Who’s Searching for Wind Turbine Technicians?

Our research has revealed the top locations searching for wind turbine technicians.

The huge growth in wind energy in recent years has led to a high demand for wind turbine technicians. As more countries around the world realise the potential of wind energy, the need for specialists to ensure the smooth running of these operations will increase.

Benefits such as an average annual salary of £25,000 – £47,000, excellent opportunities for progression and the chance to travel, make wind turbine technician a popular career choice.

We have researched which locations around the globe have the highest number of internet searches for ‘wind turbine technician’.

The top search locations* are as follows:

  1. Ireland
  2. United Kingdom
  3. United States
  4. Canada
  5. Australia
  6. India
  7. Indonesia

*Based on data from Google Trends for the period 25/04/2022 – 25/04/2023

The research has also revealed a 60% increase in searches for wind turbine engineer salary in the last 12 months. In addition to a 50% increase in the number of searches for offshore wind turbine technician in the last 12 months.


The Top Three

Leading the way as the top search location for wind turbine technicians is Ireland. According to Wind Energy Ireland, in 2020, wind energy provided 38% of Ireland’s electricity, which is the equivalent of powering all of Munster and Connacht.

The UK is the windiest country in Europe, so wind energy has flourished here. Therefore, it’s not surprising to see the nation high on the list of locations searching for wind turbine technicians.

Taking third place is the United States, who have great potential for offshore wind energy with their long coastlines and strong, consistent winds. Indeed, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics claim wind service turbine technician will be the second fastest growing occupation between 2021 and 2031, at a rate of 44%.


Visuna have been successfully providing people solutions to the energy sector for over two decades. Our team of wind recruitment specialists will take the time to get to know your individual project needs and match you with a world-class workforce. You’ll also benefit from our global coverage. This means we understand both the legal and cultural requirements for projects in different locations.

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Visual to show which locations are searching for wind turbine technicians