According to a survey of Australia’s IT professionals by recruitment consultancy Robert Walters, 7 out of 10 – or 67% - of professionals say they are anticipating a salary increase in 2016.
And, 70% of the IT professionals surveyed also said they are looking to change roles by moving jobs, while career progression (33%) and an improved salary package (29%) were stated as the main motivating factors for IT professionals looking to move.
Robert Walters Associate Director, IT Melbourne, Ben Brown said salaries for IT professionals were fairly stagnant in 2015 and this means there is generally a “strong expectation of a pay increase after a delay”.
Brown said IT professionals value opportunities for career progression when it comes to job satisfaction and looking to change roles.
“However, a competitive salary is always an important factor when looking to attract good talent. As well, to remain attractive to IT talent, employers must increase their focus on offering and promoting genuine career opportunities and pathways. This is even more important as the recruitment market heats up and becomes more competitive.”