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IT staff exodus driven by poor pay and career prospects

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

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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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