The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Platform Engineer
UK
Rank 728 892 905
Rank change year-on-year +164 +13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 139 72 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.070% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.072% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 107 64 43
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00%  

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 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Platform Engineer in the UK

Platform Engineer
Top 27 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 25 March 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 +156 136 £60,000 +9.09% 12
London +90 53 £66,250 +1.92% 6
Yorkshire +50 33 £57,500 +9.52% 2
North West +15 27 £70,000 - 2
Manchester +9 27 £70,000 - 2
West Yorkshire +49 22 £70,000 +33.33% 2
Leeds +38 22 £70,000 +33.33% 2
South East +84 18 £45,000 -16.66%
South Yorkshire - 9 £57,500 -
Sheffield - 9 £57,500 -
Berkshire +39 7 £45,000 -15.09%
Reading +39 6 - -
Surrey +36 5 £57,500 +9.52%
South West +16 5 £60,000 +9.09% 1
West Sussex - 5 £29,500 -
Bristol +4 4 £60,000 +9.09% 1
City of London +52 3 £75,000 +7.14% 3
Hampshire - 3 £55,000 -
Crawley - 3 £29,500 -
North Yorkshire +4 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Fareham - 2 - -
York - 2 £50,000 -
Reigate +23 1 £55,000 +4.76%
Staines - 1 - -
Hungerford - 1 £45,000 -
Farnborough - 1 £55,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £45,000 -

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 161 (67.93%) DevOps
2 160 (67.51%) Linux
3 134 (56.54%) Agile Software Development
4 125 (52.74%) Puppet
5 116 (48.95%) Python
6 104 (43.88%) Continuous Integration
7 102 (43.04%) Amazon AWS
8 99 (41.77%) SQL
9 98 (41.35%) Configuration Management
10 95 (40.08%) Ruby
11 87 (36.71%) Unix
12 83 (35.02%) Opscode Chef
13 73 (30.80%) Bash Shell
14 66 (27.85%) Oracle
15 63 (26.58%) Java
16 61 (25.74%) Scrum
17 60 (25.32%) OpenStack
18 59 (24.89%) vSphere
19 57 (24.05%) Cobbler
19 57 (24.05%) Docker
20 56 (23.63%) Tivoli
21 55 (23.21%) RUP
21 55 (23.21%) DSDM
21 55 (23.21%) XenServer
22 54 (22.78%) Xen
22 54 (22.78%) CloudStack
23 53 (22.36%) EnterpriseDB
23 53 (22.36%) Shell Script
24 41 (17.30%) Ansible
24 41 (17.30%) Microservices

