Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Most tech professionals satisfied, but the millennials want more pay - CIO DIVE

by Samantha Ann Schwartz
Originally published: December 12, 2017

Dive Brief:

  • The average salary of IT professionals is about $60,000 but 68% of millennials in the workforce believe they are underpaid, according to a Spiceworks report of about 2,100 respondents from North America and Europe. Still, 70% of respondents are satisfied with their job.
  • Approximately one-third of IT professionals are planning on looking for another IT job while over half are expecting a salary increase from their current employer in 2018.
  • As far as demand is concerned, cybersecurity, networking and expertise in infrastructure hardware are the most sought after skills. Currently, only about one-fourth of cybersecurity professionals possess "advance" expertise, according to the report.