Most IT professionals unhappy in their job

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Most IT professionals unhappy in their job

Jenny Williams

Most IT professionals are unhappy in their current roles and are thinking about changing jobs, according to research.

The job satisfaction study by recruitment firm Monster.co.uk found only 30% of of 228 UK IT staff surveyed were satisfied with their current employment. The number of IT staff considering changing jobs reached 92%.

On a positive note, the company's latest employment index showed the number of IT industry job opportunities increased more than any other UK sector year-on-year.

Monster UK spokeswoman Isabelle Ratinaud said, "Taking into account the recent announcements of a contraction in the UK economy, it's encouraging to see that more job opportunities across the board are available now than this time last year."

"IT led all sectors in terms of annual growth, exhibiting a 34% increase. This represents a strong recovery for the sector, which suffered a large dip in job opportunities throughout the recession," Ratinaud added.

The index also showed a 15% increase in online job demand since January last year.

The Monster research is the second such survey this year to suggest IT professionals are increasingly unhappy in their job. A study by The IT Jobs Board said 80% of IT staff plan to look for a new job in 2011, while 59% said they were not loyal to their work.


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