Period
to 6 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 August 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 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 436 618 719
Rank change year-on-year +182 +101 +160
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 368 554 500
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.39% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.40% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 288 409 338
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,750 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% - -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 62,286 137,098 164,759
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 95.86% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 50,176 109,547 133,019
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
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 August 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 August 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 +200 353 £65,000 - 48
UK excluding London +200 185 £50,000 -9.09% 29
London +114 179 £80,000 +14.29% 19
North of England +181 99 £50,000 -9.09% 14
North West +131 48 £50,000 - 10
Yorkshire +128 47 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Work from Home +74 25 £52,500 -25.00% 3
South East +141 24 £55,000 -4.35% 4
Midlands +116 21 £65,000 +25.60% 7
East of England +116 14 £50,000 -11.11% 4
South West +84 14 £50,500 -8.18%
West Midlands +84 13 £65,000 +25.60% 7
Scotland +78 8 £47,500 -13.64%
East Midlands +74 8 £62,500 +25.00%
Wales +29 5 £47,500 +18.75%
North East +28 4 £40,000 -20.00%

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 August 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.

1 231 (62.77%) AWS
2 221 (60.05%) DevOps
3 191 (51.90%) Kubernetes
3 191 (51.90%) Python
4 183 (49.73%) Terraform
5 178 (48.37%) Azure
6 165 (44.84%) Docker
7 164 (44.57%) Agile Software Development
8 154 (41.85%) Linux
9 130 (35.33%) Continuous Integration
10 116 (31.52%) Ansible
11 109 (29.62%) Jenkins
12 107 (29.08%) Configuration Management
13 106 (28.80%) Puppet
14 94 (25.54%) Infrastructure as Code
15 89 (24.18%) Microservices
16 83 (22.55%) Go
17 82 (22.28%) Ruby
18 81 (22.01%) SQL
19 79 (21.47%) Git (software)
19 79 (21.47%) GCP
20 78 (21.20%) Opscode Chef
21 74 (20.11%) Bash Shell
22 73 (19.84%) Windows
23 71 (19.29%) AWS CloudFormation
24 70 (19.02%) Finance
25 67 (18.21%) PowerShell
26 62 (16.85%) Continuous Delivery
27 60 (16.30%) Migration
28 58 (15.76%) 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 26 (7.07%) Apache Spark
2 15 (4.08%) OpenStack
3 12 (3.26%) Apache
3 12 (3.26%) Cloud Foundry
4 11 (2.99%) IIS
5 10 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.17%) nginx
7 7 (1.90%) CloudStack
8 6 (1.63%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.63%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.36%) JBoss
10 4 (1.09%) Confluence
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.27%) Gliffy
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 231 (62.77%) AWS
2 178 (48.37%) Azure
3 79 (21.47%) GCP
4 71 (19.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 38 (10.33%) IaaS
6 35 (9.51%) PaaS
7 28 (7.61%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (7.61%) GitHub
7 28 (7.61%) Serverless
8 24 (6.52%) SaaS
9 23 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
10 18 (4.89%) Amazon EC2
11 16 (4.35%) Amazon ECS
12 15 (4.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 15 (4.08%) Datadog
12 15 (4.08%) OpenShift
13 14 (3.80%) Amazon EMR
13 14 (3.80%) IBM Cloud
14 8 (2.17%) Amazon S3
14 8 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.52%) Firewall
2 17 (4.62%) VPN
3 10 (2.72%) DNS
3 10 (2.72%) SSL
4 9 (2.45%) Network Security
5 5 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.82%) HTTP
6 3 (0.82%) LAN
6 3 (0.82%) SSH
6 3 (0.82%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.54%) SAN
8 1 (0.27%) 5G
8 1 (0.27%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.27%) DMZ
8 1 (0.27%) Internet
8 1 (0.27%) IPsec
8 1 (0.27%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.27%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.27%) WAN
8 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.87%) NoSQL
2 32 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 27 (7.34%) Big Data
4 25 (6.79%) Hadoop
5 20 (5.43%) MySQL
6 16 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (3.80%) Amazon Redshift
8 10 (2.72%) Neo4j
9 9 (2.45%) Amazon Athena
9 9 (2.45%) Flink
10 7 (1.90%) Cosmos DB
10 7 (1.90%) Data Mining
10 7 (1.90%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.90%) Power BI
11 5 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (1.09%) Amazon Aurora
12 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.09%) Redis
13 3 (0.82%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 109 (29.62%) Jenkins
2 79 (21.47%) Git (software)
3 45 (12.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 29 (7.88%) GitLab
5 22 (5.98%) TeamCity
5 22 (5.98%) Vagrant
6 15 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (3.53%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (3.26%) GoCD
8 12 (3.26%) JIRA
9 10 (2.72%) CircleCI
9 10 (2.72%) Hudson
10 9 (2.45%) Maven
11 8 (2.17%) Gradle
12 6 (1.63%) Gatling
13 5 (1.36%) Artifactory
