Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 325 349 361
Rank change year-on-year +24 +12 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 49 16 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.13% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.13% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 41 16 5
North West median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +43.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £46,250 £40,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £70,000 £42,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +20.00%

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 12799 11927 12584
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 97.01% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10256 10029 10440
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +23 44 £60,000 +4.35% 2
Merseyside - 3 £45,500 -
Cheshire -33 1 £47,500 +11.76%
Lancashire - 1 £42,500 -
Platform Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 37 (75.51%) Linux
1 37 (75.51%) Puppet
1 37 (75.51%) DevOps
2 35 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (65.31%) Configuration Management
3 32 (65.31%) Ruby
4 29 (59.18%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (59.18%) Unix
4 29 (59.18%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (57.14%) Python
6 27 (55.10%) RUP
6 27 (55.10%) DSDM
6 27 (55.10%) SQL
6 27 (55.10%) Scrum
6 27 (55.10%) Bash Shell
7 25 (51.02%) Shell Script
8 23 (46.94%) Tivoli
8 23 (46.94%) Oracle
8 23 (46.94%) EnterpriseDB
8 23 (46.94%) Cobbler
9 18 (36.73%) OpenStack
9 18 (36.73%) CloudStack
9 18 (36.73%) Xen
9 18 (36.73%) XenServer
9 18 (36.73%) vSphere
10 14 (28.57%) Ansible
11 13 (26.53%) Docker
12 10 (20.41%) Windows
12 10 (20.41%) Finance
13 8 (16.33%) ITIL

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 18 (36.73%) CloudStack
1 18 (36.73%) OpenStack
2 5 (10.20%) Apache
3 2 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.04%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.04%) IaaS
4 1 (2.04%) PaaS
4 1 (2.04%) Route 53
4 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) Broadband
2 4 (8.16%) Firewall
3 1 (2.04%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) MySQL
1 5 (10.20%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.04%) Gerrit
2 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.04%) Subversion
2 1 (2.04%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (4.08%) Node.js
3 1 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.04%) Express
3 1 (2.04%) REST
3 1 (2.04%) Web Services
3 1 (2.04%) WebSockets
3 1 (2.04%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.20%) Cloud Native
2 5 (10.20%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.04%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (2.04%) Contactless
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 37 (75.51%) Linux
2 29 (59.18%) Unix
3 10 (20.41%) Windows
4 5 (10.20%) Debian
4 5 (10.20%) Ubuntu
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.04%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (75.51%) DevOps
2 35 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (65.31%) Configuration Management
4 29 (59.18%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (55.10%) DSDM
5 27 (55.10%) RUP
5 27 (55.10%) Scrum
6 8 (16.33%) ITIL
7 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 5 (10.20%) Open Source
8 5 (10.20%) Workflow
9 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (8.16%) Time Management
10 2 (4.08%) Change Management
11 1 (2.04%) Data Protection
11 1 (2.04%) E-Commerce
11 1 (2.04%) OOP
11 1 (2.04%) TDD
11 1 (2.04%) Telematics
11 1 (2.04%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (65.31%) Ruby
2 28 (57.14%) Python
3 27 (55.10%) Bash Shell
3 27 (55.10%) SQL
4 25 (51.02%) Shell Script
5 5 (10.20%) Go
6 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.04%) C#
7 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) CCENT
1 1 (2.04%) CCNA
1 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.04%) MCSE
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (36.73%) vSphere
1 18 (36.73%) Xen
1 18 (36.73%) XenServer
2 13 (26.53%) Docker
3 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.12%) XenApp
4 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 37 (75.51%) Puppet
2 29 (59.18%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (46.94%) Cobbler
3 23 (46.94%) Tivoli
4 14 (28.57%) Ansible
5 7 (14.29%) Packer
5 7 (14.29%) Terraform
6 5 (10.20%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (10.20%) Kubernetes
6 5 (10.20%) Mesos
6 5 (10.20%) systemd
7 2 (4.08%) SCCM
8 1 (2.04%) Grafana
8 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (46.94%) EnterpriseDB
1 23 (46.94%) Oracle
2 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.12%) Citrix
4 3 (6.12%) Google
4 3 (6.12%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco