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The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

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

Platform Engineer
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 639 425 445
Rank change year-on-year -214 +20 +191
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 697 838 355
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.72% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.79% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 445 630 249
10th Percentile £46,250 £38,750 £42,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.54% - -
75th Percentile £93,750 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £101,250 £90,000 £96,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 151,912 106,273 57,185
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.98% 91.60% 94.84%
Number of salaries quoted 83,230 74,210 46,721
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in the UK

Platform Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Platform Engineer.

Salary trend for Platform Engineer in the UK

Platform Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Platform Engineer over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Platform Engineer in the UK

Platform Engineer
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -239 532 £75,250 +20.40% 72
Work from Home -203 347 £65,000 +8.33% 41
London -172 307 £84,000 +12.00% 38
UK excluding London -200 238 £55,000 -8.33% 39
North of England -162 84 £55,000 +15.79% 16
South East -29 52 £47,500 -13.64% 5
Yorkshire -87 38 £55,000 +15.79% 4
North West -105 37 £70,000 +16.67% 8
Midlands -90 31 £67,500 +3.85% 3
South West -44 28 £52,500 -12.50% 2
East of England -42 26 £58,750 -8.56% 8
West Midlands -115 18 £70,000 +7.69% 3
Scotland -57 15 £52,500 -25.00% 3
East Midlands -15 13 £65,000 +62.10%
Wales -11 11 £55,000 +37.50%
North East -1 9 £55,000 -12.00% 4
Northern Ireland -17 1 £55,000 - 2

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, Platform Engineer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 579 (83.07%) Platform Engineering
2 424 (60.83%) AWS
3 396 (56.81%) Kubernetes
4 387 (55.52%) Terraform
5 381 (54.66%) DevOps
6 353 (50.65%) Python
7 322 (46.20%) Azure
8 315 (45.19%) Infrastructure as Code
9 297 (42.61%) Docker
10 278 (39.89%) CI/CD
11 274 (39.31%) Linux
12 220 (31.56%) Agile
13 198 (28.41%) GCP
14 196 (28.12%) Jenkins
15 182 (26.11%) Ansible
16 176 (25.25%) Finance
17 164 (23.53%) Bash
18 137 (19.66%) Java
19 134 (19.23%) Git (software)
20 132 (18.94%) PowerShell
21 128 (18.36%) Puppet
22 127 (18.22%) JavaScript
23 124 (17.79%) Containerisation
24 121 (17.36%) Windows
25 115 (16.50%) Social Skills
26 96 (13.77%) Ruby
27 89 (12.77%) Configuration Management
28 84 (12.05%) Azure DevOps
29 82 (11.76%) Go
30 79 (11.33%) Microsoft

