The median annual salary for a Platform Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Platform Architect
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 926 976
Rank change year-on-year +83 +50  
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Architect 31 21 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.021% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.022% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 19 18 11
Median salary £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,250 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £99,000 £85,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £90,000 £75,000 £55,750
% change year-on-year +20.00% +34.52%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Platform Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Platform Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Platform Architect in the UK

Platform Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Platform Architect in the UK

Platform Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Platform Architect over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Platform Architect in the UK

Platform Architect
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 22 June 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
England +62 31 £80,000 +6.66% 5
London +55 28 £80,000 +6.66% 3
City of London +29 9 £80,000 +18.51% 1
South East +41 3 £90,000 +20.00%
Berkshire - 3 £90,000 -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Reading - 1 £90,000 -

Platform Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Platform Architect 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 featuring Platform Architect in the job title.

1 31 (57.41%) Degree
2 22 (40.74%) Computer Science
3 18 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 18 (33.33%) Advertising
4 12 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 11 (20.37%) Java
5 11 (20.37%) Oracle
5 11 (20.37%) Docker
5 11 (20.37%) Kubernetes
6 10 (18.52%) Anomaly Detection
6 10 (18.52%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (18.52%) SaaS
6 10 (18.52%) Web Services
6 10 (18.52%) Python
6 10 (18.52%) Firewall
6 10 (18.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (16.67%) Data Management
7 9 (16.67%) PhD
7 9 (16.67%) .NET
7 9 (16.67%) Linux
7 9 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (16.67%) Node.js
7 9 (16.67%) Analytics
7 9 (16.67%) Jenkins
7 9 (16.67%) Prototyping
8 8 (14.81%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (14.81%) Monetization
8 8 (14.81%) API Integration
8 8 (14.81%) Master Data Management

Platform Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (1.85%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.52%) SaaS
2 9 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (14.81%) Yammer
4 6 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (9.26%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (9.26%) Amazon S3
5 5 (9.26%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (7.41%) PaaS
7 3 (5.56%) Akamai
7 3 (5.56%) IaaS
8 2 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (1.85%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (1.85%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) Firewall
2 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.85%) LAN
2 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) Apache Cassandra
1 8 (14.81%) NoSQL
2 5 (9.26%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.85%) Big Data
3 1 (1.85%) NewSQL
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.85%) SonarQube
General
1 18 (33.33%) Advertising
2 8 (14.81%) Back Office
2 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 8 (14.81%) Marketing
3 4 (7.41%) Games
4 1 (1.85%) Automotive
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) Web Services
2 9 (16.67%) .NET
2 9 (16.67%) Node.js
3 8 (14.81%) AngularJS
3 8 (14.81%) REST
4 2 (3.70%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (1.85%) Kafka
5 1 (1.85%) React
Miscellaneous
1 22 (40.74%) Computer Science
2 10 (18.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (14.81%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.85%) Fintech
4 1 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (1.85%) Unix
2 1 (1.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 12 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 10 (18.52%) Anomaly Detection
3 10 (18.52%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (16.67%) Analytics
4 9 (16.67%) Data Management
4 9 (16.67%) Prototyping
5 8 (14.81%) API Integration
5 8 (14.81%) B2B
5 8 (14.81%) Business Analysis
5 8 (14.81%) CRM
5 8 (14.81%) Data Architecture
5 8 (14.81%) Master Data Management
5 8 (14.81%) Mentoring
5 8 (14.81%) Monetization
5 8 (14.81%) OO
5 8 (14.81%) OOD
5 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (14.81%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) Java
2 10 (18.52%) Python
3 6 (11.11%) C
3 6 (11.11%) Ruby
4 5 (9.26%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.56%) Go
6 2 (3.70%) SQL
7 1 (1.85%) C#
7 1 (1.85%) C++
7 1 (1.85%) GraphQL
7 1 (1.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (57.41%) Degree
2 9 (16.67%) PhD
3 8 (14.81%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 11 (20.37%) Docker
2 1 (1.85%) etcd
2 1 (1.85%) flannel
Systems Management
1 11 (20.37%) Kubernetes
2 6 (11.11%) Consul
2 6 (11.11%) Terraform
3 5 (9.26%) Ansible
4 2 (3.70%) Puppet
5 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.85%) Salt
5 1 (1.85%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) Oracle
2 3 (5.56%) Atlassian
2 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.70%) Google
3 2 (3.70%) Juniper
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco
Swindon, Wiltshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Excellent benefits and bonus package!
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Very good package
Posted: 5 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Aviva
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago