Job prospects Data Analyst - Informatics And Systems in Nova Scotia

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "data analyst - informatics and systems" in Nova Scotia or Canada.

Job opportunities in Nova Scotia

Note: These outlooks were updated on November 29th, 2023. Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years

Good

The employment outlook will be good for Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 21223) in Nova Scotia for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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.

Remote hiring is common in the IT field, so jobseekers may benefit from including remote opportunities in their job search.

Here are some key facts about Database analysts and data administrators in Nova Scotia:

  • Approximately 1,000 people work in this occupation.
  • Database analysts and data administrators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 20%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 12%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 8%
    • Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 7%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 93% compared to 82% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 7% compared to 18% for all occupations
  • 84% of database analysts and data administrators work all year, while 16% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 48 weeks compared to 42 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of database analysts and data administrators are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 57% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 42% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: less than 5% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 6% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 28% compared to 22% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 38% compared to 20% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 23% compared to 10% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Location Job prospects
Annapolis Valley Region Undetermined
Cape Breton Region Undetermined
Halifax Region Good
North Shore Region Undetermined
Southern Region Undetermined

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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