Platform Engineer
UK

The median Platform Engineer salary in the UK is £75,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 23 February 2024.

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

6 months to
23 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 485 517 575
Rank change year-on-year +32 +58 -192
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 361 628 688
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.56% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.60% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 208 435 495
10th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
25th Percentile £63,438 £57,500 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - +16.67%
75th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £85,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £105,000 £99,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +26.32%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,162 104,946 133,262
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.29% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 55,839 66,156 84,067
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 23 February 2024.

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 23 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +20 308 £75,000 +3.45% 127
UK excluding London +8 190 £60,000 -7.69% 89
London +96 151 £80,000 -5.88% 57
Work from Home +4 123 £75,000 +3.45% 96
North of England +39 75 £55,000 -20.80% 31
Scotland +14 36 £60,000 -1.64% 18
North West +19 34 £65,000 -7.14% 19
Yorkshire +78 33 £55,000 -8.33% 10
South West -4 25 £65,000 - 6
South East +53 23 £57,500 +4.55% 12
Midlands +36 14 - - 13
East of England +40 10 £75,000 +61.29% 7
North East +2 10 £80,000 +6.67% 2
East Midlands +10 8 - - 6
Wales +14 7 £60,000 +50.00% 4
West Midlands +37 6 - - 7

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 23 February 2024, Platform Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 325 (90.03%) Platform Engineering
2 222 (61.50%) DevOps
3 182 (50.42%) Agile
4 159 (44.04%) Terraform
5 142 (39.34%) Python
6 138 (38.23%) Problem-Solving
7 133 (36.84%) GCP
8 123 (34.07%) Azure
9 120 (33.24%) Data Pipeline
10 119 (32.96%) Data Engineering
11 116 (32.13%) Mentoring
11 116 (32.13%) Google
12 115 (31.86%) BigQuery
13 111 (30.75%) CI/CD
14 110 (30.47%) Data Science
14 110 (30.47%) Analytical Skills
15 109 (30.19%) DataOps
16 108 (29.92%) GDPR
16 108 (29.92%) Kubernetes
16 108 (29.92%) Change Management
17 107 (29.64%) Self-Motivation
18 106 (29.36%) Infrastructure as Code
18 106 (29.36%) Looker
19 99 (27.42%) AWS
20 73 (20.22%) Docker
20 73 (20.22%) Java
21 72 (19.94%) Ansible
22 71 (19.67%) Jenkins
23 67 (18.56%) Finance
24 66 (18.28%) Linux