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 60 (25.32%) OpenStack
2 54 (22.78%) CloudStack
3 14 (5.91%) nginx
4 13 (5.49%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (5.06%) Apache Spark
6 11 (4.64%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (3.38%) Apache Solr
7 8 (3.38%) WebSphere
8 7 (2.95%) Skype for Business
9 5 (2.11%) Confluence
9 5 (2.11%) SAS
10 4 (1.69%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.27%) CMS
11 3 (1.27%) MS Exchange
11 3 (1.27%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.84%) Apache
12 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.84%) IIS
12 2 (0.84%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 102 (43.04%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (8.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (7.59%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (5.91%) IaaS
5 10 (4.22%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (4.22%) PaaS
6 8 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (3.38%) Datadog
6 8 (3.38%) GitHub
6 8 (3.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (2.11%) Bluemix
7 5 (2.11%) IBM Cloud
8 4 (1.69%) Slack
9 3 (1.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.84%) SaaS
11 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.42%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.42%) Office 365
11 1 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.86%) TCP/IP
2 18 (7.59%) Firewall
3 10 (4.22%) HTTP
3 10 (4.22%) Internet
4 9 (3.80%) FIX Connectivity
5 7 (2.95%) Skype
6 6 (2.53%) IPsec
6 6 (2.53%) SSL
6 6 (2.53%) VPN
7 5 (2.11%) FCoE
7 5 (2.11%) Kerberos
7 5 (2.11%) SNMP
8 4 (1.69%) LAN
8 4 (1.69%) WAN
9 2 (0.84%) DNS
9 2 (0.84%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.42%) NAS
10 1 (0.42%) Network Security
10 1 (0.42%) SAN
10 1 (0.42%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.75%) Big Data
2 12 (5.06%) Hadoop
3 10 (4.22%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (4.22%) MongoDB
4 9 (3.80%) Redis
5 6 (2.53%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.53%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (2.11%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.69%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.27%) MySQL
8 3 (1.27%) Text Mining
8 3 (1.27%) Triplestore
9 2 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.42%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.42%) HBase
10 1 (0.42%) Mahout
10 1 (0.42%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 37 (15.61%) Jenkins
2 21 (8.86%) JIRA
3 12 (5.06%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (2.11%) Redmine
5 5 (2.11%) Subversion
5 5 (2.11%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.69%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.27%) Firebug
7 3 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.27%) Toad
7 3 (1.27%) Yeoman
8 1 (0.42%) Ant
8 1 (0.42%) GoCD
8 1 (0.42%) Grunt
8 1 (0.42%) gulp
8 1 (0.42%) Maven
8 1 (0.42%) Travis CI
General
1 18 (7.59%) Finance
2 15 (6.33%) Games
3 11 (4.64%) Marketing
4 8 (3.38%) Banking
5 7 (2.95%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.27%) Publishing
6 3 (1.27%) Retail
7 2 (0.84%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.42%) Advertising
8 1 (0.42%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.02%) Elastic Stack
2 15 (6.33%) Node.js
3 13 (5.49%) RabbitMQ
4 12 (5.06%) .NET
4 12 (5.06%) REST
5 11 (4.64%) HTML
5 11 (4.64%) Serverless Framework
6 10 (4.22%) Sensu
6 10 (4.22%) Web Services
7 9 (3.80%) FIX Protocol
8 8 (3.38%) SOAP
9 7 (2.95%) Spring Boot
10 6 (2.53%) Apache Camel
10 6 (2.53%) Kafka
10 6 (2.53%) Spring
11 5 (2.11%) AngularJS
11 5 (2.11%) LAMP
11 5 (2.11%) React
12 3 (1.27%) CSS
12 3 (1.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.49%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.80%) Private Cloud
3 8 (3.38%) Fixed Income
4 6 (2.53%) Blog
5 5 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.69%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.27%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.27%) Cybercrime
8 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.84%) Equities
8 2 (0.84%) Fintech
8 2 (0.84%) HP Storage
8 2 (0.84%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.42%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.42%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.42%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 160 (67.51%) Linux
2 87 (36.71%) Unix
3 27 (11.39%) Windows
4 14 (5.91%) CentOS
5 12 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (4.22%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.69%) CoreOS
8 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (67.93%) DevOps
2 134 (56.54%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (43.88%) Continuous Integration
4 98 (41.35%) Configuration Management
5 61 (25.74%) Scrum
6 55 (23.21%) DSDM
6 55 (23.21%) RUP
7 41 (17.30%) Microservices
8 30 (12.66%) TDD
9 22 (9.28%) Software Engineering
10 20 (8.44%) Continuous Delivery
11 18 (7.59%) Mentoring
12 16 (6.75%) BDD
13 15 (6.33%) E-Commerce
14 14 (5.91%) Open Source
15 13 (5.49%) Cybersecurity
16 12 (5.06%) SOA
17 10 (4.22%) Analytics
17 10 (4.22%) Change Management
17 10 (4.22%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 116 (48.95%) Python
2 99 (41.77%) SQL
3 95 (40.08%) Ruby
4 73 (30.80%) Bash Shell
5 63 (26.58%) Java
6 53 (22.36%) Shell Script
7 26 (10.97%) Go
8 15 (6.33%) Scala
9 14 (5.91%) C
10 13 (5.49%) JavaScript
11 9 (3.80%) Groovy
11 9 (3.80%) Perl
11 9 (3.80%) PHP
12 7 (2.95%) PowerShell
13 5 (2.11%) Korn
14 3 (1.27%) Apex Code
14 3 (1.27%) C#
14 3 (1.27%) C++
14 3 (1.27%) R
14 3 (1.27%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 17 (7.17%) AWS Certification
1 17 (7.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 17 (7.17%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.75%) DV Cleared
3 12 (5.06%) CCNA
3 12 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (5.06%) CISSP
3 12 (5.06%) CompTIA Security+
3 12 (5.06%) GIAC
3 12 (5.06%) Linux+ Certification
3 12 (5.06%) MCSE
3 12 (5.06%) Network+ Certification
3 12 (5.06%) SANS
3 12 (5.06%) Security+ Certification
3 12 (5.06%) SSCP
4 10 (4.22%) Degree
5 4 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.42%) RHCE
6 1 (0.42%) VCP5
6 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.42%) GCP
2 1 (0.42%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 59 (24.89%) vSphere
2 57 (24.05%) Docker
3 55 (23.21%) XenServer
4 54 (22.78%) Xen
5 13 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (3.80%) Active Directory
6 9 (3.80%) VMware ESX
7 7 (2.95%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.11%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.11%) NFS
8 5 (2.11%) Samba
9 4 (1.69%) etcd
9 4 (1.69%) flannel
9 4 (1.69%) Varnish
10 2 (0.84%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.84%) XenApp
10 2 (0.84%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.42%) HDFS
11 1 (0.42%) KVM
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 125 (52.74%) Puppet
2 83 (35.02%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (24.05%) Cobbler
4 56 (23.63%) Tivoli
5 41 (17.30%) Ansible
6 37 (15.61%) Terraform
7 19 (8.02%) Kubernetes
8 12 (5.06%) HAProxy
9 7 (2.95%) ITRS Geneos
10 5 (2.11%) Nagios
10 5 (2.11%) rkt
10 5 (2.11%) SCCM
11 4 (1.69%) Consul
11 4 (1.69%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (1.69%) Grafana
11 4 (1.69%) Graphite
11 4 (1.69%) Mesos
11 4 (1.69%) Packer
11 4 (1.69%) Sysdig
12 2 (0.84%) WSUS
Vendors
1 66 (27.85%) Oracle
2 53 (22.36%) EnterpriseDB
3 24 (10.13%) VMware
4 21 (8.86%) Microsoft
5 16 (6.75%) Google
6 12 (5.06%) NetApp
7 11 (4.64%) EMC
8 7 (2.95%) Charles River
8 7 (2.95%) IBM
8 7 (2.95%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.53%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.11%) Adobe
10 5 (2.11%) Cloudera
10 5 (2.11%) New Relic
10 5 (2.11%) Splunk
11 3 (1.27%) AppDynamics
11 3 (1.27%) LANDesk
11 3 (1.27%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 3 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.27%) SaltStack
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