Seven in ten IT workers expect salary rise

Seventy percent of IT workers expect an increase in their salary this year, according to research.

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Seventy percent of IT workers expect an increase in their salary this year, according to research.

Three quarters said they were so content in their career that they would recommend it to their children. And 86 percent were confident of finding new jobs voluntarily in the next three years.

The research was conducted by IT recruitment site The IT Job Board and recruitment marketing agency Barkers, which interviewed 950 people.

Alex Farrell, managing director at The IT Job Board, said the IT sector was perceived as a “rewarding industry in which to work”.

"Despite the currently gloomy predictions, the IT sector also appears to be holding up well to the newly-tough economic climate - evidence that is backed up the increased number of applications to our site when compared to the same period last year."

Another recent report said IT staff expect as much as a 4.5 percent pay rise this year.

But a shortage of women in IT may remain. According to a survey commissioned by Blackberry manufacturer Research in Motion, only 28 percent of girls aged 11 to 16 were considering working in technology, because of a lack of female role models.

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