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SCADA Developer Salary in the US and UK compare to Ukraine

SCADA Developer Salary in the US

The average SCADA consultant salary in America is $78,000 a year and hourly rate is $48. Entry level positions start at $40,000 a year while most experienced programmers make up to $115,000 a year. These results are based on the salaries selected from Indeed.com job descriptions in December 2018. The most of the developers are required at the moment in:
Houston, TX, Midland, TX, Austin, TX

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Recommended SCADA Jobs in the US

1 TMC Operator
The Kapsch portfolio of Advanced Traffic Management (ATM) services includes over 40 systems that integrate ATMS, SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition...

2 Systems Engineer
Relevant experience as a Controls Engineer or Automation Engineer should include PLC programming, HMI or SCADA software graphics configuration and database...

3 Staff Engineer
HMI or SCADA software graphics configuration and database development. Staging and configuring control systems for SCADA and ATMS applications, designing...

4 Wastewater Operations Manager
Experience operating fully-automated equipment and the use of SCADA controls. We seek a Wastewater Operations Manager (Client Advisor) who will support a...

5 Telecommunications / SCADA Engineer
Our team is experiencing exciting growth within our Transmission & Distribution practice in the California region and we have a need for strong Information &...

SCADA Developer Salary in the UK

The average SCADA programmer salary in the UK is £40,000 a year and hourly rate is £25. Begginer level positions start at £25,000 a year while most experienced specialists make up to £60,000 a year. These statistics are based on the salaries selected from Indeed.co.uk job descriptions in December 2018. The most of the developers are needed at the moment in:
Greater London, London, Derby

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Recent SCADA Jobs in the UK

1 Senior Control Systems Engineer / Control Systems Engineer
Experience of SCADA systems servo systems and low voltage electrical panel design. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will have a strong background...

2 System engineer – regional SCADA
You will maintain SCADA availability 99.98% and Identify issues & provide solutions to generate internal projects....

3 Technical ICA (instrument, control and automation) manager
Experience with a switch network, SCADA and profibus would also be advantageous. The purpose of the ICA technician is to inspect, maintain, test or repair as...

4 Distribution Solution Architecture
Quickly build a solid technical knowledge of GE software products for distribution utilities, specialising in SCADA, Distribution Management and Distributed...

5 Electrical Controls Engineer
Knowledge of SCADA, HMI and motor drive programming would be an advantage. Electrical Controls Engineer....

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The True Cost of Hiring an In-house vs Remote SCADA Developer in Ukraine

Sometimes hiring managers face the “in-house vs outsource”. The biggest mistake CTOs, CEOs, and startup founders make when hiring (and comparing) developers is: they forget the embedded costs. In fact, there are numerous and substantial costs involved in hiring and maintaining employees. An in-house developer (or any employee) is always more expensive than his salary when you factor in embedded costs which aren’t reflected in the employee’s salary:
  • employee benefits (+10%)
  • administration and infrastructure (+10%)
  • paid leaves (+10%)
  • training (+5%)
  • management (+5%)
  • recruitment (+10%)

The outsourcing agency faces the same embedded costs (though maybe in less amounts). The only difference is it had already factored these costs into its price quote. So, let’s take a fresh look at the adjusted (salary + 50%) numbers.

PeriodUS vs UkraineUK vs Ukraine
1 dev/m$9,125$3,200£4,375£2,400
1 dev/y$109,500$38,400£52,500£28,800
10 devs/m$91,250$32,000£43,750£24,000
10 devs/y$1,095,000$384,000£525,000£288,000
US = United States, UK = United Kingdom
In this case, outsourcing to Ukraine is the most cost-effective option.

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