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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Platform Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Platform Engineering over the 6 months to 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Platform Engineering
UK
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 350 259 329
Rank change year-on-year -91 +70 +190
Permanent jobs citing Platform Engineering 1,715 1,546 620
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.35% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.44% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 854 1,262 468
10th Percentile £47,500 £38,750 £42,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £62,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% +3.70%
75th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £106,250 £95,000 £100,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +14.29% -8.70%

Platform Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 161,721 107,622 58,944
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.75% 94.06% 93.09%
Number of salaries quoted 84,129 73,141 47,812
10th Percentile £34,207 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,600 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.91% +1.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,290 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Platform Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Platform Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineering in the UK

Platform Engineering
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Platform Engineering.

Salary trend for Platform Engineering in the UK

Platform Engineering
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Platform Engineering over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Platform Engineering in the UK

Platform Engineering
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 Engineering within the UK over the 6 months to 12 August 2022. 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 -85 1,502 £77,500 +24.00% 133
London -49 843 £85,000 +9.68% 79
Work from Home -139 686 £72,500 +20.83% 67
UK excluding London -132 671 £62,500 +4.17% 57
South East +51 209 £65,000 -7.14% 9
North of England -225 146 £60,875 +17.63% 23
East of England +50 127 £62,500 +8.70% 8
Midlands -82 93 £70,000 +7.69% 10
Yorkshire -143 86 £57,500 +21.05% 6
West Midlands -104 61 £70,000 +7.69% 6
South West -36 54 £52,500 -12.50% 4
North West -184 38 £70,000 +16.67% 13
Scotland -72 37 £52,500 -25.00% 2
East Midlands -1 32 £70,000 +177.80% 4
North East -12 22 £61,250 +28.95% 4
Wales -12 14 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Northern Ireland -21 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, IT jobs citing Platform Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Platform Engineering.

1 1,142 (66.59%) DevOps
2 983 (57.32%) AWS
3 805 (46.94%) Agile
4 728 (42.45%) CI/CD
5 709 (41.34%) Python
6 642 (37.43%) Terraform
7 640 (37.32%) Azure
8 631 (36.79%) Kubernetes
9 568 (33.12%) Software Engineering
10 562 (32.77%) Docker
11 509 (29.68%) Jenkins
12 491 (28.63%) Social Skills
13 476 (27.76%) Degree
14 438 (25.54%) Java
15 435 (25.36%) Infrastructure as Code
16 400 (23.32%) Risk Management
17 399 (23.27%) Commercialisation
18 396 (23.09%) GCP
19 391 (22.80%) Computer Science
20 387 (22.57%) Linux
21 379 (22.10%) Finance
22 372 (21.69%) JavaScript
23 336 (19.59%) Data Science
24 334 (19.48%) Ansible
25 325 (18.95%) Algorithms
26 307 (17.90%) C#
27 301 (17.55%) Computer Science Degree
28 296 (17.26%) PowerShell
29 285 (16.62%) Mentoring
30 281 (16.38%) Data Structures

