10 Highest Paying IT Jobs in Canada in 2023 - Live Assets

10 Highest Paying IT Jobs in Canada in 2023

March 25, 2023 -


What are the Highest Paying Jobs in Canada


The IT industry is a unique industry. As technology continues to advance, the demand for IT professionals increases.


When equipped with the right experience and skills, the sky is the limit when finding opportunities as an IT professional. Roles in this field are critical to the success of many businesses across all sectors. Due to the necessity IT plays, organizations are willing to pay good money for top talent.

As we finish the first quarter of the year, here are 8 of the highest-paying IT jobs in Canada in 2023.


Network Engineer 

Average yearly salary: $110 785

Network engineers are specialists in designing, maintaining and executing network and cloud services. They may assist employees, clients, suppliers and other users with relevant technologies.


Required skills/experiences:

  • Degree in Computer Science or
  • Background in interfacing
  • Hands-on network engineering experience
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving
  • Experience with network diagnostic, monitoring and analytics
  • Strong knowledge of network protocols


Data Scientist

Average salary: $85 461

Next up, we have data scientists. Data scientists apply their knowledge of statistics and modelling to analyze an organization’s data and create solutions or pitch opportunities that can solve the company’s problems.


Required skills/experiences:

  • Problem-solving
  • Analytic and critical thinking
  • Communication skills
  • Strong background in mathematics, statistics and computer science
  • Knowledge of programming languages (Python, Java etc.)
  • Machine learning is an asset


Cloud Architect

Average yearly salary: $121, 555 

Next on the list are cloud architects. The network/cloud architect is a company’s go-to for any questions or concerns regarding a network’s architecture. Professionals in this role are responsible for designing, implementing and upgrading a company’s network and cloud projects. Additionally, these individuals monitor cloud activity. With the global computing industry expected to reach $832.1 billion by 2025, this role has excellent growth potential.


Required skills/experiences:

  • Working knowledge of programming languages (Python, Java, C#, Elixir etc.)
  • Big data analytics
  • Cloud Security
  • Cloud service platforms
  • Understanding of cloud environments
  • Verbal/written communication


Data Security Analyst 

Average yearly salary: $71, 699

These professionals are responsible for keeping networks and computer systems protected from hackers and malware. To be successful, data security analysts need to understand network security thoroughly.


Required skills/experiences:

  • Problem-solving
  • Analytic and critical thinking
  • Knowledge of security trends and government regulations
  • Professional certifications such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CSSIP) are an asset to this role.


Business Analyst

Average salary: $73, 543

Another high-paying profession in the IT sector is the business analyst. Analyzing business processes and procedures, these professionals look for areas of weakness and develop and implement business solutions. Consistently monitoring business procedures, business analysts can track progress and create plans for better optimization.


Required skills/experiences:

  • Bachelor or MBA in Business
  • Scheduling, organization and time management skills
  • Leadership
  • Experience leading successful projects
  • Analytic and critical thinking


DevOps Engineers

Average yearly salary: $89 187

DevOps engineers are in high demand as they allow coding and engineering to meet in the middle. Working across various departments, these individuals help to increase company productivity by developing and organizing IT systems.


Required skills/experience:

  • Working knowledge of various coding languages
  • Software engineering
  • Problem-solving/analytical skills


Full Stack Developer

Average yearly salary: $88, 187

Working as a full-stack developer comes with many new emerging opportunities. This role involves designing and developing an organization’s websites and platforms, focusing on maximum functionality.


Required skills/experiences:

  • Front-end and back-end tech skills
  • Working knowledge of front-end languages (i.e. HTML.CSS, JavaScript etc.)
  • Cloud skills
  • Web architecture
  • Interpersonal and collaboration skills


IT Project Manager

Average yearly salary: $91, 300

Project managers are a hot commodity. This occupation’s fundamental responsibilities include planning, organizing, managing resources and overseeing team members, improving software, and streamlining online processes and other tech-based projects. No matter the industry, this role is always in demand. It’s projected that by 2027 employers will require 87.7 million IT project management professionals, with 90,000 allocated to Canada alone.


Required skills/experiences:


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