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.

  • Programmers4.88

  • Database Administrators1.02

  • Information and Data Research Scientists0.95

  • Systems Analysts0.57

  • Information Security Analysts0.52

  • Software Developers0.48

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

July–December 2022

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

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Data Sources:

*Robert Half calculations are based on job postings provided by TalentNeuron™, a comprehensive source of global labour market analytics by Gartner.

Labour Force Survey — August 2022, Statistics Canada; September 9, 2022.

Labour Unemployment Numbers —August 2022, Statistics Canada; September 9, 2022

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.