The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Platform Engineer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 707 835 939
Rank change year-on-year +128 +104  
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 184 97 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.099% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.10% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 154 78 29
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £44,250 £32,292
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £55,000 £32,292
% change year-on-year +9.09% +70.32%  

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 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in the UK

Platform Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Platform Engineer in the UK

Platform Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Platform Engineer over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Platform Engineer in the UK

Platform Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 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 +130 181 £60,000 - 25
London +88 97 £67,500 +10.20% 10
North West -18 29 £58,750 +30.55% 2
Yorkshire +12 26 £60,000 +33.33% 3
Manchester -13 26 £60,000 +26.31% 2
West Yorkshire +22 13 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Leeds +18 13 £60,000 +9.09% 3
South East +46 12 £57,250 +4.09% 3
City of London +32 9 £68,750 +12.24% 2
South Yorkshire +2 8 £57,500 +4.54%
Sheffield +1 8 £57,500 +4.54%
Berkshire - 6 £70,000 - 1
York +13 5 - -
North Yorkshire -1 5 - -
South West -3 5 £58,750 - 2
West Sussex - 4 £51,000 -
Bristol - 4 £58,750 - 1
Surrey +34 3 £43,750 -41.66%
West Midlands +3 3 £65,000 +18.18% 2
Croydon - 3 £65,000 -
Birmingham +9 2 £55,000 - 2
Merseyside - 2 £45,500 -
Liverpool - 2 £45,500 -
Gatwick - 2 £57,000 -
Reading - 2 £60,000 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £42,500 -
Tyne and Wear +24 1 £65,000 +62.50%
Newcastle upon Tyne +18 1 £65,000 +62.50%
Hampshire +14 1 £57,500 -
North East +11 1 £65,000 +62.50%

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Platform Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 241 (74.61%) DevOps
2 209 (64.71%) Linux
3 171 (52.94%) Python
4 170 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
5 169 (52.32%) Puppet
6 162 (50.15%) Amazon AWS
7 136 (42.11%) Ruby
7 136 (42.11%) Opscode Chef
8 132 (40.87%) SQL
8 132 (40.87%) Configuration Management
9 128 (39.63%) Continuous Integration
10 121 (37.46%) Unix
11 102 (31.58%) Docker
12 101 (31.27%) Bash Shell
13 92 (28.48%) Oracle
14 89 (27.55%) Ansible
15 85 (26.32%) OpenStack
15 85 (26.32%) Scrum
16 79 (24.46%) Tivoli
16 79 (24.46%) Shell Script
16 79 (24.46%) vSphere
17 78 (24.15%) Cobbler
18 77 (23.84%) Java
19 76 (23.53%) RUP
19 76 (23.53%) DSDM
19 76 (23.53%) XenServer
20 75 (23.22%) Xen
20 75 (23.22%) CloudStack
21 74 (22.91%) EnterpriseDB
22 66 (20.43%) Microservices

