A lack of training and development at work as well as stagnant wages are leading half of all IT workers to seek employment elsewhere, new figures suggest.
IT workforce solutions provider Greythorn gathered data from around 2,000 technology workers and found that disillusionment is rife in the sector.
Just under 50 per cent of tech workers said they are actively looking for new employment, while 40 per cent said they would consider a move for the right offer.
Further, the same number (40 per cent) said they have had no increase in their salary over the last 12 months, effectively having taken a pay cut once inflation is factored in.
Yet remuneration was just one factor contributing to the malaise among workers. Exactly half said they either had no opportunity for career development, or were unaware of whether such opportunities were available in their current employment.
A lack of development was behind 18 per cent of workers saying goodbye to an employer, and poor culture was the reason for leaving for 16 per cent.
“[This] research clearly shows that an increasing number of IT workers are seeking new ways of working and expect greater input from their employers into training and career development,” said Suzanne Gerrard, general manager at Greythorn.
“Tech workers continue to adapt to changes in work structure such as the rise in contract work. However, in return they want employers who are willing to invest in training, career development and ensure workplace flexibility benefits both employer and employee.”
She added: “Smart companies will take advantage of this openness by providing workers with flexible arrangements while recognising that they must continue to invest in skills.”
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