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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform Engineer
Rank 883 832 851
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 13 49 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.045% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.048% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 11 38 30
Average salary £65,000 £57,500 £51,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.04% +12.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £79,500 £70,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-26.00% +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
107752 102864 107643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.57% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88108 85518 91703
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
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 £38,500
% 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 October 2014 within the UK.

Platform Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Platform Engineer
Top 12 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 October 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 -44 12 £66,250 +12.76% 4
London -8 8 £67,500 -3.57%
South East -9 4 £40,000 -23.80% 2
Berkshire - 2 £40,000 - 1
Surrey - 2 £53,250 - 1
South Wales +9 1 £34,000 -18.07%
Wales +1 1 £34,000 -18.07%
Reading - 1 £40,000 -
Slough - 1 - - 1
Staines - 1 £74,000 -
Woking - 1 £32,500 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £34,000 -

Platform Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 24 (48.98%) SQL
2 18 (36.73%) Windows
2 18 (36.73%) Linux
3 17 (34.69%) VMware
4 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (28.57%) Java
6 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
6 13 (26.53%) Firewall
7 12 (24.49%) Cisco
8 10 (20.41%) Python
8 10 (20.41%) PowerShell
8 10 (20.41%) Relational Database
9 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
9 9 (18.37%) C
9 9 (18.37%) .NET
9 9 (18.37%) DNS
9 9 (18.37%) Active Directory
10 8 (16.33%) Finance
10 8 (16.33%) LAN
10 8 (16.33%) C++
10 8 (16.33%) Ruby
11 7 (14.29%) Degree
11 7 (14.29%) QA
11 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (14.29%) Open Source
11 7 (14.29%) IIS
11 7 (14.29%) Visual Studio
11 7 (14.29%) HTTP
11 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 7 (14.29%) IIS
2 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.08%) Apache Pig
4 1 (2.04%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (2.04%) Apache
4 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) PaaS
2 1 (2.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) Firewall
2 9 (18.37%) DNS
3 8 (16.33%) LAN
4 7 (14.29%) HTTP
4 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 6 (12.24%) WAN
5 6 (12.24%) Network Security
6 5 (10.20%) NetScaler
7 4 (8.16%) DHCP
8 2 (4.08%) LDAP
8 2 (4.08%) SMTP
8 2 (4.08%) VoIP
8 2 (4.08%) VPN
8 2 (4.08%) IPv4
8 2 (4.08%) IPv6
8 2 (4.08%) SAN
8 2 (4.08%) 802.11
8 2 (4.08%) Wireless
8 2 (4.08%) RTP
8 2 (4.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.16%) Hadoop
3 4 (8.16%) Apache Hive
3 4 (8.16%) MySQL
3 4 (8.16%) Big Data
4 2 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.08%) HBase
4 2 (4.08%) Mahout
4 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.04%) Jackrabbit
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.04%) Informix
5 1 (2.04%) MS Access
5 1 (2.04%) Sqoop
5 1 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 7 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (10.20%) MSBuild
2 5 (10.20%) Maven
3 4 (8.16%) JUnit
4 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Games
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Publishing
4 1 (2.04%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) .NET
2 5 (10.20%) XML
2 5 (10.20%) XSD
2 5 (10.20%) WCF
3 4 (8.16%) Guice
3 4 (8.16%) Spring
4 2 (4.08%) STL
4 2 (4.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (2.04%) OSGi
5 1 (2.04%) ZeroMQ
5 1 (2.04%) Django
5 1 (2.04%) Web Services
5 1 (2.04%) SOAP
5 1 (2.04%) JSON
5 1 (2.04%) JSR 170
5 1 (2.04%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Open Source
2 4 (8.16%) Device Driver
3 3 (6.12%) Clustering
4 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.08%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.04%) Symmetrix
5 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.04%) User Experience
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.73%) Windows
1 18 (36.73%) Linux
2 5 (10.20%) UNIX
3 4 (8.16%) Mac OS X
4 3 (6.12%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.08%) CentOS
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.04%) Android
6 1 (2.04%) FreeBSD
6 1 (2.04%) Solaris
6 1 (2.04%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
3 5 (10.20%) Test Management
3 5 (10.20%) E-business
3 5 (10.20%) OO
3 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
3 5 (10.20%) DNA
3 5 (10.20%) Security Architecture
3 5 (10.20%) Line Management
4 4 (8.16%) MapReduce
4 4 (8.16%) TDD
5 3 (6.12%) Workflow
5 3 (6.12%) Scrum
5 3 (6.12%) Automated Testing
6 2 (4.08%) Integration Testing
6 2 (4.08%) Project Planning
6 2 (4.08%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.08%) Image Processing
6 2 (4.08%) Video Processing
6 2 (4.08%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.98%) SQL
2 14 (28.57%) Java
3 10 (20.41%) Python
3 10 (20.41%) PowerShell
4 9 (18.37%) C
5 8 (16.33%) C++
5 8 (16.33%) Ruby
6 6 (12.24%) T-SQL
6 6 (12.24%) Perl
7 5 (10.20%) PHP
7 5 (10.20%) Bash Shell
8 3 (6.12%) PL/SQL
8 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
9 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) CCNA
1 7 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) MCSE
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) SLA
3 1 (2.04%) JTAG
System Software
1 9 (18.37%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.24%) Hyper-V
4 5 (10.20%) vCloud
5 4 (8.16%) vSphere
6 2 (4.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (2.04%) NFS
7 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.04%) XenServer
7 1 (2.04%) Xen
7 1 (2.04%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Casper Suite
2 2 (4.08%) Oozie
3 1 (2.04%) Opsview
3 1 (2.04%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (2.04%) Nagios
3 1 (2.04%) WSUS
3 1 (2.04%) SCCM
3 1 (2.04%) SCOM
3 1 (2.04%) Puppet
3 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (2.04%) Cobbler
3 1 (2.04%) Ambari
Vendors
1 17 (34.69%) VMware
2 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
3 12 (24.49%) Cisco
4 5 (10.20%) Citrix
4 5 (10.20%) Oracle
5 4 (8.16%) NetApp
5 4 (8.16%) Red Hat
5 4 (8.16%) Apple
6 3 (6.12%) Juniper
7 2 (4.08%) HP
7 2 (4.08%) Dell
7 2 (4.08%) IBM
7 2 (4.08%) Vertica
7 2 (4.08%) EXASOL
8 1 (2.04%) Veritas
8 1 (2.04%) Adobe
8 1 (2.04%) Fidessa
8 1 (2.04%) EMC
8 1 (2.04%) Reuters
8 1 (2.04%) Bloomberg
Woking
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + 20% bonus + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Telefonica
Posted: 9 days ago