Just under a third of CIOs are planning to take up a role with a different organisation within the next 12 months, according to recruiter Harvey Nash’s 2013 global CIO survey.
Harvey Nash surveyed 2029 CIOs from 10 countries – 210 in Australia – and found 27 per cent plan to move jobs this year, the highest it has been since 2010.
Twenty-eight per cent of Australian CIOs are planning to move jobs in a year, and 63 per cent expect to be in a new role within the next two years.
“CIOs are more restless than at any time in the past four years,” the recruiter said. “For those CIOs not looking to move job in the next year, only one in 10 would not consider a new role, [and] 41 per cent are prepared to proactively talk with head-hunters about a suitable opportunity.”
The survey also found that 35 per cent of Australian CIOs received a pay rise in 2012, which is 6 per cent higher than the global average. Also, 81 per cent of CIOs received bonuses, up 4 per cent from last year, with 19 per cent of those who saw an increase to their bonuses.
Remuneration and job satisfaction has increased in Australia by 9 to 10 per cent from last year, with 74 per cent indicating they are satisfied with their pay and 68 per cent saying they are fulfilled in their role.
However, when it comes to diversity, women make up only 10 per cent of Australian CIOs. The global average of female CIOs is 8 per cent.
“There has been far less progress with workforce diversity programs; 14 per cent of organisations [globally] indicate there are no women in the IT department, and for almost a third of organisations women make up less than one in 10 IT employees,” the report reads.