Period
to 2 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £74,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 460 561 674
Rank change year-on-year +101 +113 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 221 221 162
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.36% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.38% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 159 178 131
Median annual salary £74,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.71% - -
10th Percentile £57,500 £47,313 £50,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 45,519 58,126 66,731
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 95.40% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 36,926 47,599 55,501
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £91,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in London

Platform Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Platform Engineer in London

Platform Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Platform Engineer in London over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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 +42 41 £76,250 -3.17% 18
South London 0 12 £65,000 +15.56% 4
West London +10 3 £80,000 +10.34% 5
East London +9 1 £72,500 +11.54% 1
Platform Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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.

1 139 (62.90%) AWS
2 120 (54.30%) DevOps
2 120 (54.30%) Terraform
3 118 (53.39%) Linux
4 115 (52.04%) Python
5 114 (51.58%) Docker
6 111 (50.23%) Kubernetes
7 107 (48.42%) Azure
8 104 (47.06%) Ansible
9 97 (43.89%) Agile Software Development
10 74 (33.48%) Configuration Management
11 69 (31.22%) Puppet
12 63 (28.51%) Finance
12 63 (28.51%) Jenkins
13 59 (26.70%) Java
14 58 (26.24%) GCP
15 56 (25.34%) SQL
16 53 (23.98%) Infrastructure as Code
17 49 (22.17%) Opscode Chef
18 48 (21.72%) Git (software)
19 46 (20.81%) Continuous Integration
20 45 (20.36%) Go
21 41 (18.55%) PowerShell
21 41 (18.55%) Windows
22 40 (18.10%) Microservices
23 38 (17.19%) Bash Shell
24 35 (15.84%) Public Cloud
25 33 (14.93%) Elastic Stack
25 33 (14.93%) Docker Swarm
26 31 (14.03%) Test Automation

