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

Stay one step ahead for in-demand technical talent

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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 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, 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?
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  • 2021 survey participation
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Sample Report

Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Organizations: 511

Based on data from the 2020 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 imercer.com account under My Downloads.

2021 survey participation

Data Submission Tools

Participate Online

Survey participation is open to all organizations. To participate in this survey, simply click the 'participate online' link above and follow the steps provided. Rest assured that the importance of your data security is not taken lightly at Mercer, so we take the utmost precautions to protect it.

What's new in 2021

Data for this survey will be collected through Mercer Data Connector, an innovative online platform created to simplify the participation process with easy data importing, real-time data validation, and more.

Why should you participate?

  • Maximize your budget by making informed decisions on when to offer bonuses
  • Identify “hot jobs” and areas of focus for your company.
  • Secure a significant discount on survey results.

2021 survey schedule

  • Participation opens: March 1
  • Participation closes: May 28
  • Results available: October

Participation Webinar

Attend a participation webinar or watch a recording to better understand the submission process and the survey data that is collected.

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2021 survey pricing

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Mercer/Gartner IT Jobs & Skills Survey: Building the IT Workforce of the Future CAD $1,620 CAD $4,130

Pricing

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2020 North America Mercer/Gartner IT Jobs & Skills Survey: Building the IT Workforce of the Future CAD 1,485 CAD 3,785

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Survey Schedule

  • Participation open: March 1
  • Participation deadline: May 28
  • Results publish: October

Sample Report

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

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  • Ordering TypeSingleLevelMultiSelection
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  • Sub TitleStay one step ahead for in-demand technical talent
  • Short DescriptionRecruitment, retention, bonus & more data for IT jobs.
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