Period
to 28 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 28 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 West
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 191 180 320
Rank change year-on-year -11 +140 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 86 50 30
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.20% 0.96% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.00% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 72 21 18
10th Percentile " " £34,625
25th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% - -4.76%
75th Percentile £81,250 £63,750 £65,313
90th Percentile £90,000 £65,000 £66,250
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 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 6,605 5,001 10,097
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.09% 95.71% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 5,223 4,119 7,688
10th Percentile £28,200 £30,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £48,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
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 West

Job postings that featured Platform Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Platform Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

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 28 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
Manchester +4 77 £60,000 +20.00% 18
Merseyside - 6 £70,000 - 2
Cheshire -7 3 £57,500 - 2
Platform Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 West region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 75 (87.21%) DevOps
2 54 (62.79%) Azure
3 51 (59.30%) Terraform
4 48 (55.81%) Kubernetes
4 48 (55.81%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (51.16%) Infrastructure as Code
6 41 (47.67%) Windows
6 41 (47.67%) Microsoft
7 39 (45.35%) Linux
8 38 (44.19%) Docker
9 36 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (40.70%) AWS
11 32 (37.21%) Ansible
12 30 (34.88%) SQL
13 28 (32.56%) Oracle
14 27 (31.40%) Data Security
14 27 (31.40%) Migration
14 27 (31.40%) Jenkins
14 27 (31.40%) EnterpriseDB
15 26 (30.23%) Python
16 25 (29.07%) Bash Shell
17 24 (27.91%) Puppet
18 21 (24.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 20 (23.26%) Configuration Management
20 19 (22.09%) Social Skills
21 18 (20.93%) SC Cleared
21 18 (20.93%) Security Cleared
21 18 (20.93%) PowerShell
22 17 (19.77%) Opscode Chef
22 17 (19.77%) High Availability

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 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 54 (62.79%) Azure
2 35 (40.70%) AWS
3 11 (12.79%) IaaS
4 8 (9.30%) GCP
4 8 (9.30%) PaaS
4 8 (9.30%) SaaS
5 7 (8.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (6.98%) OpenShift
7 5 (5.81%) Slack
8 4 (4.65%) Amazon EKS
8 4 (4.65%) GitHub
9 3 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (3.49%) Amazon ECS
9 3 (3.49%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (3.49%) Microsoft 365
10 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (2.33%) Miro
10 2 (2.33%) Serverless
11 1 (1.16%) AWS Fargate
11 1 (1.16%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) SSL
2 1 (1.16%) Firewall
2 1 (1.16%) SAN
2 1 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) Big Data
2 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (31.40%) Jenkins
2 21 (24.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 16 (18.60%) GitLab
4 12 (13.95%) Git (software)
5 11 (12.79%) Hudson
5 11 (12.79%) Vagrant
6 5 (5.81%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (4.65%) CircleCI
7 4 (4.65%) JMeter
7 4 (4.65%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.16%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.16%) Travis CI
General
1 19 (22.09%) Social Skills
2 9 (10.47%) Public Sector
3 6 (6.98%) Retail
4 5 (5.81%) Marketing
5 2 (2.33%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.16%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.79%) .NET
2 6 (6.98%) .NET Core
2 6 (6.98%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.33%) Kafka
3 2 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.16%) Node.js
4 1 (1.16%) React
4 1 (1.16%) React Native
4 1 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Public Cloud
2 4 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.49%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.16%) PKI
4 1 (1.16%) Replication
4 1 (1.16%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 41 (47.67%) Windows
2 39 (45.35%) Linux
3 10 (11.63%) Unix
4 2 (2.33%) CentOS
4 2 (2.33%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.33%) Solaris
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (87.21%) DevOps
2 48 (55.81%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (51.16%) Infrastructure as Code
4 36 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (31.40%) Data Security
5 27 (31.40%) Migration
6 20 (23.26%) Configuration Management
7 17 (19.77%) High Availability
8 12 (13.95%) Software Engineering
9 10 (11.63%) Load Balancing
9 10 (11.63%) Open Source
10 9 (10.47%) E-Commerce
11 8 (9.30%) Microservices
11 8 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (8.14%) Computer Science
13 6 (6.98%) Artificial Intelligence
13 6 (6.98%) Coaching
13 6 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (6.98%) Data Science
13 6 (6.98%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.88%) SQL
2 26 (30.23%) Python
3 25 (29.07%) Bash Shell
4 18 (20.93%) PowerShell
5 15 (17.44%) Ruby
6 14 (16.28%) Go
7 10 (11.63%) Perl
8 5 (5.81%) Java
9 4 (4.65%) C#
10 2 (2.33%) Rust
11 1 (1.16%) C
11 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.16%) Jython
11 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (20.93%) SC Cleared
1 18 (20.93%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.98%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.33%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.33%) Degree
3 2 (2.33%) RHCE
3 2 (2.33%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 38 (44.19%) Docker
2 4 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.16%) Firmware
3 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 51 (59.30%) Terraform
2 48 (55.81%) Kubernetes
3 32 (37.21%) Ansible
4 24 (27.91%) Puppet
5 17 (19.77%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (17.44%) Grafana
7 13 (15.12%) Consul
7 13 (15.12%) Docker Swarm
7 13 (15.12%) Packer
8 11 (12.79%) Nagios
9 8 (9.30%) CFEngine
9 8 (9.30%) Graphite
10 6 (6.98%) Opsview
10 6 (6.98%) Salt
10 6 (6.98%) ZABBIX
11 5 (5.81%) Prometheus
12 3 (3.49%) Rancher
13 2 (2.33%) Jamf Pro
14 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Satellite
14 1 (1.16%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 41 (47.67%) Microsoft
2 28 (32.56%) Oracle
3 27 (31.40%) EnterpriseDB
4 6 (6.98%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.81%) Google
6 4 (4.65%) IBM
6 4 (4.65%) VMware
7 3 (3.49%) Splunk
8 2 (2.33%) Apple
8 2 (2.33%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.33%) EMC
8 2 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.33%) Veeam
9 1 (1.16%) Citrix