Period
to 27 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Platform Engineer was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 913 778 1027
Rank change year-on-year -135 +249 +159
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Platform Engineer 76 33 79
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.047% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.050% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 39 19 45
10th Percentile £49,500 £61,750 £55,500
25th Percentile £61,875 £65,000 £56,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £75,000 £74,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% +15.18%
75th Percentile £89,375 £83,750 £81,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £67,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +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 102,854 66,564 139,218
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.22% 95.04% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 73,150 54,318 112,554
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 27 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Platform Engineer in the UK

Senior Platform Engineer
Top 10 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 27 July 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 -109 75 £76,250 +1.67% 21
London -77 58 £77,500 -6.06% 12
UK excluding London -126 14 £60,000 -11.11% 10
Work from Home -240 14 £75,000 +3.45% 3
North of England -62 8 £50,000 -31.03% 6
Yorkshire -55 6 £55,000 -24.14% 3
South East -70 3 £82,500 +17.86%
West Midlands -73 3 £57,500 -11.54% 3
Midlands -78 3 £57,500 -11.54% 3
North West -25 2 £50,000 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 54 (71.05%) Kubernetes
2 51 (67.11%) AWS
2 51 (67.11%) Python
3 43 (56.58%) GCP
4 42 (55.26%) Docker
5 35 (46.05%) DevOps
5 35 (46.05%) Terraform
6 32 (42.11%) Java
7 28 (36.84%) Kafka
7 28 (36.84%) Microservices
8 27 (35.53%) Artificial Intelligence
9 26 (34.21%) QA
9 26 (34.21%) Big Data
9 26 (34.21%) Scala
10 25 (32.89%) Hadoop
10 25 (32.89%) Investment Management
10 25 (32.89%) Apache Spark
10 25 (32.89%) Hybrid Cloud
10 25 (32.89%) Data Pipeline
11 21 (27.63%) Azure
11 21 (27.63%) Ansible
12 20 (26.32%) Linux
13 19 (25.00%) Bash Shell
13 19 (25.00%) Infrastructure as Code
14 17 (22.37%) Finance
15 16 (21.05%) Jenkins
15 16 (21.05%) Social Skills
16 14 (18.42%) Puppet
16 14 (18.42%) Configuration Management
17 12 (15.79%) Opscode Chef

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 25 (32.89%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.32%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 51 (67.11%) AWS
2 43 (56.58%) GCP
3 21 (27.63%) Azure
4 9 (11.84%) IaaS
5 8 (10.53%) PaaS
6 7 (9.21%) GitHub
7 6 (7.89%) Bitrise
7 6 (7.89%) Serverless
8 5 (6.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (6.58%) SaaS
9 3 (3.95%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (2.63%) Azure App Service
10 2 (2.63%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 1 (1.32%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (1.32%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (1.32%) Miro
11 1 (1.32%) SonarCloud
11 1 (1.32%) Stackdriver
11 1 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Broadband
2 1 (1.32%) NAS
2 1 (1.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (34.21%) Big Data
2 25 (32.89%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 9 (11.84%) GitLab
3 5 (6.58%) CircleCI
4 4 (5.26%) Travis CI
5 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.63%) GoCD
5 2 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.32%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.32%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.32%) Hudson
6 1 (1.32%) JIRA
6 1 (1.32%) Maven
6 1 (1.32%) Snyk
6 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (22.37%) Finance
2 16 (21.05%) Social Skills
3 5 (6.58%) Retail
4 4 (5.26%) Automotive
5 3 (3.95%) Banking
6 2 (2.63%) Games
6 2 (2.63%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.32%) Law
7 1 (1.32%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (36.84%) Kafka
2 2 (2.63%) Spring
2 2 (2.63%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.32%) .NET
3 1 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.32%) Lambda Expressions
3 1 (1.32%) Node.js
3 1 (1.32%) Play Framework
3 1 (1.32%) React
3 1 (1.32%) React Native
3 1 (1.32%) REST
3 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (32.89%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (9.21%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (7.89%) Public Cloud
4 5 (6.58%) Cloud Native
5 4 (5.26%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (1.32%) Animation
6 1 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.32%) PKI
6 1 (1.32%) Replication
6 1 (1.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (26.32%) Linux
2 7 (9.21%) CentOS
2 7 (9.21%) Unix
3 3 (3.95%) Windows
4 2 (2.63%) CoreOS
5 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.32%) Solaris
5 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.32%) VMS
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.05%) DevOps
2 28 (36.84%) Microservices
3 27 (35.53%) Artificial Intelligence
4 25 (32.89%) Data Pipeline
4 25 (32.89%) Investment Management
5 19 (25.00%) Infrastructure as Code
6 14 (18.42%) Configuration Management
7 8 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (10.53%) Migration
7 8 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (7.89%) Benchmarking
8 6 (7.89%) Computer Science
8 6 (7.89%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (7.89%) Procure-to-Pay
8 6 (7.89%) Project Delivery
8 6 (7.89%) Prototyping
8 6 (7.89%) Server Management
8 6 (7.89%) Systems Engineering
8 6 (7.89%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 51 (67.11%) Python
2 32 (42.11%) Java
3 26 (34.21%) Scala
4 19 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 8 (10.53%) Ruby
6 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.95%) SQL
7 2 (2.63%) Go
7 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.32%) C#
8 1 (1.32%) Groovy
8 1 (1.32%) Perl
8 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.32%) R
8 1 (1.32%) Rust
8 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) Degree
1 6 (7.89%) RHCE
1 6 (7.89%) RHCSA
2 1 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (34.21%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (55.26%) Docker
2 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (71.05%) Kubernetes
2 35 (46.05%) Terraform
3 21 (27.63%) Ansible
4 14 (18.42%) Puppet
5 12 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (1.32%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.32%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 10 (13.16%) Google
2 7 (9.21%) IBM
2 7 (9.21%) Intel
3 6 (7.89%) Cisco
3 6 (7.89%) Dell
3 6 (7.89%) HP
3 6 (7.89%) Mellanox
3 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.89%) Solarflare
3 6 (7.89%) Supermicro
4 3 (3.95%) VMware
5 1 (1.32%) Apple
5 1 (1.32%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.32%) Confluent
5 1 (1.32%) EMC
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle
5 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.32%) Veeam
5 1 (1.32%) Veracode