2023 IT Salary Data & Trends

Motion's 2023 Tech Salary Guide gives both technologists and hiring managers the crucial tech job market information they need to stay ahead in this industry.

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IT Salary and Tech Market Insights for 2023

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One of the strongest sectors in the US, the tech industry continues to make tremendous strides and growth in 2022 despite the uncertainty of the national economy. With unemployment rates below pre-pandemic levels and the increased acceptance of remote work, IT workers have more choices than ever on what and where they want to work - but the salary spikes of 2022 are normalizing. Motion's 2023 Tech Salary Guide pours through the data to give both tech leaders and technologists in-depth insights into the most pressing topics inside the tech industry, including:

  • How the Recent Inflation and Recession Fears Have Impacted Tech Hiring
  • How to Secure Career Growth in Uncertain Times
  • Emerging Tech Industries that are Increasing Hiring
  • Advice from Experts on How to Succeed in 2023

In addition to market insider information that 30 years of experience deep inside the tech recruiting world brings, our 2023 Tech Salary Guide includes in-depth compensation averages for hundreds of IT job titles in cities across North America. 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.



INSIGHTS

Tech Market Experts

"What tech hiring or job seeking trends do you expect to see in 2023?"


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Phill Perkins
Vice President

"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.

 

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Kelsey Prisby
Vice President

"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.

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John Rosenbaum
Chief Information Officer

"In 2023 the tech industry will see an increased spending and hiring in both Cloud Computing and Machine Learning. The increase in computing power due to the advances in quantum computing and AI has been a boon to tech companies, and continuing to advance in this sector will be key to success for many businesses.



 

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