SCADA Market Drivers, Restraints, Potential Growth Opportunities, Product Size, Application Estimation, Vendor Competitive Landscape, Trends 2026

The global SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) Market is projected to accumulate appreciable gains over the years ahead. This growth may be ascribed to the growing SCADA demand across various applications such as process automation, heightening public awareness as well as significant cutbacks in operating costs.

Based on the component spectrum, the SCADA market is categorized into HMI (Human Machine Interface), PLC (Programmable Logistics Controllers), RTU (Remote Terminal Units) and others. Of these, the others segment is expected to observe a steady growth trajectory owing to progressions in SCADA programming.

This segment includes communication infrastructure, supervisory systems, etc. SCADA systems usually comprise a combination of radio and direct wired connections. However, larger systems like power stations and railways frequently utilizer SONET/SDH.

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A few known and standardized SCADA protocols also deliver information, albeit only when supervisory stations poll the RTUs.

With regards to application, the SCADA market is segmented into food & beverage, utility, water & sewage, transportation, chemical & pharmaceuticals, oil & gas and manufacturing. Of these, the utility segment is estimated to depict the highest growth rate through 2025, owing to escalating investments in smart grid development.

SCADA systems are extensively used in utility applications for various functions including the supervision of vast data variety, including water levels, currents, temperature, pressure, voltages, etc. across numerous industries. In the event of an anomaly being detected, alarms at both central and remote sites are triggered to alert operators.

On the regional front, the Latin America SCADA market is set to register appreciable growth at a rate of 4% CAGR through 2025. This growth is attributed largely to the rising prevalence of IoT and cloud computing technologies across myriad industry verticals in the region.

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The burgeoning demand for operational innovation has also opened up several business avenues for SCADA systems in the region. For instance, in an effort to modernize oil fields, the Latin American authorities have chosen Emerson's OpenEnterprise™ SCADA solution, compliant with the AGA 8 Report to optimize the process. The SCADA systems and RTUs will collect and calculate the data in remote oil field, with an estimated total of 120,000 data points.

Table of Content

Chapter 1. Methodology and Scope

  • 1.1. Definitions & forecast parameters
    • 1.1.1. Definitions
    • 1.1.2. Methodology and forecast parameters
  • 1.2. Data Sources
    • 1.2.1. Secondary
    • 1.2.2. Primary

Chapter 2. Executive Summary

  • 2.1. SCADA industry 360 degree synopsis, 2016 - 2026
    • 2.1.1. Business trends
    • 2.1.2. Component trends
    • 2.1.3. Application trends
    • 2.1.4. Regional trends

Chapter 3. SCADA Industry Insights

  • 3.1. Industry segmentation
  • 3.2. Industry landscape, 2016 - 2026
  • 3.3. Industry ecosystem analysis
    • 3.3.1. Component suppliers
    • 3.3.2. Software & technology providers
    • 3.3.3. Cloud service providers
    • 3.3.4. Distribution channel analysis
    • 3.3.5. End-use landscape
    • 3.3.6. Vendor matrix
  • 3.4. Technology & innovation landscape
  • 3.5. Regulatory landscape
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia Pacific
      • Latin America
      • MEA
  • 3.6. Industry impact forces
    • 3.6.1. Growth drivers
      • Robust outlook of oil & gas industry across the globe
      • Rising adoption of automation technologies in the utility sector of North America and Europe
      • Increasing investments in smart city projects across Europe and Asia Pacific
      • Government initiatives for supporting innovation in Asian manufacturing sector
      • Rapidly developing manufacturing sector in Brazil & Mexico
      • Growing popularity of enhanced automation technologies in MEA
    • 3.6.2. Industry pitfalls & challenges
      • High initial implementation cost
      • Security concerns in SCADA
  • 3.7. Growth potential analysis
  • 3.8. Porter's analysis
    • 3.8.1. Supplier power
    • 3.8.2. Buyer power
    • 3.8.3. Threat of new entrants
    • 3.8.4. Threat of substitutes
    • 3.8.5. Internal rivalry
  • 3.9. Competitive landscape, 2019
    • 3.9.1. Company market share analysis
    • 3.9.2. Strategy dashboard (New product development, M&A, R&D, Investment landscape)
  • 3.10. PESTEL analysis

Chapter 4. SCADA Market, By Component

  • 4.1. Key trends by component
  • 4.2. Human-machine Interface (HMI)
    • 4.2.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2016 - 2026
  • 4.3. Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
    • 4.3.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2016 - 2026
  • 4.4. Remote terminal unit (RTU)
    • 4.4.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2016 - 2026
  • 4.5. Others
    • 4.5.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2016 - 2026