Globally, 53 percent of technology hiring managers reported skills shortages in 2015, up from 51 percent the previous year. The long-term IT skills shortage has led technology companies, both large and small, to drive salaries and incentives up with hopes of recruiting and retaining this scarce and highly sought-after tech talent. This approach has had some effect: the proportion of technologists who expect their next role to be with their current employer has risen from 22 percent in 2013 to 27 percent this year. However, that means almost three quarters (73 percent) believe the only way to progress their career is to leave their current employer.
The three top motivators for staying in a job are good salary (selected by 77 percent of respondents), work/life balance (72 percent) and opportunity to work on innovative projects (69 percent).
The report shares findings from nearly 3,000 technology professionals from more than 30 countries, and reveals that the traditional technology career path, even compared to five years ago, is being rewritten as there are far greater opportunities for flexible employment, alluring entrepreneurial projects and opportunities for advancement.”
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