Period
to 20 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Platform Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 220 170 296
Rank change year-on-year -50 +126 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 45 23 38
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.76% 0.63% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.68% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 39 17 31
10th Percentile £63,400 £59,500 £56,250
25th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £63,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £75,000 £82,500
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +13.79%
75th Percentile £97,500 £86,250 £91,875
90th Percentile " £87,500 £105,000
Central London median annual salary £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 5,565 3,402 9,493
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.50% 93.36% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4,936 2,987 8,398
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £71,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.43% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Platform Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in the City of London

Platform Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Platform Engineer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Platform Engineer in the City of London

Platform Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Platform Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Platform Engineer in the City of London

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, Platform Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 39 (86.67%) Kubernetes
2 36 (80.00%) Terraform
3 35 (77.78%) AWS
4 32 (71.11%) Docker
5 23 (51.11%) Infrastructure as Code
6 22 (48.89%) Jenkins
6 22 (48.89%) Python
7 21 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (46.67%) GCP
8 19 (42.22%) Linux
9 16 (35.56%) Ansible
9 16 (35.56%) DevOps
9 16 (35.56%) Azure
10 13 (28.89%) Fintech
10 13 (28.89%) Software Engineering
11 11 (24.44%) Java
11 11 (24.44%) Web Services
12 10 (22.22%) Finance
12 10 (22.22%) Puppet
13 9 (20.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 7 (15.56%) CircleCI
14 7 (15.56%) Infrastructure Automation
14 7 (15.56%) Social Skills
14 7 (15.56%) Go
14 7 (15.56%) CoreOS
14 7 (15.56%) Banking
14 7 (15.56%) nginx
14 7 (15.56%) Ubuntu
15 6 (13.33%) Observability
16 5 (11.11%) Travis CI

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (15.56%) nginx
2 1 (2.22%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 35 (77.78%) AWS
2 21 (46.67%) GCP
3 16 (35.56%) Azure
4 4 (8.89%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (6.67%) Amazon EKS
5 3 (6.67%) Apigee
5 3 (6.67%) OpenShift
6 2 (4.44%) Bitrise
6 2 (4.44%) GitHub
6 2 (4.44%) GitHub Actions
6 2 (4.44%) Serverless
7 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (2.22%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
7 1 (2.22%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (2.22%) Azure Storage
7 1 (2.22%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (2.22%) Route 53
7 1 (2.22%) SaaS
7 1 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) DHCP
1 1 (2.22%) DNS
1 1 (2.22%) Firewall
1 1 (2.22%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon Athena
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (2.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.22%) Data Lake
2 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.22%) DataStax
2 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.22%) Neo4j
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.22%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 22 (48.89%) Jenkins
2 7 (15.56%) CircleCI
3 5 (11.11%) Travis CI
4 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.67%) JUnit
4 3 (6.67%) Mockito
5 2 (4.44%) Artifactory
5 2 (4.44%) JIRA
5 2 (4.44%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.22%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 7 (15.56%) Banking
2 7 (15.56%) Social Skills
3 4 (8.89%) Law
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) Web Services
2 5 (11.11%) Spring
2 5 (11.11%) Spring Boot
3 3 (6.67%) Hibernate
3 3 (6.67%) SOAP
3 3 (6.67%) WireMock
4 2 (4.44%) Kafka
4 2 (4.44%) Middleware
4 2 (4.44%) Node.js
5 1 (2.22%) OAuth
5 1 (2.22%) OAuth2
5 1 (2.22%) OpenID
5 1 (2.22%) Spark Streaming
5 1 (2.22%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 5 (11.11%) Public Cloud
2 3 (6.67%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.22%) Acoustics
3 1 (2.22%) Blog
3 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (42.22%) Linux
2 7 (15.56%) CoreOS
2 7 (15.56%) Ubuntu
3 3 (6.67%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Unix
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) Infrastructure as Code
2 21 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (35.56%) DevOps
4 13 (28.89%) Fintech
4 13 (28.89%) Software Engineering
5 9 (20.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 7 (15.56%) Infrastructure Automation
7 6 (13.33%) Observability
8 4 (8.89%) Insurtech
8 4 (8.89%) Performance Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Scrum
8 4 (8.89%) Software Delivery
9 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
9 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
9 3 (6.67%) Microservices
9 3 (6.67%) Presales
10 2 (4.44%) Data-Driven Decision Making
10 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 2 (4.44%) Proactive Monitoring
10 2 (4.44%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) Python
2 11 (24.44%) Java
3 7 (15.56%) Go
4 5 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.44%) C#
5 2 (4.44%) Java 8
5 2 (4.44%) SQL
6 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.22%) NIST
System Software
1 32 (71.11%) Docker
2 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 39 (86.67%) Kubernetes
2 36 (80.00%) Terraform
3 16 (35.56%) Ansible
4 10 (22.22%) Puppet
5 4 (8.89%) Consul
5 4 (8.89%) Grafana
5 4 (8.89%) Packer
5 4 (8.89%) Prometheus
6 1 (2.22%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.22%) SCCM
6 1 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Google
2 2 (4.44%) Veracode
3 1 (2.22%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.22%) Databricks
3 1 (2.22%) Hortonworks
3 1 (2.22%) IBM
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft