Salary Survey

Salary survey: trends for Technical roles

about 5 years ago by Claire Smith

75% of people in Technical roles have moved employers in the past 0-5 years​

A relatively high proportion (almost 75%) of technical respondees in our recent Salary and Benefits Survey have moved employers over the past 0-5 years.

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Does this speak to some of the churn in technical or the demand for such candidates? Certainly we find the shortage of good technical candidates to be pronounced.

Running concurrently with this, however, is the fact that the same respondees have worked in their respective industries for over six years (over 75%).

The nature of the specificity of their skillsets may mean that taking candidates from outside the industry is difficult. Or, and we very much expect this to be the case based on our work with universities and bodies like the IFST, the industry isn't attracting enough new talent.

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