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More Than Half of IT Pros Say They'll Be Looking for a New Job

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Employees who aren't appreciated will consider looking for new opportunities.

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While job satisfaction among IT workers is high, with 73% reporting they are satisfied or extremely satisfied with their current role, more than half of respondents to Skillsoft's 2022 IT Skills and Salary Report survey said it was likely or extremely likely that they would look for another position during the next 12 months.

Employers are also struggling to deliver on IT training and upskilling opportunities, despite recognizing skills gaps as a "medium or high risk" to the business.

Companies will have to put training and upskilling opportunities front and center if they hope to retain skilled tech professionals, Skillsoft says. "This should serve as a wake-up call to employers and IT decision makers that the need to invest in their most valuable asset — their employees — is paramount," the report says.

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