Period
to 13 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 361 536 701
Rank change year-on-year +175 +165 +143
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 646 502 459
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.44% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.46% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 530 382 343
10th Percentile " £42,500 £41,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £47,500 £48,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -13.64% -4.35% +4.55%

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 77,346 108,572 142,944
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 95.37% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 60,849 88,179 115,251
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 +152 568 £65,000 +4.00% 158
UK excluding London +155 345 £47,500 -13.64% 96
London +128 256 £75,000 - 66
Work from Home +18 185 £47,500 -20.83% 21
North of England +68 145 £47,500 -9.52% 36
Yorkshire +7 70 £47,500 -9.52% 14
North West +62 69 £50,000 -13.04% 19
Midlands +58 66 £60,000 - 21
West Midlands +45 49 £65,000 +13.04% 20
South East +77 41 £60,000 +9.09% 11
Scotland +42 41 £47,500 - 2
South West +41 34 £50,275 -4.74% 9
East Midlands +18 16 £31,305 -51.84% 1
Wales +45 14 £47,500 -5.00% 1
North East +15 6 £41,750 +4.38% 3
East of England +41 4 £65,000 +30.00% 16

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 439 (67.96%) DevOps
2 351 (54.33%) Azure
3 308 (47.68%) Kubernetes
4 299 (46.28%) Docker
4 299 (46.28%) Infrastructure as Code
5 289 (44.74%) Terraform
6 272 (42.11%) AWS
7 252 (39.01%) Continuous Integration
8 232 (35.91%) Python
9 225 (34.83%) Ansible
10 222 (34.37%) Microsoft
11 213 (32.97%) Windows
12 208 (32.20%) SQL
13 199 (30.80%) Agile Software Development
14 188 (29.10%) Linux
15 158 (24.46%) Jenkins
16 157 (24.30%) Puppet
17 150 (23.22%) Migration
18 139 (21.52%) Oracle
19 138 (21.36%) GCP
20 132 (20.43%) EnterpriseDB
20 132 (20.43%) Configuration Management
20 132 (20.43%) Data Security
21 104 (16.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
22 100 (15.48%) Java
23 89 (13.78%) Software Engineering
24 80 (12.38%) Bash Shell
25 76 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
26 74 (11.46%) PowerShell
27 73 (11.30%) Google

