2019 Technology & IT Salary Guide

Get the 2019 Robert Half Technology Salary Guide to see Canadian starting salary ranges for nearly 80 jobs in the tech industry, learn about the hottest benefits and perks, and discover what trends will impact your hiring or job search efforts in 2019.

What the job’s worth

Our Guide gives you detailed pay ranges, broken out by percentile, so you can see how experience, skills and job duties affect compensation. You can also use it to customize salaries for over 13 Canadian cities.

What it takes to land top talent

Download the Guide to find out what today’s candidates look for in benefits, perks and incentives. You’ll also learn which skills are hardest to recruit for and the certifications that often command higher pay.

What’s impacting hiring and compensation

The Salary Guide features insights from our staffing experts, who have a finger on the pulse of emerging hiring and compensation trends. Get tips and advice to overcome recruitment challenges and land top talent.

 

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What the job’s worth

Our guide gives you detailed pay ranges, broken out by percentile, so you can see how experience, skills and job duties affect compensation. You can also customize salaries for 13 Canadian cities, using the guide.

What it takes to land top talent

Download the guide to find out what today’s candidates look for in benefits, perks and incentives. You’ll also learn which skills are hardest to recruit for and the certifications that often command higher pay.

What’s impacting hiring and compensation

The Salary Guide features insights from our staffing experts, who have a finger on the pulse of emerging hiring and compensation trends. Get tips and advice to overcome recruitment challenges and land top talent.

 

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Hard-to-staff positions

As companies pursue digital transformation, IT departments must collaborate with more areas of the business than ever before when it comes to technology purchases and strategies. This trend is driven by a desire to create new products and services, enhance the customer experience, and generate revenue.

At the same time, shifts like this are creating challenges for technology leaders, including increased project volume and a critical shortage of technology workers to address it. According to research by Robert Half Technology, more than half of IT departments in North America are understaffed.

Some of the most in-demand tech roles include:

  • Business Intelligence Analysts
  • Cloud Architects
  • Cloud Systems Engineers
  • Data Scientists
  • Database Developers
  • Developers (web, software, mobile)
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Full-Stack Developers
  • Help Desk and Desktop Support Professionals
  • IoT Specialists
  • Network Administrators
  • Security Professionals (data, information, network, systems, cloud)
  • Systems Administrators

In-demand technical skills and certifications

Employers may increase salaries 5 to 10 per cent for professionals who have certain in-demand abilities. The following skills and certifications are among the most commonly sought by hiring managers.

Hot technology skills:

  • .NET
  • Angular
  • Apache Spark
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Augmented reality
  • Blockchain
  • C#
  • Cloud and SaaS skills
  • Golang
  • Hadoop
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Machine learning
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • PHP
  • Python
  • R
  • ReactJS and React Native
  • Ruby on Rails
  • SAS
  • Swift
  • Virtual reality
  • Virtualization skills (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware)

Highly valued technology certifications:

  • Agile and Scrum
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • CompTIA A+
  • Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
  • IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • IT Service Management (ITSM)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
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