Job prospects Network Administrator in Alberta

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "network administrator" was moved from the group Computer network technicians (NOC 2281) to the group Computer network and web technicians (NOC 22220).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "network administrator" in Alberta or Canada.

Job opportunities in Alberta

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

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Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer network technicians (NOC 2281) in Alberta for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Computer network technicians in Alberta:

  • Approximately 6,000 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer network technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 20%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 9%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211): 5%
  • 74% of computer network technicians work all year, while 26% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • less than 5% of computer network technicians are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 79% compared to 54% for all occupations
    • Women: 21% compared to 46% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 17% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 43% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 27% compared to 18% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 6% compared to 8% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour Market Information Survey
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