Information systems analysts

Information systems analysts

NOC
2171

- Information systems analysts and consultants

Plan, design and implement information systems and procedures; analyze the quality of software and systems; assess software and systems security risks and investigate security breaches.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Good
Good

3 Year Job Openings

203
 

Median Hourly Wage

$37.50
$23.38
Low
$51.28
High

Median Salary

$63,468
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

2,172
 

% Working Full Time

97%
 

% Working Full Year

86%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Information systems analysts and consultants analyze systems requirements, develop and implement information systems development plans, policies and procedures, and provide advice on a wide range of information systems issues. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of the main duties for some occupations in this unit group:
Information systems business analysts and consultants

  • Confer with clients to identify and document requirements
  • Conduct business and technical studies
  • Design, develop, integrate and implement information systems business solutions
  • Provide advice on information systems strategy, policy, management, security and service delivery.

Systems security analysts

  • Confer with clients to identify and document requirements, assess physical and technical security risks to data, software and hardware
  • Develop policies, procedures and contingency plans to minimize the effects of security breaches.

Information systems quality assurance analysts

  • Develop and implement policies and procedures throughout the software development life cycle to maximize the efficiency, effectiveness and overall quality of software products and information systems.

Systems auditors

  • Conduct independent third-party reviews to assess quality assurance practices, software products and information systems.

Also Known As

  • computer systems analyst
  • informatics consultant
  • informatics security analyst
  • information systems business analyst
  • information systems quality assurance analyst
  • IT (information technology) consultant
  • management information systems (MIS) analyst
  • systems auditor
  • systems consultant
  • systems security analyst
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in computer science, computer systems engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related discipline or Completion of a college program in computer science is usually required.
  • Experience as a computer programmer is usually required.
  • Certification or training provided by software vendors may be required by some employers.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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30.2%
Female
69.8%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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2.9%
15-24
15.4%
25-34
37.3%
35-44
32.8%
45-54
10.5%
55-64
1.1%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
11.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
1.4%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
42.6%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
45.1%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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34.0%
Professional, scientific and technical services
19.6%
Public administration
11.0%
Information and cultural industries
35.4%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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6.70%
Northeast
33.90%
Southeast
25.20%
Southwest
29.00%
Central
5.20%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$54,907
Northeast
$64,120
Southeast
$70,000
Southwest
$66,018
Central
$71,697
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available

Southeast

$37.50
$23.38
Low
$51.28
High

Southwest

$36.00
$21.63
Low
$51.28
High

Central

$39.83
$26.00
Low
$64.10
High

Northwest

$38.75
$16.83
Low
$50.96
High
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$63,468

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$67,267

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$63,468

Newfoundland

$78,076

Prince Edward Island

$61,008

Nova Scotia

$65,818

Canada

$74,932
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

203
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-5
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

207
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

658
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-47
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

703