Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Platform Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 1011 1170
Rank change year-on-year +154 +159 +61
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 297 186 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.11% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.11% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 263 161 102
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +20.00%
10th Percentile £43,750 £39,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161257 170357 198528
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130412 143799 166492
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Platform Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in England

Platform Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Platform Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Platform Engineer in England

Platform Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Platform Engineer in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Platform Engineer in England

Platform Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +66 123 £70,000 +7.69% 11
North of England +80 96 £60,000 +4.35% 7
North West +24 49 £60,000 +4.35% 2
Yorkshire +45 46 £60,000 -7.69% 5
South East +39 41 £56,000 -0.44% 3
East of England +11 15 £60,000 -23.08% 1
South West -15 12 £45,000 -18.18%
Midlands +13 7 £55,000 - 1
West Midlands +7 5 £55,000 -
East Midlands +28 2 £55,000 -26.67% 1
North East - 1 £65,000 -
Platform Engineer
UK

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Platform Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 208 (70.03%) DevOps
2 184 (61.95%) Linux
3 155 (52.19%) Agile Software Development
4 151 (50.84%) Puppet
5 143 (48.15%) Python
6 142 (47.81%) Amazon AWS
7 126 (42.42%) Opscode Chef
8 119 (40.07%) Ansible
9 117 (39.39%) Configuration Management
10 108 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
11 105 (35.35%) Ruby
12 96 (32.32%) Docker
13 92 (30.98%) Bash Shell
13 92 (30.98%) Scrum
13 92 (30.98%) SQL
14 91 (30.64%) Unix
15 71 (23.91%) Shell Script
16 70 (23.57%) OpenStack
17 69 (23.23%) Jenkins
18 68 (22.90%) Kubernetes
19 67 (22.56%) Oracle
20 65 (21.89%) Cobbler
21 63 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
22 62 (20.88%) DSDM
22 62 (20.88%) RUP
22 62 (20.88%) Tivoli
23 58 (19.53%) Open Source
24 56 (18.86%) EnterpriseDB
25 51 (17.17%) Java
26 50 (16.84%) Software Engineering

