Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 885 1031 1190
Rank change year-on-year +146 +159 +85
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 308 188 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.10% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.10% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 264 161 104
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +20.00%
10th Percentile £43,750 £39,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +20.00%

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Platform Engineer in the UK

Platform Engineer
Top 14 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 20 November 2017. 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 +154 297 £60,000 +4.35% 23
UK excluding London +82 172 £60,000 +9.09% 13
London +66 123 £70,000 +7.69% 11
North of England +80 96 £60,000 +4.35% 7
North West +24 49 £60,000 +4.35% 2
Yorkshire +45 46 £60,000 -7.69% 5
South East +39 41 £56,000 -0.44% 3
East of England +11 15 £60,000 -23.08% 1
South West -15 12 £45,000 -18.18%
Midlands +13 7 £55,000 - 1
West Midlands +7 5 £55,000 -
East Midlands +28 2 £55,000 -26.67% 1
Scotland -18 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £65,000 -

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 211 (68.51%) DevOps
2 195 (63.31%) Linux
3 155 (50.32%) Agile Software Development
4 154 (50.00%) Puppet
5 145 (47.08%) Amazon AWS
6 144 (46.75%) Python
7 127 (41.23%) Opscode Chef
8 122 (39.61%) Ansible
9 120 (38.96%) Configuration Management
10 108 (35.06%) Ruby
10 108 (35.06%) Continuous Integration
11 99 (32.14%) Docker
12 92 (29.87%) Bash Shell
12 92 (29.87%) Scrum
12 92 (29.87%) SQL
13 91 (29.55%) Unix
14 71 (23.05%) Shell Script
14 71 (23.05%) Kubernetes
15 70 (22.73%) OpenStack
16 69 (22.40%) Jenkins
17 67 (21.75%) Oracle
18 65 (21.10%) Cobbler
19 64 (20.78%) Microsoft Azure
20 62 (20.13%) DSDM
20 62 (20.13%) RUP
20 62 (20.13%) Tivoli
21 60 (19.48%) Open Source
22 56 (18.18%) EnterpriseDB
23 52 (16.88%) Software Engineering
23 52 (16.88%) 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 70 (22.73%) OpenStack
2 44 (14.29%) CloudStack
3 24 (7.79%) Cloud Foundry
4 11 (3.57%) Apache
4 11 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (3.57%) IIS
5 10 (3.25%) Apache Spark
5 10 (3.25%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.27%) nginx
6 7 (2.27%) WordPress
7 6 (1.95%) JBoss
7 6 (1.95%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.30%) Anypoint
8 4 (1.30%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.30%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.65%) Confluence
9 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.32%) CMS
10 1 (0.32%) Jetty
10 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 145 (47.08%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (20.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (8.77%) AWS CloudFormation
4 16 (5.19%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (5.19%) IaaS
4 16 (5.19%) PaaS
5 15 (4.87%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (4.55%) SaaS
7 11 (3.57%) Serverless
8 9 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (2.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 7 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.95%) Google App Engine
10 6 (1.95%) Google Compute Engine
11 5 (1.62%) Bluemix
11 5 (1.62%) Heroku
11 5 (1.62%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (1.30%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.30%) Datadog
13 3 (0.97%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 43 (13.96%) Firewall
2 35 (11.36%) TCP/IP
3 28 (9.09%) HTTP
3 28 (9.09%) VPN
4 22 (7.14%) Internet
5 20 (6.49%) SSL
6 18 (5.84%) IPsec
7 16 (5.19%) DNS
8 8 (2.60%) SAN
9 7 (2.27%) DHCP
9 7 (2.27%) SNMP
10 5 (1.62%) Broadband
10 5 (1.62%) FCoE
10 5 (1.62%) Wireless
11 4 (1.30%) LAN
12 3 (0.97%) VLAN
12 3 (0.97%) WAN
13 2 (0.65%) BGP
13 2 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.65%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.82%) MySQL
2 12 (3.90%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (3.25%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.92%) Big Data
6 8 (2.60%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.27%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.62%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.30%) Redis
10 3 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.97%) OLAP
10 3 (0.97%) OLTP
11 2 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.65%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.65%) InfluxDB
11 2 (0.65%) OpenTSDB
12 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.32%) HBase
Development Applications
1 69 (22.40%) Jenkins
2 42 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 23 (7.47%) TeamCity
4 13 (4.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (3.57%) JIRA
6 7 (2.27%) Hudson
6 7 (2.27%) Vagrant
7 6 (1.95%) GoCD
7 6 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (1.95%) Subversion
8 5 (1.62%) Redmine
8 5 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.30%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.97%) JMeter
10 3 (0.97%) Maven
11 2 (0.65%) CircleCI
11 2 (0.65%) JUnit
11 2 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.65%) Selenium
