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SCADA/MES/IoT FAQs

What does a SCADA engineer do?

A SCADA engineer focuses on designing, configuring, and deploying supervisory control and data acquisition systems. These systems help manufacturing and industrial businesses better monitor and control their operations.

What should I do to start a career in the PLC SCADA industry?

To begin a career in the PLC SCADA industry, you will require a relevant degree in either computer science, electrical engineering, or a related manufacturing discipline. Undertaking a placement or internship in an appropriate role will also enable you to gain experience to begin a career in the industry.

Is it good to specialise in SCADA systems for future jobs?

Manufacturing and industrial businesses widely use SCADA systems. Specialising in SCADA systems for future jobs can be both beneficial and risky. Specialising in SCADA systems allows you to gain more experience utilising and overcoming problems.

However, focusing purely on SCADA systems limits the scope of systems you can work with. Other systems alongside SCADA, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), are rapidly becoming popular. A future job may require experience/knowledge in additional systems besides SCADA.

How can a PLC SCADA internship work get you a job?

Undertaking an internship or work placement provides you with relevant experience for a role as a SCADA engineer. Additionally, internships help you develop and learn skills essential for working in SCADA, such as data acquisition and logic building.

What is it like to be a SCADA engineer?

A SCADA engineer has several duties and responsibilities as part of their role. These include:

  • Monitoring databases.
  • Designing control systems.
  • Installation and configuration of servers and equipment.
  • PLC troubleshooting.
  • Setting up and monitoring the security of SCADA systems.
  • Data communication monitoring.

How much does a PLC/SCADA programmer earn?

A PLC/SCADA programmer can earn around £24 per hour, with a salary of £47,000 per year.

Will PLC/SCADA courses help me in getting a good job?

Yes, undertaking PLC/SCADA courses gives you a good understanding of these systems. Good knowledge of such systems is essential for becoming a SCADA technician. Having a relevant degree is also necessary.

What is the average salary for a SCADA engineer?

The average salary for a PLC/SCADA programmer in the UK is around £47,000 per year. Depending on the job, company, and experience, this can increase to over £60,000 per year for senior director roles. An entry-level position in SCADA typically starts at around £40,000 per year.

What is an MES application?

A Manufacturing Execution System (or MES) is software used during the manufacturing process to ensure quality and efficiency. MES is systematically and proactively enforced to improve the manufacturing process through monitoring, documenting, tracking, and controlling.