IT staff exodus driven by poor pay and career prospects


IT staff exodus driven by poor pay and career prospects

Kathleen Hall

IT professionals are looking to leave their posts for better pay and career prospects.

Around 60% of IT professionals are currently looking for another job, according to research from recruitment firm Robert Walters.

Career progression was the main reason for changing roles (53%), followed by a pay increase (25%).

Of the 200 IT professionals surveyed, 51% said they expect a pay rise this year, and of those a third expect an increase of more than 6%. Just over half expect a bonus, of whom 60% anticipate a bonus of more than 10% of their salary.

Jason Addicott, associate director of recruitment firm Robert Walters, said: "The responses show a significant level of unease among IT professionals. It's surprising that so many are not expecting any form of pay rise or bonus. However, there is a readiness to move jobs post-bonus, suggesting renewed confidence in the market."

Some 33% said they were dissatisfied with the structure of their remuneration packages, the survey found.

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