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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform Engineer
Rank 870 845 864
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 24 35 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.032% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.034% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 18 33 36
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,150 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +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
108241 101899 112522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.25% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 87515 84514 96083
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 27 August 2014 within the UK.

Platform Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Platform Engineer
Top 17 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 27 August 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 -63 24 £47,500 +5.55% 6
London -30 12 £62,500 +38.88% 6
South East -22 6 £37,500 -37.50%
Berkshire +6 5 £35,000 -41.66%
North West -5 4 £42,500 -3.95%
Slough - 3 £35,000 -
Manchester - 3 - -
Reading - 2 £55,000 -
East of England -9 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Cheshire -11 1 £42,500 -3.95%
Oxfordshire - 1 £40,000 -
Suffolk - 1 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -
Oxford - 1 £40,000 -
Ipswich - 1 £45,000 -
Leeds - 1 £40,000 -

Platform Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 35 (45.45%) Linux
2 29 (37.66%) Windows
3 26 (33.77%) SQL
4 22 (28.57%) DNS
5 18 (23.38%) Java
5 18 (23.38%) VMware
6 17 (22.08%) Ruby
6 17 (22.08%) Cisco
6 17 (22.08%) HTTP
7 16 (20.78%) Python
7 16 (20.78%) Microsoft
7 16 (20.78%) Finance
7 16 (20.78%) Firewall
7 16 (20.78%) Degree
7 16 (20.78%) QA
8 15 (19.48%) Relational Database
9 13 (16.88%) LAN
10 12 (15.58%) Red Hat
10 12 (15.58%) Load Balancing
11 11 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (14.29%) Capacity Management
11 11 (14.29%) SMTP
11 11 (14.29%) Citrix
11 11 (14.29%) C
12 10 (12.99%) SQL Server
12 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
12 10 (12.99%) WAN
12 10 (12.99%) Project Management
12 10 (12.99%) Software Engineering
12 10 (12.99%) Clustering

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 8 (10.39%) Apache
2 7 (9.09%) IIS
3 6 (7.79%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.49%) MS Exchange
5 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.60%) PaaS
2 1 (1.30%) IaaS
2 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.57%) DNS
2 17 (22.08%) HTTP
3 16 (20.78%) Firewall
4 13 (16.88%) LAN
5 11 (14.29%) SMTP
6 10 (12.99%) WAN
7 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
8 7 (9.09%) Network Security
8 7 (9.09%) LDAP
9 6 (7.79%) Kerberos
9 6 (7.79%) SSL
9 6 (7.79%) SSH
9 6 (7.79%) NetScaler
10 3 (3.90%) Wireless
10 3 (3.90%) SAN
11 2 (2.60%) 802.11
11 2 (2.60%) OSPF
11 2 (2.60%) RTP
11 2 (2.60%) VRRP
11 2 (2.60%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.48%) Relational Database
2 10 (12.99%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 6 (7.79%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (7.79%) RDBMS
4 6 (7.79%) Hadoop
4 6 (7.79%) Apache Hive
5 4 (5.19%) MySQL
6 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.30%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 7 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.49%) MSBuild
3 4 (5.19%) JUnit
3 4 (5.19%) Maven
4 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 16 (20.78%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Retail
3 6 (7.79%) Marketing
4 3 (3.90%) Games
5 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.30%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) .NET
1 7 (9.09%) XML
2 5 (6.49%) XSD
2 5 (6.49%) JSON
2 5 (6.49%) WCF
3 4 (5.19%) Spring
3 4 (5.19%) Guice
4 3 (3.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (3.90%) STL
5 2 (2.60%) HTML
5 2 (2.60%) SOAP
5 2 (2.60%) ZeroMQ
5 2 (2.60%) BSON
5 2 (2.60%) Django
6 1 (1.30%) COM
6 1 (1.30%) Web Services
6 1 (1.30%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) Device Driver
1 10 (12.99%) Clustering
2 9 (11.69%) Client/Server
3 7 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.79%) Open Source
4 6 (7.79%) Statistics
5 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 35 (45.45%) Linux
2 29 (37.66%) Windows
3 11 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (7.79%) FreeBSD
5 4 (5.19%) Mac OS X
5 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.19%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.19%) UNIX
6 2 (2.60%) CentOS
6 2 (2.60%) AIX
7 1 (1.30%) Solaris
7 1 (1.30%) Android
7 1 (1.30%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.58%) Load Balancing
2 11 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 10 (12.99%) Software Engineering
3 10 (12.99%) Project Management
4 9 (11.69%) Service Management
4 9 (11.69%) Problem Management
4 9 (11.69%) Product Management
5 8 (10.39%) Multithreading
5 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.79%) Configuration Management
6 6 (7.79%) E-Commerce
6 6 (7.79%) Machine Learning
7 5 (6.49%) DNA
7 5 (6.49%) OO
7 5 (6.49%) E-business
7 5 (6.49%) Security Architecture
7 5 (6.49%) Test Management
8 4 (5.19%) TDD
8 4 (5.19%) Automated Testing
9 3 (3.90%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.77%) SQL
2 18 (23.38%) Java
3 17 (22.08%) Ruby
4 16 (20.78%) Python
5 11 (14.29%) C
6 10 (12.99%) PowerShell
7 9 (11.69%) C++
7 9 (11.69%) Perl
8 7 (9.09%) Shell Script
9 6 (7.79%) C#
10 5 (6.49%) PHP
10 5 (6.49%) T-SQL
11 4 (5.19%) PL/SQL
12 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
13 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (20.78%) Degree
2 7 (9.09%) CCNA
2 7 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.60%) MBA
4 1 (1.30%) MCSE
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.78%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) BS7799
2 3 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.60%) JTAG
3 2 (2.60%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
1 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (11.69%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.49%) vCloud
4 3 (3.90%) XenServer
4 3 (3.90%) vSphere
5 2 (2.60%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.60%) XenApp
6 1 (1.30%) Xen
6 1 (1.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) SCOM
2 4 (5.19%) SCCM
3 3 (3.90%) Nagios
3 3 (3.90%) Puppet
4 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.60%) Netcool
5 1 (1.30%) collectd
5 1 (1.30%) StatsD
5 1 (1.30%) logstash
5 1 (1.30%) Salt
5 1 (1.30%) Opsview
5 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.30%) Cobbler
5 1 (1.30%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 18 (23.38%) VMware
2 17 (22.08%) Cisco
3 16 (20.78%) Microsoft
4 12 (15.58%) Red Hat
5 11 (14.29%) Citrix
6 6 (7.79%) Oracle
7 4 (5.19%) Apple
8 3 (3.90%) IBM
8 3 (3.90%) Juniper
8 3 (3.90%) NetApp
9 2 (2.60%) Sybase
9 2 (2.60%) HP
9 2 (2.60%) ArcSight
9 2 (2.60%) EMC
10 1 (1.30%) Rackspace
10 1 (1.30%) SaltStack
10 1 (1.30%) Infoblox
10 1 (1.30%) Splunk
10 1 (1.30%) Dell
10 1 (1.30%) Veritas
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Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum 10% Bonus and Oncall allowance
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