Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 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
England > London
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 726 791 863
Rank change year-on-year +65 +72 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 116 57 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.075% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.078% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 96 46 37
London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £50,000 £49,375 £46,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £75,000 £74,750
England 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 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 70423 72714 85406
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 95.96% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 55426 62754 72552
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,488
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.18% +3.31%

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 25 November 2017.

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 25 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
Central London +3 11 £72,500 +11.54% 1
South London +13 5 £65,000 +145.28%
West London +8 5 £55,000 +22.22% 2
East London - 5 £52,000 - 1
Platform Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 77 (66.38%) DevOps
2 73 (62.93%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (51.72%) Ansible
4 55 (47.41%) Python
5 54 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (44.83%) Linux
7 43 (37.07%) Jenkins
8 41 (35.34%) Microsoft Azure
9 39 (33.62%) Puppet
10 38 (32.76%) Opscode Chef
11 37 (31.90%) Docker
12 36 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (31.03%) Java
13 33 (28.45%) Kubernetes
14 28 (24.14%) Terraform
15 25 (21.55%) Ruby
16 24 (20.69%) Git (software)
16 24 (20.69%) Open Source
16 24 (20.69%) Configuration Management
17 22 (18.97%) AWS CloudFormation
18 21 (18.10%) Go
19 20 (17.24%) Microservices
19 20 (17.24%) Software Engineering
19 20 (17.24%) SQL
19 20 (17.24%) TeamCity
20 19 (16.38%) TDD
20 19 (16.38%) Scrum
21 18 (15.52%) Firewall
22 16 (13.79%) Windows
22 16 (13.79%) E-Commerce

