Period
to 25 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Platform Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

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

Senior Platform Engineer
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 721 958 1096
Rank change year-on-year +237 +138 +78
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Platform Engineer 49 70 25
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.056% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.059% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 40 52 21
Median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +30.43% -17.86%
10th Percentile £47,500 £50,025 £51,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £95,000 £75,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £66,250 £56,000
% change year-on-year +5.66% +18.30% +61.15%

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 61,254 119,371 145,594
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.15% 95.56% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,680 96,629 117,878
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%

Senior Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Platform Engineer in the UK

Senior Platform Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Platform Engineer in the UK

Senior Platform Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Platform Engineer over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Platform Engineer in the UK

Senior Platform Engineer
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Platform Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 25 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 +235 45 £70,000 -6.67% 5
UK excluding London +203 31 £70,000 +5.66% 2
London +195 15 £77,500 -3.13% 3
Midlands +89 12 £70,000 +35.92% 1
West Midlands +79 12 £70,000 +35.92% 1
South East +157 11 £72,500 -1.69%
Work from Home -67 7 £50,000 -55.56% 1
North of England +85 6 £50,000 -28.57% 1
North West +84 5 £50,000 -16.67% 1
Scotland +29 2 £45,250 +2.84%
North East - 1 £67,500 -

Senior Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, Senior 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 Senior Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (65.31%) Linux
2 20 (40.82%) Windows
3 19 (38.78%) Python
3 19 (38.78%) Java
3 19 (38.78%) Docker
4 16 (32.65%) Unix
5 15 (30.61%) Active Directory
6 14 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (28.57%) Low Latency
6 14 (28.57%) DevOps
6 14 (28.57%) Coaching
7 13 (26.53%) AWS
8 12 (24.49%) Capacity Planning
8 12 (24.49%) Analytics
8 12 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (24.49%) Kubernetes
8 12 (24.49%) Identity Access Management
8 12 (24.49%) Secure Coding
8 12 (24.49%) Security Operations
8 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
8 12 (24.49%) Change Management
8 12 (24.49%) Perl
8 12 (24.49%) Management Information System
8 12 (24.49%) TOWER Software
8 12 (24.49%) Information Security
8 12 (24.49%) Degree
8 12 (24.49%) Computer Science
8 12 (24.49%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (24.49%) Vendor Relationship Management
9 11 (22.45%) Firewall

Senior 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 8 (16.33%) OpenStack
2 7 (14.29%) Apache Spark
3 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.08%) IIS
4 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.04%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 13 (26.53%) AWS
2 9 (18.37%) Azure
3 8 (16.33%) OpenShift
4 7 (14.29%) GCP
5 3 (6.12%) IaaS
6 2 (4.08%) Office 365
7 1 (2.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.45%) Firewall
2 6 (12.24%) DHCP
2 6 (12.24%) DNS
3 2 (4.08%) Cisco Firepower
3 2 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) Big Data
1 7 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.08%) Ingres
2 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.04%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (10.20%) Banking
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Retail
3 3 (6.12%) Publishing
4 2 (4.08%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) Kafka
2 4 (8.16%) Middleware
3 2 (4.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (24.49%) Management Information System
2 8 (16.33%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.04%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 32 (65.31%) Linux
2 20 (40.82%) Windows
3 16 (32.65%) Unix
4 10 (20.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (4.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Coaching
1 14 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
1 14 (28.57%) DevOps
1 14 (28.57%) Low Latency
2 12 (24.49%) Analytics
2 12 (24.49%) Capacity Planning
2 12 (24.49%) Change Management
2 12 (24.49%) Computer Science
2 12 (24.49%) Identity Access Management
2 12 (24.49%) Information Security
2 12 (24.49%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (24.49%) Secure Coding
2 12 (24.49%) Security Operations
2 12 (24.49%) Vendor Relationship Management
3 11 (22.45%) Configuration Management
4 10 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (20.41%) Mentoring
4 10 (20.41%) Microservices
5 9 (18.37%) Antivirus Management
5 9 (18.37%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.78%) Java
1 19 (38.78%) Python
2 12 (24.49%) Perl
3 9 (18.37%) C++
4 7 (14.29%) Scala
5 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
5 5 (10.20%) SQL
6 2 (4.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Degree
2 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (38.78%) Docker
2 15 (30.61%) Active Directory
3 9 (18.37%) BitLocker
3 9 (18.37%) Firmware
4 6 (12.24%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (12.24%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (12.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) Kubernetes
2 9 (18.37%) Ansible
2 9 (18.37%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (18.37%) SCCM
3 8 (16.33%) Puppet
4 2 (4.08%) Terraform
4 2 (4.08%) ZABBIX
5 1 (2.04%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
1 12 (24.49%) TOWER Software
2 9 (18.37%) FireEye
2 9 (18.37%) IBM
2 9 (18.37%) McAfee
2 9 (18.37%) Symantec
2 9 (18.37%) Tanium
3 8 (16.33%) Cisco
3 8 (16.33%) Red Hat
3 8 (16.33%) VMware
4 6 (12.24%) Dell
5 2 (4.08%) CommVault
5 2 (4.08%) NetApp
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle
6 1 (2.04%) Splunk