Platform Engineer 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 31 (4.45%) Apache Spark
2 25 (3.59%) Apache
3 22 (3.16%) Apache Airflow
4 17 (2.44%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.72%) Confluence
6 9 (1.29%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.00%) Apache TomEE
8 6 (0.86%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.57%) IIS
10 1 (0.14%) JBoss
10 1 (0.14%) nginx
10 1 (0.14%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.14%) Tornado
Applications
1 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 424 (60.83%) AWS
2 322 (46.20%) Azure
3 198 (28.41%) GCP
4 84 (12.05%) Azure DevOps
5 75 (10.76%) GitHub
6 74 (10.62%) PaaS
7 72 (10.33%) IaaS
8 68 (9.76%) Serverless
9 59 (8.46%) Microsoft 365
10 56 (8.03%) SaaS
11 54 (7.75%) Azure AKS
12 47 (6.74%) AWS CloudFormation
13 42 (6.03%) Amazon EKS
13 42 (6.03%) OpenShift
14 33 (4.73%) Power Platform
15 30 (4.30%) Amazon ECS
16 28 (4.02%) Heroku
17 27 (3.87%) Cloudflare
18 24 (3.44%) Cloud Computing
19 23 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.60%) Firewall
1 39 (5.60%) VPN
2 20 (2.87%) DNS
3 18 (2.58%) Broadband
3 18 (2.58%) TCP/IP
4 16 (2.30%) Internet
4 16 (2.30%) LAN
5 15 (2.15%) WAN
6 12 (1.72%) Network Security
7 11 (1.58%) SAN
7 11 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (1.43%) DHCP
9 9 (1.29%) Unified Communications
10 8 (1.15%) NAS
11 7 (1.00%) BIG-IP
12 6 (0.86%) HTTP
13 5 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (0.72%) Kerberos
14 4 (0.57%) FCAPS
14 4 (0.57%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (9.18%) Big Data
2 37 (5.31%) PostgreSQL
3 33 (4.73%) Elasticsearch
4 31 (4.45%) Redis
5 18 (2.58%) Power BI
6 17 (2.44%) Electronic Patient Records
6 17 (2.44%) MySQL
7 14 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (2.01%) MongoDB
7 14 (2.01%) NoSQL
8 12 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
8 12 (1.72%) SQL Server
9 8 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (0.72%) Data Lake
10 5 (0.72%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.57%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.57%) HBase
11 4 (0.57%) MariaDB
11 4 (0.57%) Metadata
12 3 (0.43%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 196 (28.12%) Jenkins
2 134 (19.23%) Git (software)
3 50 (7.17%) CircleCI
4 43 (6.17%) GitLab
5 41 (5.88%) JIRA
6 32 (4.59%) webpack
7 27 (3.87%) Cypress.io
7 27 (3.87%) RSpec
8 23 (3.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 23 (3.30%) Sonatype Nexus
9 15 (2.15%) TeamCity
10 14 (2.01%) Cucumber
11 12 (1.72%) Bitbucket
12 11 (1.58%) Selenium
13 6 (0.86%) git-flow
13 6 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (0.86%) Travis CI
14 5 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
15 4 (0.57%) RStudio
15 4 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 176 (25.25%) Finance
2 115 (16.50%) Social Skills
3 61 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (8.75%) Retail
4 40 (5.74%) Public Sector
5 38 (5.45%) Banking
6 33 (4.73%) Games
6 33 (4.73%) Legal
7 29 (4.16%) Marketing
8 27 (3.87%) Pharmaceutical
9 25 (3.59%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.72%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 10 (1.43%) Influencing Skills
12 9 (1.29%) Law
13 7 (1.00%) Front Office
14 6 (0.86%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.72%) Russian Language
16 4 (0.57%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.43%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (8.61%) Kafka
2 55 (7.89%) Node.js
3 32 (4.59%) Jest
3 32 (4.59%) JSON
4 29 (4.16%) Vue.js
5 28 (4.02%) Django
6 27 (3.87%) Memcached
6 27 (3.87%) Nuxt
6 27 (3.87%) Ruby on Rails
6 27 (3.87%) Sass
6 27 (3.87%) Vuex
7 26 (3.73%) Elastic Stack
8 24 (3.44%) HTML
9 22 (3.16%) Middleware
10 19 (2.73%) RabbitMQ
11 18 (2.58%) CSS
11 18 (2.58%) React
12 16 (2.30%) REST
13 15 (2.15%) Serverless Framework
14 12 (1.72%) ARM Templates
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.75%) Public Cloud
2 24 (3.44%) Algorithms
2 24 (3.44%) Data Centre
3 22 (3.16%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (2.15%) Cloud Native
5 15 (2.15%) Cyberattack
