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.