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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform Engineer
Rank 807 841 839
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 73 48 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.046% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.049% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 60 40 36
Average salary £50,000 £51,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,750 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £92,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+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
99988 98266 105499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.82% 94.55% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83279 79377 90596
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 26 January 2015 within the UK.

Platform Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Platform Engineer
Top 23 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 26 January 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 +28 73 £50,000 -4.76% 6
London +18 29 £65,000 -7.14% 1
South East -11 23 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Berkshire - 15 £40,000 - 1
Leeds +12 12 £50,000 +17.64% 2
West Yorkshire 0 12 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Yorkshire -2 12 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Slough - 9 £37,500 -
Surrey -3 6 £50,000 +25.00%
North West -8 5 £50,000 -4.76%
Hampshire - 5 £50,000 - 1
Lancashire - 4 £50,000 -
Reading - 4 £45,000 - 1
Staffordshire -3 2 £40,000 -20.00%
West Midlands -16 2 £40,000 -15.78%
East of England - 2 £35,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £35,000 - 1
Reigate - 2 £66,250 -
Bishop's Stortford - 2 £35,000 - 1
Manchester -18 1 £42,500 -19.04%
Gatwick - 1 £65,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £65,000 -
Farnborough - 1 £45,000 - 1

Platform Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 66 (76.74%) Linux
2 42 (48.84%) VMware
3 36 (41.86%) Windows
4 27 (31.40%) Red Hat
5 22 (25.58%) DNS
6 21 (24.42%) HP
6 21 (24.42%) Perl
6 21 (24.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (23.26%) SAN
7 20 (23.26%) Cisco
8 19 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (22.09%) UNIX
9 18 (20.93%) vSphere
10 17 (19.77%) Python
11 16 (18.60%) PHP
11 16 (18.60%) SQL
11 16 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (17.44%) DevOps
12 15 (17.44%) NetApp
12 15 (17.44%) Finance
13 14 (16.28%) CA
13 14 (16.28%) IBM
13 14 (16.28%) Java
13 14 (16.28%) Degree
14 13 (15.12%) Bash Shell
15 12 (13.95%) SaaS
15 12 (13.95%) PaaS
15 12 (13.95%) Open Source
15 12 (13.95%) Ruby
15 12 (13.95%) IaaS

