Period
to 19 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 584 668 896
Rank change year-on-year +84 +228 +163
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 573 548 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.33% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.35% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 405 354 269
UK median annual salary £65,000 £57,750 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.55% -3.75% +4.35%
10th Percentile £43,750 £40,000 £43,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% -8.33% +9.09%

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 130,312 158,067 167,756
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.93% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 103,901 127,366 134,317
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Platform Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 October 2019.

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 19 October 2019. 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 +73 537 £65,000 +13.04% 107
London +95 304 £72,500 +3.57% 53
UK excluding London +98 266 £56,000 +1.82% 55
North of England -24 79 £57,500 +4.55% 15
South East +69 60 £63,750 +18.60% 6
South West +36 47 £55,000 +22.22% 8
Yorkshire -47 43 £57,500 - 8
North West +37 35 £57,500 +9.52% 6
Scotland +41 30 £62,750 - 1
East of England +81 26 £57,500 +2.22% 11
Midlands +49 25 £51,750 -10.00% 14
West Midlands +42 16 £50,000 -13.04% 11
East Midlands +34 9 £56,000 +12.00% 3
Wales - 2 £38,750 -
North East - 1 £50,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £37,500 -

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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.

1 377 (65.79%) DevOps
2 315 (54.97%) Python
3 299 (52.18%) AWS
4 287 (50.09%) Docker
5 271 (47.29%) Linux
6 250 (43.63%) Kubernetes
7 240 (41.88%) Terraform
8 239 (41.71%) Agile Software Development
9 228 (39.79%) Ansible
10 221 (38.57%) Azure
11 211 (36.82%) Puppet
12 170 (29.67%) Configuration Management
13 149 (26.00%) Jenkins
14 146 (25.48%) Opscode Chef
15 144 (25.13%) Continuous Integration
16 124 (21.64%) Java
16 124 (21.64%) Windows
17 118 (20.59%) Bash Shell
18 115 (20.07%) Infrastructure as Code
19 110 (19.20%) SQL
20 109 (19.02%) Finance
21 104 (18.15%) Ruby
22 103 (17.98%) Git (software)
23 95 (16.58%) GCP
24 80 (13.96%) Open Source
25 79 (13.79%) PaaS
26 76 (13.26%) Go
27 75 (13.09%) Software Engineering
28 69 (12.04%) Microservices
28 69 (12.04%) PowerShell

