Most IT professionals said their companies have hired additional tech employees this year, with software developers and cybersecurity specialists expected to see the highest demand going forward.
TechTarget’s 2023 IT Careers and Salaries Study polled more than 400 U.S. employees working for IT companies. The results suggest many companies are growing their technology staff, despite the economic recession.
Other IT hiring and workplace trends outlined in the TechTarget survey include the following:
The survey also found that the average IT salary in the U.S. is $152,643, with pay packets ranging from $92,414 for IT staff to $237,738 for C-level executives.
About half of the respondents said they plan to stay in their current roles for now, while a third said they were open a new role but not actively seeking one. Only 11% said they were actively seeking employment at another company.
54% of respondents said a change in work environment within the past year has given them greater flexibility regarding locations (fully remote or hybrid).
Most U.S. IT shops are boosting employment this year: 54.5% of respondents said their companies are bringing on additional IT personnel in 2023 compared to last year.