Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £56,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 514 555 601
Rank change year-on-year +41 +46 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 41 43 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 42 44 36
South East median annual salary £56,000 £56,250 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.44% -6.25% +50.00%
10th Percentile £43,500 £34,000 £31,817
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,375 £62,250
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 South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29733 34136 40912
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 96.98% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24803 28632 34129
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in the South East

Platform Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Platform Engineer in the South East

Platform Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Platform Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Platform Engineer in the South East

Platform Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 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
Berkshire +52 17 £60,000 - 1
Thames Valley +33 17 £60,000 +4.35% 1
West Sussex - 10 £50,000 -
Hampshire +19 8 £50,000 - 1
Surrey -3 8 £48,500 -11.82% 1
Platform Engineer
England

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 36 (87.80%) DevOps
2 32 (78.05%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (63.41%) Linux
4 25 (60.98%) Docker
5 20 (48.78%) Kubernetes
6 18 (43.90%) HTTP
6 18 (43.90%) VPN
6 18 (43.90%) Ansible
7 17 (41.46%) Puppet
8 15 (36.59%) Degree
8 15 (36.59%) Data Centre
9 14 (34.15%) OpenStack
9 14 (34.15%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (34.15%) Git (software)
9 14 (34.15%) VMware
9 14 (34.15%) Identity Management
10 13 (31.71%) IPsec
10 13 (31.71%) TCP/IP
10 13 (31.71%) SSL
10 13 (31.71%) Internet
10 13 (31.71%) API Integration
10 13 (31.71%) Private Cloud
10 13 (31.71%) Cloud Foundry
11 12 (29.27%) Jenkins
11 12 (29.27%) Configuration Management
12 10 (24.39%) Python
13 9 (21.95%) Open Source
13 9 (21.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (21.95%) Firewall
13 9 (21.95%) Continuous Delivery

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 14 (34.15%) OpenStack
2 13 (31.71%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (12.20%) WebLogic
4 3 (7.32%) Apache
4 3 (7.32%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 32 (78.05%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (17.07%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (12.20%) SaaS
5 3 (7.32%) IaaS
5 3 (7.32%) PaaS
6 1 (2.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 18 (43.90%) HTTP
1 18 (43.90%) VPN
2 13 (31.71%) Internet
2 13 (31.71%) IPsec
2 13 (31.71%) SSL
2 13 (31.71%) TCP/IP
3 9 (21.95%) Firewall
4 2 (4.88%) BGP
4 2 (4.88%) DHCP
4 2 (4.88%) DNS
4 2 (4.88%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (34.15%) Git (software)
2 12 (29.27%) Jenkins
3 5 (12.20%) GoCD
4 4 (9.76%) JIRA
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) MCollective
1 5 (12.20%) Sensu
2 4 (9.76%) Middleware
2 4 (9.76%) Web Services
3 3 (7.32%) EJB
3 3 (7.32%) J2EE
4 1 (2.44%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (36.59%) Data Centre
2 13 (31.71%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (4.88%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.88%) User Experience
4 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (63.41%) Linux
2 9 (21.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (19.51%) CentOS
4 6 (14.63%) Unix
5 2 (4.88%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (87.80%) DevOps
2 14 (34.15%) Identity Management
3 13 (31.71%) API Integration
4 12 (29.27%) Configuration Management
5 9 (21.95%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (21.95%) Open Source
6 8 (19.51%) Load Balancing
7 5 (12.20%) ITIL
7 5 (12.20%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Open Source Development
7 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
8 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.76%) Microservices
8 4 (9.76%) SDLC
9 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (7.32%) Kanban
10 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.88%) Ticket Management
11 1 (2.44%) Matrix Management
11 1 (2.44%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) Python
2 8 (19.51%) Bash Shell
2 8 (19.51%) PowerShell
2 8 (19.51%) SQL
3 7 (17.07%) Java
3 7 (17.07%) Ruby
4 3 (7.32%) Perl
5 2 (4.88%) C++
5 2 (4.88%) Embedded C++
5 2 (4.88%) Groovy
5 2 (4.88%) PHP
5 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.88%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 15 (36.59%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) QA
2 2 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (60.98%) Docker
2 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (2.44%) OpenDJ
4 1 (2.44%) OpenIDM
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (48.78%) Kubernetes
2 18 (43.90%) Ansible
3 17 (41.46%) Puppet
4 14 (34.15%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (12.20%) Nagios
6 2 (4.88%) Tivoli
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (2.44%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) VMware
2 8 (19.51%) Oracle
3 7 (17.07%) Google
3 7 (17.07%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.88%) Dynatrace
6 1 (2.44%) ForgeRock
6 1 (2.44%) SaltStack