Period
to 29 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North of England 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 > North of England
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 203 204 389
Rank change year-on-year +1 +185 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 184 107 84
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 1.29% 1.11% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.16% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 167 78 63
10th Percentile " £41,628 £32,550
25th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £44,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% -9.09% -4.35%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £66,250 £66,000
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 the North of England. 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
North of England
Permanent vacancies in the North of England with a recognized job title 13,198 9,230 18,739
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.75% 96.08% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 10,513 7,757 14,626
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,185 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £58,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in the North of England

Platform Engineer
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Platform Engineer in the North of England.

Salary trend for Platform Engineer in the North of England

Platform Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Platform Engineer in the North of England over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Platform Engineer in the North of England

Platform Engineer
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Engineer within the North of England 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
Yorkshire -30 94 £47,500 -5.00% 19
North West -15 86 £60,000 +20.00% 20
North East -21 5 £62,500 +56.25% 2
Platform Engineer
England

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England

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 North of England region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 166 (90.22%) DevOps
2 142 (77.17%) Azure
3 118 (64.13%) Infrastructure as Code
4 111 (60.33%) Continuous Integration
4 111 (60.33%) Windows
5 110 (59.78%) Microsoft
6 96 (52.17%) SQL
7 92 (50.00%) Oracle
8 90 (48.91%) Data Security
8 90 (48.91%) Migration
8 90 (48.91%) EnterpriseDB
9 85 (46.20%) Terraform
10 74 (40.22%) Kubernetes
11 55 (29.89%) Linux
12 51 (27.72%) Docker
13 49 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
14 46 (25.00%) AWS
15 40 (21.74%) Ansible
16 38 (20.65%) Jenkins
16 38 (20.65%) Bash Shell
17 37 (20.11%) Puppet
18 33 (17.93%) Configuration Management
19 32 (17.39%) Python
20 29 (15.76%) PowerShell
21 27 (14.67%) Opscode Chef
22 26 (14.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
23 25 (13.59%) GitLab
23 25 (13.59%) Social Skills
24 24 (13.04%) Security Cleared
25 23 (12.50%) SC Cleared

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 3 (1.63%) Confluence
2 2 (1.09%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 142 (77.17%) Azure
2 46 (25.00%) AWS
3 18 (9.78%) IaaS
4 15 (8.15%) PaaS
5 14 (7.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 12 (6.52%) SaaS
7 9 (4.89%) OpenShift
8 8 (4.35%) GCP
9 7 (3.80%) GitHub
10 5 (2.72%) Microsoft 365
10 5 (2.72%) Serverless
10 5 (2.72%) Slack
11 4 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (2.17%) Amazon EKS
12 3 (1.63%) Amazon ECS
12 3 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (1.09%) Azure Functions
13 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (1.09%) Miro
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.72%) Firewall
1 5 (2.72%) SSL
2 3 (1.63%) HTTP
3 2 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.54%) NAS
4 1 (0.54%) SAN
4 1 (0.54%) VPN
4 1 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.89%) Big Data
2 6 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.63%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.09%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.54%) Tableau
5 1 (0.54%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 38 (20.65%) Jenkins
2 26 (14.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 25 (13.59%) GitLab
4 13 (7.07%) Git (software)
5 11 (5.98%) Hudson
5 11 (5.98%) Vagrant
6 7 (3.80%) CircleCI
6 7 (3.80%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (2.72%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.17%) JMeter
9 3 (1.63%) JIRA
10 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.54%) Maven
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.54%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.54%) Travis CI
General
1 25 (13.59%) Social Skills
2 15 (8.15%) Public Sector
3 6 (3.26%) Retail
4 5 (2.72%) Marketing
5 3 (1.63%) Finance
6 2 (1.09%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (0.54%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.54%) Games
7 1 (0.54%) Law
7 1 (0.54%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.07%) .NET
2 6 (3.26%) .NET Core
2 6 (3.26%) .NET Framework
3 4 (2.17%) Kafka
4 3 (1.63%) HTML
4 3 (1.63%) JDBC
4 3 (1.63%) LDAP
5 2 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.09%) Spark Streaming
6 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.54%) Node.js
6 1 (0.54%) React
6 1 (0.54%) React Native
6 1 (0.54%) REST
6 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.41%) Public Cloud
2 5 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.17%) PKI
4 3 (1.63%) Cloud Native
4 3 (1.63%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.54%) NHS
6 1 (0.54%) Replication
6 1 (0.54%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.54%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 111 (60.33%) Windows
2 55 (29.89%) Linux
3 14 (7.61%) Unix
4 4 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.63%) Solaris
6 2 (1.09%) CentOS
6 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.54%) Debian
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (90.22%) DevOps
2 118 (64.13%) Infrastructure as Code
3 111 (60.33%) Continuous Integration
4 90 (48.91%) Data Security
4 90 (48.91%) Migration
5 49 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (17.93%) Configuration Management
7 17 (9.24%) High Availability
8 16 (8.70%) Load Balancing
9 13 (7.07%) Software Engineering
10 12 (6.52%) Microservices
11 11 (5.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 10 (5.43%) E-Commerce
12 10 (5.43%) Open Source
13 9 (4.89%) Coaching
13 9 (4.89%) Mentoring
13 9 (4.89%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (3.80%) Project Management
14 7 (3.80%) Scrum
14 7 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (52.17%) SQL
2 38 (20.65%) Bash Shell
3 32 (17.39%) Python
4 29 (15.76%) PowerShell
5 17 (9.24%) Ruby
6 16 (8.70%) Go
7 13 (7.07%) Perl
8 5 (2.72%) Java
8 5 (2.72%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.17%) C#
10 2 (1.09%) Jython
10 2 (1.09%) Rust
11 1 (0.54%) C
11 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.54%) PHP
11 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 23 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.26%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.09%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.09%) Degree
4 2 (1.09%) RHCE
4 2 (1.09%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.54%) GDPR
System Software
1 51 (27.72%) Docker
2 4 (2.17%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.54%) Firmware
3 1 (0.54%) KVM
3 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 85 (46.20%) Terraform
2 74 (40.22%) Kubernetes
3 40 (21.74%) Ansible
4 37 (20.11%) Puppet
5 27 (14.67%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (8.70%) Grafana
7 15 (8.15%) Packer
8 13 (7.07%) Consul
8 13 (7.07%) Docker Swarm
9 11 (5.98%) CFEngine
9 11 (5.98%) Nagios
10 8 (4.35%) Graphite
11 6 (3.26%) Opsview
11 6 (3.26%) Salt
11 6 (3.26%) ZABBIX
12 5 (2.72%) Prometheus
13 4 (2.17%) Rancher
14 2 (1.09%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 2 (1.09%) Jamf Pro
14 2 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 110 (59.78%) Microsoft
2 92 (50.00%) Oracle
3 90 (48.91%) EnterpriseDB
4 11 (5.98%) Splunk
5 8 (4.35%) VMware
6 6 (3.26%) IBM
6 6 (3.26%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.72%) Google
8 4 (2.17%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.09%) Apple
9 2 (1.09%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.09%) Cisco
9 2 (1.09%) Databricks
9 2 (1.09%) Dynatrace
9 2 (1.09%) EMC
9 2 (1.09%) Okta
9 2 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.09%) Veeam
10 1 (0.54%) Citrix