Period
to 30 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 359 583 670
Rank change year-on-year +224 +87 +237
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 389 567 560
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.41% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.43% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 331 425 374
Median annual salary £50,000 £65,000 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.08% +12.07% -3.33%
10th Percentile £38,750 £44,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -13.64% - -8.33%

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 47,498 131,102 157,746
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.04% 95.65% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 39,304 104,877 126,882
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,123 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 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 +220 353 £55,000 -15.38% 85
UK excluding London +269 214 £47,500 -13.64% 57
London +151 160 £75,000 - 35
Work from Home +86 89 £47,500 -32.14% 15
North of England +169 82 £47,500 -17.39% 24
North West +140 46 £47,500 -5.00% 12
Midlands +132 43 £47,500 -8.21% 11
South East +186 38 £45,000 -28.00% 6
Yorkshire +114 35 £47,500 -17.39% 9
West Midlands +120 30 £63,750 +27.50% 10
South West +102 20 £47,500 -13.64% 8
Scotland +78 15 £47,500 -21.49% 5
East Midlands +89 13 £47,500 -15.18% 1
Wales +62 12 £47,500 +22.58% 2
East of England +117 3 - - 1
Northern Ireland +20 1 £42,500 +13.33%
North East +19 1 £45,000 -10.00% 3

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 245 (62.98%) DevOps
2 192 (49.36%) Azure
3 166 (42.67%) AWS
4 160 (41.13%) Python
5 158 (40.62%) Terraform
6 152 (39.07%) Continuous Integration
7 151 (38.82%) Linux
8 141 (36.25%) Agile Software Development
9 128 (32.90%) Infrastructure as Code
10 126 (32.39%) Kubernetes
11 116 (29.82%) Puppet
12 115 (29.56%) Configuration Management
13 114 (29.31%) SQL
13 114 (29.31%) Ansible
14 112 (28.79%) Windows
15 108 (27.76%) Jenkins
16 107 (27.51%) Docker
17 105 (26.99%) Microsoft
18 88 (22.62%) Ruby
19 76 (19.54%) Oracle
19 76 (19.54%) Migration
20 74 (19.02%) Git (software)
21 73 (18.77%) Microservices
22 68 (17.48%) Go
23 67 (17.22%) GCP
24 63 (16.20%) GitLab
24 63 (16.20%) Continuous Delivery
25 62 (15.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
25 62 (15.94%) PowerShell
26 59 (15.17%) Data Security