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 85 (26.32%) OpenStack
2 75 (23.22%) CloudStack
3 25 (7.74%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (5.26%) Apache Solr
4 17 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
4 17 (5.26%) nginx
5 12 (3.72%) WebSphere
6 11 (3.41%) IIS
7 10 (3.10%) Apache Spark
7 10 (3.10%) JBoss
8 9 (2.79%) WebLogic
9 8 (2.48%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.55%) Apache
10 5 (1.55%) Apache TomEE
10 5 (1.55%) Skype for Business
11 4 (1.24%) Confluence
12 3 (0.93%) Anypoint
12 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.93%) SAS
12 3 (0.93%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 162 (50.15%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (14.86%) AWS CloudFormation
3 31 (9.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (6.50%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (6.50%) IaaS
5 20 (6.19%) PaaS
6 17 (5.26%) Datadog
7 9 (2.79%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (1.86%) Bluemix
9 6 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.86%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (1.55%) SaaS
11 3 (0.93%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.93%) GitHub
12 2 (0.62%) Heroku
13 1 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
13 1 (0.31%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.50%) HTTP
2 18 (5.57%) Internet
2 18 (5.57%) TCP/IP
3 12 (3.72%) Firewall
4 11 (3.41%) VPN
5 10 (3.10%) IPsec
5 10 (3.10%) SSL
6 9 (2.79%) FIX Connectivity
7 6 (1.86%) Kerberos
7 6 (1.86%) SAN
8 5 (1.55%) FTP
8 5 (1.55%) LDAP
8 5 (1.55%) Skype
9 3 (0.93%) DNS
10 2 (0.62%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.62%) SNMP
11 1 (0.31%) DHCP
11 1 (0.31%) FCoE
11 1 (0.31%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.81%) MongoDB
2 18 (5.57%) Amazon RDS
2 18 (5.57%) Big Data
3 12 (3.72%) NoSQL
4 11 (3.41%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.17%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.55%) MySQL
6 5 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.24%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.93%) Redis
8 3 (0.93%) Text Mining
8 3 (0.93%) Triplestore
9 2 (0.62%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.62%) HBase
9 2 (0.62%) Mahout
9 2 (0.62%) OLAP
9 2 (0.62%) OLTP
9 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.62%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 63 (19.50%) Jenkins
2 35 (10.84%) Git (software)
3 22 (6.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 13 (4.02%) JIRA
4 13 (4.02%) SonarQube
5 10 (3.10%) TeamCity
6 8 (2.48%) Subversion
7 6 (1.86%) Hudson
8 4 (1.24%) AppVeyor
9 3 (0.93%) Firebug
9 3 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.93%) Toad
10 2 (0.62%) Ant
10 2 (0.62%) GoCD
10 2 (0.62%) JUnit
10 2 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.31%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.31%) Redmine
11 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (6.81%) Finance
1 22 (6.81%) Marketing
2 10 (3.10%) Banking
2 10 (3.10%) Games
3 8 (2.48%) Retail
4 7 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.93%) Advertising
6 3 (0.93%) Publishing
7 2 (0.62%) Back Office
7 2 (0.62%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.05%) REST
2 25 (7.74%) RabbitMQ
3 23 (7.12%) Elastic Stack
4 22 (6.81%) .NET
5 21 (6.50%) Node.js
6 19 (5.88%) HTML
7 13 (4.02%) Serverless Framework
8 12 (3.72%) React
9 10 (3.10%) SOAP
10 9 (2.79%) FIX Protocol
10 9 (2.79%) Spring
10 9 (2.79%) Spring Boot
10 9 (2.79%) Web Services
11 8 (2.48%) Apache Camel
12 6 (1.86%) AngularJS
13 5 (1.55%) CSS
13 5 (1.55%) J2EE
13 5 (1.55%) Java EE
13 5 (1.55%) RESTful
14 4 (1.24%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.43%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.19%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (3.41%) Private Cloud
4 9 (2.79%) Blog
4 9 (2.79%) Public Cloud
5 8 (2.48%) Fixed Income
6 7 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.86%) Fintech
8 5 (1.55%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.55%) Clustering
8 5 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.93%) HoloLens
10 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.62%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.62%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.62%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.62%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.62%) Verilog
10 2 (0.62%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 209 (64.71%) Linux
2 121 (37.46%) Unix
3 33 (10.22%) Windows
4 18 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (3.72%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.55%) Solaris
