Computer programmers and interactive media developers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2174  ·  Browse All Occupations

Computer programmers write, modify, integrate and test computer code for software applications, data processing applications, operating systems-level software and communications software. Interactive media developers write, modify, integrate and test computer code for Internet and mobile applications, computer-based training software, computer games, film, video and other interactive media. They are employed in computer software development firms, information technology consulting firms, and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Animation Programmer
  • Application Programmer
  • Business Application Programmer
  • Cloud Developer
  • Computer Application Programmer
  • Computer Game Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Detail Programmer
  • E-business (electronic Business) Software Developer
  • E-commerce (electronic Commerce) Software Developer
  • Electronic Business (e-business) Software Developer
  • Electronic Commerce (e-commerce) Software Developer
  • Electronic Data Processing (EDP) Applications Programmer
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) Designer
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) Developer
  • Interactive Media Developer
  • Interactive Media Programmer
  • Mainframe Systems Programmer
  • Minicomputer Systems Programmer
  • Mobile Applications Developer
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Multimedia Programmer
  • Operating Systems Programmer
  • Personal Computer (PC) Application Developer
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Satellite Scientific Telecommunications Programmer
  • Scientific Programmer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Development Programmer
  • Software Programmer
  • Special Effects Programmer
  • Systems Programmer
  • Teleprocessing Software Programmer
  • Web Programmer
  • Application Programmer
  • Business Application Programmer
  • Computer Game Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • E-business (electronic Business) Software Developer
  • Interactive Media Developer
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Operating Systems Programmer
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Scientific Programmer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Programmer
  • Systems Programmer
  • Web Programmer
  • IM/IT Programmer
  • IT Programmer
  • IM Programmer
  • Software Development Lead

Requried Skills for Computer programmers and interactive media developers

  • .NET Framework
  • .NET Framework 4
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Agile Software Development
  • Collections
  • Computational Geometry
  • Coordinating
  • Customer Service
  • Data Security
  • Database Application
  • DevOps
  • E-Commerce
  • Financial Services
  • GEOM
  • Geometry
  • Infrastructure
  • Installation
  • Interpersonal
  • Machining
  • Management
  • Operations
  • Organization
  • Physics
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Product Management
  • Professionalism
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Regression Testing
  • Research
  • Rpart
  • Software Development
  • Software Engineering
  • Stored Procedure
  • Streamlining
  • Technical Documentation
  • Tutorials
  • Web Applications
  • Workflows

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for computer programmers and interactive media developers.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $56,180
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $77,018
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for computer programmers and interactive media developers.

Gender Median Income
Male $64,279
Female $63,726
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (2 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for computer programmers and interactive media developers.

$68,250.00
Lowest Observed
$95,000.00
Highest Observed
$68,250.00
25th Percentile
$81,625.00
Average
$81,625.00
Median
$95,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for computer programmers and interactive media developers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 75
25 to 34 years 140
35 to 44 years 170
45 to 54 years 110
55 to 64 years 65
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 570
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for computer programmers and interactive media developers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 165
Part Time 380
Total 545
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for computer programmers and interactive media developers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 470
Female 85
Total 550
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for computer programmers and interactive media developers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 490
Self Employed 80
Total 570
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for computer programmers and interactive media developers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 545
Unemployed 25
Total 570
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for computer programmers and interactive media developers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 70
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 155
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 30
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 285
Total 550
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Required Skills for Computer programmers and interactive media developers

  • .NET Framework
  • .NET Framework 4
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Agile Software Development
  • Collections
  • Computational Geometry
  • Coordinating
  • Customer Service
  • Data Security
  • Database Application
  • DevOps
  • E-Commerce
  • Financial Services
  • GEOM
  • Geometry
  • Infrastructure
  • Installation
  • Interpersonal
  • Machining
  • Management
  • Operations
  • Organization
  • Physics
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Product Management
  • Professionalism
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Regression Testing
  • Research
  • Rpart
  • Software Development
  • Software Engineering
  • Stored Procedure
  • Streamlining
  • Technical Documentation
  • Tutorials
  • Web Applications
  • Workflows

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