Period
to 29 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 29 July 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 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 392 373 498
Rank change year-on-year -19 +125 +73
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 332 186 275
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.74% 0.65% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.69% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 226 138 212
10th Percentile £46,250 £57,500 £53,875
25th Percentile £57,500 £65,000 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £80,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
75th Percentile £90,000 £91,875 £85,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £112,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% - +8.33%

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 40,359 26,915 54,468
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.63% 93.92% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 28,069 22,250 45,257
10th Percentile £41,250 £39,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £51,797 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £103,750 £102,500 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

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 July 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 July 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 +20 61 £90,000 +20.00% 8
West London -12 12 £47,500 -32.14% 8
East London +2 3 £72,500 - 1
South London +4 2 - -
Platform Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 239 (71.99%) AWS
2 231 (69.58%) Terraform
3 219 (65.96%) Kubernetes
4 201 (60.54%) Docker
5 184 (55.42%) Python
6 173 (52.11%) DevOps
7 141 (42.47%) Ansible
8 140 (42.17%) GCP
9 136 (40.96%) Jenkins
10 127 (38.25%) Azure
11 126 (37.95%) Agile Software Development
12 109 (32.83%) Infrastructure as Code
13 105 (31.63%) Linux
14 83 (25.00%) Configuration Management
15 76 (22.89%) Puppet
16 75 (22.59%) Big Data
17 74 (22.29%) Continuous Integration
17 74 (22.29%) Java
18 71 (21.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 70 (21.08%) Google
20 69 (20.78%) Artificial Intelligence
20 69 (20.78%) Software Engineering
21 66 (19.88%) Apache Spark
22 65 (19.58%) Hadoop
23 59 (17.77%) Data Pipeline
24 57 (17.17%) Microservices
25 55 (16.57%) Serverless
26 52 (15.66%) Docker Swarm
26 52 (15.66%) NoSQL
27 50 (15.06%) SQL

