View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
December 7, 2015

Underpaid IT professionals plan 2016 job change

News: Many plan to change jobs in order to seek better pay.

By James Nunns

2016 could be a year of change for IT employees, with the majority planning to change jobs.

2015 IT salaries increased by 2.8% in the UK, but many (31%) are looking to move elsewhere due to pay concerns.

Despite workers in the tech sector being awarded with pay rises of over 2.5% by a third of employers, which is the largest proportion of employers of any sector, many (63%) want to leave.

The activity on the job front is expected to be mirrored by employers, with 76% planning to increase their headcount. While lots of IT professionals may be looking elsewhere for better pay, many organisations are not looking to increase their salaries.

In 2016, 66% are planning to increase salaries, which is a decrease from the 71% that planned to do so this year.

James Milligan, director of Hays Information Technology, said: "Firms that cannot offer substantial salaries will find it difficult to attract and retain the most skilled employees and many organisations will be working hard to ensure their appeal goes beyond pay alone."

These findings come from the Hays, UK Salary and Recruiting Trends, 2016.

Content from our partners
Rethinking cloud: challenging assumptions, learning lessons
DTX Manchester welcomes leading tech talent from across the region and beyond
The hidden complexities of deploying AI in your business

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.