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (5.54%) Camunda
2 11 (3.05%) Confluence
3 10 (2.77%) Apache Spark
4 8 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (2.22%) WebLogic
5 7 (1.94%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.55%) Apache
6 2 (0.55%) IIS
6 2 (0.55%) nginx
7 1 (0.28%) CMS
7 1 (0.28%) JBoss
7 1 (0.28%) SAS
7 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 133 (36.84%) GCP
2 123 (34.07%) Azure
3 99 (27.42%) AWS
4 37 (10.25%) PaaS
4 37 (10.25%) Serverless
5 34 (9.42%) Azure DevOps
6 30 (8.31%) GitHub
7 28 (7.76%) SaaS
8 27 (7.48%) Azure AKS
8 27 (7.48%) IaaS
9 20 (5.54%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 20 (5.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 19 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 18 (4.99%) Amazon S3
11 18 (4.99%) Route 53
12 16 (4.43%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (4.16%) Amazon EC2
14 12 (3.32%) Entra ID
15 10 (2.77%) Azure Logic Apps
15 10 (2.77%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.16%) Firewall
2 11 (3.05%) DNS
3 8 (2.22%) IPv4
3 8 (2.22%) VPN
4 4 (1.11%) Internet
5 3 (0.83%) Network Security
6 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.28%) Broadband
7 1 (0.28%) FTP
7 1 (0.28%) SSL
7 1 (0.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (31.86%) BigQuery
2 106 (29.36%) Looker
3 22 (6.09%) MongoDB
4 17 (4.71%) MySQL
5 15 (4.16%) Azure SQL Database
5 15 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (2.49%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.22%) Oracle ODI
8 8 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (2.22%) Redis
9 7 (1.94%) MariaDB
10 6 (1.66%) Big Data
10 6 (1.66%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.66%) Power BI
11 5 (1.39%) Data Lake
11 5 (1.39%) SQL Server
12 4 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.83%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 71 (19.67%) Jenkins
2 35 (9.70%) Git
3 22 (6.09%) CircleCI
4 21 (5.82%) Gradle
4 21 (5.82%) Maven
5 20 (5.54%) Travis CI
6 18 (4.99%) JIRA
7 12 (3.32%) Bitbucket
8 11 (3.05%) TeamCity
9 9 (2.49%) GitLab
9 9 (2.49%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (2.49%) Subversion
10 8 (2.22%) Artifactory
10 8 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (1.66%) Snyk
12 6 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (1.39%) DTrace
13 5 (1.39%) GDB
14 1 (0.28%) Zephyr
General
1 110 (30.47%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (18.56%) Finance
3 40 (11.08%) Social Skills
4 38 (10.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 25 (6.93%) Legal
6 23 (6.37%) Law
7 15 (4.16%) Banking
7 15 (4.16%) Retail
8 6 (1.66%) Games
9 5 (1.39%) Health Technology
9 5 (1.39%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.11%) Front Office
11 2 (0.55%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.55%) Tech for Good
12 1 (0.28%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.28%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.54%) Spring
1 20 (5.54%) Spring Boot
2 15 (4.16%) Kafka
3 11 (3.05%) REST
4 10 (2.77%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (2.49%) .NET
6 7 (1.94%) ARM Templates
7 6 (1.66%) SAML
8 4 (1.11%) Node.js
9 3 (0.83%) PySpark
9 3 (0.83%) React
10 2 (0.55%) RESTful
11 1 (0.28%) Anaconda
11 1 (0.28%) AWS CDK
11 1 (0.28%) JSON
11 1 (0.28%) Loki
11 1 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.28%) Ruby on Rails
11 1 (0.28%) Vue
11 1 (0.28%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 107 (29.64%) Self-Motivation
2 24 (6.65%) Linux Command Line
3 14 (3.88%) Distributed Systems
4 12 (3.32%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (2.49%) Cloud Native
5 9 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.49%) Product Ownership
6 7 (1.94%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.39%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.11%) Onboarding
8 4 (1.11%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.55%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.55%) Clustering
9 2 (0.55%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.55%) Replication
10 1 (0.28%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.28%) Derivative
10 1 (0.28%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 66 (18.28%) Linux
2 30 (8.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (4.71%) Windows
4 9 (2.49%) Unix
5 3 (0.83%) VMS
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.55%) Solaris
6 2 (0.55%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (90.03%) Platform Engineering
2 222 (61.50%) DevOps
3 182 (50.42%) Agile
4 138 (38.23%) Problem-Solving
5 120 (33.24%) Data Pipeline
6 119 (32.96%) Data Engineering
7 116 (32.13%) Mentoring
8 111 (30.75%) CI/CD
9 110 (30.47%) Data Science
10 109 (30.19%) DataOps
11 108 (29.92%) Change Management
12 106 (29.36%) Infrastructure as Code
13 44 (12.19%) Configuration Management
13 44 (12.19%) Software Engineering
14 39 (10.80%) Containerisation
15 26 (7.20%) SDLC
16 24 (6.65%) Task Automation
17 22 (6.09%) Decision-Making
17 22 (6.09%) Identity Access Management
17 22 (6.09%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 142 (39.34%) Python
2 73 (20.22%) Java
3 54 (14.96%) SQL
4 48 (13.30%) PowerShell
5 42 (11.63%) Bash
6 37 (10.25%) Ruby
7 24 (6.65%) Go
8 23 (6.37%) C#
9 15 (4.16%) Shell Script
10 14 (3.88%) JavaScript
10 14 (3.88%) Perl
11 10 (2.77%) Groovy
12 8 (2.22%) C
12 8 (2.22%) PHP
13 7 (1.94%) Bicep
13 7 (1.94%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.39%) OCaml
14 5 (1.39%) SystemTap
15 3 (0.83%) Scala
15 3 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (5.26%) Degree
2 14 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.32%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.49%) Azure Certification
5 6 (1.66%) AWS Certification
5 6 (1.66%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
6 5 (1.39%) AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
7 4 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.83%) HND
9 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.55%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.55%) PhD
10 1 (0.28%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (29.92%) GDPR
2 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.83%) QA
3 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.28%) NIST
3 1 (0.28%) SEPA
System Software
1 73 (20.22%) Docker
2 15 (4.16%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 159 (44.04%) Terraform
2 108 (29.92%) Kubernetes
3 72 (19.94%) Ansible
4 32 (8.86%) Puppet
5 28 (7.76%) Progress Chef
6 20 (5.54%) Grafana
7 19 (5.26%) Salt
8 18 (4.99%) Prometheus
9 12 (3.32%) Packer
10 9 (2.49%) Istio
11 4 (1.11%) Kibana
12 3 (0.83%) logstash
13 2 (0.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 2 (0.55%) Argo
13 2 (0.55%) Kubeflow
13 2 (0.55%) Kustomize
14 1 (0.28%) HAProxy
14 1 (0.28%) Opsgenie
14 1 (0.28%) Rundeck
14 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 116 (32.13%) Google
2 28 (7.76%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.54%) Pega
4 17 (4.71%) Red Hat
5 11 (3.05%) Oracle
6 10 (2.77%) Atlassian
7 8 (2.22%) Hyperion
7 8 (2.22%) SaltStack
8 7 (1.94%) New Relic
9 5 (1.39%) Databricks
9 5 (1.39%) Splunk
9 5 (1.39%) VMware
10 4 (1.11%) YouTube
11 3 (0.83%) Confluent
11 3 (0.83%) PagerDuty
12 2 (0.55%) LogicMonitor
12 2 (0.55%) Serena
13 1 (0.28%) BT
13 1 (0.28%) Palo Alto
13 1 (0.28%) Wallstreet Suite