A staggering 63 per cent of IT employees plan to change jobs in 2016 and almost 31 per cent say they're looking around because they want higher pay, according to a report by recruitment firm Hays UK.
So who will move, where will they move, and where should they move? V3 has examined data from recruitment firm Harvey Nash and job site CV-Library to figure out which technology roles are most in demand, which offer the best salaries, and which are the most headhunted.
Harvey Nash's Technology Survey 2016 found that developers are the most headhunted of all technology roles. The company based its findings on the percentage of people who had more than 10 qualified approaches by headhunters in the past year.
Around 62 per cent of developers had more than 10 qualified approaches in the past year, followed by software engineers (55 per cent), design user-experience (UX/UI) specialists (48 per cent) and those working in IT architecture (43 per cent).
Database engineers (40 per cent), web developers (39 per cent), testing (37 per cent) and project management (35 per cent) were other job types in which more than a third of respondents claimed more than 10 qualified approaches by headhunters in the past year.
Some 15 per cent of CIOs or CTOs had more than 10 approaches by headhunters in the past year. This is still a high percentage for a role that has a traditional cycle of three to five years, and therefore doesn't have as many job openings as other less senior roles.
The most in-demand jobs, i.e. those that had the largest number of vacancies listed on the site, were dominated by developer roles.
Web, software and front-end developers, and those specialising in Java, PHP, .NET and C#, all featured highly on the list. The biggest year-on-year increases in demand were for front-end developers (60 per cent), C# developers (44 per cent), Java developers (37 per cent) and senior Java developers (34 per cent).
Meanwhile, other roles that saw big increases in demand from 2014 to 2015 were data analysts (45 per cent), software engineers (34 per cent) and IT support technicians (45 per cent).
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