Platform Engineering
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 63 (3.67%) Apache Spark
2 36 (2.10%) Apache Airflow
3 35 (2.04%) Confluence
4 28 (1.63%) Apache
5 16 (0.93%) Drupal
6 15 (0.87%) SharePoint
7 14 (0.82%) IIS
8 11 (0.64%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.41%) Apache TomEE
10 4 (0.23%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.12%) CMS
11 2 (0.12%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.12%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.058%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.058%) Moodle
12 1 (0.058%) nginx
12 1 (0.058%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.058%) SugarCRM
12 1 (0.058%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (0.76%) R3 Corda
2 7 (0.41%) Distributed Ledger
3 6 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.058%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 983 (57.32%) AWS
2 640 (37.32%) Azure
3 396 (23.09%) GCP
4 271 (15.80%) Serverless
5 257 (14.99%) Azure DevOps
6 135 (7.87%) PaaS
7 126 (7.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 120 (7.00%) IaaS
9 112 (6.53%) OpenShift
10 106 (6.18%) SaaS
11 102 (5.95%) Azure AKS
12 97 (5.66%) Power Platform
13 86 (5.01%) Amazon EKS
14 69 (4.02%) GitHub
15 66 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
16 64 (3.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 61 (3.56%) Amazon ECS
18 58 (3.38%) Amazon EC2
19 53 (3.09%) Azure Cosmos DB
20 51 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.09%) Kerberos
2 51 (2.97%) VPN
3 42 (2.45%) Firewall
4 27 (1.57%) DNS
5 19 (1.11%) TCP/IP
6 17 (0.99%) Broadband
6 17 (0.99%) Internet
7 14 (0.82%) DHCP
8 13 (0.76%) SAN
8 13 (0.76%) WAN
9 12 (0.70%) Network Security
10 11 (0.64%) LAN
10 11 (0.64%) Unified Communications
11 9 (0.52%) SD-WAN
12 7 (0.41%) BIG-IP
12 7 (0.41%) VLAN
13 6 (0.35%) HTTP
13 6 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (0.29%) NAS
15 4 (0.23%) FCAPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (7.87%) Amazon RDS
2 82 (4.78%) SQL Server
3 77 (4.49%) Power BI
4 68 (3.97%) Big Data
5 50 (2.92%) Azure SQL Database
5 50 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
6 44 (2.57%) NoSQL
7 40 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
8 37 (2.16%) MongoDB
8 37 (2.16%) Relational Database
9 32 (1.87%) MySQL
10 24 (1.40%) Electronic Patient Records
10 24 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (1.22%) Data Lake
11 21 (1.22%) Tableau
12 18 (1.05%) RDBMS
13 16 (0.93%) DynamoDB
13 16 (0.93%) Metadata
14 14 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
15 12 (0.70%) Looker
Development Applications
1 509 (29.68%) Jenkins
2 223 (13.00%) Git (software)
3 192 (11.20%) JIRA
4 93 (5.42%) GitLab
5 66 (3.85%) CircleCI
6 59 (3.44%) Maven
7 41 (2.39%) TeamCity
8 33 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 26 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
10 22 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
11 15 (0.87%) Travis CI
12 14 (0.82%) Bitbucket
13 13 (0.76%) SpecFlow
14 12 (0.70%) Terragrunt
15 9 (0.52%) JMeter
15 9 (0.52%) NUnit
15 9 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
16 8 (0.47%) Postman
16 8 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
17 7 (0.41%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 491 (28.63%) Social Skills
2 379 (22.10%) Finance
3 254 (14.81%) Legal
4 154 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
5 132 (7.70%) Retail
6 78 (4.55%) Banking
7 72 (4.20%) Games
8 67 (3.91%) Public Sector
9 61 (3.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 52 (3.03%) Marketing
11 47 (2.74%) Law
12 36 (2.10%) Influencing Skills
13 31 (1.81%) Presentation Skills
14 30 (1.75%) Automotive
15 27 (1.57%) Telecoms
16 23 (1.34%) Organisational Skills
17 21 (1.22%) Front Office
17 21 (1.22%) Manufacturing
18 13 (0.76%) Financial Institution
19 10 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 595 (34.69%) Platform Engineer
2 311 (18.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 175 (10.20%) Cloud Platform Engineer
4 136 (7.93%) Software Engineer
5 134 (7.81%) Cloud Engineer
6 123 (7.17%) AWS Engineer
7 114 (6.65%) Azure Engineer
8 100 (5.83%) Data Engineer
8 100 (5.83%) Senior Software Engineer
9 95 (5.54%) DevOps Platform Engineer
10 88 (5.13%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 86 (5.01%) Senior Platform Engineer
12 79 (4.61%) AWS DevOps
12 79 (4.61%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 68 (3.97%) Senior DevOps
14 67 (3.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 65 (3.79%) Developer
16 59 (3.44%) Principal Engineer
17 56 (3.27%) .NET Software Engineer
17 56 (3.27%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (16.38%) AngularJS
2 218 (12.71%) HTML
3 191 (11.14%) React
4 187 (10.90%) HTML5
5 159 (9.27%) CSS
6 139 (8.10%) Vue.js
7 137 (7.99%) CSS3
8 136 (7.93%) WinForms
8 136 (7.93%) WPF
9 132 (7.70%) Velocity
10 126 (7.35%) Node.js
11 105 (6.12%) .NET
12 89 (5.19%) REST
13 88 (5.13%) JSON
14 83 (4.84%) Kafka
15 82 (4.78%) RESTful
16 78 (4.55%) Web Services
17 68 (3.97%) Spring Boot
18 63 (3.67%) Serverless Framework
19 56 (3.27%) ARM Templates
Miscellaneous
1 325 (18.95%) Algorithms
2 281 (16.38%) Data Structures
3 220 (12.83%) User Experience
