Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA)
UK

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 22 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
22 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 677 894 970
Rank change year-on-year +217 +76 -222
Permanent jobs citing SCADA 139 112 159
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 112 54 57
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,840 £35,050
25th Percentile £45,188 £45,000 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +2.56%
75th Percentile £67,813 £85,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,250 £95,625 £81,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £42,325
% change year-on-year +2.00% +18.13% -10.89%

All Generic Skills
UK

SCADA is in the General and Transferable 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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 27,788 46,644 62,923
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 35.58% 42.04% 45.25%
Number of salaries quoted 19,916 26,010 33,108
10th Percentile £29,000 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £62,000
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +4.84% +3.33%
75th Percentile £77,500 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £107,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 22 February 2024.

Salary histogram for SCADA in the UK

SCADA
Top 15 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 22 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +223 126 £51,000 -2.86% 180
UK excluding London +128 102 £51,000 +2.00% 173
North of England +142 53 £51,000 +2.00% 55
Work from Home +159 36 £51,000 -38.18% 47
Midlands +52 30 £61,439 -8.98% 48
Yorkshire +135 27 £51,000 +2.00% 24
London +195 20 £70,000 -17.65% 19
West Midlands +48 19 £65,000 - 28
North West +52 16 £62,500 - 26
East Midlands +23 11 £50,000 -25.93% 20
South East +60 10 £47,500 -5.00% 33
North East - 10 £47,500 - 6
South West +32 4 £48,750 -15.22% 6
East of England - 4 - - 12
Scotland -20 1 £72,500 +95.27% 14

SCADA
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.04%) WinCC
Applications
1 8 (5.76%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.16%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Maximo
1 1 (0.72%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.16%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.23%) Modbus
2 7 (5.04%) Firewall
3 5 (3.60%) Profibus
4 3 (2.16%) DNS
4 3 (2.16%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.44%) 802.11
5 2 (1.44%) Bluetooth
5 2 (1.44%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.44%) HTTP
5 2 (1.44%) Network Security
5 2 (1.44%) SMTP
5 2 (1.44%) Wireless
5 2 (1.44%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.72%) DHCP
6 1 (0.72%) FTP
6 1 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.72%) SSL
6 1 (0.72%) VLAN
6 1 (0.72%) VPN
6 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.88%) MongoDB
1 4 (2.88%) MySQL
2 3 (2.16%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.44%) GitLab
2 1 (0.72%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.72%) Rational DOORS
General
1 31 (22.30%) Social Skills
2 16 (11.51%) Marketing
3 15 (10.79%) Legal
4 12 (8.63%) Manufacturing
5 11 (7.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 10 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (5.76%) Presentation Skills
8 7 (5.04%) Aerospace
9 4 (2.88%) Finance
9 4 (2.88%) Organisational Skills
10 3 (2.16%) Local Government
10 3 (2.16%) Public Sector
10 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
11 2 (1.44%) Automotive
11 2 (1.44%) Cyber-Physical System
11 2 (1.44%) Electronics
11 2 (1.44%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (1.44%) Law
11 2 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (1.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (23.74%) Systems Engineer
2 27 (19.42%) SCADA Engineer
3 25 (17.99%) Control Systems Engineer
4 24 (17.27%) Software Engineer
5 17 (12.23%) Data Engineer
6 13 (9.35%) Consultant
6 13 (9.35%) SCADA Software Engineer
7 11 (7.91%) Analyst
7 11 (7.91%) Security Consultant
8 10 (7.19%) Lead
9 9 (6.47%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 9 (6.47%) Project Manager
9 9 (6.47%) Security Engineer
10 7 (5.04%) Senior
11 6 (4.32%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 6 (4.32%) PLC Engineer
12 5 (3.60%) Security Analyst
12 5 (3.60%) Technical Analyst
13 4 (2.88%) Information Officer
13 4 (2.88%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.16%) Middleware
2 2 (1.44%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.72%) CSS
3 1 (0.72%) LDAP
3 1 (0.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 54 (38.85%) Operational Technology
2 12 (8.63%) CAN bus
3 10 (7.19%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.76%) IoT
4 8 (5.76%) Onboarding
5 5 (3.60%) CCTV
5 5 (3.60%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (3.60%) Industry 4.0
5 5 (3.60%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (2.88%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.88%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.44%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.44%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.44%) Robotics
8 2 (1.44%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.72%) Clustering
9 1 (0.72%) Cyber Threat
9 1 (0.72%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.55%) Windows
2 19 (13.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.44%) Linux
4 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.72%) SUSE
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (30.94%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (26.62%) Software Engineering
3 30 (21.58%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (21.58%) Systems Engineering
4 19 (13.67%) User Experience
5 17 (12.23%) Data Acquisition
5 17 (12.23%) UX Design
6 16 (11.51%) Value Proposition
7 14 (10.07%) Risk Assessment
8 13 (9.35%) Agile
9 12 (8.63%) Project Management
10 11 (7.91%) Mentoring
11 10 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (6.47%) Business Development
12 9 (6.47%) Information Security
13 8 (5.76%) Asset Management
13 8 (5.76%) Coaching
13 8 (5.76%) Gantt Chart
13 8 (5.76%) Open Source
13 8 (5.76%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.95%) C#
2 15 (10.79%) VB
3 14 (10.07%) SQL
4 7 (5.04%) Ladder Logic
5 6 (4.32%) C
6 5 (3.60%) C++
7 4 (2.88%) Python
7 4 (2.88%) VBA
8 2 (1.44%) Perl
8 2 (1.44%) PHP
9 1 (0.72%) Go
9 1 (0.72%) Java
9 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (36.69%) Degree
2 24 (17.27%) Security Cleared
3 12 (8.63%) HND
3 12 (8.63%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (4.32%) Master's Degree
6 4 (2.88%) HNC
7 3 (2.16%) CISSP
8 2 (1.44%) CCSAS
8 2 (1.44%) CEH
8 2 (1.44%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (1.44%) CompTIA CySA+
8 2 (1.44%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.44%) ECSA
8 2 (1.44%) GPEN
9 1 (0.72%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.07%) NIST
2 10 (7.19%) NCSC
3 8 (5.76%) GDPR
3 8 (5.76%) NIST 800
4 7 (5.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (2.88%) ISA99
6 3 (2.16%) IEC 61131
7 2 (1.44%) GRC
7 2 (1.44%) IEC 61508
7 2 (1.44%) QA
8 1 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.72%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (12.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (11.51%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.16%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.72%) Docker
4 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (6.47%) Functional Safety
2 2 (1.44%) Wonderware InTouch
3 1 (0.72%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.72%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (12.95%) VMware
2 9 (6.47%) Siemens
3 7 (5.04%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.04%) Rockwell
4 5 (3.60%) BT
4 5 (3.60%) Oracle
5 3 (2.16%) AVEVA
5 3 (2.16%) Wonderware
6 1 (0.72%) BiZZdesign
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco
6 1 (0.72%) EMC
6 1 (0.72%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.72%) HP
6 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.72%) Sparx
6 1 (0.72%) Ubiquiti