The average salary for an Information Technology (IT) Architect with System Architecture skills in Canada is C$98,799.
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Job Description for Information Technology (IT) Architect
An information technology (IT) architect plays an important part in managing the technological components of a business, specifically security architecture and business plans. IT architects ensure compliance with existing rules and regulations, as well as spearhead the creation and implementation of updated and new security architecture/systems. IT architects also work in risk assessment, foreseeing potential security risks. This career field typically offers a 40-hour workweek and is a salaried…Read more
Information Technology (IT) Architect Tasks
- Lead the research and development of new software products and applications.
- Define system, technical and application architectures for major areas of development.
- Define and enforce appropriate technical standards and procedures.
- Oversee the development of future component architectures and migration plans.
- Conceive, design, prototype, and test new methods, algorithms, and models.
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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Architect
Network Architecture / Design
Skills in IT Management and Cloud Computing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Network Management / Administration, Project Management and Network Architecture / Design.
Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Architect
An early career Information Technology (IT) Architect with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$83,478 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Information Technology (IT) Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$99,506 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Information Technology (IT) Architect with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$99,166 based on 47 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$102,353.
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Employees with Information Technology (IT) Architect in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 12.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Ottawa, Ontario (10.8% more) and Calgary, Alberta (1.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Québec City, Québec (14.0% less), Vancouver, British Columbia (6.9% less) and Montréal, Québec (0.8% less).
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