With over 2088 respondents from over 72 different countries, the Harvey Nash Tech Survey is one of the largest tech survey's on the planet. It covers...
The massive expansion of all-encompassing tech has transformed tech teams and tech talent. Almost six in ten tech workers say their company is now a ‘tech’ company. Tech teams are increasingly focused on customer experience, no-code platforms, automation and flexible working.
Half of respondents have been concerned about their mental health due to work, either in the past or – as one in six (16%) report – right now. No one would pretend that working in the tech sector is a walk in the park, of course. But for it to be pushing half its workers into a state of mental health concern was a surprise for us, and also a worry.
It’s all about pay and flexible working. The top three factors were: pay (59%), work/life balance (40%) and flexible working (30%). It’s only when we get past these that we begin to see factors that relate directly to the company or job role: working on innovative projects, company culture and a good boss.
Almost three in ten expect their current skills to stop being attractive to employers within three years. That proportion rises to six in ten within six years. Testers and Operations feel the most pressure to keep their skills up to date. The roles where there is least pressure to update skills are the ones that require human skills rather than technical skills, such as management and programme management roles.
Over a third of technologists came from outside the sector, and in the case of Business Analysis and Business Intelligence almost half were not originally technologists. Even in highly technical roles like Software Engineering, almost one-fifth cross-trained.
Only one in ten consider social purpose one of their top three factors in choosing a job.However, organisations that have a social purpose perform much better on retaining their people. Women and people in their twenties are most likely to value social purpose.