Technology Professionals in Highest Demand
A role is awarded points if it is above average demand compared to other technology roles. Roles that had below-average demand received zero points toward their score. Roles were scored by comparing their 2022 growth to the second half of 2021.
Information and Data Research Scientists0.95
Information Security Analysts0.52
Ranking of roles is based on a proprietary analysis of more than 240,000 positions posted on more than 100 independent job boards and company websites.
Technology Managers’ Hiring Plans
Hiring for new roles
Hiring for vacated roles
Increasing the number of contract employees in their department
Finding Skilled Talent is Toughest in These Areas
of technology managers say it’s challenging to find skilled professionals
The most challenging areas to hire for:
- Cloud architecture and operation
- Security, privacy and compliance
- Software and applications development
Motivations of Technology Workers on the Move
The main reasons technology professionals plan to look for a new job include:
- Remote work flexibility
- A higher salary
- More opportunities for advancement
are actively searching for a new role or plan to, by the end of the year
*Robert Half calculations are based on job postings provided by TalentNeuron™, a comprehensive source of global labour market analytics by Gartner.
Labour Force Summary — December 2022, Statistics Canada, January 6, 2023
Labour Unemployment Numbers — December 2022, Statistics Canada, January 6, 2023
Online surveys developed by Robert Half and conducted by independent research firms in 2022. Respondents include executives, senior managers and employees from small (20-249 employees), medium (250-499 employees) and large (500+ employees) private, publicly listed and public sector organizations across Canada.