Period
to 24 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 347 585 703
Rank change year-on-year +238 +118 +177
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 530 502 453
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.40% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.42% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 534 391 359
Median annual salary £47,500 £62,500 £59,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.00% +5.93% -1.67%
10th Percentile £38,750 £45,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £56,000
% change year-on-year -13.64% -1.79% -3.45%

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 60,490 120,158 145,590
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.57% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,048 97,321 117,815
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 24 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Platform Engineer in the UK

Platform Engineer
Top 17 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 24 January 2021. 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 +225 462 £55,000 -14.06% 68
UK excluding London +275 319 £47,500 -13.64% 30
London +146 191 £72,500 -2.03% 37
Work from Home +64 158 £47,500 -20.83% 10
North of England +140 129 £47,500 -17.39% 11
Yorkshire +72 66 £47,500 -20.83% 5
Midlands +101 60 £47,500 -11.63% 11
North West +109 58 £47,500 -11.63% 5
South East +150 48 £65,000 +10.64% 4
West Midlands +93 45 £65,000 +23.81% 6
Scotland +63 37 £47,500 -13.64%
South West +64 23 £47,500 -11.63% 2
Wales +59 18 £47,500 -5.00%
East Midlands +65 14 £47,500 -17.39% 5
North East +16 5 £41,500 -0.60% 1
East of England +73 3 £65,000 +18.18% 2
Northern Ireland +12 1 £42,500 +13.33%

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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.

1 360 (67.92%) DevOps
2 270 (50.94%) Azure
3 240 (45.28%) Infrastructure as Code
4 219 (41.32%) Continuous Integration
5 202 (38.11%) Windows
6 189 (35.66%) Microsoft
6 189 (35.66%) Terraform
7 179 (33.77%) SQL
8 177 (33.40%) Linux
9 176 (33.21%) Python
10 173 (32.64%) AWS
11 169 (31.89%) Kubernetes
12 161 (30.38%) Docker
13 159 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
14 156 (29.43%) Ansible
15 142 (26.79%) Oracle
16 137 (25.85%) Migration
17 131 (24.72%) Puppet
18 125 (23.58%) Data Security
18 125 (23.58%) EnterpriseDB
19 121 (22.83%) Configuration Management
20 112 (21.13%) Jenkins
21 82 (15.47%) Java
22 80 (15.09%) GCP
23 73 (13.77%) PowerShell
24 67 (12.64%) Software Engineering
25 65 (12.26%) Ruby
25 65 (12.26%) VMware
26 64 (12.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
27 62 (11.70%) Git (software)

