Top 5 Control Engineering articles May 29 to June 4: Future IIoT systems, Salary and Career Survey, IIoT’s potential, more

Articles about the future of IIoT systems, the 2017 Salary and Career Survey, IIoT's potential for maintenance, and manufacturers not embracing IIoT were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 22-28. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra June 5, 2017

The top 5 most read articles online, from May 29 to June 4 for Control Engineering, covered the future of IIoT systems, the 2017 Salary and Career Survey, IIoT’s potential for maintenance, and manufacturers not embracing IIoT. Links to each article below. 

1. How to navigate the future of IIoT systems

It’s critical to understand which IIoT connectivity technologies to use for each application in the IIoT space. 

2. Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey, 2017

Control Engineering salary and career survey research shows an average salary of $96,045 in 2017, up slightly from the 2016 results; job satisfaction continues among respondents. Life-long learning remains critically important. To get youth interested in engineering, more investments in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and high-profile projects need to be made, respondents said.

3. Embracing IIoT’s potential for maintenance

Companies can and should embrace and apply critical aspects of IIoT, including machine learning, analytics, and mobility.

4. Get your maintenance program ready for IIoT

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provides many benefits for maintenance programs and companies looking to take advantage should take some proactive steps to make the transition seamless.

5. Manufacturers still not embracing IIoT

Seven manufacturing market trends for 2017, according to IHS Markit report at Hannover Messe, include more growth and an attention shift from remote cloud-based analytics to local and edge computing.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, May 29 to June 4, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

Author Bio: Chris Vavra is web content manager for CFE Media and Technology.