Five hundred IT professionals responded to a survey about what they expect for the future of their industry. They answered questions about why they like their jobs, what they’re trying to accomplish in their IT roles, and how they feel about job security and the development of new types of positions. This infographic breaks down their responses and reveals their predictions for the 2012 work environment
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4 Reasons IT Pros Like Their Jobs
● Good salary and benefits – 62%
● Good training opportunities – 61%
● Flexible schedule – 61%
● Easy going boss – 70%
9 out of 10 IT pros are happy in their jobs.
64% of those plan to stay in their position.
Just 25% would consider moving on if offered the right position.
Moving On: How to Find a New IT Position
○ Networking – 35%
○ Recommendations – 28%
○ Professional networks – 17%
○ Social networks – 8%
What Are IT Pros Working On?
The main priorities for IT include:
● Finding ways to save money
● Finding solutions for internal demands
● Improving communications throughout the company
The Future of IT
Part of our survey focused on what IT pros feel the future holds for the industry. Here’s what they think.
Advances in Technology
29% of IT professionals feel cloud computing is most likely to take off in the next 5 years.
21% feel that security will grow rapidly in the next half decade.
18% think mobile is the way to go for the future.
Networking is what 10% chose as the wave of the future.
Dealing with the Recession
○ 44% expect to receive a raise in 2012.
○ 26% think pay freezes will occur.
If Another Recession Occurs
○ 25% worry they would lose their job.
○ 42% aren’t worried at all.
Companies to grow in 2012.
○ 65% think there will be no expansion.
The overall result was that most IT professionals are content in their positions and have no desire to leave. While they do realize that the future may be difficult, they would rather stay on with the companies they are currently at, rather than look for a new position.