Period
to 14 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Platform Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

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

Platform Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 172 264 303
Rank change year-on-year +92 +39 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 15 21 15
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.27% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.28% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 15 12 12
Median annual salary £65,000 £51,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.21% -10.43% -4.17%
10th Percentile £52,000 £44,375 £52,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £58,125 £77,625
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 3,632 7,617 9,293
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 96.23% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3,031 5,960 7,219
Median annual salary £46,718 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.18% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in the West Midlands

Platform Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Platform Engineer in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Platform Engineer in the West Midlands

Platform Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Platform Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Platform Engineer in the West Midlands

Platform Engineer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 July 2020. 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
Birmingham +67 14 £65,000 -
Platform Engineer
England

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (93.33%) Azure
2 12 (80.00%) PowerShell
3 10 (66.67%) Docker
3 10 (66.67%) DevOps
3 10 (66.67%) Kubernetes
3 10 (66.67%) Infrastructure as Code
4 7 (46.67%) AWS
5 6 (40.00%) NoSQL
5 6 (40.00%) Mentoring
5 6 (40.00%) Microservices
5 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (40.00%) TDD
5 6 (40.00%) SQL
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (33.33%) Puppet
6 5 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (33.33%) PaaS
6 5 (33.33%) IaaS
6 5 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (33.33%) Ansible
7 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
7 4 (26.67%) Migration
7 4 (26.67%) Rancher
7 4 (26.67%) Terraform
7 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (26.67%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (20.00%) Linux

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 14 (93.33%) Azure
2 7 (46.67%) AWS
3 5 (33.33%) IaaS
3 5 (33.33%) PaaS
4 1 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (6.67%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (13.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) JSON
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Cloud
2 4 (26.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) DevOps
1 10 (66.67%) Infrastructure as Code
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 6 (40.00%) Microservices
2 6 (40.00%) TDD
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Architectural Design
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.67%) Machine Learning
4 1 (6.67%) Release Automation
4 1 (6.67%) SDLC
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
4 3 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) Perl
5 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) Kubernetes
2 5 (33.33%) Ansible
2 5 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (33.33%) Puppet
3 4 (26.67%) Rancher
3 4 (26.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft