research from stack Overflow suggests that nearly three-quarters (74%) of developers are open to new jobs.
The so-called “Great Resignation” is an ongoing post-Covid economic trend where employees voluntarily resign over wage stagnation, poor treatment, inflexible remote work policies, lack of benefits and general job dissatisfaction.
Developers have not been spared from abuse by employers, and it seems that many are keeping their minds open to new opportunities as we head into the new year.
A better salary (54%) is the primary motivator for developers looking to find a new job. This isn’t particularly surprising, especially during a cost-of-living crisis.
Other important reasons developers want to find a new job include growth opportunities (~38%), wanting to work with new technologies (~35%), and a better work/life balance (23%).
Young developers most likely to be in the age group of 20-24 (27%) active Looking for new roles. This is followed by 21 per cent for 25-34 year olds, 17 per cent for 35-44 year old and 12 per cent for 45-54 year old.
Youth getting success in their job search; 27 percent had the same number of roles as the average person in the 25-34 age group (three or four jobs). However, job-hopping suggests that employers need to do more to retain young talent.
Stack Overflow looked at the factors that convince developers to stay in their current roles. Flexibility (58%) came out on top, followed by salary (54%) and learning opportunities (54%).
For reasons that would make a specific company more attractive to work for – now or in the future – the developer experience came out on top (42%), followed by the product or solution the company is selling (35%), and learning Has been someone outside their team (34%).
You can get the full results of the Job Insight study at Stack Overflow Here,
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