If your IT department isn’t already worried about staff retention, some new stats might change that. A new poll finds 37 percent of IT pros plan to begin searching for a new employer in 2017, and 26 percent plan to accept a new job.

Many factors are driving people’s desire for a job change, according to Spiceworks’ 2017 Tech Career Outlook. The most frequently cited reasons are: to advance my IT skills (cited by 69 percent); to get a more competitive salary (64 percent); to work at a company that makes IT more of a priority (40 percent); I’m burnt out at my current job (40 percent); to find a better work-life balance (38 percent); to get better benefits (401k, healthcare) (33 percent); to work with a more talented IT team (26 percent); to get better work-from-home options (24 percent); to get a better job title (22 percent).

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