Period
to 29 November 2021

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 29 November 2021.

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
29 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 439 319 471
Rank change year-on-year -120 +152 +103
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 330 173 291
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.64% 0.81% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.86% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 218 107 195
10th Percentile £57,350 £55,750 £55,000
25th Percentile £66,563 £62,500 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £74,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% -
75th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £105,750 £115,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 46,450 20,095 51,465
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.01% 93.63% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 32,496 17,153 42,342
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £89,146 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £103,750 £97,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 29 November 2021.

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 29 November 2021. 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 36 £85,000 +9.68% 22
West London -76 5 £35,000 -36.36% 6
South London -31 1 £72,500 -1.36% 1
East London -32 1 £90,000 +24.14% 2
Platform Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 November 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 London region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 233 (70.61%) Terraform
2 205 (62.12%) AWS
3 187 (56.67%) DevOps
4 185 (56.06%) Kubernetes
5 171 (51.82%) Python
6 158 (47.88%) Docker
7 124 (37.58%) Linux
8 118 (35.76%) Infrastructure as Code
9 117 (35.45%) Ansible
10 97 (29.39%) Jenkins
11 95 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
12 90 (27.27%) Azure
13 89 (26.97%) GCP
14 77 (23.33%) Social Skills
14 77 (23.33%) Puppet
15 73 (22.12%) Configuration Management
16 62 (18.79%) Bash Shell
17 61 (18.48%) GitLab
17 61 (18.48%) Opscode Chef
18 60 (18.18%) Microservices
19 59 (17.88%) Java
20 58 (17.58%) Continuous Integration
21 56 (16.97%) Finance
22 50 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
23 49 (14.85%) Ruby
24 48 (14.55%) Go
25 46 (13.94%) Google
26 44 (13.33%) Software Engineering
27 41 (12.42%) TDD
27 41 (12.42%) Unix

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 20 (6.06%) Apache Spark
2 10 (3.03%) nginx
3 9 (2.73%) IIS
4 7 (2.12%) Apache
5 4 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.91%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (0.91%) JBoss
6 3 (0.91%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.91%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.30%) Confluence
7 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 205 (62.12%) AWS
2 90 (27.27%) Azure
3 89 (26.97%) GCP
4 41 (12.42%) Serverless
5 32 (9.70%) PaaS
6 27 (8.18%) SaaS
7 26 (7.88%) AWS CloudFormation
8 25 (7.58%) IaaS
9 23 (6.97%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (6.06%) GitHub
11 16 (4.85%) OpenShift
12 10 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (2.73%) Amazon EKS
13 9 (2.73%) Amazon ELB
14 8 (2.42%) Amazon ECS
15 6 (1.82%) AWS CodePipeline
15 6 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (1.52%) Slack
17 4 (1.21%) Azure Data Factory
17 4 (1.21%) Bitrise
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.94%) DNS
2 10 (3.03%) SSL
3 7 (2.12%) Internet
4 6 (1.82%) Firewall
5 3 (0.91%) Broadband
5 3 (0.91%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.91%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.30%) DHCP
6 1 (0.30%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.30%) IPv4
6 1 (0.30%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.45%) Big Data
2 17 (5.15%) NoSQL
3 15 (4.55%) Hadoop
4 14 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (3.64%) MySQL
6 11 (3.33%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.42%) BigQuery
7 8 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.12%) Redis
9 5 (1.52%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.52%) SQL Server
10 4 (1.21%) Amazon Athena
10 4 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.21%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (1.21%) Neo4j
11 3 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.91%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.91%) Impala
11 3 (0.91%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 97 (29.39%) Jenkins
2 61 (18.48%) GitLab
3 35 (10.61%) Git (software)
4 27 (8.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 20 (6.06%) CircleCI
6 9 (2.73%) Vagrant
7 8 (2.42%) Hudson
7 8 (2.42%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.12%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (1.52%) Artifactory
9 5 (1.52%) JIRA
10 4 (1.21%) webpack
11 3 (0.91%) RStudio
12 2 (0.61%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.61%) JUnit
12 2 (0.61%) Mockito
12 2 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.61%) PyCharm
12 2 (0.61%) Spinnaker
13 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
General
1 77 (23.33%) Social Skills
2 56 (16.97%) Finance
3 26 (7.88%) Retail
4 20 (6.06%) Banking
5 12 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.64%) Public Sector
6 11 (3.33%) Automotive
7 9 (2.73%) Financial Institution
8 7 (2.12%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.82%) Games
9 6 (1.82%) Marketing
10 4 (1.21%) Law
10 4 (1.21%) Russian Language
11 3 (0.91%) Front Office
11 3 (0.91%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.58%) Node.js
2 19 (5.76%) Kafka
2 19 (5.76%) Web Services
3 16 (4.85%) Elastic Stack
4 15 (4.55%) Spring
5 13 (3.94%) Spring Boot
6 10 (3.03%) React
6 10 (3.03%) RESTful
7 9 (2.73%) Serverless Framework
8 7 (2.12%) Vue.js
9 6 (1.82%) .NET
9 6 (1.82%) CSS
9 6 (1.82%) Laravel
9 6 (1.82%) REST
10 5 (1.52%) ARM Templates
10 5 (1.52%) HTML
11 4 (1.21%) Jest
11 4 (1.21%) Lambda Expressions
11 4 (1.21%) Redux
11 4 (1.21%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.12%) Cloud Native
2 33 (10.00%) Public Cloud
3 22 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 21 (6.36%) Enterprise Cloud
5 15 (4.55%) Data Centre
6 13 (3.94%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (3.64%) Renewable Energy
8 10 (3.03%) Private Cloud
9 8 (2.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 8 (2.42%) NHS
10 5 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.21%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.91%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.91%) Social Media
13 2 (0.61%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.61%) Equities
13 2 (0.61%) Marketing Technology
13 2 (0.61%) Over-the-Top Content
13 2 (0.61%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 124 (37.58%) Linux
2 41 (12.42%) Unix
3 28 (8.48%) Windows
4 13 (3.94%) CentOS
5 11 (3.33%) Ubuntu
6 9 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.82%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.61%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.30%) Android
9 1 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (56.67%) DevOps
2 118 (35.76%) Infrastructure as Code
3 95 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (22.12%) Configuration Management
5 60 (18.18%) Microservices
6 58 (17.58%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
8 44 (13.33%) Software Engineering
9 41 (12.42%) TDD
10 36 (10.91%) Computer Science
11 33 (10.00%) Test Automation
12 32 (9.70%) Continuous Delivery
12 32 (9.70%) Full Stack Development
13 31 (9.39%) Infrastructure Automation
14 27 (8.18%) Load Balancing
15 24 (7.27%) Commercial Awareness
16 23 (6.97%) E-Commerce
16 23 (6.97%) Mentoring
16 23 (6.97%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 21 (6.36%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 171 (51.82%) Python
2 62 (18.79%) Bash Shell
3 59 (17.88%) Java
4 49 (14.85%) Ruby
5 48 (14.55%) Go
6 29 (8.79%) SQL
7 28 (8.48%) Shell Script
8 24 (7.27%) JavaScript
9 21 (6.36%) TypeScript
10 18 (5.45%) Perl
11 17 (5.15%) Scala
12 13 (3.94%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.73%) PHP
14 8 (2.42%) C#
14 8 (2.42%) R
15 4 (1.21%) C++
16 3 (0.91%) C-shell
17 2 (0.61%) C
17 2 (0.61%) Java 8
17 2 (0.61%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 38 (11.52%) Degree
2 28 (8.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (6.36%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.36%) Security Cleared
4 17 (5.15%) AWS Certification
5 9 (2.73%) RHCE
5 9 (2.73%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.73%) QA
System Software
1 158 (47.88%) Docker
2 5 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.91%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.61%) Samba
5 2 (0.61%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.61%) vSphere
6 1 (0.30%) NFS
6 1 (0.30%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 233 (70.61%) Terraform
2 185 (56.06%) Kubernetes
3 117 (35.45%) Ansible
4 77 (23.33%) Puppet
5 61 (18.48%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (8.79%) Prometheus
7 26 (7.88%) Grafana
8 17 (5.15%) Salt
9 16 (4.85%) Consul
10 14 (4.24%) Docker Swarm
10 14 (4.24%) Packer
11 12 (3.64%) Graphite
12 9 (2.73%) HAProxy
13 8 (2.42%) CFEngine
14 5 (1.52%) Hadoop YARN
15 4 (1.21%) Nagios
15 4 (1.21%) Rancher
16 3 (0.91%) vRealize Orchestrator
17 2 (0.61%) Ambari
17 2 (0.61%) Istio
Vendors
1 46 (13.94%) Google
2 20 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.64%) Red Hat
4 10 (3.03%) Dell
4 10 (3.03%) IBM
5 9 (2.73%) HP
5 9 (2.73%) Splunk
5 9 (2.73%) VMware
6 8 (2.42%) Cisco
6 8 (2.42%) Cloudera
6 8 (2.42%) Hortonworks
6 8 (2.42%) Intel
6 8 (2.42%) Mellanox
6 8 (2.42%) Oracle
6 8 (2.42%) Solarflare
6 8 (2.42%) Supermicro
7 6 (1.82%) New Relic
8 5 (1.52%) Databricks
9 1 (0.30%) Scality
9 1 (0.30%) Veracode