Period
to 10 April 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 10 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA)
UK
6 months to
10 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 778 895 1011
Rank change year-on-year +117 +116 +129
Permanent jobs citing SCADA 70 90 98
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.079% 0.066%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.20% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 43 68 72
10th Percentile £35,250 £41,250 £33,525
25th Percentile £41,000 £43,750 £44,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £53,750
Median % change year-on-year - -6.98% +43.33%
75th Percentile £65,625 £65,000 £69,688
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £94,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £49,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.04% -1.00% +40.85%

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 32,717 44,213 58,748
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.51% 38.58% 39.43%
Number of salaries quoted 23,313 34,415 44,904
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 10 April 2021.

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 10 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 +124 62 £48,750 -2.50% 44
UK excluding London +91 53 £47,500 -4.04% 46
Midlands +20 19 £62,500 +28.21% 10
West Midlands +20 13 £62,500 +25.00% 7
Work from Home -120 12 £77,750 +69.02% 5
London +118 11 £95,000 +5.56% 3
South West +22 11 £47,500 -5.00% 6
North of England +50 9 £40,000 -13.04% 19
South East +97 7 £70,000 +7.69% 5
North West +50 7 £40,000 -11.11% 6
East of England +62 5 £45,000 -10.00% 1
East Midlands +27 5 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Scotland +9 2 £42,000 -11.76% 5
North East +16 1 £46,000 -8.91% 4
Yorkshire -8 1 £42,500 -13.27% 9

For the 6 months to 10 April 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 19 (27.14%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (25.71%) Degree
3 13 (18.57%) C
4 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
4 12 (17.14%) Telecoms
4 12 (17.14%) Information Security
5 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
6 10 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 9 (12.86%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (12.86%) C#
7 9 (12.86%) Linux
7 9 (12.86%) Project Delivery
8 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (10.00%) Manufacturing
9 7 (10.00%) Validation
9 7 (10.00%) Windows
9 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
9 7 (10.00%) Siemens
9 7 (10.00%) CAD
9 7 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 7 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 7 (10.00%) NIST 800
9 7 (10.00%) NIST
9 7 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (8.57%) GDPR
10 6 (8.57%) Mentoring
10 6 (8.57%) Software Testing
10 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
10 6 (8.57%) Analytics

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 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.14%) WinCC
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) AutoCAD
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft 365
2 4 (5.71%) Azure
3 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.86%) SaaS
4 1 (1.43%) AWS
4 1 (1.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) Firewall
1 5 (7.14%) Modbus
2 3 (4.29%) VoIP
2 3 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.86%) ADSL
3 2 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (2.86%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (2.86%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.86%) HTTP
3 2 (2.86%) Internet
3 2 (2.86%) MPLS
3 2 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.86%) WAN
3 2 (2.86%) Wireless
4 1 (1.43%) 802.11
4 1 (1.43%) DNS
4 1 (1.43%) Profibus
4 1 (1.43%) SSH
4 1 (1.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) MySQL
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.43%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.29%) Subversion
3 1 (1.43%) Burp Suite
3 1 (1.43%) eggPlant
3 1 (1.43%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.43%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.43%) Protractor
3 1 (1.43%) Selenium
3 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (17.14%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.86%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 5 (7.14%) Aerospace
4 5 (7.14%) Public Sector
5 4 (5.71%) Finance
5 4 (5.71%) Law
6 2 (2.86%) Advertising
6 2 (2.86%) Automotive
6 2 (2.86%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (12.86%) SCADA Engineer
2 8 (11.43%) Automation Engineer
2 8 (11.43%) Consultant
2 8 (11.43%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 8 (11.43%) Security Consultant
3 6 (8.57%) Analyst
4 5 (7.14%) Architect
4 5 (7.14%) Risk Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) SCADA Consultant
5 4 (5.71%) Security Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Design Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Development Manager
6 3 (4.29%) Electrical Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Head of Technology
6 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Senior Automation Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) .NET
2 1 (1.43%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.43%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.43%) COM
2 1 (1.43%) Node.js
2 1 (1.43%) SOAP
2 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.14%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.29%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.29%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (4.29%) Renewable Energy
4 3 (4.29%) Robotics
5 2 (2.86%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.86%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.86%) Fibre Optics
5 2 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.86%) Industry 4.0
5 2 (2.86%) Replication
5 2 (2.86%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.43%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.43%) LIMS
6 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.43%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.86%) Linux
2 7 (10.00%) Windows
3 2 (2.86%) Android
3 2 (2.86%) Unix
3 2 (2.86%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.86%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.43%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.14%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (17.14%) Information Security
3 10 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 9 (12.86%) Project Delivery
5 7 (10.00%) CAD
5 7 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 7 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (10.00%) Validation
6 6 (8.57%) Analytics
6 6 (8.57%) Mentoring
6 6 (8.57%) Service Management
6 6 (8.57%) Software Testing
7 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (7.14%) Computer Science
7 5 (7.14%) Data Analytics
7 5 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (7.14%) Project Management
7 5 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (7.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.57%) C
2 9 (12.86%) C#
3 6 (8.57%) SQL
4 5 (7.14%) Python
4 5 (7.14%) VBA
5 4 (5.71%) Java
6 3 (4.29%) C++
6 3 (4.29%) Groovy
6 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.43%) Lua
7 1 (1.43%) Ruby
7 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (25.71%) Degree
2 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.14%) CISA
4 5 (7.14%) CISM
4 5 (7.14%) CISSP
4 5 (7.14%) CRISC
5 4 (5.71%) Chartered Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) CHECK Team Member
5 4 (5.71%) CREST Certified
6 3 (4.29%) Cyber Scheme
6 3 (4.29%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.29%) HNC
7 2 (2.86%) CCNP
7 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.86%) HND
7 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.86%) MCSA
7 2 (2.86%) MCSE
7 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (10.00%) NIST
1 7 (10.00%) NIST 800
2 6 (8.57%) GDPR
3 5 (7.14%) COSO
3 5 (7.14%) GRC
4 3 (4.29%) IEC 61131
4 3 (4.29%) SLA
5 2 (2.86%) QA
6 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (1.43%) NCSC
6 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.86%) vSphere
1 2 (2.86%) XenApp
1 2 (2.86%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) RSA Archer
2 2 (2.86%) Nmap
3 1 (1.43%) Nessus
3 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.00%) Siemens
3 3 (4.29%) Cisco
3 3 (4.29%) Rockwell
4 2 (2.86%) Brocade
4 2 (2.86%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.86%) Citrix
4 2 (2.86%) Dell
4 2 (2.86%) EMC
4 2 (2.86%) F5
4 2 (2.86%) HP
4 2 (2.86%) Juniper
4 2 (2.86%) MobileIron
4 2 (2.86%) NetApp
4 2 (2.86%) Palo Alto
4 2 (2.86%) SolarWinds
4 2 (2.86%) Veeam
4 2 (2.86%) VMware
5 1 (1.43%) Allen-Bradley
5 1 (1.43%) Huawei