13 5 (1.36%) Bitbucket
14 4 (1.09%) SonarQube
14 4 (1.09%) Travis CI
15 3 (0.82%) Selenium
General
1 70 (19.02%) Finance
2 31 (8.42%) Public Sector
3 16 (4.35%) Banking
3 16 (4.35%) Retail
4 12 (3.26%) Games
4 12 (3.26%) Law
5 9 (2.45%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.63%) Legal
7 5 (1.36%) Front Office
8 4 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.82%) Billing
9 3 (0.82%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.54%) Advertising
10 2 (0.54%) Automotive
10 2 (0.54%) Local Government
10 2 (0.54%) Police
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Marketing
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.68%) .NET
2 42 (11.41%) Elastic Stack
3 25 (6.79%) Kafka
4 19 (5.16%) Node.js
5 16 (4.35%) Web Services
6 9 (2.45%) REST
6 9 (2.45%) Spark Streaming
6 9 (2.45%) TensorFlow
7 8 (2.17%) AngularJS
7 8 (2.17%) Middleware
8 7 (1.90%) .NET Core
8 7 (1.90%) .NET Framework
8 7 (1.90%) ASP.NET
8 7 (1.90%) Natural Language Processing
9 5 (1.36%) Sensu
10 4 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (1.09%) HTML
10 4 (1.09%) Lambda Expressions
10 4 (1.09%) pytest
10 4 (1.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.05%) Public Cloud
2 22 (5.98%) Greenfield Project
3 19 (5.16%) Cloud Native
4 15 (4.08%) Hedge funds
5 14 (3.80%) PKI
6 11 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.99%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.45%) Acoustics
7 9 (2.45%) Blog
7 9 (2.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (2.45%) Private Cloud
8 8 (2.17%) Equities
9 7 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.90%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (1.63%) Device Driver
11 5 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.82%) NHS
12 3 (0.82%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 154 (41.85%) Linux
2 73 (19.84%) Windows
3 42 (11.41%) CentOS
4 35 (9.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (5.16%) Ubuntu
6 17 (4.62%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.17%) Unix
8 7 (1.90%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.09%) Debian
10 4 (1.09%) Solaris
11 2 (0.54%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.27%) Android
12 1 (0.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (60.05%) DevOps
2 164 (44.57%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (35.33%) Continuous Integration
4 107 (29.08%) Configuration Management
5 94 (25.54%) Infrastructure as Code
6 89 (24.18%) Microservices
7 62 (16.85%) Continuous Delivery
8 60 (16.30%) Migration
9 54 (14.67%) Scrum
10 50 (13.59%) Deployment Automation
11 46 (12.50%) Software Engineering
12 37 (10.05%) Open Source
13 36 (9.78%) Fintech
13 36 (9.78%) Infrastructure Automation
13 36 (9.78%) Load Balancing
14 34 (9.24%) High Availability
15 32 (8.70%) Test Automation
16 31 (8.42%) IT Strategy
17 30 (8.15%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 26 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 191 (51.90%) Python
2 83 (22.55%) Go
3 82 (22.28%) Ruby
4 81 (22.01%) SQL
5 74 (20.11%) Bash Shell
6 67 (18.21%) PowerShell
7 58 (15.76%) Java
8 35 (9.51%) C#
9 27 (7.34%) Shell Script
10 14 (3.80%) Perl
11 10 (2.72%) JavaScript
11 10 (2.72%) Scala
12 9 (2.45%) Groovy
13 8 (2.17%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.90%) C
15 6 (1.63%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.82%) C++
17 2 (0.54%) Clojure
17 2 (0.54%) Delphi
17 2 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (6.79%) AWS Certification
2 22 (5.98%) Degree
3 10 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.36%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.36%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.09%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) MCITP
7 1 (0.27%) MCSA
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.63%) GDPR
1 6 (1.63%) QA
2 2 (0.54%) SLA
3 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 165 (44.84%) Docker
2 13 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.72%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.45%) VirtualBox
5 5 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.09%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.54%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.54%) vSphere
8 1 (0.27%) Firmware
8 1 (0.27%) LXC
8 1 (0.27%) vCloud
8 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 191 (51.90%) Kubernetes
2 183 (49.73%) Terraform
3 116 (31.52%) Ansible
4 106 (28.80%) Puppet
5 78 (21.20%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (10.33%) Grafana
7 33 (8.97%) Prometheus
8 32 (8.70%) Graphite
9 28 (7.61%) Docker Swarm
10 23 (6.25%) Packer
11 15 (4.08%) Nagios
12 12 (3.26%) Consul
13 10 (2.72%) SCCM
14 9 (2.45%) Cobbler
14 9 (2.45%) Opsview
14 9 (2.45%) Salt
14 9 (2.45%) ZABBIX
15 8 (2.17%) Kibana
15 8 (2.17%) Tivoli
16 6 (1.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (14.40%) Google
2 40 (10.87%) Microsoft
3 33 (8.97%) Oracle
4 31 (8.42%) VMware
5 20 (5.43%) Splunk
6 17 (4.62%) EnterpriseDB
6 17 (4.62%) IBM
7 14 (3.80%) New Relic
8 13 (3.53%) Cloudera
8 13 (3.53%) Red Hat
9 10 (2.72%) Cisco
9 10 (2.72%) SaltStack
10 9 (2.45%) Hortonworks
11 7 (1.90%) Dell
11 7 (1.90%) Rackspace
12 6 (1.63%) Atlassian
12 6 (1.63%) Dynatrace
13 5 (1.36%) HP
13 5 (1.36%) Meraki
14 4 (1.09%) Foundry