The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 236 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 26 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.42% 0.017% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.018% -
Number of salaries quoted 26 0 0
Median salary £65,000 - -
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5931 5576 6456
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.83% 97.04% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4959 4681 5205
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Platform Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +2 26 £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 28 March 2017, Platform Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 41 (93.18%) Linux
1 41 (93.18%) DevOps
2 39 (88.64%) Puppet
3 38 (86.36%) Configuration Management
3 38 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (77.27%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (77.27%) Unix
5 33 (75.00%) SQL
6 28 (63.64%) Python
7 26 (59.09%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (56.82%) Ruby
9 23 (52.27%) Scrum
10 22 (50.00%) DSDM
10 22 (50.00%) RUP
10 22 (50.00%) Tivoli
10 22 (50.00%) Cobbler
10 22 (50.00%) Bash Shell
11 21 (47.73%) Xen
11 21 (47.73%) vSphere
11 21 (47.73%) XenServer
11 21 (47.73%) EnterpriseDB
11 21 (47.73%) OpenStack
11 21 (47.73%) CloudStack
11 21 (47.73%) Shell Script
11 21 (47.73%) Oracle
12 5 (11.36%) Ansible
13 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
14 3 (6.82%) Open Source
14 3 (6.82%) Data Protection
14 3 (6.82%) Windows

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 21 (47.73%) CloudStack
1 21 (47.73%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.27%) nginx
2 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (2.27%) Big Data
1 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (2.27%) Games
1 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.27%) Visualforce
1 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (93.18%) Linux
2 34 (77.27%) Unix
3 3 (6.82%) Windows
4 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (93.18%) DevOps
2 38 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (86.36%) Configuration Management
3 34 (77.27%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (52.27%) Scrum
5 22 (50.00%) DSDM
5 22 (50.00%) RUP
6 3 (6.82%) Data Protection
6 3 (6.82%) Open Source
7 2 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (4.55%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (4.55%) High Availability
7 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.27%) BDD
8 1 (2.27%) Coaching
8 1 (2.27%) Data Migration
8 1 (2.27%) Kanban
8 1 (2.27%) Open Source Development
8 1 (2.27%) Project Planning
8 1 (2.27%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (75.00%) SQL
2 28 (63.64%) Python
3 25 (56.82%) Ruby
4 22 (50.00%) Bash Shell
5 21 (47.73%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.27%) Apex Code
7 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 21 (47.73%) vSphere
1 21 (47.73%) Xen
1 21 (47.73%) XenServer
2 2 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 39 (88.64%) Puppet
2 26 (59.09%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (50.00%) Cobbler
3 22 (50.00%) Tivoli
4 5 (11.36%) Ansible
5 2 (4.55%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (4.55%) Kubernetes
5 2 (4.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (47.73%) EnterpriseDB
1 21 (47.73%) Oracle
2 2 (4.55%) Google
3 1 (2.27%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.27%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.27%) SaltStack
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