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Vancouver/Lower Mainland IT Job Market

Vancouver/Lower Mainland

Computer engineers are expected to have limited growth in this province, with few job opportunities, but programming knowledge of Java, J2EE, .NET languages and relational databases are forecasted to be in high demand. With the popularity of interactive media, web and multimedia developers are also considered to be have good future prospects.

Computer and network operators and web technicians are perceived to have good prospects through to 2015. Demand for these occupations is expected to be driven by expanding networks, including wireless and broadband, and the need to manage and upgrade complex information systems, with prospects above average for the long term.

There is projected to be an increased demand for computer security specialists, with government and businesses investing in security of their network for attacks and theft of data systems. With an increasing shift toward business being conducted online and electronically, the need for IT security professionals becomes emphasised.

User support technicians are expected to have good-average prospects in the coming years. More sophisticated software applications for both private and commercial use will demand technical and troubleshooting support. Among the strongest areas of growth will be e-commerce and internet security

Source: Labour Market Information

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