Period
to 6 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 470 674 763
Rank change year-on-year +204 +89 +139
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 450 456 470
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.33% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 374 366 363
Median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,875 £87,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% - -2.13%

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 82,408 137,994 166,782
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.96% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 66,025 109,657 135,534
Median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 6 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Platform Engineer in the UK

Platform Engineer
Top 16 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 6 June 2020. 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
England +222 436 £62,500 - 42
UK excluding London +182 226 £55,000 -4.35% 25
London +146 216 £75,000 +3.45% 19
North of England +162 111 £50,000 -13.04% 11
Yorkshire +119 58 £51,250 -10.87% 3
North West +102 48 £53,750 -2.27% 7
South East +89 36 £55,000 -4.35% 2
Work from Home +59 34 £60,000 -14.29% 7
Midlands +99 32 £62,500 +21.95% 2
West Midlands +69 19 £62,500 +21.95% 2
South West +66 19 £50,550 -12.09% 6
East of England +95 18 £50,000 -4.76% 2
East Midlands +68 13 £62,500 +17.92%
Scotland +52 7 £47,500 -19.49%
North East +19 5 £40,000 -13.04% 1
Wales +4 3 £50,000 +25.00% 2

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 263 (58.44%) AWS
2 262 (58.22%) DevOps
3 233 (51.78%) Azure
3 233 (51.78%) Python
4 224 (49.78%) Kubernetes
5 207 (46.00%) Docker
6 201 (44.67%) Linux
7 200 (44.44%) Terraform
8 182 (40.44%) Agile Software Development
9 163 (36.22%) Ansible
10 140 (31.11%) Configuration Management
11 135 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
12 126 (28.00%) Puppet
13 108 (24.00%) Infrastructure as Code
14 103 (22.89%) Bash Shell
15 102 (22.67%) Windows
16 99 (22.00%) SQL
17 98 (21.78%) Finance
18 96 (21.33%) Jenkins
19 95 (21.11%) Opscode Chef
20 94 (20.89%) PowerShell
21 90 (20.00%) GCP
22 87 (19.33%) Go
23 83 (18.44%) Microservices
24 82 (18.22%) Microsoft
25 74 (16.44%) Git (software)
26 71 (15.78%) Migration
27 69 (15.33%) AWS CloudFormation
28 68 (15.11%) Ruby
29 67 (14.89%) Java

