Period
to 15 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £71,250 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

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

Platform Engineer
England > London
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 457 552 729
Rank change year-on-year +95 +177 +69
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 288 262 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.53% 0.39% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.41% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 194 159 111
London median annual salary £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.79% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £55,000 £43,250 £48,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% -4.17% +4.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 51,837 64,089 71,693
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 95.34% 94.68%
Number of salaries quoted 42,209 52,613 56,343
London median annual salary £64,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,024 £33,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,085 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +5.26%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in London

Platform Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Platform Engineer in London

Platform Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Platform Engineer in London over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Platform Engineer in London

Platform Engineer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 15 November 2019. 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
Central London +39 47 £75,000 +3.45% 13
South London +15 30 £70,000 +40.00% 5
West London +32 6 £90,000 +164.71% 2
East London +26 4 £61,250 -37.18% 2
Platform Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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 London region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 190 (65.97%) DevOps
2 179 (62.15%) Terraform
3 177 (61.46%) AWS
4 171 (59.38%) Python
5 162 (56.25%) Docker
6 139 (48.26%) Kubernetes
6 139 (48.26%) Linux
6 139 (48.26%) Agile Software Development
7 137 (47.57%) Ansible
8 129 (44.79%) Azure
9 117 (40.63%) Puppet
10 109 (37.85%) Jenkins
11 105 (36.46%) Configuration Management
12 96 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
13 82 (28.47%) Java
14 80 (27.78%) Infrastructure as Code
15 77 (26.74%) Continuous Integration
16 76 (26.39%) GCP
17 69 (23.96%) Git (software)
18 66 (22.92%) Bash Shell
19 59 (20.49%) SQL
20 58 (20.14%) Finance
21 56 (19.44%) Go
22 55 (19.10%) Open Source
23 52 (18.06%) Ruby
23 52 (18.06%) Consul
24 47 (16.32%) Elastic Stack
24 47 (16.32%) Hadoop
25 46 (15.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
25 46 (15.97%) Windows

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 27 (9.38%) Apache Spark
2 23 (7.99%) Confluence
3 15 (5.21%) IIS
4 13 (4.51%) Tomcat
5 9 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.43%) Apache
6 7 (2.43%) nginx
7 6 (2.08%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (1.74%) Jupyter
8 5 (1.74%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.74%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.39%) CloudStack
9 4 (1.39%) SAS
10 3 (1.04%) WildFly
11 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.04%) HipChat
3 1 (0.35%) Gliffy
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 177 (61.46%) AWS
2 129 (44.79%) Azure
3 76 (26.39%) GCP
4 46 (15.97%) PaaS
5 40 (13.89%) SaaS
6 36 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 25 (8.68%) IaaS
8 24 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (6.60%) Serverless
10 16 (5.56%) Amazon EKS
11 15 (5.21%) Amazon S3
12 14 (4.86%) Amazon EMR
13 13 (4.51%) GitHub
13 13 (4.51%) npm
14 12 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (2.43%) Amazon ELB
16 7 (2.43%) AWS CodePipeline
16 7 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (2.43%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 41 (14.24%) DNS
2 35 (12.15%) Firewall
3 17 (5.90%) TCP/IP
3 17 (5.90%) VPN
4 13 (4.51%) SSL
5 5 (1.74%) Kerberos
5 5 (1.74%) LAN
5 5 (1.74%) WAN
6 3 (1.04%) DHCP
6 3 (1.04%) HTTP
7 2 (0.69%) AMQP
7 2 (0.69%) DKIM
7 2 (0.69%) DMARC
7 2 (0.69%) SMS
7 2 (0.69%) SMTP
7 2 (0.69%) SSH
8 1 (0.35%) Broadband
8 1 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.35%) IPsec
8 1 (0.35%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (16.32%) Hadoop
2 32 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 29 (10.07%) Big Data
4 14 (4.86%) Amazon RDS
5 13 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (4.17%) Apache Hive
7 11 (3.82%) Amazon Redshift
8 9 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
8 9 (3.13%) MySQL
9 8 (2.78%) Amazon Aurora
10 7 (2.43%) Amazon Athena
10 7 (2.43%) MongoDB
10 7 (2.43%) SQL Server
11 6 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (1.74%) Blockchain
12 5 (1.74%) Neo4j
13 4 (1.39%) Cosmos DB
13 4 (1.39%) Pentaho
13 4 (1.39%) Relational Database
14 3 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 109 (37.85%) Jenkins
2 69 (23.96%) Git (software)
3 46 (15.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 34 (11.81%) JIRA
5 31 (10.76%) TeamCity
6 29 (10.07%) Octopus Deploy
7 28 (9.72%) Vagrant
8 24 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
9 22 (7.64%) Hudson
10 19 (6.60%) Maven
11 17 (5.90%) Artifactory
12 14 (4.86%) Ant
12 14 (4.86%) GitLab
12 14 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (4.51%) Bower
13 13 (4.51%) Chocolatey
13 13 (4.51%) MSBuild
13 13 (4.51%) SonarQube
13 13 (4.51%) TestRail
13 13 (4.51%) Zephyr
General
1 58 (20.14%) Finance
2 18 (6.25%) Retail
3 15 (5.21%) Public Sector
4 13 (4.51%) Banking
5 12 (4.17%) Marketing
6 5 (1.74%) Front Office
6 5 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.39%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.04%) Games
9 2 (0.69%) Advertising
10 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.35%) Automotive
10 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (16.32%) Elastic Stack
2 32 (11.11%) Kafka
3 24 (8.33%) Node.js
4 23 (7.99%) Web Services
5 13 (4.51%) LAMP
6 12 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
7 9 (3.13%) Spark Streaming
8 8 (2.78%) REST
8 8 (2.78%) Spring Boot
9 7 (2.43%) Redux
10 6 (2.08%) .NET
10 6 (2.08%) JDBC
10 6 (2.08%) Middleware
10 6 (2.08%) ODBC
11 4 (1.39%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.39%) Apache Camel
11 4 (1.39%) React
11 4 (1.39%) RESTful
11 4 (1.39%) Spring
11 4 (1.39%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.07%) Public Cloud
2 13 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.17%) Cloud Native
4 7 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.08%) Blog
5 6 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (2.08%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.74%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.74%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.39%) Acoustics
7 4 (1.39%) Equities
7 4 (1.39%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.39%) NHS
8 3 (1.04%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.04%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.69%) PKI
9 2 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 139 (48.26%) Linux
2 46 (15.97%) Windows
3 28 (9.72%) Unix
4 22 (7.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (7.29%) Windows Server
6 13 (4.51%) CentOS
7 6 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.04%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.69%) Fedora
10 1 (0.35%) Debian
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (65.97%) DevOps
2 139 (48.26%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (36.46%) Configuration Management
4 80 (27.78%) Infrastructure as Code
5 77 (26.74%) Continuous Integration
6 55 (19.10%) Open Source
7 43 (14.93%) Analytics
8 39 (13.54%) Software Engineering
9 37 (12.85%) Microservices
9 37 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
10 32 (11.11%) Load Balancing
11 29 (10.07%) Continuous Delivery
12 27 (9.38%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 26 (9.03%) High Availability
13 26 (9.03%) Incident Management
14 22 (7.64%) Scrum
15 21 (7.29%) Data Science
15 21 (7.29%) ITIL
15 21 (7.29%) Migration
15 21 (7.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 171 (59.38%) Python
2 82 (28.47%) Java
3 66 (22.92%) Bash Shell
4 59 (20.49%) SQL
5 56 (19.44%) Go
6 52 (18.06%) Ruby
7 38 (13.19%) PowerShell
8 20 (6.94%) C
9 18 (6.25%) C#
10 14 (4.86%) Scala
11 13 (4.51%) T-SQL
12 12 (4.17%) Perl
13 11 (3.82%) JavaScript
14 6 (2.08%) Java 8
15 5 (1.74%) PHP
15 5 (1.74%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.39%) Groovy
17 3 (1.04%) C++
18 1 (0.35%) Kotlin
18 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (4.86%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.08%) Degree
4 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.04%) MCSE
5 3 (1.04%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (0.69%) CISSP
6 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.69%) MCSA
7 1 (0.35%) CCNA
7 1 (0.35%) CISA
7 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.35%) CISM
7 1 (0.35%) CISMP
7 1 (0.35%) GIAC
7 1 (0.35%) ISSMP
7 1 (0.35%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.35%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.35%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.74%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.35%) GDPR
2 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 162 (56.25%) Docker
2 14 (4.86%) Active Directory
3 13 (4.51%) Xen
4 12 (4.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 10 (3.47%) Hyper-V
6 9 (3.13%) etcd
7 7 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (2.08%) VirtualBox
8 6 (2.08%) vSphere
9 5 (1.74%) XenApp
10 4 (1.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (1.39%) Cronacle
10 4 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.04%) Lustre
11 3 (1.04%) NFS
12 2 (0.69%) Samba
12 2 (0.69%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.35%) HDFS
13 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 179 (62.15%) Terraform
2 139 (48.26%) Kubernetes
3 137 (47.57%) Ansible
4 117 (40.63%) Puppet
5 96 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
6 52 (18.06%) Consul
7 44 (15.28%) Docker Swarm
8 40 (13.89%) Packer
9 29 (10.07%) Grafana
10 28 (9.72%) Salt
11 25 (8.68%) Nagios
12 24 (8.33%) Graphite
13 18 (6.25%) ZABBIX
14 16 (5.56%) Opsview
14 16 (5.56%) Prometheus
15 8 (2.78%) Istio
15 8 (2.78%) linkerd
15 8 (2.78%) Tivoli
16 7 (2.43%) Kibana
17 6 (2.08%) Mesos
Vendors
1 33 (11.46%) Google
2 27 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 23 (7.99%) Splunk
4 20 (6.94%) Atlassian
4 20 (6.94%) VMware
5 14 (4.86%) Red Hat
6 13 (4.51%) Black Duck
6 13 (4.51%) Cloudera
7 12 (4.17%) Oracle
8 10 (3.47%) Hortonworks
9 6 (2.08%) Citrix
9 6 (2.08%) IBM
9 6 (2.08%) Informatica
9 6 (2.08%) Talend
10 5 (1.74%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.74%) Tableau
11 4 (1.39%) Databricks
11 4 (1.39%) Facebook
12 3 (1.04%) NetApp
12 3 (1.04%) Salesforce.com