Job prospects Network Administrator in New Brunswick

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 New Brunswick or Canada.

Job opportunities in New Brunswick

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

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Computer network technicians are found in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors. Demand for these positions will continue to increase over time, as the size and scope of computer networks continues to broaden.

Completion of a college or other program in computer science, network administration, web technology or a related field is usually required. Candidates must also be familiar with common operating systems, servers and networks. Certification or training provided by software vendors may be required by some employers.

Here are some key facts about Computer network technicians in New Brunswick:

  • Approximately 1,050 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer network technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 23%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 13%
    • Business support services (NAICS 5614): 7%
    • Elementary and secondary schools (NAICS 6111): 6%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 5%
  • 81% of computer network technicians work all year, while 19% work only part of the year, compared to 60% and 40% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 30 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • less than 5% of computer network technicians are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 76% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 24% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 19% compared to 30% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 9% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 62% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 13% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 6% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour Market Information Survey
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