.00%) HP
14 16 (16.00%) NetApp
15 15 (15.00%) Configuration Management
15 15 (15.00%) DNS
15 15 (15.00%) Splunk
16 14 (14.00%) Citrix
16 14 (14.00%) C

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 9 (9.00%) IIS
2 8 (8.00%) Apache Spark
3 7 (7.00%) Lync
3 7 (7.00%) WebLogic
4 6 (6.00%) Apache
5 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.00%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.00%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.00%) Node.js
7 1 (1.00%) JBoss
7 1 (1.00%) nginx
7 1 (1.00%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (7.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.00%) SaaS
2 8 (8.00%) IaaS
3 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.00%) PaaS
5 2 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.00%) Office 365
6 1 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 37 (37.00%) TCP/IP
2 21 (21.00%) Firewall
3 20 (20.00%) iSCSI
4 15 (15.00%) DNS
5 13 (13.00%) NetScaler
6 12 (12.00%) Junos
7 10 (10.00%) HTTP
8 8 (8.00%) VLAN
8 8 (8.00%) SSL
8 8 (8.00%) SAN
9 7 (7.00%) Internet
10 6 (6.00%) LAN
10 6 (6.00%) Ethernet
11 5 (5.00%) SMTP
12 4 (4.00%) Network Security
13 3 (3.00%) Wireless
13 3 (3.00%) DHCP
13 3 (3.00%) LDAP
13 3 (3.00%) Broadband
14 1 (1.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.00%) Hadoop
1 10 (10.00%) Big Data
2 8 (8.00%) Apache Hive
2 8 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.00%) OLAP
4 4 (4.00%) SSDT
4 4 (4.00%) SAP HANA
4 4 (4.00%) Presto
5 3 (3.00%) MySQL
6 2 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.00%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.00%) Redis
7 1 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (4.00%) HP UFT
1 4 (4.00%) NUnit
1 4 (4.00%) Selenium
1 4 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (4.00%) MSBuild
1 4 (4.00%) Psake
2 1 (1.00%) Gradle
2 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.00%) Grunt
2 1 (1.00%) Maven
General
1 14 (14.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.00%) Military
4 4 (4.00%) Retail
5 1 (1.00%) Music Industry
5 1 (1.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Advertising
5 1 (1.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.00%) FIX Protocol
2 12 (12.00%) Web Services
3 9 (9.00%) .NET
4 8 (8.00%) REST
5 7 (7.00%) HTML
6 6 (6.00%) Java EE
6 6 (6.00%) JMX
7 4 (4.00%) XML
7 4 (4.00%) MSMQ
7 4 (4.00%) XHTML
8 3 (3.00%) CSS
8 3 (3.00%) JSON
9 2 (2.00%) SOAP
9 2 (2.00%) LAMP
10 1 (1.00%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (1.00%) Sass
10 1 (1.00%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.00%) MCollective
10 1 (1.00%) jQuery
10 1 (1.00%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.00%) Hedge funds
2 9 (9.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.00%) Mathematics
4 5 (5.00%) Physics
4 5 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.00%) PKI
5 4 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.00%) Clustering
6 3 (3.00%) Device Driver
6 3 (3.00%) Symmetrix
6 3 (3.00%) EqualLogic
7 2 (2.00%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.00%) DTV
8 1 (1.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.00%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.00%) Replication
8 1 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 59 (59.00%) Linux
2 58 (58.00%) Windows
3 21 (21.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (19.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (11.00%) UNIX
6 9 (9.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.00%) CentOS
7 3 (3.00%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.00%) Debian
8 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.00%) Solaris
8 1 (1.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
2 23 (23.00%) ITIL
3 21 (21.00%) Change Control
4 15 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 14 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (13.00%) Open Source
7 11 (11.00%) Mentoring
7 11 (11.00%) Project Management
8 10 (10.00%) Service Management
8 10 (10.00%) Scrum
9 9 (9.00%) DevOps
10 8 (8.00%) MapReduce
10 8 (8.00%) Time Management
10 8 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (8.00%) ETL
10 8 (8.00%) Information Security
10 8 (8.00%) Software Engineering
11 7 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (7.00%) OO
12 6 (6.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.00%) Java
2 21 (21.00%) Perl
2 21 (21.00%) SQL
3 19 (19.00%) Bash Shell
4 14 (14.00%) C
5 11 (11.00%) C++
6 10 (10.00%) Python
7 9 (9.00%) Ruby
8 8 (8.00%) C#
9 6 (6.00%) Shell Script
10 5 (5.00%) PowerShell
11 4 (4.00%) Spark SQL
11 4 (4.00%) PHP
12 2 (2.00%) Scala
13 1 (1.00%) CoffeeScript
13 1 (1.00%) VBA
13 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (20.00%) Degree
2 9 (9.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (8.00%) CCNA
3 8 (8.00%) RHCE
4 7 (7.00%) JNCIA
5 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.00%) MCSA
5 6 (6.00%) DV Cleared
5 6 (6.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (5.00%) VCAP
6 5 (5.00%) MCSE
7 2 (2.00%) VCP5
8 1 (1.00%) CCA
8 1 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.00%) QA
2 3 (3.00%) JTAG
System Software
1 24 (24.00%) VMware ESXi
2 21 (21.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.00%) vSphere
4 4 (4.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.00%) HDFS
5 2 (2.00%) Squid
5 2 (2.00%) vCloud
6 1 (1.00%) Varnish
6 1 (1.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.00%) qmail
6 1 (1.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 28 (28.00%) Puppet
2 23 (23.00%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (20.00%) CFEngine
4 13 (13.00%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (4.00%) WSUS
6 3 (3.00%) SCCM
7 2 (2.00%) Nagios
8 1 (1.00%) Cobbler
8 1 (1.00%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.00%) Cacti
8 1 (1.00%) Ganglia
8 1 (1.00%) collectd
8 1 (1.00%) Ansible
8 1 (1.00%) logstash
8 1 (1.00%) Graphite
Vendors
1 43 (43.00%) VMware
2 24 (24.00%) Red Hat
3 21 (21.00%) Microsoft
4 18 (18.00%) HP
5 16 (16.00%) NetApp
6 15 (15.00%) Splunk
7 14 (14.00%) Citrix
7 14 (14.00%) Juniper
8 13 (13.00%) SolarWinds
9 12 (12.00%) Cisco
10 6 (6.00%) Oracle
11 4 (4.00%) SAP
11 4 (4.00%) IBM
11 4 (4.00%) EMC
11 4 (4.00%) Vertica
11 4 (4.00%) EXASOL
12 3 (3.00%) Lauterbach
12 3 (3.00%) Dell
13 2 (2.00%) Adobe
13 2 (2.00%) Atlassian
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