U.K. tech workers considering quitting in droves

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According to a survey of 1,800 IT professionals and senior managers, one-quarter of U.K. tech employees are considering leaving their employment in the next six months.

The survey, conducted by security and service management software company Ivanti, discovered that IT workers are 1.4 times more likely than other professions to “quiet quit,” which means they soft-pedal on the job while hunting for other jobs. According to the business, the transfer of IT personnel in the United Kingdom may cost companies more than £19 billion ($24.5 billion).

The study also found that 73 percent of IT and computer security workers reported increasing workloads, resulting in 1 in 4 proclaiming “burnout.” On the post-pandemic work-from-home trend, Ivanti reported conflicting results. Eighty-four percent said they would like to continue to work remotely at least some of the time. However, 23 percent felt a loss of connection to colleagues while working from home, compared with 17 percent of office workers. At the same time, tech workers said they were 2.5 times more likely to work longer hours when during periods away from their main office.

The survey suggest that U.K. tech workers are feeling increasingly stressed and overworked. This is likely due to a number of factors, including the increasing demands of the job, the rise of remote work, and the ongoing economic uncertainty.

As a result, many tech workers are considering quitting their jobs in search of better opportunities. This is likely to have a significant impact on the U.K. tech industry, as it will lead to a shortage of skilled workers.

The sources for this piece include an article in TheRegister.

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