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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform Engineer
Rank 841 857 842
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 42 50 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.043% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.045% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 29 43 30
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £21,500 £48,850
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £75,250
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -31.03%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

Platform Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Platform Engineer
Top 22 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 22 May 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 +31 40 £53,750 +7.50% 11
London +55 23 £57,500 +60.83% 5
South West -4 7 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 7 - -
South East -6 5 £38,750 -40.38% 1
East of England +14 2 £50,000 -23.07% 2
Berkshire -8 2 £45,000 -30.76%
Essex - 2 £50,000 -
Chelmsford - 2 £50,000 -
City of London - 2 £46,500 - 1
North East - 2 £40,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £40,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +20 1 £52,500 +7.14% 1
Leeds +13 1 £52,500 +7.14% 1
Yorkshire +8 1 £52,500 +7.14% 1
Reading -19 1 - -
Reigate - 1 £50,000 -
Crawley - 1 £31,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £42,500 - 1
Kent - 1 £32,500 -
Surrey - 1 £50,000 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £31,500 -

Platform Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 75 (72.12%) Linux
2 64 (61.54%) VMware
3 61 (58.65%) Windows
4 37 (35.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 36 (34.62%) Cisco
6 29 (27.88%) Red Hat
6 29 (27.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (25.96%) ITIL
8 25 (24.04%) SAN
8 25 (24.04%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (23.08%) Firewall
10 23 (22.12%) Perl
10 23 (22.12%) Puppet
11 22 (21.15%) vSphere
11 22 (21.15%) Opscode Chef
12 21 (20.19%) NetApp
13 20 (19.23%) Finance
13 20 (19.23%) HP
13 20 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
14 19 (18.27%) Microsoft
14 19 (18.27%) TCP/IP
14 19 (18.27%) Configuration Management
15 18 (17.31%) Management Information System
15 18 (17.31%) Change Control
16 17 (16.35%) DevOps
17 15 (14.42%) Java
17 15 (14.42%) CFEngine
17 15 (14.42%) Bash Shell
17 15 (14.42%) iSCSI
17 15 (14.42%) Electronic Trading