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 10 (8.62%) Cloud Foundry
2 8 (6.90%) Apache Spark
2 8 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (6.90%) OpenStack
3 4 (3.45%) Anypoint
3 4 (3.45%) Apache Solr
3 4 (3.45%) IIS
3 4 (3.45%) nginx
4 3 (2.59%) Apache
4 3 (2.59%) CloudStack
4 3 (2.59%) JBoss
5 2 (1.72%) Confluence
5 2 (1.72%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.72%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.86%) Apache TomEE
6 1 (0.86%) CMS
6 1 (0.86%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 73 (62.93%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (35.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (18.97%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (9.48%) PaaS
5 10 (8.62%) IaaS
5 10 (8.62%) Serverless
6 6 (5.17%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (5.17%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (5.17%) SaaS
7 5 (4.31%) Heroku
8 4 (3.45%) Bluemix
8 4 (3.45%) Datadog
8 4 (3.45%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (2.59%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.72%) Amazon S3
10 2 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.72%) Office 365
11 1 (0.86%) GitHub
11 1 (0.86%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.52%) Firewall
2 11 (9.48%) VPN
3 10 (8.62%) HTTP
4 9 (7.76%) TCP/IP
5 8 (6.90%) Internet
6 7 (6.03%) DNS
6 7 (6.03%) SSL
7 5 (4.31%) IPsec
8 4 (3.45%) DHCP
9 3 (2.59%) VLAN
10 2 (1.72%) SNMP
11 1 (0.86%) FTP
11 1 (0.86%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.86%) LAN
11 1 (0.86%) LDAP
11 1 (0.86%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.86%) SAN
11 1 (0.86%) Skype
11 1 (0.86%) SMTP
11 1 (0.86%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.62%) MongoDB
2 8 (6.90%) Big Data
2 8 (6.90%) Hadoop
2 8 (6.90%) MySQL
3 6 (5.17%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.31%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (4.31%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.45%) Redis
6 3 (2.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (2.59%) OLAP
6 3 (2.59%) OLTP
7 2 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.72%) CouchDB
7 2 (1.72%) InfluxDB
7 2 (1.72%) OpenTSDB
7 2 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.86%) SQLite
8 1 (0.86%) Squirro
Development Applications
1 43 (37.07%) Jenkins
2 24 (20.69%) Git (software)
3 20 (17.24%) TeamCity
4 12 (10.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (5.17%) Hudson
5 6 (5.17%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (5.17%) Vagrant
6 5 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.45%) SonarQube
8 3 (2.59%) JMeter
8 3 (2.59%) Maven
9 2 (1.72%) CircleCI
9 2 (1.72%) JIRA
9 2 (1.72%) JUnit
9 2 (1.72%) Selenium
9 2 (1.72%) Subversion
10 1 (0.86%) AppVeyor
10 1 (0.86%) git-flow
10 1 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.86%) The Grinder
General
1 12 (10.34%) Finance
2 6 (5.17%) Marketing
3 4 (3.45%) Games
3 4 (3.45%) Retail
4 3 (2.59%) Advertising
4 3 (2.59%) Banking
5 2 (1.72%) Back Office
5 2 (1.72%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.86%) French Language
6 1 (0.86%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.07%) REST
2 7 (6.03%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (5.17%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (5.17%) HTML
4 5 (4.31%) JSON
4 5 (4.31%) Node.js
4 5 (4.31%) Velocity
5 4 (3.45%) .NET
5 4 (3.45%) RESTful
5 4 (3.45%) SOAP
5 4 (3.45%) Spring
5 4 (3.45%) Web Services
6 3 (2.59%) J2EE
6 3 (2.59%) Java EE
6 3 (2.59%) Kafka
7 2 (1.72%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.72%) Flask
7 2 (1.72%) React
7 2 (1.72%) Spark Streaming
7 2 (1.72%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.79%) Public Cloud
2 7 (6.03%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.03%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.03%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (6.03%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.45%) Fintech
4 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.59%) Blog
5 2 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.72%) Social Network
5 2 (1.72%) Verilog
5 2 (1.72%) VHDL
6 1 (0.86%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.86%) Derivative
6 1 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.86%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.86%) PKI
6 1 (0.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 52 (44.83%) Linux
2 16 (13.79%) Windows
3 14 (12.07%) Unix
4 11 (9.48%) CentOS
5 5 (4.31%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.72%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.86%) Gentoo
7 1 (0.86%) Solaris
7 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (66.38%) DevOps
2 54 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (20.69%) Configuration Management
4 24 (20.69%) Open Source
5 20 (17.24%) Microservices
5 20 (17.24%) Software Engineering
6 19 (16.38%) Scrum
6 19 (16.38%) TDD
7 16 (13.79%) E-Commerce
8 14 (12.07%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (8.62%) BDD
9 10 (8.62%) Continuous Deployment
9 10 (8.62%) Mentoring
10 9 (7.76%) Analytics
10 9 (7.76%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (7.76%) OWASP
10 9 (7.76%) Pair Programming
10 9 (7.76%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (6.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 55 (47.41%) Python
2 36 (31.03%) Java
3 25 (21.55%) Ruby
4 21 (18.10%) Go
5 20 (17.24%) SQL
6 16 (13.79%) Bash Shell
7 9 (7.76%) Shell Script
8 8 (6.90%) C++
8 8 (6.90%) PowerShell
9 7 (6.03%) JavaScript
9 7 (6.03%) Scala
10 4 (3.45%) C
10 4 (3.45%) Groovy
10 4 (3.45%) Perl
10 4 (3.45%) PHP
11 2 (1.72%) Jython
11 2 (1.72%) R
12 1 (0.86%) C#
12 1 (0.86%) GraphQL
12 1 (0.86%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 13 (11.21%) Degree
2 5 (4.31%) AWS Certification
3 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.72%) PhD
5 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.86%) MCSE
6 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.86%) GCP
1 1 (0.86%) QA
1 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (31.90%) Docker
2 6 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.31%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.45%) etcd
4 4 (3.45%) flannel
4 4 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.59%) vCloud
5 3 (2.59%) Xen
5 3 (2.59%) XenServer
6 2 (1.72%) VirtualBox
6 2 (1.72%) vSphere
7 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.86%) RHEV
7 1 (0.86%) Snort
Systems Management
1 60 (51.72%) Ansible
2 39 (33.62%) Puppet
3 38 (32.76%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (28.45%) Kubernetes
5 28 (24.14%) Terraform
6 9 (7.76%) Cobbler
6 9 (7.76%) Consul
6 9 (7.76%) Salt
6 9 (7.76%) Tivoli
7 6 (5.17%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (4.31%) Nagios
8 5 (4.31%) Packer
9 4 (3.45%) HAProxy
9 4 (3.45%) Sysdig
10 2 (1.72%) Prometheus
10 2 (1.72%) Rancher
11 1 (0.86%) Grafana
11 1 (0.86%) Graylog
11 1 (0.86%) Kibana
11 1 (0.86%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 13 (11.21%) Red Hat
1 13 (11.21%) VMware
2 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.62%) Splunk
4 9 (7.76%) Google
5 7 (6.03%) New Relic
6 4 (3.45%) Oracle
7 2 (1.72%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.72%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.72%) EnterpriseDB
7 2 (1.72%) EXASOL
7 2 (1.72%) Juniper
7 2 (1.72%) Meraki
7 2 (1.72%) Netezza
7 2 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.86%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.86%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.86%) PagerDuty
8 1 (0.86%) SaltStack