Vancouver’s tech scene is booming, and many job seekers are looking to get in on the action.
Half of the most sought after jobs in the city are in the tech industry, with full stack developer topping the list.
It is number one on Indeed.com’s top-10 list of the most wanted, highest paying jobs in Vancouver right now.
To come up with the list, the online job platform calculated a job title’s share of total clicks (per one million) in Vancouver from June 2016 through May 2017. It then compared it to the June 2015 through May 2016 time period. Salaries are estimated from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 12 months.
“With Vancouver’s vibrant tech scene, it’s no surprise that five out of the 10 most wanted jobs in Vancouver are tech related,” said Jodi Kasten, managing director at Indeed Canada.
1) Full Stack Developer
Clicks June ’15-May ’16: 1,046
Clicks June ’16-May ’17: 2199
Year-over-year increase: 110 per cent
2) Data Warehouse Engineer
A data warehouse engineer designs and develops systems for the maintenance of a business’s data warehouse – a system used for reporting and data analysis. It is considered a core component of business intelligence.
Clicks June ’15-May ’16: 122
Clicks June ’16-May ’17: 254
Year-over-year increase: 107 per cent
3) Senior System Engineer
Combines their knowledge of computer science, engineering and mathematical analysis to develop, test and evaluate software, circuits and personal computers. They not only engineer computer technology but also understand how that technology fits into the larger scheme of professional and personal needs.
Clicks June ’15-May ’16: 121
Clicks June ’16-May ’17: 240
Year-over-year increase: 98 per cent
4) Machine Learning Engineer
A machine learning engineer is a software engineer that specializes in machine learning, a subfield of computer science that allows computers to act without being explicitly programmed.
Clicks June ’15-May ’16: 167
Clicks June ’16-May ’17: 309
Year-over-year increase: 85 per cent
5) Asset Manager
An asset manager trades and invests assets, such as stocks and bonds, or hard assets like oil, gas and precious metals, on behalf of clients, helping them meet their investment goals.
Clicks June ’15-May ’16: 331
Clicks June ’16-May ’17: 586
Year-over-year increase: 77 per cent
6) Data Scientist
A data scientist extracts meaning from, and interprets, data. They spend a lot of time collecting, cleaning and wrangling, or munging, data to make it more appropriate and valuable for a specific purpose.
Clicks June ’15-May ’16: 1,448
Clicks June ’16-May ’17: 2,475
Year-over-year increase: 71 per cent
7) Electrical Engineer
Electrical engineers work on a variety of projects, such as computers, robots, cell phones, radars, navigation systems, and wiring and lighting in buildings, and other kinds of electrical systems. They study and apply the physics and mathematics of electricity, electromagnetism and electronics to both large and small scale systems to process information and transmit energy.
Clicks June ’15-May ’16: 1,013
Clicks June ’16-May ’17: 1,675
Year-over-year increase: 65 per cent
8) Senior Mechanical Engineer
A senior mechanical engineer takes the lead on specific projects and may be responsible for managing other engineers. Mechanical engineers design and construct mechanical systems of various types. Some might have a specific focus, such as automobile design, though many work on a variety of projects across specific fields.
Clicks June ’15-May ’16: 168
Clicks June ’16-May ’17: 270
Year-over-year increase: 61 per cent
9) Development Director
A development director develops and implements a strategic plan to raise vital funds for their organization in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. Their primary responsibility is to oversee fundraising, not directly raise funds.
Clicks June ’15-May ’16: 458
Clicks June ’16-May ’17: 706
Year-over-year increase: 54 per cent
10) Nurse Practitioner
A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with advanced training in diagnosing and treating illness. They can prescribe medication, treat illnesses and administer physical exams.
Clicks June ’15-May ’16: 258
Clicks June ’16-May ’17: 391
Year-over-year increase: 52 per cent