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 10 (2.57%) OpenStack
2 9 (2.31%) Apache
2 9 (2.31%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (1.80%) IIS
4 6 (1.54%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.29%) CloudStack
5 5 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.29%) JBoss
5 5 (1.29%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.29%) nginx
5 5 (1.29%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.29%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.29%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.77%) Confluence
6 3 (0.77%) Jupyter
6 3 (0.77%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.51%) DNN
8 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.26%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 192 (49.36%) Azure
2 166 (42.67%) AWS
3 67 (17.22%) GCP
4 56 (14.40%) GitHub
5 49 (12.60%) IaaS
6 44 (11.31%) PaaS
7 38 (9.77%) Cloud Computing
8 29 (7.46%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (5.40%) SaaS
10 20 (5.14%) Serverless
11 14 (3.60%) Amazon EKS
11 14 (3.60%) OpenShift
12 12 (3.08%) Datadog
13 11 (2.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (2.57%) Office 365
15 9 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (2.31%) AWS CodePipeline
16 8 (2.06%) Amazon S3
17 7 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
17 7 (1.80%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.43%) Firewall
2 20 (5.14%) DNS
3 17 (4.37%) TCP/IP
4 14 (3.60%) VPN
5 11 (2.83%) SSL
6 10 (2.57%) DHCP
7 7 (1.80%) SAN
8 5 (1.29%) Skype
9 4 (1.03%) Internet
9 4 (1.03%) Network Security
9 4 (1.03%) WAN
10 2 (0.51%) Broadband
10 2 (0.51%) DSL
10 2 (0.51%) FCoE
10 2 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.51%) LAN
10 2 (0.51%) VLAN
11 1 (0.26%) 5G
11 1 (0.26%) MPLS
11 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.48%) NoSQL
2 16 (4.11%) Big Data
3 14 (3.60%) SQL Server
4 12 (3.08%) BigQuery
5 11 (2.83%) MySQL
6 9 (2.31%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.06%) Cloud Spanner
8 7 (1.80%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.54%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.29%) Qlik Sense
11 4 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (1.03%) CloverETL
11 4 (1.03%) Data Lake
11 4 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.03%) Tableau
12 3 (0.77%) Amazon Aurora
12 3 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.77%) Bigtable
12 3 (0.77%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 108 (27.76%) Jenkins
2 74 (19.02%) Git (software)
3 63 (16.20%) GitLab
4 62 (15.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 21 (5.40%) Sonatype Nexus
6 16 (4.11%) JIRA
7 13 (3.34%) CircleCI
7 13 (3.34%) TeamCity
8 11 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (2.31%) Artifactory
9 9 (2.31%) Vagrant
10 8 (2.06%) Hudson
11 6 (1.54%) GoCD
11 6 (1.54%) Travis CI
12 4 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
13 2 (0.51%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.51%) git-flow
14 1 (0.26%) Maven
14 1 (0.26%) MSBuild
14 1 (0.26%) SonarQube
General
1 44 (11.31%) Public Sector
2 31 (7.97%) Finance
3 15 (3.86%) Games
4 12 (3.08%) Retail
5 8 (2.06%) Legal
6 4 (1.03%) Banking
6 4 (1.03%) Law
7 3 (0.77%) Billing
7 3 (0.77%) Front Office
7 3 (0.77%) Marketing
7 3 (0.77%) Publishing
7 3 (0.77%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.51%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Local Government
9 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (13.88%) Elastic Stack
2 29 (7.46%) .NET
3 18 (4.63%) Middleware
4 15 (3.86%) Web Services
5 5 (1.29%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.29%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.29%) React
5 5 (1.29%) REST
6 4 (1.03%) Kafka
6 4 (1.03%) Sensu
7 3 (0.77%) HTML
7 3 (0.77%) Node.js
8 2 (0.51%) CSS
8 2 (0.51%) Lambda Expressions
8 2 (0.51%) Velocity
9 1 (0.26%) .NET Core
9 1 (0.26%) gRPC
9 1 (0.26%) Polymer
9 1 (0.26%) Spark Streaming
9 1 (0.26%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.74%) Public Cloud
2 16 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.60%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (2.83%) Hedge funds
5 9 (2.31%) Cloud Native
5 9 (2.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (2.31%) PKI
6 7 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (0.77%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.77%) Replication
7 3 (0.77%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.51%) EPoS
8 2 (0.51%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 151 (38.82%) Linux
2 112 (28.79%) Windows
3 53 (13.62%) CentOS
4 42 (10.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (7.97%) Unix
6 10 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.57%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (2.31%) Windows Server
8 8 (2.06%) Ubuntu
8 8 (2.06%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.29%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.03%) Solaris
11 3 (0.77%) Android
11 3 (0.77%) Debian
12 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (62.98%) DevOps
2 152 (39.07%) Continuous Integration
3 141 (36.25%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (32.90%) Infrastructure as Code
5 115 (29.56%) Configuration Management
6 76 (19.54%) Migration
7 73 (18.77%) Microservices
8 63 (16.20%) Continuous Delivery
9 59 (15.17%) Data Security
10 56 (14.40%) High Availability
11 55 (14.14%) Load Balancing
12 53 (13.62%) Software Engineering
13 50 (12.85%) Infrastructure Automation
14 48 (12.34%) Open Source
15 44 (11.31%) IT Strategy
16 39 (10.03%) Deployment Automation
17 38 (9.77%) E-Procurement
17 38 (9.77%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
18 31 (7.97%) Scrum
19 30 (7.71%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 160 (41.13%) Python
2 114 (29.31%) SQL
3 88 (22.62%) Ruby
4 68 (17.48%) Go
5 62 (15.94%) PowerShell
6 56 (14.40%) Java
7 53 (13.62%) Bash Shell
8 36 (9.25%) Perl
9 18 (4.63%) C#
10 14 (3.60%) PL/SQL
10 14 (3.60%) Shell Script
11 12 (3.08%) C++
12 11 (2.83%) JavaScript
13 6 (1.54%) C
13 6 (1.54%) Scala
14 4 (1.03%) R
14 4 (1.03%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.77%) Kotlin
15 3 (0.77%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.51%) DataFlex
Qualifications
1 42 (10.80%) AWS Certification
2 34 (8.74%) Degree
3 25 (6.43%) Security Cleared
4 23 (5.91%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.54%) PhD
6 5 (1.29%) DBS Check
6 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.77%) MCITP
7 3 (0.77%) MCSA
8 2 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.51%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.06%) GDPR
2 6 (1.54%) QA
3 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 107 (27.51%) Docker
2 33 (8.48%) Active Directory
3 31 (7.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.86%) vSphere
5 14 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (2.57%) Firmware
6 10 (2.57%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (2.31%) BitLocker
8 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (1.03%) Hyper-V
9 4 (1.03%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.26%) Gluster
11 1 (0.26%) LXC
11 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 158 (40.62%) Terraform
2 126 (32.39%) Kubernetes
3 116 (29.82%) Puppet
4 114 (29.31%) Ansible
5 51 (13.11%) Grafana
5 51 (13.11%) Opscode Chef
5 51 (13.11%) Prometheus
6 44 (11.31%) Graphite
7 20 (5.14%) Docker Swarm
8 18 (4.63%) Packer
8 18 (4.63%) SCCM
9 14 (3.60%) Nagios
10 11 (2.83%) Consul
10 11 (2.83%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (2.31%) Opsview
11 9 (2.31%) ZABBIX
12 6 (1.54%) Salt
13 5 (1.29%) Cobbler
13 5 (1.29%) logstash
14 4 (1.03%) Mesos
Vendors
1 105 (26.99%) Microsoft
2 76 (19.54%) Oracle
3 58 (14.91%) EnterpriseDB
4 46 (11.83%) Google
5 41 (10.54%) VMware
6 18 (4.63%) IBM
7 14 (3.60%) Splunk
8 11 (2.83%) Cisco
8 11 (2.83%) FireEye
8 11 (2.83%) McAfee
8 11 (2.83%) Red Hat
8 11 (2.83%) Symantec
8 11 (2.83%) Tanium
9 9 (2.31%) Dell
9 9 (2.31%) Veracode
10 8 (2.06%) Atlassian
10 8 (2.06%) New Relic
11 6 (1.54%) EMC
11 6 (1.54%) HP
11 6 (1.54%) TOWER Software