Period
to 30 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

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

Platform Engineer
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 99 78 117
Rank change year-on-year -21 +39 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 9 5 15
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.63% 0.54% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.57% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 4
10th Percentile £48,417 " £42,466
25th Percentile £52,500 £41,250 £42,488
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £47,500 £43,877
Median % change year-on-year +47.37% +8.26% +25.36%
75th Percentile £80,000 £53,750 £45,500
90th Percentile £81,125 " "
Scotland median annual salary £70,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +47.37% -13.64% +57.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. 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
Glasgow
Permanent vacancies in Glasgow with a recognized job title 1,313 880 1,829
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.46% 95.03% 97.29%
Number of salaries quoted 900 603 1,292
10th Percentile £31,950 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,750 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,100 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.44% - -
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £64,768 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in Glasgow

Platform Engineer
Salary Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Platform Engineer in Glasgow.

Salary trend for Platform Engineer in Glasgow

Platform Engineer
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

Salary distribution for jobs citing Platform Engineer in Glasgow over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Platform Engineer in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 Glasgow region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Azure
2 5 (55.56%) AWS
2 5 (55.56%) Python
2 5 (55.56%) Puppet
2 5 (55.56%) DevOps
3 4 (44.44%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (44.44%) Kubernetes
3 4 (44.44%) Ansible
3 4 (44.44%) Docker
3 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) SaaS
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Bash Shell
4 3 (33.33%) PaaS
4 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) Perl
4 3 (33.33%) DevSecOps
4 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure as Code
4 3 (33.33%) CircleCI
4 3 (33.33%) Cyber Essentials

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) Azure
2 5 (55.56%) AWS
3 4 (44.44%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (44.44%) SaaS
4 3 (33.33%) IaaS
4 3 (33.33%) PaaS
5 1 (11.11%) GCP
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (33.33%) CircleCI
1 3 (33.33%) GitLab
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Public Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) DevOps
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 3 (33.33%) DevSecOps
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure as Code
2 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 3 (33.33%) Presales
2 3 (33.33%) Re-Platforming
2 3 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Automation
4 1 (11.11%) API Development
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Microservices
4 1 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) Bash Shell
3 3 (33.33%) Perl
3 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (11.11%) Go
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Puppet
2 4 (44.44%) Ansible
2 4 (44.44%) Kubernetes
3 3 (33.33%) CFEngine
3 3 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (33.33%) Terraform
4 1 (11.11%) Packer
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco
1 1 (11.11%) NetApp
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
1 1 (11.11%) SaltStack
1 1 (11.11%) VMware