7 4 (1.24%) CoreOS
7 4 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.93%) CentOS
9 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.31%) AIX
10 1 (0.31%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (74.61%) DevOps
2 170 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (40.87%) Configuration Management
4 128 (39.63%) Continuous Integration
5 85 (26.32%) Scrum
6 76 (23.53%) DSDM
6 76 (23.53%) RUP
7 66 (20.43%) Microservices
8 55 (17.03%) TDD
9 35 (10.84%) BDD
10 34 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
10 34 (10.53%) Software Engineering
11 31 (9.60%) Open Source
12 28 (8.67%) E-Commerce
13 22 (6.81%) ITIL
14 18 (5.57%) Content Management
15 17 (5.26%) Kanban
16 16 (4.95%) Digital Marketing
16 16 (4.95%) Protective Monitoring
16 16 (4.95%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 171 (52.94%) Python
2 136 (42.11%) Ruby
3 132 (40.87%) SQL
4 101 (31.27%) Bash Shell
5 79 (24.46%) Shell Script
6 77 (23.84%) Java
7 50 (15.48%) Go
8 20 (6.19%) PowerShell
9 19 (5.88%) Groovy
9 19 (5.88%) JavaScript
10 18 (5.57%) PHP
11 15 (4.64%) Perl
12 13 (4.02%) Scala
13 7 (2.17%) C
14 6 (1.86%) GraphQL
15 5 (1.55%) C#
15 5 (1.55%) VB
16 4 (1.24%) C++
16 4 (1.24%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.93%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 26 (8.05%) AWS Certification
2 18 (5.57%) Degree
3 10 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.17%) MCSE
5 5 (1.55%) MCITP
5 5 (1.55%) MCSA
6 4 (1.24%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.62%) CCNA
7 2 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.62%) PhD
8 1 (0.31%) CCENT
8 1 (0.31%) CISSP
8 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) GIAC
8 1 (0.31%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.31%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.31%) RHCE
8 1 (0.31%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (0.31%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.33%) SLA
2 3 (0.93%) QA
3 1 (0.31%) COBIT
3 1 (0.31%) GCP
System Software
1 102 (31.58%) Docker
2 79 (24.46%) vSphere
3 76 (23.53%) XenServer
4 75 (23.22%) Xen
5 17 (5.26%) etcd
5 17 (5.26%) flannel
6 15 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (4.33%) Active Directory
7 14 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (2.79%) XenApp
9 6 (1.86%) Hyper-V
10 5 (1.55%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.62%) HDFS
12 2 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (0.62%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.31%) NFS
13 1 (0.31%) Samba
Systems Management
1 169 (52.32%) Puppet
2 136 (42.11%) Opscode Chef
3 89 (27.55%) Ansible
4 79 (24.46%) Tivoli
5 78 (24.15%) Cobbler
6 54 (16.72%) Kubernetes
7 48 (14.86%) Terraform
8 19 (5.88%) Consul
9 17 (5.26%) HAProxy
9 17 (5.26%) Sysdig
10 13 (4.02%) Salt
11 11 (3.41%) Packer
12 9 (2.79%) Docker Swarm
13 7 (2.17%) ITRS Geneos
13 7 (2.17%) WSUS
14 6 (1.86%) Rancher
14 6 (1.86%) rkt
15 4 (1.24%) Prometheus
16 3 (0.93%) Mesos
16 3 (0.93%) SCCM
Vendors
1 92 (28.48%) Oracle
2 74 (22.91%) EnterpriseDB
3 30 (9.29%) Microsoft
3 30 (9.29%) VMware
4 17 (5.26%) Google
4 17 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 12 (3.72%) Splunk
6 10 (3.10%) EMC
7 9 (2.79%) Citrix
8 7 (2.17%) Charles River
8 7 (2.17%) HP
8 7 (2.17%) IBM
8 7 (2.17%) SolarWinds
9 6 (1.86%) LANDesk
9 6 (1.86%) NetApp
9 6 (1.86%) New Relic
10 5 (1.55%) Cloudera
10 5 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.93%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.93%) Cisco
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
North London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
England
Nigel Frank International
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £75,000 to £100,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 70,000 to 90,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £80,000 per annum Excellent benefits and bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £95k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
England
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £95000 per annum + Flexible benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
flatraterecruiting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Bluetownonline
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Myles Roberts
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £54000 per annum + Pension, 25 Days Holiday, Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Pension, Gym, Life Insuranc
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£75,000 DoE + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Morgan Stanley
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 13 days ago