Job outlook Software Design Engineer in British Columbia
Job opportunities for Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173) are good in British Columbia over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a software design engineer.
Job opportunities in British Columbia
The employment outlook will be good for Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
- Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Software engineers and designers in the British Columbia region:
- Approximately 10,250 people work in this occupation.
- Software engineers and designers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 45%
- Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 19%
- Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 6%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 77% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 23% for all occupations
- 69% of software engineers and designers work all year, while 31% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 36 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- 8% of software engineers and designers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.
|Lower Mainland–Southwest Region||Good|
|North Coast Region||Undetermined|
|Vancouver Island and Coast Region||Good|
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