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 (6.89%) Apache Spark
2 12 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (2.67%) IIS
3 9 (2.00%) OpenStack
4 7 (1.56%) Apache
5 6 (1.33%) nginx
5 6 (1.33%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (1.11%) Confluence
7 4 (0.89%) CloudStack
7 4 (0.89%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.67%) JBoss
8 3 (0.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.44%) ThingWorx
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.67%) Gliffy
2 3 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 263 (58.44%) AWS
2 233 (51.78%) Azure
3 90 (20.00%) GCP
4 69 (15.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 42 (9.33%) PaaS
6 41 (9.11%) IaaS
7 34 (7.56%) Serverless
8 27 (6.00%) AWS Lambda
9 24 (5.33%) Amazon EC2
9 24 (5.33%) SaaS
10 17 (3.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 17 (3.78%) Amazon EMR
10 17 (3.78%) IBM Cloud
11 16 (3.56%) Amazon ECS
11 16 (3.56%) OpenShift
12 14 (3.11%) Office 365
13 12 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (2.67%) Datadog
13 12 (2.67%) GitHub
13 12 (2.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.56%) Firewall
2 14 (3.11%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.89%) VPN
4 11 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (2.00%) DNS
5 9 (2.00%) Network Security
6 8 (1.78%) SSL
7 5 (1.11%) HTTP
7 5 (1.11%) LAN
7 5 (1.11%) SSH
8 3 (0.67%) DMZ
8 3 (0.67%) IPsec
8 3 (0.67%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.44%) SAN
9 2 (0.44%) WAN
10 1 (0.22%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.22%) Internet
10 1 (0.22%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (10.89%) SQL Server
2 46 (10.22%) Big Data
3 40 (8.89%) NoSQL
4 30 (6.67%) Hadoop
5 26 (5.78%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (4.89%) MySQL
7 17 (3.78%) Amazon Redshift
8 13 (2.89%) Amazon Athena
8 13 (2.89%) Neo4j
9 9 (2.00%) Amazon Aurora
9 9 (2.00%) Flink
9 9 (2.00%) Power BI
10 8 (1.78%) Cosmos DB
10 8 (1.78%) Data Mining
10 8 (1.78%) Redis
11 6 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.33%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 96 (21.33%) Jenkins
2 74 (16.44%) Git (software)
3 35 (7.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 29 (6.44%) TeamCity
5 24 (5.33%) Vagrant
6 23 (5.11%) Octopus Deploy
7 19 (4.22%) JIRA
8 12 (2.67%) GitLab
9 10 (2.22%) GoCD
9 10 (2.22%) Hudson
9 10 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (2.00%) Gradle
10 9 (2.00%) Maven
11 8 (1.78%) Gatling
12 7 (1.56%) Bitbucket
12 7 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (1.33%) CircleCI
14 5 (1.11%) SonarQube
15 4 (0.89%) Artifactory
15 4 (0.89%) Liquibase
General
1 98 (21.78%) Finance
2 27 (6.00%) Retail
3 26 (5.78%) Public Sector
4 20 (4.44%) Manufacturing
5 17 (3.78%) Legal
6 16 (3.56%) Banking
7 13 (2.89%) Law
8 11 (2.44%) Games
8 11 (2.44%) Marketing
8 11 (2.44%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.78%) Electronics
10 5 (1.11%) Front Office
11 4 (0.89%) Automotive
12 2 (0.44%) Advertising
12 2 (0.44%) Billing
12 2 (0.44%) Local Government
12 2 (0.44%) Police
13 1 (0.22%) Back Office
13 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (12.89%) .NET
2 33 (7.33%) Kafka
3 32 (7.11%) Elastic Stack
4 22 (4.89%) Node.js
5 16 (3.56%) REST
6 14 (3.11%) Web Services
7 12 (2.67%) ASP.NET
7 12 (2.67%) Spark Streaming
8 11 (2.44%) .NET Core
8 11 (2.44%) TensorFlow
9 10 (2.22%) AngularJS
9 10 (2.22%) Lambda Expressions
10 9 (2.00%) JSON
10 9 (2.00%) LAMP
11 8 (1.78%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.78%) Middleware
11 8 (1.78%) Natural Language Processing
11 8 (1.78%) Sensu
12 6 (1.33%) SOAP
12 6 (1.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.89%) Public Cloud
2 30 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.33%) Cloud Native
4 18 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.67%) Blog
6 12 (2.67%) Enterprise Storage
6 12 (2.67%) Hedge funds
6 12 (2.67%) PKI
6 12 (2.67%) Private Cloud
7 11 (2.44%) Acoustics
8 10 (2.22%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.22%) Enterprise Cloud
9 8 (1.78%) Equities
10 7 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.56%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.33%) Device Driver
12 3 (0.67%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 201 (44.67%) Linux
2 102 (22.67%) Windows
3 40 (8.89%) CentOS
3 40 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 27 (6.00%) Ubuntu
6 16 (3.56%) Unix
7 14 (3.11%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (2.67%) Fedora
9 8 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.89%) Solaris
11 3 (0.67%) Debian
12 2 (0.44%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.44%) HPUX
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (58.22%) DevOps
2 182 (40.44%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (31.11%) Configuration Management
4 135 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 108 (24.00%) Infrastructure as Code
6 83 (18.44%) Microservices
7 71 (15.78%) Migration
8 62 (13.78%) Scrum
9 56 (12.44%) Deployment Automation
10 55 (12.22%) Test Automation
11 49 (10.89%) Software Engineering
12 46 (10.22%) Continuous Delivery
13 36 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 34 (7.56%) ITIL
15 32 (7.11%) High Availability
15 32 (7.11%) Open Source
16 31 (6.89%) Problem-Solving
17 30 (6.67%) Analytics
17 30 (6.67%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 28 (6.22%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 233 (51.78%) Python
2 103 (22.89%) Bash Shell
3 99 (22.00%) SQL
4 94 (20.89%) PowerShell
5 87 (19.33%) Go
6 68 (15.11%) Ruby
7 67 (14.89%) Java
8 50 (11.11%) C#
9 29 (6.44%) Shell Script
10 19 (4.22%) JavaScript
11 18 (4.00%) C
12 13 (2.89%) Perl
13 11 (2.44%) TypeScript
14 10 (2.22%) T-SQL
15 9 (2.00%) Groovy
15 9 (2.00%) Scala
16 5 (1.11%) C++
16 5 (1.11%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.67%) PHP
18 2 (0.44%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 21 (4.67%) Degree
2 17 (3.78%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.11%) DV Cleared
4 12 (2.67%) AWS Certification
4 12 (2.67%) CCNA
4 12 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (2.67%) CISSP
4 12 (2.67%) CompTIA Security+
4 12 (2.67%) GIAC
4 12 (2.67%) Linux+ Certification
4 12 (2.67%) MCSE
4 12 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (2.67%) Network+ Certification
4 12 (2.67%) SANS
4 12 (2.67%) SSCP
5 11 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.11%) RHCE
6 5 (1.11%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.89%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.44%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.00%) QA
2 8 (1.78%) GDPR
3 3 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.44%) SLA
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 207 (46.00%) Docker
2 31 (6.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.11%) VirtualBox
4 16 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (3.33%) Xen
6 14 (3.11%) Active Directory
7 12 (2.67%) NFS
7 12 (2.67%) Samba
8 10 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.33%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.89%) zsh
11 2 (0.44%) KVM
11 2 (0.44%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.44%) vSphere
12 1 (0.22%) Firmware
12 1 (0.22%) LXC
12 1 (0.22%) Postfix
12 1 (0.22%) Squid
12 1 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 224 (49.78%) Kubernetes
2 200 (44.44%) Terraform
3 163 (36.22%) Ansible
4 126 (28.00%) Puppet
5 95 (21.11%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (8.67%) Docker Swarm
7 30 (6.67%) Nagios
8 29 (6.44%) Grafana
8 29 (6.44%) Packer
9 20 (4.44%) Prometheus
10 19 (4.22%) ZABBIX
11 17 (3.78%) Graphite
12 15 (3.33%) Consul
12 15 (3.33%) SCCM
13 14 (3.11%) Cobbler
13 14 (3.11%) Salt
13 14 (3.11%) SCOM
13 14 (3.11%) vCenter Server
14 12 (2.67%) OpenNMS
15 11 (2.44%) Rancher
Vendors
1 82 (18.22%) Microsoft
2 57 (12.67%) Google
3 56 (12.44%) VMware
4 43 (9.56%) Oracle
5 34 (7.56%) Red Hat
6 31 (6.89%) Splunk
7 28 (6.22%) Cloudera
8 24 (5.33%) Hortonworks
9 20 (4.44%) IBM
10 19 (4.22%) EnterpriseDB
11 17 (3.78%) Dell
12 16 (3.56%) SaltStack
13 15 (3.33%) Cisco
13 15 (3.33%) EMC
14 14 (3.11%) SolarWinds
15 12 (2.67%) NetApp
16 11 (2.44%) Meraki
16 11 (2.44%) SAP
17 10 (2.22%) New Relic
18 8 (1.78%) Dynatrace