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 17 (7.69%) Apache Spark
2 14 (6.33%) Confluence
3 10 (4.52%) IIS
3 10 (4.52%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.45%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.45%) nginx
5 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Gliffy
1 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (1.81%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.90%) HipChat
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 139 (62.90%) AWS
2 107 (48.42%) Azure
3 58 (26.24%) GCP
4 29 (13.12%) AWS CloudFormation
5 25 (11.31%) PaaS
6 23 (10.41%) SaaS
7 22 (9.95%) IaaS
8 21 (9.50%) Amazon EC2
8 21 (9.50%) Serverless
9 19 (8.60%) Amazon EKS
10 13 (5.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 13 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (4.98%) GitHub
12 10 (4.52%) npm
13 9 (4.07%) Amazon EMR
13 9 (4.07%) IBM Cloud
13 9 (4.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (3.62%) Azure Functions
14 8 (3.62%) CloudFront
15 7 (3.17%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.31%) Firewall
2 20 (9.05%) DNS
3 19 (8.60%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.52%) SSL
5 6 (2.71%) Network Security
6 4 (1.81%) IPsec
6 4 (1.81%) iSCSI
6 4 (1.81%) SSH
7 3 (1.36%) VPN
8 2 (0.90%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.90%) SAN
9 1 (0.45%) HTTP
9 1 (0.45%) LAN
9 1 (0.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.67%) Hadoop
1 28 (12.67%) NoSQL
2 26 (11.76%) Big Data
3 15 (6.79%) SQL Server
4 11 (4.98%) Amazon Redshift
5 10 (4.52%) Amazon Athena
6 9 (4.07%) Neo4j
7 7 (3.17%) Power BI
8 6 (2.71%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (2.71%) MySQL
8 6 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.26%) Redis
10 4 (1.81%) Amazon Aurora
10 4 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.81%) Snowflake Schema
10 4 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.36%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.36%) Flink
12 2 (0.90%) Cosmos DB
12 2 (0.90%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 63 (28.51%) Jenkins
2 48 (21.72%) Git (software)
3 30 (13.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 21 (9.50%) JIRA
5 18 (8.14%) Vagrant
6 17 (7.69%) TeamCity
7 16 (7.24%) Octopus Deploy
8 14 (6.33%) Maven
8 14 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (5.43%) Artifactory
10 11 (4.98%) Ant
10 11 (4.98%) SonarQube
11 10 (4.52%) Bower
11 10 (4.52%) Chocolatey
11 10 (4.52%) GitLab
11 10 (4.52%) MSBuild
11 10 (4.52%) TestRail
11 10 (4.52%) Visual Studio Team System
11 10 (4.52%) Zephyr
12 9 (4.07%) Hudson
General
1 63 (28.51%) Finance
2 15 (6.79%) Public Sector
3 14 (6.33%) Manufacturing
4 13 (5.88%) Banking
5 11 (4.98%) Games
5 11 (4.98%) Retail
6 10 (4.52%) Marketing
7 5 (2.26%) Electronics
7 5 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.81%) Legal
9 2 (0.90%) Law
10 1 (0.45%) Advertising
10 1 (0.45%) Automotive
10 1 (0.45%) Back Office
10 1 (0.45%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.93%) Elastic Stack
2 28 (12.67%) Kafka
3 17 (7.69%) .NET
4 15 (6.79%) LAMP
5 13 (5.88%) Node.js
6 12 (5.43%) Lambda Expressions
7 9 (4.07%) REST
7 9 (4.07%) Spark Streaming
8 8 (3.62%) TensorFlow
9 7 (3.17%) Web Services
10 6 (2.71%) .NET Core
10 6 (2.71%) Sensu
11 4 (1.81%) Hibernate
11 4 (1.81%) Memcached
11 4 (1.81%) OAuth
11 4 (1.81%) SOAP
11 4 (1.81%) Spring Boot
12 3 (1.36%) Natural Language Processing
12 3 (1.36%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (1.36%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.84%) Public Cloud
2 20 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (8.14%) Cloud Native
4 10 (4.52%) Blog
5 9 (4.07%) Hedge funds
5 9 (4.07%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (3.62%) Acoustics
7 7 (3.17%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (2.71%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (2.71%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.71%) Device Driver
8 6 (2.71%) PKI
9 4 (1.81%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.81%) Equities
9 4 (1.81%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.36%) Reinsurance
10 3 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.90%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 118 (53.39%) Linux
2 41 (18.55%) Windows
3 21 (9.50%) CentOS
4 19 (8.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (6.79%) Windows Server
6 8 (3.62%) Ubuntu
6 8 (3.62%) Unix
7 4 (1.81%) Fedora
8 2 (0.90%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.90%) Solaris
8 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (54.30%) DevOps
2 97 (43.89%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (33.48%) Configuration Management
4 53 (23.98%) Infrastructure as Code
5 46 (20.81%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (18.10%) Microservices
7 31 (14.03%) Load Balancing
7 31 (14.03%) Test Automation
8 30 (13.57%) Analytics
8 30 (13.57%) Open Source
9 29 (13.12%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (13.12%) Software Engineering
10 24 (10.86%) Migration
11 23 (10.41%) Fintech
12 20 (9.05%) Artificial Intelligence
13 18 (8.14%) ITIL
13 18 (8.14%) SDLC
14 17 (7.69%) Infrastructure Automation
15 16 (7.24%) High Availability
15 16 (7.24%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 115 (52.04%) Python
2 59 (26.70%) Java
3 56 (25.34%) SQL
4 45 (20.36%) Go
5 41 (18.55%) PowerShell
6 38 (17.19%) Bash Shell
7 23 (10.41%) C#
7 23 (10.41%) Ruby
8 22 (9.95%) C
9 16 (7.24%) T-SQL
10 12 (5.43%) Perl
11 10 (4.52%) JavaScript
12 7 (3.17%) C++
13 6 (2.71%) Scala
13 6 (2.71%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.71%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.36%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.90%) Rust
16 1 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (3.62%) Degree
2 5 (2.26%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.81%) CCNA
3 4 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.81%) CISSP
3 4 (1.81%) CompTIA Security+
3 4 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.81%) DV Cleared
3 4 (1.81%) GIAC
3 4 (1.81%) Linux+ Certification
3 4 (1.81%) MCSE
3 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.81%) Network+ Certification
3 4 (1.81%) SANS
3 4 (1.81%) SSCP
4 3 (1.36%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.81%) MiFID
2 3 (1.36%) GDPR
2 3 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 114 (51.58%) Docker
2 15 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.33%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (5.43%) VirtualBox
5 9 (4.07%) Active Directory
5 9 (4.07%) Xen
6 7 (3.17%) Hyper-V
7 6 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.81%) NFS
8 4 (1.81%) Samba
8 4 (1.81%) zsh
9 3 (1.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.90%) Lustre
10 2 (0.90%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 2 (0.90%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.45%) etcd
11 1 (0.45%) Varnish
11 1 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 120 (54.30%) Terraform
2 111 (50.23%) Kubernetes
3 104 (47.06%) Ansible
4 69 (31.22%) Puppet
5 49 (22.17%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (14.93%) Docker Swarm
7 26 (11.76%) Packer
8 23 (10.41%) Grafana
9 21 (9.50%) Consul
10 20 (9.05%) Salt
11 16 (7.24%) Nagios
12 15 (6.79%) Prometheus
13 14 (6.33%) Graphite
14 9 (4.07%) ZABBIX
15 8 (3.62%) Kibana
16 6 (2.71%) vCenter Server
17 5 (2.26%) Opsview
18 4 (1.81%) OpenNMS
18 4 (1.81%) SCCM
19 3 (1.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (12.67%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.22%) Google
2 27 (12.22%) VMware
3 22 (9.95%) Splunk
4 14 (6.33%) Cloudera
5 13 (5.88%) Hortonworks
5 13 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 12 (5.43%) Atlassian
7 10 (4.52%) Black Duck
7 10 (4.52%) IBM
7 10 (4.52%) Oracle
8 8 (3.62%) SaltStack
9 7 (3.17%) Dell
10 6 (2.71%) Dynatrace
10 6 (2.71%) SAP
10 6 (2.71%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.26%) EMC
12 4 (1.81%) Citrix
12 4 (1.81%) Informatica
12 4 (1.81%) NetApp