Outlook Software Design Engineer near Vancouver, BC

Find key facts and figures about working as a software design engineer throughout the Lower Mainland - Southwest Region. The following information is applicable to all Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173).

Software engineers and designers research, design, evaluate, integrate and maintain software applications, technical environments, operating systems, embedded software, information warehouses and telecommunications View more about software design engineer

Job outlook for Software engineers and designers in Lower Mainland - Southwest Region

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The employment outlook will be good for Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2017-2019 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 Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 7,590 people work in this occupation.
  • Software engineers and designers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 52%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 26%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
    • Computer, electronic and electrical product manufacturing (NAICS 334-335): 5%
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