Period
to

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 607 350 425
Rank change year-on-year -257 +75 +129
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 273 279 217
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.39% 0.81% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.89% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 190 208 172
10th Percentile £57,375 £46,250 £57,500
25th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £63,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £99,688 £90,000 £88,125
90th Percentile £107,500 £112,500 £105,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -

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 64,562 31,400 36,602
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.80% 91.31% 94.49%
Number of salaries quoted 33,317 24,242 30,145
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.50%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -44 32 £85,000 -5.56% 9
West London -58 15 £65,000 +18.18% 2
South London -48 2 £72,500 -
North London - 1 £41,500 - 1
Platform Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Platform Engineer job roles required the following 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.

1 235 (86.08%) Platform Engineering
2 167 (61.17%) AWS
3 160 (58.61%) Kubernetes
4 157 (57.51%) Python
5 155 (56.78%) Terraform
6 154 (56.41%) DevOps
7 140 (51.28%) CI/CD
8 136 (49.82%) Docker
9 123 (45.05%) Azure
10 108 (39.56%) Infrastructure as Code
11 95 (34.80%) Linux
12 90 (32.97%) Ansible
13 88 (32.23%) GCP
14 83 (30.40%) Agile
15 79 (28.94%) Jenkins
16 73 (26.74%) Java
17 64 (23.44%) Finance
17 64 (23.44%) Puppet
18 57 (20.88%) Social Skills
19 54 (19.78%) PowerShell
20 53 (19.41%) Google
21 52 (19.05%) Bash
22 50 (18.32%) Degree
23 48 (17.58%) Go
24 45 (16.48%) JavaScript
25 42 (15.38%) Git (software)
26 40 (14.65%) Mentoring
27 38 (13.92%) Computer Science
28 36 (13.19%) Microservices
29 35 (12.82%) Configuration Management

