Mercer/Gartner IT Jobs & Skills Survey: Building the IT Workforce of the Future

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The rise of technology is changing virtually every industry and organization. No matter what field of business your organization is in, understanding the tech jobs and associated skills that are in high demand is key so that you don’t miss out on the top talent needed to be successful going forward.

In collaboration with Gartner, the nation’s preeminent information technology authority, this IT survey provides data and insights into the hottest jobs and skills you need to evaluate your talent strategy. With data analyzed by annual dollar volume, industry, IT full-time employees, and total full-time employees, address prevalent challenges to positively impact your hiring and retention practices. Data includes:

  • Difficult jobs and skills to recruit
  • New and emerging jobs and skills
  • Skills that require a premium
  • Jobs that demand a sign-on bonus and much more
Do you have the data necessary to secure the hot jobs and skills needed in today’s IT world?
Survey Details at a Glance
  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Sample Report
  • 2019 Participation


To help combat supply-and-demand disparities, use this data to ensure your HR practices remain competitive and responsive to evolving business needs.

Survey results are delivered in a published PDF format to your account under “My Downloads.”

Salary Survey Methodology
Mercer surveys are designed using the most accurate and up-to-date market data practices. Data is collected from HR professionals at participating organizations and then analyzed for validity, thoroughness, and market representation based on the organization’s size, structure, geographic region, or a combination of these factors. A minimum number of incumbents, organizations, and distinct organizations are required in order to report each data element. If minimums are not met, the market data is suppressed, ensuring you the highest level of data confidentiality.

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Data Collected

  • Difficult jobs to recruit
  • Difficult skills to recruit
  • Jobs that demand a sign-on bonus
  • Jobs that required a retention bonus
  • New and emerging jobs
  • New and emerging skills
  • Skills that demand a premium
  • Skills that required a retention bonus
  • Sources used when recruiting for IT jobs
  • Top jobs recruited for in the last 12 months
  • Top jobs to hire in next 12 months
  • Top skills recruited for in the last 12 months
  • Top skills to hire in next 12 months

Data Analyzed

Analyzed by

  • Annual Dollar Volume
  • Industry
  • IT FTEs
  • Total FTEs


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Survey Schedule

Please note that participation open dates and deadlines vary by survey. The Mercer/Gartner IT Jobs & Skills Survey: Building the IT Workforce of the Future results will be available in October.

Sample Report

View a sample report of this survey for a glimpse at what’s included.

2019 Participation

The Mercer/Gartner IT Jobs & Skills Survey: Building the IT Workforce of the Future has been added to six of Mercer’s larger benchmarking surveys that span across several industries in order to streamline your submission process. To participate in the Mercer/Gartner IT Jobs & Skills: Building the IT Workforce of the Future, look for this tab within the larger salary benchmarking surveys below.

2019 Survey Participation varies by survey. View the Survey Schedule tab within each survey for your next opportunity to participate. To learn more about how you can become a survey participant, please contact us.

US Survey Questionnaires Containing this Survey:
US MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database Survey Suite
US Mercer SIRS® Survey Suite
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US FSS: Financial Services Suite
US Real Estate Compensation Survey

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