Period
to 20 April 2021

The median annual salary for a SCADA Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

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

SCADA Engineer
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 843 948 1116
Rank change year-on-year +105 +168 +109
Permanent jobs requiring a SCADA Engineer 9 7 12
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.006% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.007% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 7
10th Percentile £35,500 £45,850 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £47,875 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £53,500 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.54% +16.30% -
75th Percentile £54,375 £56,875 £52,250
90th Percentile £55,500 £57,550 £55,850
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,500 £49,500
% change year-on-year -6.54% +8.08% -

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 78,580 104,890 142,681
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.09% 95.37% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 61,710 85,237 114,792
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £38,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

SCADA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SCADA Engineer in the UK

SCADA Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SCADA Engineer in the UK

SCADA Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SCADA Engineer over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Salary histogram for SCADA Engineer in the UK

SCADA Engineer
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SCADA Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 April 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 +144 7 £50,000 -6.54% 5
UK excluding London +91 7 £50,000 -6.54% 6
Midlands - 5 £51,250 -
West Midlands - 5 £51,250 -
Work from Home -133 2 - - 2
North of England +26 1 £35,000 -34.58% 5
Scotland - 1 - - 1
London - 1 - -
North West - 1 £35,000 - 1

SCADA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, SCADA 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 SCADA Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) SCADA
2 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) Modbus
4 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (22.22%) IEC 61131
4 2 (22.22%) Server Management
4 2 (22.22%) Network Management
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) Subversion
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) Groovy
4 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
5 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) Huawei
5 1 (11.11%) SSH
5 1 (11.11%) Nmap
5 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
5 1 (11.11%) SQL

SCADA 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 1 (11.11%) WinCC
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Modbus
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
2 1 (11.11%) SSH
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (22.22%) Subversion
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) SCADA
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
3 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
3 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
1 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
1 2 (22.22%) Network Management
1 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
1 2 (22.22%) Server Management
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
1 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
2 1 (11.11%) CAD
2 1 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (11.11%) OO
2 1 (11.11%) OOD
2 1 (11.11%) OOP
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) Groovy
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) HNC
1 1 (11.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) IEC 61131
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Huawei