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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform Engineer
Rank 877 846 892
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 40 37 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.033% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.035% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 35 28 23
Average salary £50,000 £55,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.50% +22.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £70,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 2014 within the UK.

Platform Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Platform Engineer
Top 27 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -47 35 £50,000 -9.50% 5
London -67 12 £35,750 -37.28% 2
North West +6 10 £50,000 +33.33% 1
South East -6 10 £65,000 -3.70% 2
Berkshire +4 9 £65,000 -
Reading - 9 £65,000 -
Manchester +6 5 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 5 £50,000 - 1
Warrington - 5 £50,000 - 1
Northern Ireland +16 3 £65,000 -
Belfast +16 3 £65,000 -
County Antrim +15 3 £65,000 -
Wales - 2 £33,000 -
Newport - 2 £33,000 -
South Wales - 2 £33,000 -
City of London -26 1 £70,000 +30.84% 1
West Midlands - 1 £50,000 -
South West - 1 £49,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £45,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £49,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £49,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £49,000 -
Oxford - 1 £45,000 -
Leeds - 1 £49,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £50,000 -
Swindon - 1 £49,000 -

Platform Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 46 (50.55%) Linux
2 38 (41.76%) Windows
3 24 (26.37%) DNS
4 22 (24.18%) Red Hat
5 21 (23.08%) Citrix
5 21 (23.08%) VMware
5 21 (23.08%) Python
6 19 (20.88%) TCP/IP
6 19 (20.88%) SQL
6 19 (20.88%) Ruby
6 19 (20.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (18.68%) Perl
7 17 (18.68%) Active Directory
8 16 (17.58%) Cisco
8 16 (17.58%) Load Balancing
9 15 (16.48%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (15.38%) Puppet
10 14 (15.38%) Finance
11 13 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 13 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (14.29%) Degree
12 12 (13.19%) Configuration Management
12 12 (13.19%) HTTP
12 12 (13.19%) UNIX
13 11 (12.09%) LAN
13 11 (12.09%) WAN
13 11 (12.09%) Java
13 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (10.99%) PowerShell
14 10 (10.99%) SCCM

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (9.89%) MS Exchange
1 9 (9.89%) Apache
2 8 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.40%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (4.40%) IIS
5 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.20%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.20%) Lync
7 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.10%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.30%) PaaS
3 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (26.37%) DNS
2 19 (20.88%) TCP/IP
3 12 (13.19%) HTTP
4 11 (12.09%) LAN
4 11 (12.09%) WAN
5 9 (9.89%) SMTP
6 8 (8.79%) LDAP
7 7 (7.69%) SAN
8 6 (6.59%) BIG-IP
8 6 (6.59%) NetScaler
8 6 (6.59%) SSL
9 5 (5.49%) Firewall
9 5 (5.49%) Kerberos
9 5 (5.49%) SSH
10 4 (4.40%) SNMP
11 2 (2.20%) VoIP
11 2 (2.20%) VPN
12 1 (1.10%) IP Telephony
12 1 (1.10%) Internet
12 1 (1.10%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.89%) MongoDB
3 7 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 7 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.59%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (6.59%) Apache Hive
4 6 (6.59%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.30%) MySQL
6 2 (2.20%) Redis
6 2 (2.20%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.10%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.10%) Mahout
7 1 (1.10%) Big Data
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.40%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.30%) Hudson
4 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.20%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.10%) Subversion
5 1 (1.10%) JUnit
5 1 (1.10%) MSBuild
General
1 14 (15.38%) Finance
2 8 (8.79%) Banking
2 8 (8.79%) Games
3 7 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.59%) Marketing
5 3 (3.30%) Retail
5 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.20%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.40%) JSON
1 4 (4.40%) Web Services
2 3 (3.30%) SOAP
2 3 (3.30%) .NET
3 2 (2.20%) WCF
3 2 (2.20%) RESTful
3 2 (2.20%) HTML
3 2 (2.20%) XML
4 1 (1.10%) Middleware
4 1 (1.10%) COM
4 1 (1.10%) STL
4 1 (1.10%) J2EE
4 1 (1.10%) WSH
4 1 (1.10%) Swing
4 1 (1.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (1.10%) FreeSWITCH
4 1 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.10%) REST
4 1 (1.10%) ZeroMQ
4 1 (1.10%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) Clustering
2 9 (9.89%) Blackberry
2 9 (9.89%) Client/Server
2 9 (9.89%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.69%) Device Driver
4 6 (6.59%) Statistics
4 6 (6.59%) Machine Learning
4 6 (6.59%) Open Source
5 1 (1.10%) IVR
5 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.10%) Online Games
5 1 (1.10%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 46 (50.55%) Linux
2 38 (41.76%) Windows
3 19 (20.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (13.19%) UNIX
5 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (10.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.49%) FreeBSD
7 5 (5.49%) CentOS
8 4 (4.40%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.20%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (2.20%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.20%) AIX
11 1 (1.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.58%) Load Balancing
2 12 (13.19%) Configuration Management
3 10 (10.99%) Capacity Management
3 10 (10.99%) Project Management
3 10 (10.99%) Service Management
4 9 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (9.89%) Product Management
4 9 (9.89%) Problem Management
5 7 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 6 (6.59%) Scrum
7 5 (5.49%) Multithreading
8 4 (4.40%) OO
8 4 (4.40%) ITIL
8 4 (4.40%) Workflow
9 3 (3.30%) Automated Testing
9 3 (3.30%) Test Scripting
9 3 (3.30%) Kanban
10 2 (2.20%) Data Protection
10 2 (2.20%) Integration Testing
10 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.08%) Python
2 19 (20.88%) SQL
2 19 (20.88%) Ruby
3 17 (18.68%) Perl
4 11 (12.09%) Java
5 10 (10.99%) PowerShell
5 10 (10.99%) C++
5 10 (10.99%) Shell Script
6 9 (9.89%) C#
7 8 (8.79%) C
8 6 (6.59%) PHP
9 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.10%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (14.29%) Degree
2 8 (8.79%) CCNA
2 8 (8.79%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.59%) CCNP
4 3 (3.30%) RHCE
4 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.30%) MCSE
5 2 (2.20%) SAP Certification
5 2 (2.20%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.89%) QA
2 5 (5.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.30%) BS7799
4 2 (2.20%) JTAG
4 2 (2.20%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (18.68%) Active Directory
2 15 (16.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.99%) Hyper-V
4 9 (9.89%) XenApp
5 6 (6.59%) XenDesktop
6 5 (5.49%) KVM
7 4 (4.40%) XenServer
7 4 (4.40%) Xen
8 3 (3.30%) VMware ESX
8 3 (3.30%) NFS
8 3 (3.30%) vCloud
9 2 (2.20%) OpenSIPS
9 2 (2.20%) vSphere
9 2 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (15.38%) Puppet
2 13 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (10.99%) SCCM
3 10 (10.99%) SCOM
4 7 (7.69%) Nagios
5 5 (5.49%) CFEngine
6 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 3 (3.30%) Cobbler
7 2 (2.20%) WMI
7 2 (2.20%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.20%) collectd
7 2 (2.20%) StatsD
7 2 (2.20%) Netcool
8 1 (1.10%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.10%) MOM
8 1 (1.10%) OpenView
8 1 (1.10%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (1.10%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 22 (24.18%) Red Hat
2 21 (23.08%) Citrix
2 21 (23.08%) VMware
3 16 (17.58%) Cisco
4 13 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 7 (7.69%) HP
6 6 (6.59%) F5
7 5 (5.49%) Dell
7 5 (5.49%) NetApp
8 4 (4.40%) Oracle
9 3 (3.30%) Veritas
9 3 (3.30%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.30%) EMC
9 3 (3.30%) Splunk
9 3 (3.30%) Infoblox
10 2 (2.20%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.20%) Qualys
10 2 (2.20%) Rackspace
10 2 (2.20%) LogRhythm
10 2 (2.20%) ArcSight
Middlesex
Blue Personnel
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000 + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Fidessa
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Fidessa
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago