The Spiceworks’ annual State of IT report for 2019 found that 38% of UK IT workers want to find a new job in 2019.
Additionally, Gartner’s latest Global Talent Monitor report also shows that 23% of UK IT employees indicated a low intent to stay with their current employer.
In the broader European IT jobs market, the Spiceworks report shows that 43% of IT professionals plan to leave their current employer in 2019, with most stating a desire for a better salary as the primary motivation.
The good news is that 32% of European organisations plan to increase their IT staff in 2019, so there are plenty of opportunities to move. In fact, the 2018 Tech Nation Report found that UK employment in the digital tech sector increased by 13% between 2014 and 2017.
Similarly the job site CV Library found job vacancies in the UK IT sector were up by 19% in October 2018 month-on-month.