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (6.73%) Apache
1 7 (6.73%) IIS
2 5 (4.81%) OpenStack
3 4 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.88%) Lync
4 3 (2.88%) Node.js
5 1 (0.96%) JBoss
5 1 (0.96%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.96%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.65%) SaaS
1 9 (8.65%) IaaS
2 8 (7.69%) PaaS
3 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.85%) OpenShift
5 3 (2.88%) Office 365
5 3 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (24.04%) SAN
2 24 (23.08%) Firewall
3 19 (18.27%) TCP/IP
4 15 (14.42%) iSCSI
5 14 (13.46%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (12.50%) DNS
6 13 (12.50%) LDAP
7 10 (9.62%) Ethernet
8 8 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (6.73%) Internet
9 7 (6.73%) Network Security
9 7 (6.73%) NetScaler
10 6 (5.77%) FCoE
10 6 (5.77%) Junos
11 4 (3.85%) Software-Defined Networking
11 4 (3.85%) LAN
12 3 (2.88%) HTTP
13 2 (1.92%) VLAN
13 2 (1.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.85%) SSDT
3 3 (2.88%) MySQL
3 3 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.88%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.92%) Redis
5 1 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.96%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Psake
1 4 (3.85%) Selenium
1 4 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (3.85%) MSBuild
1 4 (3.85%) NUnit
1 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio
1 4 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (2.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.96%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (19.23%) Finance
2 10 (9.62%) Military
3 7 (6.73%) Banking
4 4 (3.85%) Electronics
4 4 (3.85%) Retail
5 3 (2.88%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.92%) Marketing
6 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.92%) Advertising
7 1 (0.96%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.62%) FIX Protocol
2 7 (6.73%) Web Services
3 6 (5.77%) JSON
3 6 (5.77%) .NET
4 5 (4.81%) XML
4 5 (4.81%) LAMP
4 5 (4.81%) RESTful
5 4 (3.85%) MSMQ
6 3 (2.88%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.92%) Symfony
7 2 (1.92%) Memcached
7 2 (1.92%) HTML
8 1 (0.96%) XHTML
8 1 (0.96%) CSS
8 1 (0.96%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.96%) Middleware
8 1 (0.96%) MCollective
8 1 (0.96%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.96%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.31%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.77%) Enterprise Cloud
3 5 (4.81%) Clustering
3 5 (4.81%) Device Driver
3 5 (4.81%) Open Source
3 5 (4.81%) Hedge funds
3 5 (4.81%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.81%) e-Health
3 5 (4.81%) FlexPod
4 3 (2.88%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.88%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.96%) Biometrics
6 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.96%) PKI
6 1 (0.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (72.12%) Linux
2 61 (58.65%) Windows
3 29 (27.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (11.54%) UNIX
5 10 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (7.69%) CentOS
6 8 (7.69%) Solaris
7 7 (6.73%) Android
8 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.88%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.96%) Debian
10 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.96%) Nucleus RTOS
10 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.96%) ITIL
2 25 (24.04%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (18.27%) Configuration Management
4 18 (17.31%) Change Control
5 17 (16.35%) DevOps
6 15 (14.42%) Electronic Trading
7 14 (13.46%) Scrum
8 13 (12.50%) Information Security
8 13 (12.50%) Project Management
9 10 (9.62%) Service Management
9 10 (9.62%) Change Management
9 10 (9.62%) Time Management
9 10 (9.62%) Document Management
10 8 (7.69%) Regression Testing
11 6 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (5.77%) Software Engineering
11 6 (5.77%) OO
12 5 (4.81%) E-Commerce
12 5 (4.81%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (4.81%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.12%) Perl
2 15 (14.42%) Java
2 15 (14.42%) Bash Shell
3 14 (13.46%) Python
4 13 (12.50%) PHP
4 13 (12.50%) SQL
5 10 (9.62%) C
6 8 (7.69%) C#
7 5 (4.81%) C++
7 5 (4.81%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.81%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.85%) Ruby
9 3 (2.88%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.88%) Tcl
10 1 (0.96%) Go
Qualifications
1 13 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.58%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (9.62%) DV Cleared
4 9 (8.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (7.69%) Degree
6 7 (6.73%) RHCE
6 7 (6.73%) CCNA
6 7 (6.73%) JNCIA
7 5 (4.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (3.85%) CCIE
9 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.92%) VCP5
9 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 2 (1.92%) MCP
10 1 (0.96%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 5 (4.81%) SLA
2 5 (4.81%) QA
System Software
1 37 (35.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (21.15%) vSphere
3 20 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (7.69%) Active Directory
5 5 (4.81%) vCloud
5 5 (4.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (2.88%) Firmware
7 2 (1.92%) Squid
8 1 (0.96%) qmail
8 1 (0.96%) XenServer
8 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.96%) Docker
8 1 (0.96%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 23 (22.12%) Puppet
2 22 (21.15%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (14.42%) CFEngine
4 8 (7.69%) NetBackup
5 7 (6.73%) SolarWinds Orion
6 6 (5.77%) Nagios
7 4 (3.85%) SCCM
8 1 (0.96%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.96%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.96%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.96%) Cacti
8 1 (0.96%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.96%) WSUS
8 1 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.96%) collectd
8 1 (0.96%) logstash
8 1 (0.96%) Graphite
Vendors
1 64 (61.54%) VMware
2 36 (34.62%) Cisco
3 29 (27.88%) Red Hat
4 21 (20.19%) NetApp
5 20 (19.23%) HP
6 19 (18.27%) Microsoft
7 13 (12.50%) IBM
7 13 (12.50%) CA
8 8 (7.69%) Splunk
8 8 (7.69%) Juniper
9 7 (6.73%) Citrix
9 7 (6.73%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.81%) EMC
10 5 (4.81%) Sun
10 5 (4.81%) Brocade
10 5 (4.81%) ProCurve
11 4 (3.85%) Dell
12 3 (2.88%) Fidessa
13 2 (1.92%) New Relic
13 2 (1.92%) Mitel
Bristol, Avon
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
J P Scarlet & Associates
Salary: Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits Package including Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago