Tech professionals enjoy best work life balance of all

digital and dataCareers in data and tech not only offer greater opportunities and benefits – and even more possibilities for remote working – it seems professionals also enjoy the best work life balance of any sector, although media firms are not that far behind.

That is according to a new study carried out by Reboot Digital PR, based on company reviews from recruitment site Glassdoor, tech companies score an impressive 3.95 out of 5 on average for their work and life balance ratings.

The sector also scores the highest for overall rating, which includes career opportunities (3.76), compensation and benefits (3.73), culture and values (3.97), senior management (3.76), and, perhaps surprisingly given concerns over male domination in the industry, even diversity and inclusion (3.98).

The business service sector, especially people working in consulting, staffing and outsourcing industries rank in the second position, with a score of 3.78 for work-life balance, followed by those working in the education (3.77). However, the media sector is up there too (3.75).

Arts and entertainment (3.65), defence (3.64) and consumer services (3.65) are at the other ned of the spectrum.

The findings support a recent study from recruitment specialist Harnham which revealed that despite the fragile market, those toiling away in the data and tech industry are ultra-confident of a bright future, with nearly nine out of ten feeling secure in their roles.

Across the seven core specialisms of advanced analytics, computer vision, data and technology, data science, digital analytics, life science analytics and contract, the report showed there is also increasing stability in the market, and candidates will only move for the right role.

Even so, most other considerations go out of the window when presented with a chance to earn more cash, with nearly seven in ten (68%) professionals saying would leave their role if the right opportunity came up with a 20% pay rise.

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