As digital dependency increases and new technologies drive change across all industries, tech jobs are rising. Companies continue to report skills shortages, leading to shifts in the average salary expectations for top jobs in tech. Discover below:
the most in-demand IT and tech jobs in Canada for 2023
Employers are looking for qualified candidates who can develop and refine technology solutions, and use data analysis to streamline existing systems. Other trending jobs in the tech sector involve developing security systems that reduce the risk of data breaches and building the architecture to support stable business cloud computing systems.
Developers and programmers create solutions with code and other tools. Successful candidates know a few in-demand coding languages and have strong problem-solving and analytical skills. Developers with experience in specific sectors, such as healthcare or finance, are also sought after.
Business system analysts use data and analysis to help inform the development of systems and technologies. Successful candidates tend to have experience working with large data sets, various technical reporting skills and the ability to understand how business goals drive tech initiatives.
Data analysts and data scientists collect and interpret data. They spot trends and gather insights as a way to solve problems, locate inefficiencies and help businesses make informed decisions. Successful candidates have analytical, technical and business skills as well as proficiency in tools for data visualization, manipulation and analysis.
QA analysts use their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to ensure technical products and processes work as intended. Depending on the type of QA required, analysts may need to know coding or other development skills.
Security analysts and architects help arm organizations against hackers and cyberattacks as well as less malicious breaches such as accidental disclosures. Successful candidates for these positions tend to hold relevant certifications and have experience with managing data and other systems.
Cloud architects design, build and oversee the various functionality required to support cloud computing and networking environments. Cloud architects must understand business requirements and how they relate to technical requirements, so they can convert those documents into practical designs to support employees, customers and the company.
Technical project managers oversee development, implementation and other IT efforts. Many IT project managers have development or analyst experience. But you don't have to be able to code to land one of these top jobs. Certifications in project management, strong leadership skills, and the ability to translate between business and technical worlds can help candidates succeed as IT project managers.
Network engineers design, build and maintain the networks that allow data to pass between systems, people and workflows. These critical professionals are responsible for the digital roads that make modern business possible.
Salaries are very competitive in the tech sector, in part due to severe skills shortages. In 2022, average salaries ranged from $51,900 to $154,300, though certain positions might pay even more. Expectations for salaries in 2023 have shifted slightly, with an average range of $74,000 to $130,600 and a median of $100,100. For more details on salaries for IT and technology professionals, get our recent salary guide.
top industries for IT and tech professionals
Technology professionals work in nearly every industry, but demand is particularly high among employment placement agencies, commercial banks, software publishers, custom programming services, and consultant companies that specialize in administration and general management. These businesses have a consistent need for tech positions including developers, analysts, cloud specialists and project managers.
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