Tech job seekers, both active and passive, are willing to make a move for the right offer. But when is the right time to move? Since the technology sector is ever expanding and evolving, it is hard to know when the market is best placed for a strategic relocation into another role. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of tech and computer occupations is expected to grow 12% by 2024, greater than the average for all other occupations. Now more than ever it is important that tech job seekers are informed when making decisions about their career.

Since many of us have spent years cultivating experience at carefully selected organisations where every variable is analysed before taking the role, the time at which we make strategic career moves is often overshadowed, ironic in hindsight, as it could mean a difference of up to 15% in salary.

Detailed information about skills, careers and salary trends, can help inform tech job seekers and professionals in the tech space when it comes to making these critical decisions about their career. Gooroo can offer a helping hand in providing the information needed. What is unique about Gooroo is job seekers in the technology space are able to complete a personalised skill assessment where there is an analysis of over 500, 000 job advertisements each month.

Tech recruiters are also impacted by fluctuations found in the tech industry, where key salary and tech skill demand trends can help inform hiring decisions. With the recent launch of Gooroo Hirer, this also allows tech recruiters to access millions of tech pros, helping inform tech recruitment professionals.

Gooroo.io helps by outlining salary fluctuations in the tech industry. In the graph pictured (larger picturewe see an overview of monthly jobs advertised in three key areas in the tech space - Software Development/ Engineering, Analysis and Enterprise Software in the United States.

Interestingly between similar tech skills, there is a difference in salary fluctuations of up to 15% for Software Engineers (web) and 8% for Software Engineers (mobile), between the period of January 2014 - August 2016.

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