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IT workers 'remain buoyant about future'
Thursday, 01 May 2008
Science, IT and Engineering
IT workers are upbeat about their industry and its prospects despite the economic outlook, according to new research.
The Computer People 'IT Salary Review 2008' report was conducted on behalf of the recruitment firm by research agency Loudhouse, surveying some 4,967 IT workers on issues from pay rises to age discrimination.
According to the findings, the average salary for a full-time employee in the IT industry is now £35,160, compared to an average across all sectors of £24,908.
Furthermore, although IT professionals earned an average pay rise of 3.3 per cent in 2007, the respondents believed they would receive 4.5 per cent this year.
Nick Dettmar, managing director of Computer People, said that the survey illustrated a market that was confident about its own ability.
"Our research shows that the IT industry is made up of professionals that know they are in demand, know they have a skill set that is sought after, and are keeping an eye out for opportunities that will stretch them," he remarked.