Period
to 25 June 2021

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 25 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA)
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 836 766 1035
Rank change year-on-year -70 +269 +105
Permanent jobs citing SCADA 117 83 94
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.065%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.30% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 69 68 59
10th Percentile £32,750 £40,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,438 £45,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £50,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -16.67% +50.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £91,000 £74,000 £96,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,750 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -6.50% -4.76% +50.00%

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 39,290 27,873 49,981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.21% 34.80% 34.65%
Number of salaries quoted 24,235 22,077 38,204
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +6.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,600 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 25 June 2021.

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 25 June 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 -46 109 £56,250 +12.50% 49
UK excluding London -72 73 £46,750 -6.50% 48
London -18 37 £60,000 -23.81% 6
Midlands -29 36 £62,500 +38.89% 11
West Midlands -38 27 £67,500 +35.00% 6
Work from Home -220 17 £80,000 +66.67% 7
South East -22 15 £50,000 -23.08% 7
South West -61 11 £31,500 -37.00% 6
East Midlands -26 9 £45,000 - 5
North of England -67 6 £41,250 -10.33% 17
North West -33 4 £40,000 +5.26% 10
East of England -21 3 £45,000 -2.70% 2
North East -15 1 £46,000 -16.36%
Yorkshire -55 1 £42,500 - 7
Scotland -56 1 - - 2
Wales - 1 £40,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 25 June 2021, 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 37 (31.62%) Degree
2 34 (29.06%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (23.08%) Social Skills
4 24 (20.51%) VPN
5 23 (19.66%) Java
5 23 (19.66%) Python
6 21 (17.95%) Azure
7 19 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (15.38%) Security Cleared
8 18 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 17 (14.53%) SQL
9 17 (14.53%) AWS
9 17 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (14.53%) Renewable Energy
10 16 (13.68%) Visualisation
10 16 (13.68%) Data Visualisation
10 16 (13.68%) Project Management
10 16 (13.68%) Management Information System
11 15 (12.82%) Information Security
11 15 (12.82%) Linux
11 15 (12.82%) Software Engineering
12 14 (11.97%) Microsoft Excel
12 14 (11.97%) Telecoms
13 13 (11.11%) Manufacturing
14 12 (10.26%) Power BI
14 12 (10.26%) Power Platform
14 12 (10.26%) C
14 12 (10.26%) Siemens
15 11 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (9.40%) FTP

