Hiring remains strong in South Florida’s technology industry, with 91 percent of workers saying they would entertain a new job opportunity.
And why not, when it results in a big salary increase?
Fifty-eight percent cited higher compensation as the top reason for jumping ship, according to a February survey of 1,572 IT workers and 100 IT managers in South Florida. Other major reasons were work-life balance, company culture and lack of career path.
“The ones who job hop are getting paid the big dollars,” said Deborah Vazquez, CEO of ProTech Staffing, an IT staffing firm in Fort Lauderdale that conducts the annual survey of technology professionals.
Workers taking new jobs have seen 16 percent to 20 percent bumps in pay. “Some software engineers with high-demand skills were getting $20,000 more for making a move,” Vazquez said.