4 143 (8.34%) Self-Motivation
5 127 (7.41%) Cloud Native
6 93 (5.42%) Public Cloud
7 75 (4.37%) Mobile App
8 69 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
9 52 (3.03%) Management Information System
10 51 (2.97%) Enterprise Cloud
10 51 (2.97%) Renewable Energy
11 47 (2.74%) Data Centre
12 25 (1.46%) Cyberattack
12 25 (1.46%) Industry 4.0
13 21 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
14 20 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
14 20 (1.17%) Legacy Systems
15 19 (1.11%) Virtual Team
16 17 (0.99%) Blockchain
17 16 (0.93%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 387 (22.57%) Linux
2 170 (9.91%) Windows
3 43 (2.51%) Unix
4 35 (2.04%) Windows Server
5 29 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (1.63%) CentOS
7 10 (0.58%) Android
8 7 (0.41%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.35%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.23%) VMS
11 3 (0.17%) Amazon Linux
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.12%) AIX
12 2 (0.12%) Alpine Linux
12 2 (0.12%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.058%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.058%) MVS
13 1 (0.058%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,142 (66.59%) DevOps
2 805 (46.94%) Agile
3 728 (42.45%) CI/CD
4 568 (33.12%) Software Engineering
5 435 (25.36%) Infrastructure as Code
6 400 (23.32%) Risk Management
7 399 (23.27%) Commercialisation
8 391 (22.80%) Computer Science
9 336 (19.59%) Data Science
10 285 (16.62%) Mentoring
11 277 (16.15%) TDD
12 261 (15.22%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 258 (15.04%) Full Stack Development
14 232 (13.53%) Data Engineering
15 226 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
16 206 (12.01%) Containerisation
17 202 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
18 190 (11.08%) Artificial Intelligence
19 188 (10.96%) Test Automation
20 168 (9.80%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 709 (41.34%) Python
2 438 (25.54%) Java
3 372 (21.69%) JavaScript
4 307 (17.90%) C#
5 296 (17.26%) PowerShell
6 262 (15.28%) Bash
7 220 (12.83%) SQL
8 191 (11.14%) C++
9 142 (8.28%) C
10 136 (7.93%) Objective-C
11 118 (6.88%) Go
11 118 (6.88%) TypeScript
12 107 (6.24%) Ruby
13 95 (5.54%) Scala
14 48 (2.80%) Shell Script
15 40 (2.33%) Perl
15 40 (2.33%) PHP
16 31 (1.81%) Groovy
17 28 (1.63%) Bicep
18 13 (0.76%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 476 (27.76%) Degree
2 301 (17.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 81 (4.72%) Security Cleared
4 55 (3.21%) Numerate Degree
5 54 (3.15%) SC Cleared
6 23 (1.34%) AWS Certification
7 20 (1.17%) DV Cleared
8 16 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (0.70%) RHCE
9 12 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
10 11 (0.64%) PhD
11 7 (0.41%) HND
12 5 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.29%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.12%) CISSP
14 1 (0.058%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.058%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.058%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (10.15%) Accessibility
2 72 (4.20%) QA
3 38 (2.22%) SLA
4 29 (1.69%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 12 (0.70%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.35%) GDPR
8 5 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.23%) COBIT
10 3 (0.17%) PMO
11 2 (0.12%) NIST
12 1 (0.058%) GRC
12 1 (0.058%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 562 (32.77%) Docker
2 48 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (2.33%) Active Directory
4 13 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (0.64%) vSphere
6 8 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (0.41%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.29%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.23%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.23%) NFS
10 2 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.058%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.058%) Ceph
11 1 (0.058%) HDFS
11 1 (0.058%) Kamailio
11 1 (0.058%) Lustre
11 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.058%) Samba
11 1 (0.058%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 642 (37.43%) Terraform
2 631 (36.79%) Kubernetes
3 334 (19.48%) Ansible
4 198 (11.55%) Puppet
5 102 (5.95%) Opscode Chef
6 78 (4.55%) Prometheus
7 63 (3.67%) Grafana
8 41 (2.39%) Istio
9 24 (1.40%) Packer
10 15 (0.87%) ZABBIX
11 14 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
12 13 (0.76%) Kibana
12 13 (0.76%) SCCM
13 11 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
14 10 (0.58%) SCOM
15 9 (0.52%) Consul
16 8 (0.47%) CFEngine
17 7 (0.41%) HAProxy
18 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
18 6 (0.35%) Rancher
Vendors
1 183 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 92 (5.36%) MuleSoft
3 86 (5.01%) Google
4 66 (3.85%) VMware
5 62 (3.62%) Databricks
6 59 (3.44%) Oracle
7 52 (3.03%) Red Hat
8 28 (1.63%) Splunk
9 27 (1.57%) Foundry
9 27 (1.57%) Palantir
10 26 (1.52%) SaltStack
11 25 (1.46%) New Relic
12 18 (1.05%) Adobe
12 18 (1.05%) SolarWinds
13 17 (0.99%) BT
14 16 (0.93%) ServiceNow
14 16 (0.93%) Sitecore
15 15 (0.87%) Dynatrace
15 15 (0.87%) Palo Alto
15 15 (0.87%) Veeam