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (10.47%) Apache
1 9 (10.47%) Tomcat
2 7 (8.14%) OpenStack
3 6 (6.98%) Node.js
4 2 (2.33%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.16%) IIS
5 1 (1.16%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.95%) SaaS
1 12 (13.95%) PaaS
1 12 (13.95%) IaaS
2 7 (8.14%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (25.58%) DNS
2 20 (23.26%) SAN
3 10 (11.63%) LDAP
4 9 (10.47%) DHCP
4 9 (10.47%) Internet
5 7 (8.14%) Firewall
5 7 (8.14%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (8.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (8.14%) Software-Defined Networking
6 4 (4.65%) FCoE
6 4 (4.65%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (4.65%) Ethernet
6 4 (4.65%) LAN
7 3 (3.49%) VoIP
7 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.49%) VPN
8 2 (2.33%) HTTP
8 2 (2.33%) Network Security
8 2 (2.33%) SMTP
9 1 (1.16%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) SQL Server
1 7 (8.14%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.65%) Hadoop
2 4 (4.65%) Apache Hive
2 4 (4.65%) Big Data
2 4 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.49%) MS Access
3 3 (3.49%) MySQL
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.33%) HBase
4 2 (2.33%) Redis
4 2 (2.33%) Mahout
5 1 (1.16%) Sqoop
5 1 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.16%) Informix
Development Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.49%) Maven
3 2 (2.33%) JUnit
4 1 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 15 (17.44%) Finance
2 11 (12.79%) Banking
3 5 (5.81%) Marketing
3 5 (5.81%) Advertising
4 4 (4.65%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.65%) Electronics
5 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.16%) Publishing
6 1 (1.16%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.30%) JSON
1 8 (9.30%) RESTful
2 6 (6.98%) AngularJS
2 6 (6.98%) Web Services
3 5 (5.81%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (4.65%) XML
5 3 (3.49%) .NET
6 2 (2.33%) Memcached
6 2 (2.33%) Middleware
6 2 (2.33%) LAMP
6 2 (2.33%) Spring
6 2 (2.33%) Symfony
6 2 (2.33%) Guice
7 1 (1.16%) JSR 170
7 1 (1.16%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Open Source
2 10 (11.63%) Management Information System
3 8 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (8.14%) Clustering
4 7 (8.14%) Computer Science
5 6 (6.98%) Device Driver
6 4 (4.65%) e-Health
6 4 (4.65%) FlexPod
7 3 (3.49%) Hedge funds
8 2 (2.33%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.16%) EqualLogic
9 1 (1.16%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 66 (76.74%) Linux
2 36 (41.86%) Windows
3 21 (24.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (22.09%) UNIX
5 11 (12.79%) Solaris
6 9 (10.47%) Android
7 5 (5.81%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.49%) CentOS
9 2 (2.33%) Nucleus RTOS
10 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (17.44%) DevOps
3 11 (12.79%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (12.79%) Workflow
4 10 (11.63%) ITIL
4 10 (11.63%) Software Engineering
5 9 (10.47%) Incident Management
5 9 (10.47%) OO
6 8 (9.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (9.30%) Load Balancing
7 7 (8.14%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (6.98%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (5.81%) OpenUP
9 5 (5.81%) Software Testing
9 5 (5.81%) Release Management
9 5 (5.81%) Workflow Management
9 5 (5.81%) Service Delivery
9 5 (5.81%) Transition Management
10 4 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (4.65%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.42%) Perl
2 17 (19.77%) Python
3 16 (18.60%) PHP
3 16 (18.60%) SQL
4 14 (16.28%) Java
5 13 (15.12%) Bash Shell
6 12 (13.95%) Ruby
7 9 (10.47%) JavaScript
8 7 (8.14%) C++
9 5 (5.81%) C#
10 4 (4.65%) Tcl
11 3 (3.49%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.49%) Bourne shell
11 3 (3.49%) T-SQL
12 2 (2.33%) C
13 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (16.28%) Degree
2 4 (4.65%) RHCE
2 4 (4.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.49%) NCDA
4 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.33%) MCP
4 2 (2.33%) CCIE
5 1 (1.16%) CCNA
5 1 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.16%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) PCI DSS
2 5 (5.81%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (20.93%) vSphere
2 16 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.14%) Active Directory
3 7 (8.14%) Firmware
4 5 (5.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (5.81%) vCloud
5 3 (3.49%) NFS
5 3 (3.49%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (1.16%) Squid
7 1 (1.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (11.63%) NetBackup
3 8 (9.30%) Nagios
3 8 (9.30%) Puppet
4 3 (3.49%) yum
5 2 (2.33%) Oozie
6 1 (1.16%) WSUS
6 1 (1.16%) CFEngine
6 1 (1.16%) Ambari
6 1 (1.16%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 42 (48.84%) VMware
2 27 (31.40%) Red Hat
3 21 (24.42%) HP
4 20 (23.26%) Cisco
5 15 (17.44%) NetApp
6 14 (16.28%) IBM
6 14 (16.28%) CA
7 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
8 8 (9.30%) Dell
8 8 (9.30%) Brocade
9 7 (8.14%) Oracle
10 5 (5.81%) Sun
10 5 (5.81%) Fidessa
11 3 (3.49%) EMC
11 3 (3.49%) Veritas
11 3 (3.49%) Red Gate
12 2 (2.33%) Vertica
12 2 (2.33%) New Relic
12 2 (2.33%) EXASOL
12 2 (2.33%) QNX
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Car & Pack
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Good benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago