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 your organization's field of business, understanding the tech jobs and associated technical skills that are in high demand is key to hiring the top talent needed to be successful in the future of digital transformation.

In collaboration with Gartner, the nation's preeminent IT authority, this Information Technology Salary 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, you can address prevalent challenges and 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 tech skills needed in today’s IT world?

Participation open: March – May

Results publish: October

2021 results available

  • 908 organizations
  • USD 1,200 – 3,600
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Sample report

Access the most reliable IT salary survey data with the Mercer/Gartner IT Compensation Survey, to help you secure your tech workforce for the future.

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Survey Statistics

  • # Organizations: 908

Based on data from the 2021 Mercer/Gartner IT Jobs & Skills Survey: Building the IT Workforce of the Future.

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

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


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  • 2021 results now available for purchase.

Sample Report

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

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Participating Companies

View a list of the participating companies included in this technology skills survey here.

2022 Survey Participation

2022 survey participation is now closed. The act of submitting data to a survey is known as survey participation and your company is then viewed as a participant. Survey participation is open to all organizations and is not required to purchase results.

Key Dates:

  • Participation opens March 1, 2022
  • Participation closes May 6, 2022

Why should you participate?

  • Align your pay to the market
  • Maximize your budget by making informed decisions to ensure you are not overpaying or underpaying
  • Secure a significant discount on survey results
  • Receive invitations to exclusive participant-only events

To learn more about how you can become aparticipant, please contact us.

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