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 66 (19.88%) Apache Spark
2 6 (1.81%) IIS
3 4 (1.20%) nginx
4 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.60%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.30%) Confluence
5 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 239 (71.99%) AWS
2 140 (42.17%) GCP
3 127 (38.25%) Azure
4 55 (16.57%) Serverless
5 34 (10.24%) Amazon EMR
6 33 (9.94%) IaaS
6 33 (9.94%) IBM Cloud
7 30 (9.04%) Snowflake
8 29 (8.73%) PaaS
9 22 (6.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 22 (6.63%) SaaS
10 21 (6.33%) GitHub
11 17 (5.12%) Google Compute Engine
11 17 (5.12%) OpenShift
12 16 (4.82%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (4.82%) Cloud Functions
12 16 (4.82%) Google App Engine
12 16 (4.82%) Google Container Engine
13 14 (4.22%) Amazon ECS
14 13 (3.92%) Bitrise
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.41%) SSL
2 7 (2.11%) DNS
2 7 (2.11%) Firewall
3 5 (1.51%) Broadband
4 4 (1.20%) SAN
5 2 (0.60%) DSL
5 2 (0.60%) DVB
5 2 (0.60%) Network Security
5 2 (0.60%) WAN
6 1 (0.30%) DHCP
6 1 (0.30%) IPsec
6 1 (0.30%) LAN
6 1 (0.30%) SMTP
6 1 (0.30%) SSH
6 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.30%) VoIP
6 1 (0.30%) VPN
6 1 (0.30%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (22.59%) Big Data
2 65 (19.58%) Hadoop
3 52 (15.66%) NoSQL
4 34 (10.24%) Amazon Athena
4 34 (10.24%) Amazon Redshift
4 34 (10.24%) Neo4j
5 32 (9.64%) Electronic Patient Records
6 10 (3.01%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.11%) Flink
8 7 (2.11%) Redis
8 7 (2.11%) SQL Server
9 6 (1.81%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (1.81%) MySQL
9 6 (1.81%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.90%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 136 (40.96%) Jenkins
2 71 (21.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 46 (13.86%) Vagrant
4 35 (10.54%) Git (software)
4 35 (10.54%) GitLab
5 29 (8.73%) CircleCI
6 16 (4.82%) Travis CI
7 14 (4.22%) Hudson
8 11 (3.31%) JIRA
9 7 (2.11%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.51%) Artifactory
10 5 (1.51%) JUnit
10 5 (1.51%) Mockito
10 5 (1.51%) MSBuild
11 4 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (0.90%) MSI
13 2 (0.60%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
14 1 (0.30%) Android Studio
14 1 (0.30%) SonarQube
General
1 49 (14.76%) Social Skills
2 43 (12.95%) Finance
3 20 (6.02%) Banking
4 14 (4.22%) Retail
5 10 (3.01%) Games
6 6 (1.81%) Marketing
6 6 (1.81%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.51%) Billing
8 4 (1.20%) Automotive
8 4 (1.20%) Law
9 3 (0.90%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (0.60%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.30%) Front Office
11 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.84%) Kafka
2 34 (10.24%) Spark Streaming
3 24 (7.23%) Elastic Stack
4 20 (6.02%) Node.js
5 17 (5.12%) Web Services
6 12 (3.61%) Spring
7 8 (2.41%) Spring Boot
8 7 (2.11%) REST
9 6 (1.81%) Lambda Expressions
9 6 (1.81%) React
10 5 (1.51%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.51%) Laravel
10 5 (1.51%) Middleware
10 5 (1.51%) RESTful
10 5 (1.51%) Serverless Framework
10 5 (1.51%) SOAP
10 5 (1.51%) Vue.js
10 5 (1.51%) WireMock
11 2 (0.60%) .NET
11 2 (0.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.64%) Hybrid Cloud
2 21 (6.33%) Public Cloud
3 18 (5.42%) Cloud Native
4 12 (3.61%) Data Centre
5 10 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.11%) Equities
6 7 (2.11%) Hedge funds
6 7 (2.11%) NHS
7 6 (1.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 5 (1.51%) Enterprise Cloud
8 5 (1.51%) Renewable Energy
8 5 (1.51%) Social Media
9 3 (0.90%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.60%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.60%) Legacy Systems
10 2 (0.60%) MPEG
10 2 (0.60%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.60%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.30%) Clustering
11 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 105 (31.63%) Linux
2 31 (9.34%) Windows
3 26 (7.83%) Unix
4 11 (3.31%) CentOS
5 8 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.51%) CoreOS
7 4 (1.20%) Android
7 4 (1.20%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.90%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.60%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.30%) VMS
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (52.11%) DevOps
2 126 (37.95%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (32.83%) Infrastructure as Code
4 83 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 74 (22.29%) Continuous Integration
6 69 (20.78%) Artificial Intelligence
6 69 (20.78%) Software Engineering
7 59 (17.77%) Data Pipeline
8 57 (17.17%) Microservices
9 45 (13.55%) ETL
10 44 (13.25%) Data Science
11 42 (12.65%) Project Management
12 41 (12.35%) Data Engineering
13 39 (11.75%) Analytics
13 39 (11.75%) Data Munging
14 36 (10.84%) Fintech
15 34 (10.24%) Unit Testing
16 33 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
17 32 (9.64%) Translating Business Requirements
18 26 (7.83%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 184 (55.42%) Python
2 74 (22.29%) Java
3 50 (15.06%) SQL
4 46 (13.86%) Bash Shell
5 39 (11.75%) Go
6 35 (10.54%) Ruby
7 26 (7.83%) Scala
8 17 (5.12%) JavaScript
8 17 (5.12%) TypeScript
9 14 (4.22%) PowerShell
10 13 (3.92%) Perl
11 10 (3.01%) C#
11 10 (3.01%) C++
12 9 (2.71%) Shell Script
13 7 (2.11%) Kotlin
14 5 (1.51%) C
14 5 (1.51%) PHP
15 3 (0.90%) VBScript
16 2 (0.60%) Groovy
16 2 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (6.33%) SC Cleared
1 21 (6.33%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.02%) Degree
3 13 (3.92%) AWS Certification
3 13 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (2.71%) RHCE
4 9 (2.71%) RHCSA
5 4 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.90%) GISP
6 3 (0.90%) MCDST
6 3 (0.90%) MCTS
6 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.04%) QA
2 4 (1.20%) SLA
3 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.90%) PMO
3 3 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.30%) NIST
System Software
1 201 (60.54%) Docker
2 33 (9.94%) VirtualBox
3 16 (4.82%) Active Directory
4 10 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (1.51%) LXC
7 3 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.90%) vSphere
8 1 (0.30%) Varnish
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.30%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 231 (69.58%) Terraform
2 219 (65.96%) Kubernetes
3 141 (42.47%) Ansible
4 76 (22.89%) Puppet
5 52 (15.66%) Docker Swarm
6 50 (15.06%) Opscode Chef
7 35 (10.54%) Grafana
8 31 (9.34%) Prometheus
9 25 (7.53%) Packer
10 22 (6.63%) Consul
11 17 (5.12%) Graphite
12 12 (3.61%) Nagios
13 10 (3.01%) Salt
14 9 (2.71%) CFEngine
15 7 (2.11%) Opsview
16 6 (1.81%) HAProxy
16 6 (1.81%) ZABBIX
17 5 (1.51%) SCCM
18 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
18 3 (0.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (21.08%) Google
2 39 (11.75%) IBM
3 35 (10.54%) Hortonworks
4 34 (10.24%) Cloudera
5 32 (9.64%) Informatica
5 32 (9.64%) Talend
6 31 (9.34%) Microsoft
7 20 (6.02%) Splunk
8 17 (5.12%) Red Hat
9 11 (3.31%) VMware
10 9 (2.71%) Cisco
11 7 (2.11%) Dell
11 7 (2.11%) Intel
11 7 (2.11%) New Relic
12 6 (1.81%) HP
12 6 (1.81%) Mellanox
12 6 (1.81%) Solarflare
12 6 (1.81%) Supermicro
13 5 (1.51%) Atlassian
13 5 (1.51%) ServiceNow