Period
to 16 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

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 West
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 335 322 329
Rank change year-on-year -13 +7 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 34 53 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.40% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.42% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 28 51 6
North West median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33% -
10th Percentile £32,300 £43,750 £38,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +9.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12,186 12,751 11,247
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.92% 96.84% 97.39%
Number of salaries quoted 9,905 10,482 9,475
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in the North West

Platform Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Platform Engineer in the North West.

Salary trend for Platform Engineer in the North West

Platform Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Platform Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Platform Engineer in the North West

Platform Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 16 July 2018. 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
Manchester +5 28 £52,500 -12.50% 2
Merseyside +9 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £65,000 - 2
Platform Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 West region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (64.71%) DevOps
2 21 (61.76%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (52.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (52.94%) Puppet
3 18 (52.94%) Python
4 16 (47.06%) Linux
4 16 (47.06%) Configuration Management
4 16 (47.06%) Ruby
5 14 (41.18%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (38.24%) Windows
6 13 (38.24%) Ansible
6 13 (38.24%) Terraform
7 12 (35.29%) Docker
7 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
8 10 (29.41%) SQL
9 9 (26.47%) RUP
9 9 (26.47%) DSDM
9 9 (26.47%) Scrum
9 9 (26.47%) Jenkins
9 9 (26.47%) Bash Shell
10 8 (23.53%) Go
10 8 (23.53%) Deployment Automation
10 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
10 8 (23.53%) SCCM
10 8 (23.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (23.53%) Google
10 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
10 8 (23.53%) Oracle

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (20.59%) CloudStack
1 7 (20.59%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.94%) JBoss
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 21 (61.76%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (52.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.94%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) Firewall
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.94%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Jenkins
2 8 (23.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (17.65%) Hudson
3 6 (17.65%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (14.71%) Vagrant
5 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (17.65%) Back Office
2 5 (14.71%) Marketing
3 3 (8.82%) Retail
4 2 (5.88%) Finance
5 1 (2.94%) Advertising
5 1 (2.94%) Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Driving Licence
1 3 (8.82%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (47.06%) Linux
2 13 (38.24%) Windows
3 4 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (64.71%) DevOps
2 16 (47.06%) Configuration Management
3 14 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (26.47%) DSDM
4 9 (26.47%) RUP
4 9 (26.47%) Scrum
5 8 (23.53%) Deployment Automation
5 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
6 5 (14.71%) Content Management
6 5 (14.71%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (14.71%) High Availability
6 5 (14.71%) ITIL
6 5 (14.71%) Open Source
7 3 (8.82%) Innovative Thinking
7 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.82%) OO
7 3 (8.82%) Project Management
8 2 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) Python
2 16 (47.06%) Ruby
3 10 (29.41%) SQL
4 9 (26.47%) Bash Shell
5 8 (23.53%) Go
6 7 (20.59%) Java
7 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
8 3 (8.82%) PHP
8 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) GCP
System Software
1 12 (35.29%) Docker
2 7 (20.59%) vSphere
2 7 (20.59%) Xen
2 7 (20.59%) XenServer
3 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (52.94%) Puppet
2 14 (41.18%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (38.24%) Ansible
3 13 (38.24%) Terraform
4 8 (23.53%) SCCM
5 7 (20.59%) Kubernetes
6 6 (17.65%) Packer
7 5 (14.71%) Consul
7 5 (14.71%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (14.71%) Nagios
8 1 (2.94%) Cobbler
8 1 (2.94%) Salt
8 1 (2.94%) SCOM
8 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (23.53%) Google
2 8 (23.53%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco
3 3 (8.82%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) EnterpriseDB
4 1 (2.94%) Ivanti