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Key tech jobs in demand for 2023 in Canada

Key tech jobs in demand for 2023 in Canada
Submitted by Sayoojya on dl., 03/13/2023 - 04:51

As part of our 2023 Salary Guide, we have compiled a list of some of the key jobs in demand in Canada this year.

From conversations with businesses across multiple sectors, our expert recruitment teams believe that these high demand jobs will be popular amongst those organisations looking to grow their workforces throughout 2023.

The world of work has undergone radical, unprecedented, unexpected change. So has business itself - the expectations, demands and behaviours of customers, buyers, users, and the potential offerings and services and opportunities for sellers, have all shifted seismically.

These roles give a reflection of emerging trends across the workplace that are likely to rise to prominence over the coming year, and beyond. As a result, companies will seek to hire talent with the appropriate skills and knowledge to help them successfully navigate the landscape and harness related opportunities that arise.

Note: These roles are only from within the industries and sectors in which we have recruitment expertise - there will undoubtedly be others that are hotly in demand this year.

1. Cloud Architect

Cloud Architects oversee cloud computing strategies, encompassing all areas of cloud adoption plans, cloud application design, management/monitoring and application architecture in cloud environments. Further to this, they essentially act as consultants to their business on all aspects of cloud - trends, issues and even legal or procurement considerations - to ensure the organisation’s knowledge is up-to-date.

This hire is made when a company is already using cloud services and requires additional skills, or are looking to move to the cloud and need a Cloud Architect to help that transition.

  • Academic Degrees and Certifications
    • Degree in computer science, engineering or mathematics
    • Cloud Architect certifications; AWS, Arcitura, Google, IBM, Microsoft Azure
  • Recommended skills for success
    • Application architecture
    • Orchestration
    • Governance
    • Virtualization
    • Security
    • Big Data
    • Programming languages
    • Program leadership
    • Communication and collaboration
    • Change management
  • Average salary range
    • $110,000 - $170,000

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2. Product Manager

Product Managers are essentially the ‘overseers’ of a product and its features. They are responsible for identifying their customers’ needs and the broader business objectives that their product will fulfil, and then ensuring that those needs and wants are met by working with the product team to deliver. In short, this role is a blend of different areas encompassing business, technology, and user experience.

  • Academic Degrees and Certifications
    • Degree in a business-related subject or computer science
    • Professional qualification in product management
  • Recommended skills for success
    • Task prioritisation
    • Team empowerment and communication
    • Negotiation
    • Industry and user knowledge
    • Data and trend analysis
    • Strong decision making
  • Average salary range
    • $100,000 - $160,000

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3. Frontend Developer

Frontend Developers are the people responsible for developing the visual elements of a website or app, including the layout and navigation. What you see when you visit a website or mobile app and how you interact with it - the user interface - has all been created by a frontend developer, using a web language such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

  • Academic Degrees and Certifications
    • Degree in computer science, graphic design or computer engineering
    • Java Development Certified Professional
    • Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate
    • Certified Customer Service Specialist
  • Recommended skills for success
    • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
    • Frameworks
    • Developer tools and software
    • Creativity
    • Teamwork
    • Problem-solving
    • Communication
  • Average salary range
    • $90,000 - $140,000

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4. Cyber Security Consultant

Cyber Security Consultants strive to keep an organisation’s data safe from various cyber threats across devices, applications, storage and internal networks. They keep up to date with the type of approaches that attackers take and take action to mitigate against those threats. A lot of their work is around ascertaining how the workforce interacts digitally and proactively building defences against potential attacks based on that information.

  • Academic Degrees and Certifications
    • A degree is not always necessary; on the job experience and certifications can suffice
    • Related degrees; computer science, cybersecurity, engineering, information security
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional
    • Certified Information Systems Auditor
    • Certified Ethical Hacker
    • Security+
  • Recommended skills for success
    • Encryption techniques
    • Programming languages
    • Operating systems
    • Penetration testing
    • Understanding of ethical standards in hacking and coding
  • Average salary range
    • $95,000 - $140,000

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5. Mobile (iOS or Android) Developer

Mobile Developers, otherwise known as app developers, are responsible for designing, developing and implementing applications for tablets and smartphones in line with the relevant platform. They are constantly looking for innovative IT solutions that enhance the performance of the app they are working on, from functionality to look and feel.

  • Academic Degrees and Certifications
    • Degree in IT, computer science, software engineering or related field
    • Or mobile development specialised course/certification
  • Recommended skills for success
    • Familiarity with mobile operating systems
    • Programming languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
    • For iOS: Objective-C or Swift
    • For Android: Java or IDE Eclipse
    • For Windows: C# or Visual Studio
    • Connection of backend systems (WebServices, XML, JSON, REST)
    • Analytical and structured thinking
  • Average salary range
    • $90,000 - $150,000

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Visit our 2023 Salary Guide to view salary information about a wider range of tech roles in Canada.