6 12 (1.72%) Blog
6 12 (1.72%) User Experience
7 11 (1.58%) Enterprise Cloud
7 11 (1.58%) Low-Code
8 10 (1.43%) Industry 4.0
8 10 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.29%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.15%) IoT
11 6 (0.86%) Grid Computing
11 6 (0.86%) PropTech
12 5 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 274 (39.31%) Linux
2 121 (17.36%) Windows
3 43 (6.17%) Windows Server
4 31 (4.45%) Unix
5 30 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (3.44%) CentOS
7 15 (2.15%) Android
8 12 (1.72%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.72%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.43%) AIX
12 3 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.14%) Solaris
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 579 (83.07%) Platform Engineering
2 381 (54.66%) DevOps
3 315 (45.19%) Infrastructure as Code
4 278 (39.89%) CI/CD
5 220 (31.56%) Agile
6 124 (17.79%) Containerisation
7 89 (12.77%) Configuration Management
8 79 (11.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 77 (11.05%) Mentoring
9 77 (11.05%) Software Engineering
10 72 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
11 67 (9.61%) Deployment Automation
12 66 (9.47%) Computer Science
12 66 (9.47%) Data Science
13 64 (9.18%) Microservices
14 63 (9.04%) Analytics
15 58 (8.32%) Continuous Integration
16 57 (8.18%) Observability
17 55 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
18 47 (6.74%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 353 (50.65%) Python
2 164 (23.53%) Bash
3 137 (19.66%) Java
4 132 (18.94%) PowerShell
5 127 (18.22%) JavaScript
6 96 (13.77%) Ruby
7 82 (11.76%) Go
8 63 (9.04%) SQL
9 53 (7.60%) Scala
10 40 (5.74%) C#
11 39 (5.60%) C++
12 30 (4.30%) Groovy
13 28 (4.02%) PHP
14 27 (3.87%) ES6
15 24 (3.44%) TypeScript
16 18 (2.58%) Perl
17 14 (2.01%) Kotlin
18 12 (1.72%) Shell Script
19 5 (0.72%) R
20 3 (0.43%) C
Qualifications
1 70 (10.04%) Degree
2 67 (9.61%) Security Cleared
3 51 (7.32%) AWS Certification
4 42 (6.03%) SC Cleared
5 40 (5.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 38 (5.45%) Azure Certification
7 22 (3.16%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.43%) AWS Certified Developer
8 10 (1.43%) AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
9 6 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (0.72%) MCSE
10 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.57%) MCSA
12 3 (0.43%) CCNA
12 3 (0.43%) CCNP
12 3 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.29%) CISSP
13 2 (0.29%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.59%) SLA
2 28 (4.02%) QA
3 25 (3.59%) Accessibility
4 10 (1.43%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.72%) GDPR
6 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 297 (42.61%) Docker
2 39 (5.60%) Active Directory
3 37 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.00%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.72%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.57%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.57%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.57%) vSphere
9 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.14%) Ceph
9 1 (0.14%) Lustre
9 1 (0.14%) Samba
Systems Management
1 396 (56.81%) Kubernetes
2 387 (55.52%) Terraform
3 182 (26.11%) Ansible
4 128 (18.36%) Puppet
5 72 (10.33%) Prometheus
6 65 (9.33%) Grafana
7 60 (8.61%) Opscode Chef
8 35 (5.02%) Istio
9 29 (4.16%) Microsoft Intune
10 21 (3.01%) SCCM
11 17 (2.44%) Packer
12 13 (1.87%) Consul
13 11 (1.58%) Docker Swarm
13 11 (1.58%) Graphite
14 8 (1.15%) CFEngine
15 7 (1.00%) HAProxy
16 6 (0.86%) Rancher
17 5 (0.72%) Kibana
17 5 (0.72%) Nagios
17 5 (0.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 79 (11.33%) Microsoft
2 68 (9.76%) Google
3 52 (7.46%) VMware
4 46 (6.60%) New Relic
5 38 (5.45%) Splunk
6 36 (5.16%) Red Hat
7 27 (3.87%) Oracle
8 23 (3.30%) Databricks
9 22 (3.16%) Cisco
10 18 (2.58%) BT
11 15 (2.15%) Meraki
12 13 (1.87%) Veeam
13 12 (1.72%) Cadence
13 12 (1.72%) F5
13 12 (1.72%) SaltStack
14 10 (1.43%) NetApp
15 7 (1.00%) Citrix
15 7 (1.00%) Cloudera
16 6 (0.86%) ServiceNow
17 4 (0.57%) SolarWinds