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 13 (4.76%) Apache Spark
1 13 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (4.40%) Apache Airflow
3 10 (3.66%) Apache
4 9 (3.30%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.56%) Apache TomEE
6 5 (1.83%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.73%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.37%) Confluence
8 1 (0.37%) IIS
8 1 (0.37%) Luigi
8 1 (0.37%) nginx
Business Applications
1 5 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 167 (61.17%) AWS
2 123 (45.05%) Azure
3 88 (32.23%) GCP
4 28 (10.26%) Serverless
5 26 (9.52%) OpenShift
6 24 (8.79%) PaaS
7 17 (6.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 17 (6.23%) IaaS
8 13 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (4.76%) Microsoft 365
9 10 (3.66%) Amazon ECS
10 9 (3.30%) Azure Monitor
10 9 (3.30%) GitHub
10 9 (3.30%) SaaS
10 9 (3.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (2.93%) Amazon EKS
11 8 (2.93%) Amazon EMR
11 8 (2.93%) Power Platform
11 8 (2.93%) Stackdriver
12 7 (2.56%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.30%) DNS
2 8 (2.93%) Internet
3 7 (2.56%) BIG-IP
4 6 (2.20%) SAN
5 5 (1.83%) SSL
6 3 (1.10%) DHCP
6 3 (1.10%) HTTP
6 3 (1.10%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.10%) VLAN
6 3 (1.10%) VPN
7 2 (0.73%) Broadband
7 2 (0.73%) Firewall
7 2 (0.73%) Network Security
8 1 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.42%) MongoDB
2 16 (5.86%) Big Data
3 13 (4.76%) InfluxDB
3 13 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (3.66%) MySQL
5 8 (2.93%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.56%) BigQuery
6 7 (2.56%) Electronic Patient Records
7 6 (2.20%) Power BI
8 5 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.47%) Amazon Aurora
9 4 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.47%) SQL Server
10 3 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.10%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.10%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.73%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 79 (28.94%) Jenkins
2 42 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 19 (6.96%) GitLab
4 13 (4.76%) CircleCI
5 12 (4.40%) TeamCity
6 11 (4.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (3.30%) Bitbucket
8 8 (2.93%) Travis CI
8 8 (2.93%) webpack
9 7 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (1.10%) Hudson
10 3 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.10%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.73%) JIRA
12 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket Server
12 1 (0.37%) NUnit
12 1 (0.37%) Spinnaker
12 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.37%) Subversion
General
1 64 (23.44%) Finance
2 57 (20.88%) Social Skills
3 29 (10.62%) Retail
4 21 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 19 (6.96%) Public Sector
6 17 (6.23%) Marketing
7 16 (5.86%) Banking
8 11 (4.03%) Games
9 9 (3.30%) Financial Institution
10 8 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (2.93%) Russian Language
11 5 (1.83%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (1.47%) Investment Banking
13 3 (1.10%) Advertising
14 2 (0.73%) Automotive
15 1 (0.37%) Back Office
15 1 (0.37%) Law
15 1 (0.37%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.69%) Kafka
2 18 (6.59%) Spring
3 13 (4.76%) CSS
3 13 (4.76%) HTML
3 13 (4.76%) Node.js
4 10 (3.66%) JSON
4 10 (3.66%) React
5 9 (3.30%) RESTful
5 9 (3.30%) Spring Boot
6 8 (2.93%) CSS3
6 8 (2.93%) Jest
6 8 (2.93%) Redux
6 8 (2.93%) REST
6 8 (2.93%) Spring Security
6 8 (2.93%) Web Services
7 5 (1.83%) .NET
7 5 (1.83%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (1.83%) HTML5 Canvas
7 5 (1.83%) Middleware
8 4 (1.47%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.79%) Public Cloud
2 21 (7.69%) Cloud Native
3 13 (4.76%) Enterprise Cloud
4 8 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.56%) Algorithms
5 7 (2.56%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.20%) PKI
7 4 (1.47%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.47%) IoT
8 3 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.10%) Marketing Technology
9 2 (0.73%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.73%) Cyberattack
9 2 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.73%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.73%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.73%) Insider Threat
9 2 (0.73%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 95 (34.80%) Linux
2 32 (11.72%) Windows
3 23 (8.42%) Unix
4 11 (4.03%) CentOS
5 7 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.47%) Fedora
6 4 (1.47%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.10%) Amazon Linux
8 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.37%) VMS
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (86.08%) Platform Engineering
2 154 (56.41%) DevOps
3 140 (51.28%) CI/CD
4 108 (39.56%) Infrastructure as Code
5 83 (30.40%) Agile
6 40 (14.65%) Mentoring
7 38 (13.92%) Computer Science
8 36 (13.19%) Microservices
9 35 (12.82%) Configuration Management
10 33 (12.09%) Continuous Delivery
11 32 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (9.89%) E-Commerce
12 27 (9.89%) Fintech
13 26 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (7.69%) TDD
15 20 (7.33%) Open Source
15 20 (7.33%) Software Engineering
16 19 (6.96%) Analytics
16 19 (6.96%) Data Science
16 19 (6.96%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 157 (57.51%) Python
2 73 (26.74%) Java
3 54 (19.78%) PowerShell
4 52 (19.05%) Bash
5 48 (17.58%) Go
6 45 (16.48%) JavaScript
7 34 (12.45%) Ruby
7 34 (12.45%) SQL
8 20 (7.33%) Scala
9 15 (5.49%) Perl
10 14 (5.13%) Shell Script
11 13 (4.76%) C#
12 10 (3.66%) Kotlin
13 9 (3.30%) Groovy
14 7 (2.56%) C++
15 6 (2.20%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.83%) PHP
17 3 (1.10%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.73%) C
19 1 (0.37%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 50 (18.32%) Degree
2 32 (11.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (6.96%) Security Cleared
4 18 (6.59%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.20%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.73%) CISSP
6 2 (0.73%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (0.73%) SSCP
7 1 (0.37%) CCNP
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) MCSE
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.83%) Accessibility
2 2 (0.73%) PMO
System Software
1 136 (49.82%) Docker
2 7 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.20%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 160 (58.61%) Kubernetes
2 155 (56.78%) Terraform
3 90 (32.97%) Ansible
4 64 (23.44%) Puppet
5 29 (10.62%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (10.26%) Grafana
7 27 (9.89%) Prometheus
8 14 (5.13%) Istio
9 9 (3.30%) Consul
10 7 (2.56%) HAProxy
10 7 (2.56%) Packer
11 6 (2.20%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (1.47%) Graphite
12 4 (1.47%) Kibana
13 3 (1.10%) CFEngine
13 3 (1.10%) Nagios
14 1 (0.37%) Data Guard
14 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
14 1 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
14 1 (0.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (19.41%) Google
2 22 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.49%) Oracle
4 14 (5.13%) Red Hat
4 14 (5.13%) Splunk
5 11 (4.03%) Databricks
5 11 (4.03%) ServiceNow
5 11 (4.03%) VMware
6 10 (3.66%) Dynatrace
7 9 (3.30%) New Relic
8 7 (2.56%) F5
9 4 (1.47%) SaltStack
10 3 (1.10%) CloudEndure
10 3 (1.10%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.73%) Cadence
12 1 (0.37%) Citrix
12 1 (0.37%) Cognizant
12 1 (0.37%) IBM
12 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.37%) Sony