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 6 (5.13%) ThingWorx
2 5 (4.27%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.42%) WinCC
4 2 (1.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (11.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.98%) AutoCAD
3 5 (4.27%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 21 (17.95%) Azure
2 17 (14.53%) AWS
3 12 (10.26%) Power Platform
4 9 (7.69%) SaaS
5 7 (5.98%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.85%) GitHub
6 1 (0.85%) IaaS
6 1 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.51%) VPN
2 11 (9.40%) FTP
2 11 (9.40%) IPsec
3 9 (7.69%) Modbus
4 8 (6.84%) DNS
4 8 (6.84%) Firewall
4 8 (6.84%) TCP/IP
5 6 (5.13%) HTTP
5 6 (5.13%) LAN
5 6 (5.13%) WAN
6 5 (4.27%) 802.11
6 5 (4.27%) SNMP
7 3 (2.56%) RS-485
7 3 (2.56%) VoIP
7 3 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.71%) Internet
8 2 (1.71%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.71%) SAN
8 2 (1.71%) SCCP
8 2 (1.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.26%) Power BI
2 11 (9.40%) Tableau
3 6 (5.13%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Burp Suite
2 5 (4.27%) Metasploit
3 3 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.56%) Subversion
4 2 (1.71%) JIRA
5 1 (0.85%) Emacs
General
1 27 (23.08%) Social Skills
2 19 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (11.97%) Telecoms
4 13 (11.11%) Manufacturing
5 8 (6.84%) Italian Language
5 8 (6.84%) Portuguese Language
5 8 (6.84%) Spanish Language
6 6 (5.13%) Finance
6 6 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (3.42%) Public Sector
8 3 (2.56%) Billing
8 3 (2.56%) Documentation Skills
8 3 (2.56%) Law
8 3 (2.56%) Legal
8 3 (2.56%) Local Government
8 3 (2.56%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (1.71%) Advertising
9 2 (1.71%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.71%) Automotive
9 2 (1.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (15.38%) SCADA Engineer
2 16 (13.68%) Systems Engineer
3 13 (11.11%) Control Systems Engineer
4 10 (8.55%) Software Engineer
5 9 (7.69%) Developer
6 8 (6.84%) Consultant
6 8 (6.84%) Security Consultant
7 7 (5.98%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 6 (5.13%) Cloud Developer
8 6 (5.13%) Data Manager
8 6 (5.13%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (5.13%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (4.27%) Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) Data Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Penetration Tester
9 5 (4.27%) Risk Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) Senior Penetration Tester
9 5 (4.27%) Senior Tester
9 5 (4.27%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.40%) JSON
1 11 (9.40%) ODBC
2 5 (4.27%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.56%) .NET
4 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.85%) COM
4 1 (0.85%) SOAP
4 1 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.53%) Renewable Energy
2 16 (13.68%) Management Information System
3 10 (8.55%) Driving Licence
4 5 (4.27%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (3.42%) Robotics
6 3 (2.56%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.71%) Industry 4.0
7 2 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.85%) FMCG
8 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.85%) LIMS
8 1 (0.85%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.85%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.85%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.82%) Linux
2 11 (9.40%) Windows
3 6 (5.13%) Kali Linux
4 2 (1.71%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) Unix
5 1 (0.85%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (29.06%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (13.68%) Data Visualisation
3 16 (13.68%) Project Management
3 16 (13.68%) Visualisation
4 15 (12.82%) Information Security
4 15 (12.82%) Software Engineering
5 11 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (9.40%) Data Management
5 11 (9.40%) Data Sharing
5 11 (9.40%) Data Strategy
5 11 (9.40%) Risk Management
6 10 (8.55%) Project Delivery
6 10 (8.55%) Test Automation
7 9 (7.69%) Computer Science
7 9 (7.69%) Data Science
7 9 (7.69%) Machine Learning
7 9 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (7.69%) Security Architecture
8 8 (6.84%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.66%) Java
1 23 (19.66%) Python
2 17 (14.53%) SQL
3 12 (10.26%) C
4 11 (9.40%) R
4 11 (9.40%) Scala
5 9 (7.69%) C#
5 9 (7.69%) VB
6 7 (5.98%) PowerShell
7 6 (5.13%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.27%) Bash Shell
8 5 (4.27%) Lua
8 5 (4.27%) Ruby
8 5 (4.27%) VBA
9 4 (3.42%) C++
10 3 (2.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 37 (31.62%) Degree
2 18 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.69%) CISSP
3 9 (7.69%) HNC
3 9 (7.69%) HND
4 8 (6.84%) CHECK Team Member
4 8 (6.84%) CISM
4 8 (6.84%) CREST Certified
4 8 (6.84%) CRISC
5 6 (5.13%) OSCP
6 5 (4.27%) Chartered Engineer
6 5 (4.27%) CISA
6 5 (4.27%) GXPN
6 5 (4.27%) SANS
7 4 (3.42%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.56%) Cyber Scheme
8 3 (2.56%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.85%) CEH
9 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.40%) NIST
2 7 (5.98%) GRC
2 7 (5.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.98%) NIST 800
3 6 (5.13%) GDPR
3 6 (5.13%) IEC 61508
4 5 (4.27%) COSO
4 5 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 5 (4.27%) QA
5 3 (2.56%) IEC 61131
5 3 (2.56%) SLA
6 1 (0.85%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.85%) NCSC
System Software
1 7 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.71%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.85%) Docker
3 1 (0.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (6.84%) RSA Archer
2 6 (5.13%) Nmap
3 5 (4.27%) Nessus
4 3 (2.56%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.26%) Siemens
3 9 (7.69%) Allen-Bradley
3 9 (7.69%) Wonderware
4 7 (5.98%) Cisco
5 5 (4.27%) Remedy
6 3 (2.56%) SAP
7 2 (1.71%) Citrix
7 2 (1.71%) Oracle
7 2 (1.71%) Rockwell
8 1 (0.85%) Google
8 1 (0.85%) Huawei
8 1 (0.85%) Infor