Continuing to be a strong sector in Chicago, the tech industry keeps making tremendous strides and growth in 2022 despite the uncertainty of the national economy. While salaries are normalizing, unemployment rates are below pre-pandemic levels and remote or hybrid work is increasingly accepted, so IT workers have more choices than ever on what and where they want to work. Motion's 2023 Chicago Tech Salary Guide pours through the data to give technologists in-depth insights into the most pressing topics inside the tech industry, including:
In addition to market insider information that 30 years of experience deep inside the tech recruiting world brings, our 2023 Chicago Tech Salary Guide includes in-depth compensation averages for hundreds of IT job titles. As always, our goal is to provide you with the data and insights you need to make the right decisions in the tech job market and have the proper expectations when hiring top IT talent.
Tech Market Experts
What tech hiring or job seeking trends
do you expect to see in 2023?
"For junior-level workers in the tech community, 2023 will be the year of contracting. With some companies looking to reduce costs, contracting will become a way for those getting their start in IT to get their foot in the door and establish experience. Those that thrive in that environment will then have their options open to be full-time or to continue on as a contractor in new positions."
"In 2023, job seekers will be forced to improve their business IQ to find the right role to grow their career. While it's still a great time to be in tech, venture capitalists are starting to be more discerning with their money, so when deciding on a job, candidates will have to go beyond a big salary and look at a business's fundamentals to see if there are any red flags."
The hybrid office is here to stay, and in Chicago, 2023 will be about how businesses adapt their hiring practices to this new office setup. For some, this means having workers come into the office 2-3 times a week. However, other companies will narrow their candidate search from nationally to regionally, so while a employee doesn't have to be in the Chicagoland area, they live a reasonable driving distance away for in-office strategy sessions and team building without spending on costly flights and lodging.
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