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 14 (2.64%) OpenStack
2 12 (2.26%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.32%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.13%) IIS
6 5 (0.94%) Apache
6 5 (0.94%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.94%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.75%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.57%) JBoss
8 3 (0.57%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.57%) nginx
9 2 (0.38%) Confluence
9 2 (0.38%) DNN
9 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.19%) Drupal
10 1 (0.19%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 270 (50.94%) Azure
2 173 (32.64%) AWS
3 80 (15.09%) GCP
4 61 (11.51%) IaaS
5 59 (11.13%) PaaS
6 44 (8.30%) GitHub
7 36 (6.79%) SaaS
8 31 (5.85%) Serverless
9 28 (5.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 27 (5.09%) OpenShift
11 23 (4.34%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (3.77%) Amazon EKS
13 15 (2.83%) Office 365
14 14 (2.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 13 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
15 13 (2.45%) Amazon ECS
15 13 (2.45%) Pulumi
16 11 (2.08%) AWS Lambda
17 9 (1.70%) Azure Functions
18 8 (1.51%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.79%) DNS
2 30 (5.66%) Firewall
3 23 (4.34%) TCP/IP
4 15 (2.83%) DHCP
5 12 (2.26%) SAN
6 7 (1.32%) SSL
7 5 (0.94%) Skype
8 4 (0.75%) ICMP
8 4 (0.75%) Internet
8 4 (0.75%) VLAN
8 4 (0.75%) VPN
9 3 (0.57%) IPv4
9 3 (0.57%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.57%) Network Security
9 3 (0.57%) WAN
10 2 (0.38%) Cisco Firepower
10 2 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.38%) DSL
10 2 (0.38%) FCoE
10 2 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.85%) NoSQL
2 17 (3.21%) Big Data
3 15 (2.83%) SQL Server
4 12 (2.26%) BigQuery
4 12 (2.26%) Hadoop
5 10 (1.89%) Cosmos DB
5 10 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.70%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.51%) Cloud Spanner
8 6 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.13%) MySQL
8 6 (1.13%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.13%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.94%) Qlik Sense
10 4 (0.75%) Amazon Athena
10 4 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.75%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.75%) Neo4j
10 4 (0.75%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 112 (21.13%) Jenkins
2 64 (12.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 62 (11.70%) Git (software)
4 61 (11.51%) GitLab
5 23 (4.34%) CircleCI
5 23 (4.34%) Sonatype Nexus
6 18 (3.40%) JIRA
7 16 (3.02%) Artifactory
8 14 (2.64%) Travis CI
9 12 (2.26%) Vagrant
10 8 (1.51%) Hudson
11 7 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (1.32%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.75%) Cypress.io
12 4 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (0.75%) Subversion
13 3 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (0.38%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.38%) git-flow
14 2 (0.38%) SonarQube
General
1 38 (7.17%) Finance
2 32 (6.04%) Public Sector
3 20 (3.77%) Retail
4 19 (3.58%) Games
5 11 (2.08%) Marketing
6 10 (1.89%) Legal
7 9 (1.70%) Banking
8 6 (1.13%) Publishing
9 4 (0.75%) Law
9 4 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (6.79%) .NET
1 36 (6.79%) Elastic Stack
2 30 (5.66%) Web Services
3 19 (3.58%) Middleware
4 14 (2.64%) Kafka
4 14 (2.64%) React
5 6 (1.13%) CSS
6 5 (0.94%) Lambda Expressions
6 5 (0.94%) Node.js
6 5 (0.94%) RESTful
7 4 (0.75%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.75%) OAuth
7 4 (0.75%) OAuth2
7 4 (0.75%) REST
7 4 (0.75%) Spark Streaming
7 4 (0.75%) TensorFlow
8 3 (0.57%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.57%) JSON
8 3 (0.57%) React Native
8 3 (0.57%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.04%) Public Cloud
2 29 (5.47%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (3.96%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.26%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.08%) Virtual Team
7 10 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.51%) Cloud Native
9 7 (1.32%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.13%) PKI
11 5 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (0.75%) Acoustics
12 4 (0.75%) Blog
13 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Cloud
13 3 (0.57%) NHS
13 3 (0.57%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 202 (38.11%) Windows
2 177 (33.40%) Linux
3 58 (10.94%) Unix
4 41 (7.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (6.98%) CentOS
6 16 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (2.83%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (2.26%) Android
8 12 (2.26%) Windows 10
8 12 (2.26%) Windows Server
9 9 (1.70%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.75%) Solaris
11 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (67.92%) DevOps
2 240 (45.28%) Infrastructure as Code
3 219 (41.32%) Continuous Integration
4 159 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 137 (25.85%) Migration
6 125 (23.58%) Data Security
7 121 (22.83%) Configuration Management
8 67 (12.64%) Software Engineering
9 59 (11.13%) Microservices
10 58 (10.94%) High Availability
11 49 (9.25%) Open Source
12 47 (8.87%) Load Balancing
12 47 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
13 43 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
14 39 (7.36%) Test Automation
15 38 (7.17%) Mentoring
16 37 (6.98%) Continuous Delivery
17 34 (6.42%) Deployment Automation
18 32 (6.04%) Infrastructure Automation
19 31 (5.85%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 179 (33.77%) SQL
2 176 (33.21%) Python
3 82 (15.47%) Java
4 73 (13.77%) PowerShell
5 65 (12.26%) Ruby
6 55 (10.38%) Bash Shell
7 50 (9.43%) Perl
8 49 (9.25%) Go
9 26 (4.91%) C#
10 22 (4.15%) C++
10 22 (4.15%) Shell Script
11 17 (3.21%) JavaScript
12 14 (2.64%) C
12 14 (2.64%) PL/SQL
13 12 (2.26%) Scala
14 10 (1.89%) Kotlin
15 4 (0.75%) AWK
15 4 (0.75%) R
15 4 (0.75%) sed
15 4 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 47 (8.87%) SC Cleared
3 34 (6.42%) Degree
4 29 (5.47%) AWS Certification
5 6 (1.13%) PhD
6 4 (0.75%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.38%) MCITP
8 2 (0.38%) MCSA
9 1 (0.19%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.19%) HND
9 1 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.51%) QA
2 6 (1.13%) GDPR
3 4 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.57%) SLA
5 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 161 (30.38%) Docker
2 52 (9.81%) Active Directory
3 43 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (4.15%) vSphere
5 20 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (2.45%) Firmware
7 12 (2.26%) BitLocker
8 11 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (1.32%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.57%) Hyper-V
13 2 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.19%) Gluster
14 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 189 (35.66%) Terraform
2 169 (31.89%) Kubernetes
3 156 (29.43%) Ansible
4 131 (24.72%) Puppet
5 55 (10.38%) Opscode Chef
6 45 (8.49%) Prometheus
7 39 (7.36%) Grafana
8 25 (4.72%) SCCM
9 23 (4.34%) Graphite
10 21 (3.96%) Docker Swarm
11 18 (3.40%) Packer
12 17 (3.21%) Consul
13 14 (2.64%) Norton AntiVirus
14 12 (2.26%) CFEngine
15 11 (2.08%) Nagios
16 6 (1.13%) ZABBIX
17 5 (0.94%) Cobbler
17 5 (0.94%) Opsview
17 5 (0.94%) WSUS
18 4 (0.75%) systemd
Vendors
1 189 (35.66%) Microsoft
2 142 (26.79%) Oracle
3 125 (23.58%) EnterpriseDB
4 65 (12.26%) VMware
5 42 (7.92%) Google
6 28 (5.28%) Red Hat
7 23 (4.34%) IBM
8 15 (2.83%) Splunk
9 14 (2.64%) FireEye
9 14 (2.64%) McAfee
9 14 (2.64%) Symantec
9 14 (2.64%) Tanium
10 13 (2.45%) Cisco
11 12 (2.26%) TOWER Software
11 12 (2.26%) Veracode
12 8 (1.51%) Atlassian
12 8 (1.51%) NetApp
12 8 (1.51%) Veeam
13 7 (1.32%) EMC
14 6 (1.13%) Dell