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 27 (4.71%) Apache Spark
2 25 (4.36%) OpenStack
3 24 (4.19%) Confluence
4 16 (2.79%) IIS
5 14 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.92%) CloudStack
7 10 (1.75%) Apache
7 10 (1.75%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.40%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.40%) nginx
9 6 (1.05%) Apache Airflow
10 5 (0.87%) Jupyter
10 5 (0.87%) SAS
11 3 (0.52%) iPlanet
11 3 (0.52%) JBoss
11 3 (0.52%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.52%) WildFly
12 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 9 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.17%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 299 (52.18%) AWS
2 221 (38.57%) Azure
3 95 (16.58%) GCP
4 79 (13.79%) PaaS
5 65 (11.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 59 (10.30%) SaaS
7 42 (7.33%) IaaS
7 42 (7.33%) Serverless
8 38 (6.63%) Amazon EC2
9 28 (4.89%) AWS Lambda
10 25 (4.36%) GitHub
11 23 (4.01%) OpenShift
12 20 (3.49%) Amazon ECS
12 20 (3.49%) Amazon S3
13 19 (3.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 15 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
15 14 (2.44%) Amazon EKS
15 14 (2.44%) AWS CodePipeline
16 13 (2.27%) Amazon EMR
17 10 (1.75%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 53 (9.25%) DNS
2 51 (8.90%) Firewall
3 33 (5.76%) VPN
4 20 (3.49%) TCP/IP
5 15 (2.62%) Internet
6 9 (1.57%) SSL
7 8 (1.40%) DMZ
8 7 (1.22%) DHCP
9 6 (1.05%) LAN
9 6 (1.05%) WAN
10 5 (0.87%) HTTP
11 4 (0.70%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.70%) SSH
12 3 (0.52%) Network Security
13 2 (0.35%) AMQP
13 2 (0.35%) Broadband
13 2 (0.35%) DKIM
13 2 (0.35%) DMARC
13 2 (0.35%) SMS
13 2 (0.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (9.60%) Big Data
2 47 (8.20%) Hadoop
3 34 (5.93%) NoSQL
4 28 (4.89%) SQL Server
5 21 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (2.62%) MongoDB
6 15 (2.62%) MySQL
7 14 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
8 13 (2.27%) Apache Hive
8 13 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
10 10 (1.75%) Cosmos DB
11 8 (1.40%) Amazon Aurora
11 8 (1.40%) Redis
12 7 (1.22%) Relational Database
12 7 (1.22%) Text Mining
13 6 (1.05%) Amazon Athena
13 6 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (1.05%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 149 (26.00%) Jenkins
2 103 (17.98%) Git (software)
3 56 (9.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 54 (9.42%) JIRA
5 38 (6.63%) Octopus Deploy
6 36 (6.28%) TeamCity
7 35 (6.11%) Vagrant
8 33 (5.76%) Visual Studio Team System
9 31 (5.41%) GitLab
10 24 (4.19%) Hudson
11 16 (2.79%) Artifactory
12 14 (2.44%) Maven
13 13 (2.27%) TestRail
14 11 (1.92%) CircleCI
15 9 (1.57%) Bitbucket
15 9 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (1.40%) Ant
16 8 (1.40%) Bower
16 8 (1.40%) SonarQube
16 8 (1.40%) Subversion
General
1 109 (19.02%) Finance
2 39 (6.81%) Public Sector
3 35 (6.11%) Retail
4 17 (2.97%) Banking
5 16 (2.79%) Automotive
6 11 (1.92%) Marketing
7 8 (1.40%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.05%) Electronics
8 6 (1.05%) Games
9 5 (0.87%) Front Office
10 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.52%) Legal
11 3 (0.52%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.35%) Advertising
12 2 (0.35%) Law
12 2 (0.35%) Local Government
12 2 (0.35%) Publishing
13 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (10.47%) Elastic Stack
2 50 (8.73%) Node.js
3 44 (7.68%) Kafka
4 29 (5.06%) Web Services
5 19 (3.32%) .NET
5 19 (3.32%) JSON
6 16 (2.79%) REST
7 15 (2.62%) AngularJS
7 15 (2.62%) RESTful
8 14 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (1.92%) React
10 10 (1.75%) YAML
11 9 (1.57%) HTML
12 8 (1.40%) CSS
12 8 (1.40%) Spark Streaming
12 8 (1.40%) Spring Boot
13 7 (1.22%) .NET Framework
13 7 (1.22%) React Native
13 7 (1.22%) Redux
13 7 (1.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.33%) Public Cloud
2 26 (4.54%) Cloud Native
3 22 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.27%) Internet of Things
5 13 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.09%) NHS
7 10 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