General
1 35 (11.36%) Finance
2 13 (4.22%) Retail
3 11 (3.57%) Games
4 8 (2.60%) Marketing
5 3 (0.97%) Advertising
5 3 (0.97%) Banking
5 3 (0.97%) Music Industry
6 2 (0.65%) Back Office
6 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.32%) French Language
7 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.82%) Web Services
2 19 (6.17%) REST
3 14 (4.55%) HTML
4 13 (4.22%) RabbitMQ
5 10 (3.25%) CSS
6 9 (2.92%) .NET
6 9 (2.92%) Node.js
7 7 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (2.27%) JSON
7 7 (2.27%) LAMP
7 7 (2.27%) LEMP Stack
8 6 (1.95%) J2EE
9 5 (1.62%) MCollective
9 5 (1.62%) Middleware
9 5 (1.62%) Sensu
9 5 (1.62%) Spring
9 5 (1.62%) Velocity
10 4 (1.30%) Java EE
10 4 (1.30%) RESTful
10 4 (1.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.01%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.82%) Private Cloud
2 21 (6.82%) Public Cloud
3 16 (5.19%) Computer Science
4 15 (4.87%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (2.60%) Clustering
6 7 (2.27%) Fintech
7 6 (1.95%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.62%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.62%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.62%) Device Driver
8 5 (1.62%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.97%) Blog
10 3 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.65%) iSeries
11 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 195 (63.31%) Linux
2 91 (29.55%) Unix
3 50 (16.23%) Windows
4 23 (7.47%) CentOS
5 17 (5.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (4.55%) Ubuntu
6 14 (4.55%) Windows Server
7 12 (3.90%) Debian
8 8 (2.60%) CoreOS
9 7 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.65%) AIX
10 2 (0.65%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.32%) Gentoo
11 1 (0.32%) Solaris
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (68.51%) DevOps
2 155 (50.32%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (38.96%) Configuration Management
4 108 (35.06%) Continuous Integration
5 92 (29.87%) Scrum
6 62 (20.13%) DSDM
6 62 (20.13%) RUP
7 60 (19.48%) Open Source
8 52 (16.88%) Software Engineering
9 33 (10.71%) ITIL
10 29 (9.42%) Disaster Recovery
11 28 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
11 28 (9.09%) Microservices
12 24 (7.79%) TDD
13 21 (6.82%) Mentoring
14 19 (6.17%) E-Commerce
14 19 (6.17%) Identity Management
15 16 (5.19%) Load Balancing
15 16 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
16 15 (4.87%) API Integration
Programming Languages
1 144 (46.75%) Python
2 108 (35.06%) Ruby
3 92 (29.87%) Bash Shell
3 92 (29.87%) SQL
4 71 (23.05%) Shell Script
5 52 (16.88%) Java
6 30 (9.74%) Go
7 28 (9.09%) PowerShell
8 16 (5.19%) C
8 16 (5.19%) PHP
9 15 (4.87%) C++
10 13 (4.22%) JavaScript
11 8 (2.60%) Scala
12 7 (2.27%) Embedded C++
12 7 (2.27%) Perl
13 6 (1.95%) Groovy
13 6 (1.95%) Korn
14 5 (1.62%) Embedded C
15 4 (1.30%) C#
16 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (12.01%) Degree
2 12 (3.90%) MCSE
2 12 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.25%) AWS Certification
4 10 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.95%) CCNA
5 6 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.95%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.62%) CISSP
6 5 (1.62%) CompTIA Security+
6 5 (1.62%) GIAC
6 5 (1.62%) Linux+ Certification
6 5 (1.62%) MCITP
6 5 (1.62%) MCSA
6 5 (1.62%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (1.62%) SANS
6 5 (1.62%) Security+ Certification
6 5 (1.62%) SSCP
7 3 (0.97%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.60%) SLA
2 7 (2.27%) QA
3 5 (1.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.32%) COBIT
6 1 (0.32%) GCP
System Software
1 99 (32.14%) Docker
2 45 (14.61%) vSphere
3 43 (13.96%) Xen
3 43 (13.96%) XenServer
4 19 (6.17%) Active Directory
5 16 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (2.60%) XenApp
7 6 (1.95%) Ceph
7 6 (1.95%) etcd
7 6 (1.95%) flannel
8 5 (1.62%) DFS Replication
8 5 (1.62%) NFS
8 5 (1.62%) Samba
8 5 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.62%) VMware NSX
9 4 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.97%) vCloud
11 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.65%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 154 (50.00%) Puppet
2 127 (41.23%) Opscode Chef
3 122 (39.61%) Ansible
4 71 (23.05%) Kubernetes
5 65 (21.10%) Cobbler
6 62 (20.13%) Tivoli
7 50 (16.23%) Terraform
8 17 (5.52%) Packer
9 15 (4.87%) Nagios
10 12 (3.90%) Docker Swarm
11 10 (3.25%) Consul
12 9 (2.92%) Salt
13 8 (2.60%) Mesos
14 6 (1.95%) Sysdig
15 5 (1.62%) SCCM
15 5 (1.62%) systemd
15 5 (1.62%) vCenter Server
15 5 (1.62%) WSUS
16 4 (1.30%) HAProxy
16 4 (1.30%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 67 (21.75%) Oracle
2 56 (18.18%) EnterpriseDB
3 45 (14.61%) VMware
4 30 (9.74%) Red Hat
5 28 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 26 (8.44%) Google
7 11 (3.57%) EMC
7 11 (3.57%) Splunk
8 10 (3.25%) SolarWinds
9 8 (2.60%) Citrix
9 8 (2.60%) New Relic
10 5 (1.62%) HP
10 5 (1.62%) LANDesk
10 5 (1.62%) NetApp
11 4 (1.30%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.97%) AppDynamics
12 3 (0.97%) Cisco
12 3 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.97%) SaltStack
13 2 (0.65%) EXASOL