29 Nov


Posted by John Brandwagt

Across Canada, different types of information technology industries have experienced considerable growth in the past decade. IT industry across Canada has grown throughout much of 2018.
This has led to an increase in demand for skilled IT workers across Canada. 2018 witnessed record low unemployment rates ever in the history of Canada. Coupled with a growth spurt in IT sector, this meant more jobs but not enough IT workers in the country.
All this breeds one question: What is the worth of your work? How much salary should you be paid? What is the current salary range for various types IT jobs? How much money does an average IT sector employee make?
To answer your questions, we bring to you Canada's most up-to-date Salary Guide for Information Technology jobs.
How to make the best use of it? Check below to find out:

1. Decide on a Profession

The first thing you need to be sure of is which field excites you the most, and what are your career prospects in it. Since IT is your area of focus , you can delve deeper to clarify the type of information technology jobs excites you.
For example, cybersecurity is an up and coming field which is seeing a lot of investment. Similarly, automation is about to change the scope and responsibilities of IT developers for once and all. Weigh in these factors while making a career plan.

2. Decide on a City

Weigh in the demographic and regional limitations as well as scope while finalizing the city you see yourself working in. A salary guide gives you a breakdown of the top in-demand jobs and skills specific to each city. Break it down in the following steps:

Top Industries in That City

Sift through the top performing industries - ones that are experiencing substantial growth and are on a hiring spree. Remember, it is  always better to align yourself to an organization that is either going through or is headed towards a growth phase.

Top Skills In-Demand

Look out for the skills that hiring managers are seeking currently. The salary guide has a breakdown of skill set recruiters are looking for information technology sector. Glance over it and assess your skills against the ones in demand.
Use that knowledge to equip yourself better on the current and future opportunities. Whenever deemed necessary, seek help of and expert.


3. Decide on a Job Role

Focus on the job role you want to see yourself in. Decide which part of the process keeps you excited while raking in incentives important to you. Scan through the salary guide to look for average salary for entry, mid-level and experienced positions. This will help you arrive at a figure you want to negotiate your salary expectations on. Having a clear idea of salary definitely improves your chances of clearing the interview process and land a job.



John Brandwagt

John is a Practice Leader at Inteqna. He’s been working in IT Search in Calgary since 1997. He works best with selective job seekers—those who excel at what they do and enjoy their current jobs. Since they don’t have time to look for themselves, he helps them find their dream jobs. From a client perspective, he helps organizations find the talent that will propel their business. John is involved in several of Calgary’s technical user groups and has held board roles in non-profit groups. He is a single dad of four boys who try to beat him at every physical activity from hiking to rugby.

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