Canada MBD: Mercer/Gartner Information Technology Survey

IT salary data to help you build the workforce of the future

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Today everyone is competing for tech talent, regardless of industry - particularly as transformation becomes more dependent on digitization. As companies accelerate their digital journey in all areas of internal operations and the customer and employee experience, finding and keeping talented tech professionals is critical for your organization's long-term success and sustainability

Mercer has collaborated with Gartner - America's preeminent authority on Information Technology- to bring you the IT salary survey portion of the Canada MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database. With this tech salary survey, access the most reliable salary data available for over 800 IT positions, covering all levels and career streams, representing nearly 900 companies. With exceptional data you can solve the pay challenges of an evolving workforce.

Understand your competitive position compared to the market as a whole or refine the IT salary survey data by:

  • Company size (number of employees, net revenue/sales, or operating expenses/budget)
  • Geographic location
  • Industry
Harness trusted IT compensation data to prepare your workforce for the future.

Participation open: March - May

Data effective: April 1

Results publish: September

2021 Results Available

  • 806 positions published
  • CAD 2,200 – 5,060
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Sample report

Position list

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  • Position List & Sample Report
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  • Related Articles

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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 1,982
  • # Positions Published: 806
  • # Organizations: 880
  • # Incumbents: 100,377

Based on data from the 2021 Canada MBD: Mercer/Gartner Information Technology Survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Base Pay
  • Long-term Incentive Eligibility and Grants
  • Organization Data
  • Salary Ranges
  • Short-term Incentive Eligibility and Amounts
  • Years in Organization
  • Years in Position

Data Analyzed


  • Banking/Financial Services
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy
  • High Tech
  • Insurance/Reinsurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Logistics
  • Mining & Metals
  • Other Manufacturing
  • Other Non-Manufacturing
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Services (Non-Financial)
  • Transportation Equipment

Geographic Area

  • Metropolitan
  • Regional
  • National

Organization Size

  • Assets
  • Gross Premiums
  • Net Revenue
  • Net Sales Revenue
  • Number of Employees
  • Operating Expenses/Budget

Career Streams Analyzed

  • Executive
  • Management
  • Para-Professional
  • Professional

Position Families Analyzed

  • Communication & Corporate Affairs
  • Creative & Design
  • Data Analytics/Warehousing & Business Intelligence
  • Engineering & Science
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • IT, Telecommunication, and Internet
  • Legal, Compliance, and Audit
  • Project/Program Management
  • Quality Management
  • Sales, Marketing, and Product Management
  • Supply Chain

Position Sub-Families Analyzed

  • Back-End Transaction/Data Processing
  • Business Process/Service Quality
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Communications & Corporate Affairs Generalists
  • Compliance
  • Data Analytics & Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Data Analytics/Warehousing, & Business Intelligence Management
  • Engineering Technicians
  • Field Sales & Account Management
  • Information Systems Administration & Reporting
  • Information Systems Architecture
  • Information Systems Operations & Production Control
  • Internal Audit
  • Internal Data Engineering & Warehousing
  • IT Applications Development
  • IT Business Systems Analysts
  • IT Consulting
  • IT Infrastructure & Systems Administration
  • IT Security
  • IT Systems Configuration & Programming
  • IT User Support
  • IT, Telecom & Internet Generalists
  • IT, Telecom & Internet Leadership
  • Management Accounting
  • Procurement
  • Product Marketing & Management
  • Science Technical Research
  • Software Product Engineering
  • Technical Project/Program Management
  • Telecommunications Network Planning, Operations & Site Acquisition
  • Web/New Media Creative & User Interface Design

This survey is powered by Mercer Job Library. Learn more or view Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details. Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN® , giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters.

2022 Survey Participation

Data Submission Tools

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Participation is open March 1 to May 13 with results available in September. All organizations with matching jobs are invited to participate using the links above.

What’s new in the 2022 survey?

  • Policy questions are now included, giving you a more holistic view of the total rewards package.
  • Data will be collected through Mercer Data Connector, an online platform for easy data importing, real-time data validation, and more.

Why become a participant?

With rapid movement in the market, having current, relevant salary data that reflects the changes is essential to establishing a sustainable pay strategy that protects your existing workforce and attracts new talent. As a participant, easily see how your pay aligns to the results so that you can:

  • Identify hot jobs that may require greater investment
  • Right-size pay across your organization
  • Address inequities within your workforce

As a participant, you’ll receive discounted pricing on the survey results.

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Canada MBD: Mercer/Gartner Information Technology Survey CAD 2,350 CAD 5,405

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2021 – Canada MBD: Mercer/Gartner Information Technology Survey CAD 2,200 CAD 5,060

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  • Additional users may be added during checkout for CAD 220 each per module/survey.
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  • 2021 results are available for purchase and will be delivered upon survey release (early September).

Position List & Sample Report

Position List

View the position list and descriptions included in this HR compensation survey to optimize your ongoing compensation and benchmarking efforts.

Sample Report

View a sample report of this Canada information technology survey to see what's included.

Participating Companies

View the list of participating companies included in this survey here.

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