Compensation in the Halifax tech community 2018

The annual Halihax member survey asks members to report on their compensation, skills and how they are feeling in the community. We use this data to produce the compensation in the Halifax tech community report.

Community members wanted to know more about compensation perks like benefits and stock options, how long people had spent in their current role, whether people are considering changing jobs, and if members lived outside of Halifax itself.

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** denotes a statistic that is new for the 2018 reporting year
420 ( - )
Community Members
73 ( - )
2018 survey respondents
Experience, Education, Outlook
9 yrs ( - )
Industry experience, median
2 yrs ( - )
Role experience, median
18.1 % ( - )
Actively seeking a new job
11.1 % ( - )
Will seek a new job within 12 months
23.6 % ( - )
Work remotely
83.3 % ( 6.4)
Touch code daily
8.2 % ( - )
Live outside of Nova Scotia
Salary & Compensation
Median base salary (CAD)
83.3 % ( - )
Have health benefits
75.0 % ( - )
Happy with compensation
38.9 % ( - )
Hold stock options
19.4 % ( - )
Hold equity
93.0 % ( - )
Paid in CAD

Primary programming language

If you code, what is your primary language?

Secondary programming language

Which languages have you used in the last month?

Time Horizon of Seeking New Opportunity

In what timeframe might you be seeking a new opportunity?

Salary vs Programming Language

Median salary by programming language

Salary vs Industry Experience

Annual base salary compared to years of industry experience

Salary vs Remote Work

Median salary of remote vs colocated workers

Salary vs Hours worked

Annual base salary compared to reported work hours per week

Perceived In-Demand Skills

What skills do you see as in-demand currently?

Where are employers based?

For those respondents who work remote, where is their company based?

  • Haifa, Israel
  • Waterloo, ON
  • New York City, United States
  • Ottawa, ON
  • Moncton, NB
  • Saint John, NB
  • St. John's, NL
  • Wolfville, NS

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