8 9 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.40%) User Experience
10 7 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (1.05%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.87%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.87%) Blog
12 5 (0.87%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.87%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 271 (47.29%) Linux
2 124 (21.64%) Windows
3 65 (11.34%) Unix
4 42 (7.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (6.63%) CentOS
6 37 (6.46%) Windows Server
7 19 (3.32%) Mac OS
7 19 (3.32%) Ubuntu
8 13 (2.27%) Android
8 13 (2.27%) Apple iOS
9 10 (1.75%) Fedora
9 10 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.57%) Debian
11 6 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (65.79%) DevOps
2 239 (41.71%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (29.67%) Configuration Management
4 144 (25.13%) Continuous Integration
5 115 (20.07%) Infrastructure as Code
6 80 (13.96%) Open Source
7 75 (13.09%) Software Engineering
8 69 (12.04%) Microservices
9 67 (11.69%) Test Automation
10 66 (11.52%) Scrum
11 59 (10.30%) Problem-Solving
12 55 (9.60%) Continuous Delivery
13 54 (9.42%) ITIL
14 53 (9.25%) Analytics
15 50 (8.73%) High Availability
16 48 (8.38%) Deployment Automation
17 44 (7.68%) Mentoring
18 38 (6.63%) Continuous Deployment
19 37 (6.46%) Site Reliability Engineering
20 36 (6.28%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 315 (54.97%) Python
2 124 (21.64%) Java
3 118 (20.59%) Bash Shell
4 110 (19.20%) SQL
5 104 (18.15%) Ruby
6 76 (13.26%) Go
7 69 (12.04%) PowerShell
8 46 (8.03%) C#
9 28 (4.89%) JavaScript
10 27 (4.71%) C
11 21 (3.66%) Perl
12 19 (3.32%) Shell Script
13 15 (2.62%) Scala
14 9 (1.57%) PHP
15 7 (1.22%) C++
15 7 (1.22%) Groovy
15 7 (1.22%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.05%) Java 8
17 4 (0.70%) Apex Code
17 4 (0.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (4.71%) Security Cleared
2 20 (3.49%) Degree
3 14 (2.44%) RHCE
3 14 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.27%) AWS Certification
5 8 (1.40%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.22%) PhD
7 6 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.05%) RHCSA
8 5 (0.87%) CCNA
8 5 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.70%) CCNP
9 4 (0.70%) CISSP
9 4 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.70%) HND
9 4 (0.70%) MCSA
9 4 (0.70%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 3 (0.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.22%) HIPAA
2 7 (1.22%) QA
3 2 (0.35%) GDPR
3 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.35%) SLA
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 287 (50.09%) Docker
2 27 (4.71%) Xen
3 26 (4.54%) Active Directory
4 25 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (2.62%) vSphere
6 13 (2.27%) VirtualBox
7 12 (2.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 12 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 11 (1.92%) Hyper-V
8 11 (1.92%) NFS
9 10 (1.75%) Samba
10 9 (1.57%) etcd
11 5 (0.87%) XenApp
12 4 (0.70%) Cronacle
13 3 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.35%) Lustre
14 2 (0.35%) vCloud
14 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
15 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 250 (43.63%) Kubernetes
2 240 (41.88%) Terraform
3 228 (39.79%) Ansible
4 211 (36.82%) Puppet
5 146 (25.48%) Opscode Chef
6 67 (11.69%) Grafana
7 59 (10.30%) Consul
7 59 (10.30%) Docker Swarm
8 55 (9.60%) Packer
9 50 (8.73%) Nagios
10 35 (6.11%) Salt
11 31 (5.41%) ZABBIX
12 26 (4.54%) Graphite
12 26 (4.54%) Opsview
12 26 (4.54%) Prometheus
13 18 (3.14%) Cobbler
13 18 (3.14%) Tivoli
14 12 (2.09%) vCenter Server
15 10 (1.75%) OpenNMS
16 9 (1.57%) Kibana
Vendors
1 63 (10.99%) Microsoft
2 54 (9.42%) Red Hat
3 50 (8.73%) Google
3 50 (8.73%) VMware
4 32 (5.58%) Oracle
4 32 (5.58%) Splunk
5 21 (3.66%) Cloudera
6 20 (3.49%) Atlassian
7 17 (2.97%) Hortonworks
8 12 (2.09%) Dell
9 11 (1.92%) NetApp
10 10 (1.75%) Citrix
10 10 (1.75%) EMC
10 10 (1.75%) SolarWinds
11 9 (1.57%) Dynatrace
11 9 (1.57%) EnterpriseDB
12 7 (1.22%) Black Duck
12 7 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.22%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.22%) Tableau