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 47 (7.28%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.17%) OpenStack
3 7 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (0.77%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.62%) Apache
5 4 (0.62%) IIS
5 4 (0.62%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.46%) Jupyter
6 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.31%) DNN
7 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.31%) JBoss
7 2 (0.31%) nginx
8 1 (0.15%) Confluence
8 1 (0.15%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 351 (54.33%) Azure
2 272 (42.11%) AWS
3 138 (21.36%) GCP
4 68 (10.53%) IaaS
5 67 (10.37%) PaaS
6 55 (8.51%) Serverless
7 52 (8.05%) SaaS
8 45 (6.97%) AWS CloudFormation
9 43 (6.66%) GitHub
10 30 (4.64%) OpenShift
11 26 (4.02%) Amazon EMR
11 26 (4.02%) IBM Cloud
11 26 (4.02%) Microsoft 365
12 17 (2.63%) Amazon ECS
13 16 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (2.48%) Pulumi
14 15 (2.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 15 (2.32%) AWS Lambda
15 14 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
15 14 (2.17%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.80%) Firewall
2 24 (3.72%) DNS
3 15 (2.32%) SAN
4 8 (1.24%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.08%) DHCP
6 5 (0.77%) SSL
7 4 (0.62%) Network Security
8 3 (0.46%) ICMP
8 3 (0.46%) IPv4
8 3 (0.46%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.46%) LAN
8 3 (0.46%) VLAN
8 3 (0.46%) VPN
8 3 (0.46%) WAN
9 2 (0.31%) Cisco Firepower
9 2 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.31%) DSL
9 2 (0.31%) Skype
10 1 (0.15%) 5G
10 1 (0.15%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (9.13%) Big Data
2 52 (8.05%) NoSQL
3 47 (7.28%) Hadoop
4 26 (4.02%) Amazon Athena
4 26 (4.02%) Amazon Redshift
4 26 (4.02%) Neo4j
5 23 (3.56%) Electronic Patient Records
6 20 (3.10%) MongoDB
7 18 (2.79%) Cosmos DB
8 17 (2.63%) SQL Server
9 12 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
10 9 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.93%) MySQL
12 6 (0.93%) Power BI
13 5 (0.77%) Tableau
14 4 (0.62%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.62%) Relational Database
15 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 158 (24.46%) Jenkins
2 104 (16.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 63 (9.75%) GitLab
4 50 (7.74%) Git (software)
5 46 (7.12%) Vagrant
6 31 (4.80%) Travis CI
7 28 (4.33%) CircleCI
8 20 (3.10%) Hudson
9 12 (1.86%) JIRA
10 11 (1.70%) TeamCity
11 9 (1.39%) Artifactory
11 9 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (0.77%) Subversion
13 4 (0.62%) Cypress.io
13 4 (0.62%) GoCD
14 3 (0.46%) MSI
14 3 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
15 2 (0.31%) Gerrit
15 2 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
General
1 50 (7.74%) Finance
2 24 (3.72%) Public Sector
3 17 (2.63%) Marketing
4 14 (2.17%) Games
5 13 (2.01%) Banking
6 12 (1.86%) Retail
7 8 (1.24%) Law
7 8 (1.24%) Legal
8 6 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.46%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.46%) Publishing
10 3 (0.46%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.31%) Billing
11 2 (0.31%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.73%) .NET
2 34 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
3 29 (4.49%) Kafka
4 26 (4.02%) Spark Streaming
5 23 (3.56%) Web Services
6 16 (2.48%) React
7 12 (1.86%) Middleware
8 11 (1.70%) Node.js
9 8 (1.24%) Lambda Expressions
10 5 (0.77%) REST
10 5 (0.77%) Spring
11 4 (0.62%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.62%) CSS
11 4 (0.62%) JSON
11 4 (0.62%) OAuth
11 4 (0.62%) OAuth2
11 4 (0.62%) XML
12 3 (0.46%) RESTful
12 3 (0.46%) SAML
12 3 (0.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.35%) Public Cloud
2 27 (4.18%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (3.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (1.86%) Virtual Team
5 11 (1.70%) Cloud Native
6 9 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 6 (0.93%) Data Centre
8 5 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.62%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.62%) PKI
9 4 (0.62%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.46%) Acoustics
10 3 (0.46%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.46%) Blog
10 3 (0.46%) Replication
11 2 (0.31%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 213 (32.97%) Windows
2 188 (29.10%) Linux
3 52 (8.05%) Unix
4 38 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (4.33%) CentOS
6 16 (2.48%) Windows Server
7 13 (2.01%) Android
7 13 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.55%) Windows Server 2016
9 9 (1.39%) Windows 10
9 9 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.24%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.62%) Solaris
12 3 (0.46%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (67.96%) DevOps
2 299 (46.28%) Infrastructure as Code
3 252 (39.01%) Continuous Integration
4 199 (30.80%) Agile Software Development
5 150 (23.22%) Migration
6 132 (20.43%) Configuration Management
6 132 (20.43%) Data Security
7 89 (13.78%) Software Engineering
8 70 (10.84%) High Availability
9 68 (10.53%) Microservices
10 55 (8.51%) Mentoring
11 54 (8.36%) Artificial Intelligence
12 53 (8.20%) Fintech
13 51 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 51 (7.89%) Open Source
14 50 (7.74%) Problem-Solving
15 47 (7.28%) Load Balancing
16 46 (7.12%) Analytics
17 39 (6.04%) Data Science
17 39 (6.04%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 232 (35.91%) Python
2 208 (32.20%) SQL
3 100 (15.48%) Java
4 80 (12.38%) Bash Shell
5 74 (11.46%) PowerShell
6 66 (10.22%) Go
7 53 (8.20%) Ruby
8 39 (6.04%) Perl
9 35 (5.42%) C#
10 24 (3.72%) C++
11 22 (3.41%) Scala
12 20 (3.10%) C
13 19 (2.94%) JavaScript
14 15 (2.32%) Kotlin
15 13 (2.01%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.62%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.46%) AWK
17 3 (0.46%) Jython
17 3 (0.46%) PHP
17 3 (0.46%) sed
Qualifications
1 67 (10.37%) Security Cleared
2 64 (9.91%) SC Cleared
3 25 (3.87%) Degree
4 18 (2.79%) AWS Certification
5 12 (1.86%) RHCE
5 12 (1.86%) RHCSA
6 9 (1.39%) PhD
7 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.46%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.46%) GISP
8 3 (0.46%) MCDST
8 3 (0.46%) MCTS
9 2 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.15%) HND
10 1 (0.15%) MCITP
10 1 (0.15%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.25%) QA
2 8 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.08%) SLA
4 3 (0.46%) GDPR
4 3 (0.46%) PMO
4 3 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.15%) Def Stans
System Software
1 299 (46.28%) Docker
2 47 (7.28%) Active Directory
3 36 (5.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (4.49%) VirtualBox
5 15 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.70%) vSphere
7 10 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.39%) Firmware
9 7 (1.08%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.31%) LXC
11 2 (0.31%) Postfix
11 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.31%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 308 (47.68%) Kubernetes
2 289 (44.74%) Terraform
3 225 (34.83%) Ansible
4 157 (24.30%) Puppet
5 76 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
6 67 (10.37%) Docker Swarm
7 52 (8.05%) Grafana
7 52 (8.05%) Packer
7 52 (8.05%) Prometheus
8 43 (6.66%) Consul
9 24 (3.72%) Graphite
9 24 (3.72%) SCCM
10 23 (3.56%) Nagios
11 22 (3.41%) CFEngine
12 13 (2.01%) Opsview
13 12 (1.86%) ZABBIX
14 10 (1.55%) Salt
15 7 (1.08%) Istio
15 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
15 7 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 222 (34.37%) Microsoft
2 139 (21.52%) Oracle
3 132 (20.43%) EnterpriseDB
4 73 (11.30%) Google
5 59 (9.13%) VMware
6 47 (7.28%) Red Hat
7 40 (6.19%) IBM
8 28 (4.33%) Splunk
9 27 (4.18%) Hortonworks
10 26 (4.02%) Cloudera
11 23 (3.56%) Informatica
11 23 (3.56%) Talend
12 15 (2.32%) Cisco
13 10 (1.55%) McAfee
13 10 (1.55%) Veeam
14 9 (1.39%) TOWER Software
15 8 (1.24%) Atlassian
15 8 (1.24%) EMC
16 7 (1.08%) NetApp
16 7 (1.08%) Symantec