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 70 (23.57%) OpenStack
2 44 (14.81%) CloudStack
3 24 (8.08%) Cloud Foundry
4 11 (3.70%) Apache
4 11 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (3.70%) IIS
5 10 (3.37%) Apache Spark
5 10 (3.37%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.36%) nginx
7 6 (2.02%) JBoss
7 6 (2.02%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.35%) Anypoint
8 4 (1.35%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.35%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.67%) Confluence
9 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.34%) CMS
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.34%) Jetty
10 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 142 (47.81%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (8.42%) AWS CloudFormation
4 16 (5.39%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (5.39%) IaaS
4 16 (5.39%) PaaS
5 15 (5.05%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (4.71%) SaaS
7 11 (3.70%) Serverless
8 7 (2.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 7 (2.36%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (2.02%) Google App Engine
9 6 (2.02%) Google Compute Engine
10 5 (1.68%) Bluemix
10 5 (1.68%) Heroku
10 5 (1.68%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (1.35%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.35%) Datadog
12 3 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (1.01%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 42 (14.14%) Firewall
2 35 (11.78%) TCP/IP
3 28 (9.43%) HTTP
3 28 (9.43%) VPN
4 22 (7.41%) Internet
5 20 (6.73%) SSL
6 18 (6.06%) IPsec
7 9 (3.03%) DNS
8 8 (2.69%) SAN
9 7 (2.36%) DHCP
9 7 (2.36%) SNMP
10 5 (1.68%) Broadband
10 5 (1.68%) FCoE
10 5 (1.68%) Wireless
11 4 (1.35%) LAN
12 3 (1.01%) VLAN
12 3 (1.01%) WAN
13 2 (0.67%) BGP
13 2 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.67%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.71%) MySQL
2 12 (4.04%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (3.37%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.03%) Big Data
6 8 (2.69%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.36%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.68%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.35%) Redis
10 3 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.01%) OLAP
10 3 (1.01%) OLTP
11 2 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.67%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.67%) InfluxDB
11 2 (0.67%) OpenTSDB
12 1 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.34%) HBase
Development Applications
1 69 (23.23%) Jenkins
2 42 (14.14%) Git (software)
3 23 (7.74%) TeamCity
4 13 (4.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (3.70%) JIRA
6 7 (2.36%) Hudson
6 7 (2.36%) Vagrant
7 6 (2.02%) GoCD
7 6 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (2.02%) Subversion
8 5 (1.68%) Redmine
8 5 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.35%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.01%) JMeter
10 3 (1.01%) Maven
11 2 (0.67%) CircleCI
11 2 (0.67%) JUnit
11 2 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.67%) Selenium
General
1 35 (11.78%) Finance
2 13 (4.38%) Retail
3 11 (3.70%) Games
4 6 (2.02%) Marketing
5 3 (1.01%) Advertising
5 3 (1.01%) Banking
5 3 (1.01%) Music Industry
6 2 (0.67%) Back Office
6 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.67%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.34%) French Language
7 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.07%) Web Services
2 19 (6.40%) REST
3 13 (4.38%) RabbitMQ
4 9 (3.03%) .NET
4 9 (3.03%) Node.js
5 7 (2.36%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (2.36%) HTML
5 7 (2.36%) JSON
6 6 (2.02%) J2EE
7 5 (1.68%) MCollective
7 5 (1.68%) Middleware
7 5 (1.68%) Sensu
7 5 (1.68%) Spring
7 5 (1.68%) Velocity
8 4 (1.35%) Java EE
8 4 (1.35%) RESTful
8 4 (1.35%) SOAP
9 3 (1.01%) CSS
9 3 (1.01%) EJB
9 3 (1.01%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.46%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.07%) Private Cloud
2 21 (7.07%) Public Cloud
3 16 (5.39%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.69%) Clustering
4 8 (2.69%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (2.36%) Fintech
6 6 (2.02%) Cloud Native
7 5 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.68%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.68%) Device Driver
7 5 (1.68%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.01%) Blog
9 3 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.67%) Social Network
10 2 (0.67%) Verilog
10 2 (0.67%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 184 (61.95%) Linux
2 91 (30.64%) Unix
3 49 (16.50%) Windows
4 22 (7.41%) CentOS
5 17 (5.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (4.71%) Windows Server
7 13 (4.38%) Ubuntu
8 11 (3.70%) Debian
9 7 (2.36%) Embedded Linux
10 6 (2.02%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.67%) AIX
11 2 (0.67%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.34%) Gentoo
12 1 (0.34%) Solaris
12 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (70.03%) DevOps
2 155 (52.19%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (39.39%) Configuration Management
4 108 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 92 (30.98%) Scrum
6 62 (20.88%) DSDM
6 62 (20.88%) RUP
7 58 (19.53%) Open Source
8 50 (16.84%) Software Engineering
9 33 (11.11%) ITIL
10 28 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
10 28 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
11 27 (9.09%) Microservices
12 24 (8.08%) TDD
13 21 (7.07%) Mentoring
14 19 (6.40%) Identity Management
15 17 (5.72%) E-Commerce
16 16 (5.39%) Load Balancing
16 16 (5.39%) Performance Tuning
17 15 (5.05%) API Integration
Programming Languages
1 143 (48.15%) Python
2 105 (35.35%) Ruby
3 92 (30.98%) Bash Shell
3 92 (30.98%) SQL
4 71 (23.91%) Shell Script
5 51 (17.17%) Java
6 27 (9.09%) Go
6 27 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 16 (5.39%) C
8 15 (5.05%) C++
9 13 (4.38%) JavaScript
10 9 (3.03%) PHP
11 8 (2.69%) Scala
12 7 (2.36%) Embedded C++
12 7 (2.36%) Perl
13 6 (2.02%) Groovy
13 6 (2.02%) Korn
14 5 (1.68%) Embedded C
15 3 (1.01%) C#
16 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (12.46%) Degree
2 12 (4.04%) MCSE
2 12 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.37%) AWS Certification
4 10 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.02%) CCNA
5 6 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.02%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.68%) CISSP
6 5 (1.68%) CompTIA Security+
6 5 (1.68%) GIAC
6 5 (1.68%) Linux+ Certification
6 5 (1.68%) MCITP
6 5 (1.68%) MCSA
6 5 (1.68%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (1.68%) SANS
6 5 (1.68%) Security+ Certification
6 5 (1.68%) SSCP
7 3 (1.01%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.69%) SLA
2 7 (2.36%) QA
3 5 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.34%) COBIT
6 1 (0.34%) GCP
System Software
1 96 (32.32%) Docker
2 45 (15.15%) vSphere
3 43 (14.48%) Xen
3 43 (14.48%) XenServer
4 18 (6.06%) Active Directory
5 16 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (2.69%) XenApp
7 6 (2.02%) Ceph
8 5 (1.68%) DFS Replication
8 5 (1.68%) NFS
8 5 (1.68%) Samba
8 5 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.68%) VMware NSX
9 4 (1.35%) etcd
9 4 (1.35%) flannel
9 4 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.01%) vCloud
11 2 (0.67%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.67%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 151 (50.84%) Puppet
2 126 (42.42%) Opscode Chef
3 119 (40.07%) Ansible
4 68 (22.90%) Kubernetes
5 65 (21.89%) Cobbler
6 62 (20.88%) Tivoli
7 48 (16.16%) Terraform
8 17 (5.72%) Packer
9 15 (5.05%) Nagios
10 12 (4.04%) Docker Swarm
11 10 (3.37%) Consul
12 9 (3.03%) Salt
13 7 (2.36%) Mesos
14 5 (1.68%) systemd
14 5 (1.68%) vCenter Server
14 5 (1.68%) WSUS
15 4 (1.35%) HAProxy
15 4 (1.35%) Rancher
15 4 (1.35%) SCCM
15 4 (1.35%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 67 (22.56%) Oracle
2 56 (18.86%) EnterpriseDB
3 45 (15.15%) VMware
4 29 (9.76%) Red Hat
5 28 (9.43%) Microsoft
6 26 (8.75%) Google
7 11 (3.70%) EMC
7 11 (3.70%) Splunk
8 10 (3.37%) SolarWinds
9 8 (2.69%) Citrix
9 8 (2.69%) New Relic
10 5 (1.68%) HP
10 5 (1.68%) LANDesk
10 5 (1.68%) NetApp
11 4 (1.35%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.01%) AppDynamics
12 3 (1.01%) Cisco
12 3 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.01%) SaltStack
13 2 (0.67%) EXASOL