Period
to 6 June 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term SCADA in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SCADA over the 6 months to 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA)
UK
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 791 1000 1123
Rank change year-on-year +209 +123 -13
Permanent jobs citing SCADA 81 99 84
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.069% 0.049%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 71 76 55
Median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +52.78% -31.43%
10th Percentile £42,250 £38,750 £27,275
90th Percentile £78,750 £93,750 £81,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year - +47.06% -20.00%

SCADA is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 33,713 56,258 67,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.95% 39.12% 38.85%
Number of salaries quoted 25,950 41,970 51,852
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

SCADA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SCADA in the UK

SCADA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SCADA in the UK

SCADA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SCADA over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Salary histogram for SCADA in the UK

SCADA
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SCADA within the UK over the 6 months to 6 June 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
England +212 64 £50,000 -9.09% 28
UK excluding London +194 61 £50,000 - 28
North of England +145 21 £46,000 -16.36% 10
Midlands +82 19 £48,000 -4.00% 11
Yorkshire - 16 £42,500 - 5
Work from Home +49 15 £46,000 -12.38% 2
West Midlands +56 12 £52,000 +4.00% 7
South East +113 9 £65,000 +15.56% 3
London +126 8 £82,500 +32.00% 1
East Midlands +64 7 £45,000 - 4
East of England +87 4 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Scotland +68 4 £46,250 +15.63%
South West +80 3 £50,000 +8.70% 2
North East +17 3 £50,500 -12.17% 3
North West +79 2 £46,000 -8.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, IT jobs citing SCADA 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 SCADA.

1 27 (33.33%) Degree
2 18 (22.22%) Python
3 17 (20.99%) C
3 17 (20.99%) Manufacturing
3 17 (20.99%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (20.99%) Customer Requirements
4 15 (18.52%) C#
5 14 (17.28%) Linux
6 13 (16.05%) Windows
6 13 (16.05%) C++
7 12 (14.81%) Requirements Gathering
7 12 (14.81%) High Availability
8 11 (13.58%) SQL
8 11 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (12.35%) Software Engineering
9 10 (12.35%) Marketing
9 10 (12.35%) Computer Science
9 10 (12.35%) Management Information System
9 10 (12.35%) Project Management
9 10 (12.35%) Value Proposition
10 9 (11.11%) Industry 4.0
10 9 (11.11%) JavaScript
10 9 (11.11%) Mathematics
11 8 (9.88%) Siemens
11 8 (9.88%) Azure
12 7 (8.64%) Git (software)
12 7 (8.64%) Rockwell
12 7 (8.64%) CAD
13 6 (7.41%) CAE
13 6 (7.41%) VPN

SCADA
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 (1.23%) WinCC
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Simulink
1 1 (1.23%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.88%) Azure
2 6 (7.41%) AWS
3 4 (4.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.41%) VPN
2 4 (4.94%) 802.11
2 4 (4.94%) HTTP
2 4 (4.94%) LAN
2 4 (4.94%) SNMP
2 4 (4.94%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.70%) WAN
4 2 (2.47%) ADSL
4 2 (2.47%) Firewall
4 2 (2.47%) Internet
4 2 (2.47%) VLAN
5 1 (1.23%) MPLS
5 1 (1.23%) Network Security
5 1 (1.23%) SCCP
5 1 (1.23%) WebEx
5 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.47%) Big Data
1 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) MySQL
2 1 (1.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.17%) LabVIEW
3 4 (4.94%) Burp Suite
3 4 (4.94%) Metasploit
General
1 17 (20.99%) Manufacturing
2 10 (12.35%) Marketing
3 6 (7.41%) Automotive
3 6 (7.41%) Finance
4 5 (6.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.47%) Retail
6 1 (1.23%) Electronics
6 1 (1.23%) Law
6 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (23.46%) Systems Engineer
2 10 (12.35%) Control Systems Engineer
2 10 (12.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 10 (12.35%) Software Engineer
3 8 (9.88%) Automation Engineer
3 8 (9.88%) SCADA Engineer
4 6 (7.41%) Consultant
5 5 (6.17%) Architect
6 4 (4.94%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 4 (4.94%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Tester
6 4 (4.94%) Mobile Tester
6 4 (4.94%) Penetration Tester
6 4 (4.94%) Security Architect
6 4 (4.94%) Security Consultant
6 4 (4.94%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Tester
6 4 (4.94%) Web Tester
7 3 (3.70%) Field Applications Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) REST
2 4 (4.94%) .NET
2 4 (4.94%) 802.1X
3 3 (3.70%) .NET Core
3 3 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.47%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.47%) Angular 2
4 2 (2.47%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (2.47%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) Management Information System
2 9 (11.11%) Industry 4.0
3 5 (6.17%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.94%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (4.94%) Life Science
5 3 (3.70%) CCTV
5 3 (3.70%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (2.47%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.47%) Industrial Internet of Things
6 2 (2.47%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.23%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (1.23%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.28%) Linux
2 13 (16.05%) Windows
3 4 (4.94%) Kali Linux
3 4 (4.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.99%) Customer Requirements
1 17 (20.99%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (14.81%) High Availability
2 12 (14.81%) Requirements Gathering
3 11 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.35%) Computer Science
4 10 (12.35%) Project Management
4 10 (12.35%) Software Engineering
4 10 (12.35%) Value Proposition
5 9 (11.11%) Mathematics
6 7 (8.64%) CAD
7 6 (7.41%) CAE
7 6 (7.41%) Technology Roadmap
8 5 (6.17%) Business Development
8 5 (6.17%) Physics
8 5 (6.17%) Software Delivery
9 4 (4.94%) OSINT
9 4 (4.94%) Patch Management
9 4 (4.94%) SDLC
9 4 (4.94%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.22%) Python
2 17 (20.99%) C
3 15 (18.52%) C#
4 13 (16.05%) C++
5 11 (13.58%) SQL
6 9 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 6 (7.41%) PowerShell
8 5 (6.17%) Java
9 4 (4.94%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.94%) Lua
9 4 (4.94%) Ruby
10 1 (1.23%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (33.33%) Degree
2 6 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.94%) CHECK Team Leader
3 4 (4.94%) CHECK Team Member
3 4 (4.94%) CREST Certified
3 4 (4.94%) Cyber Scheme
3 4 (4.94%) GPEN
3 4 (4.94%) GWAPT
3 4 (4.94%) OSCE
3 4 (4.94%) OSCP
3 4 (4.94%) SANS
3 4 (4.94%) Tigerscheme
4 3 (3.70%) HNC
4 3 (3.70%) HND
5 1 (1.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (1.23%) CCSP
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.23%) CISM
5 1 (1.23%) CISSP
5 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.94%) IEC 61508
2 4 (4.94%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.23%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.23%) NIST
3 1 (1.23%) NIST 800
System Software
1 5 (6.17%) Docker
2 3 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.47%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) Nessus
1 4 (4.94%) Nmap
1 4 (4.94%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 8 (9.88%) Siemens
2 7 (8.64%) Rockwell
3 6 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.94%) Allen-Bradley
4 4 (4.94%) Wonderware
5 2 (2.47%) Citrix
5 2 (2.47%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.23%) BT
6 1 (1.23%) Cisco
6 1 (1.23%) EMC
6 1 (1.23%) SAP
6 1 (1.23%) VMware