Report Uk It Workers Are Leaving The Uk Because They Are Fed Up in House prices and the economy Posted September 15, 2010 Oh dear, are you IT workers all still arguing your own importance? How on earth can you work in an industry which is solely aimed at reducing staffing levels and then complain when its you job on the line? Remember the WW2 quote..., First, they came for the Jews. But I was not a Jew, so I did not speak up. Then they came for the communists. But I was not a communist, so I did not speak up. Then they came for the trade unionists. But I was not a trade unionist, so I did not speak up. And when they came for me , there was no one left to speak out for me. Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) As with many industries which had a shortage of well qualified intelligent staff that were well paid, many people jumped in hoping they could ride the same train, unfortunately this industry now has more staff than it needs, thus pay levels are static/ falling and offshoring is rife. I'm sure that IT will find it's natural level eventually, but it has been in a bubble as far as wages are concerned for a long time. Just like the media / journalism and to a certain extent, trades, pay and conditions are all dependant on how many people are needed to satisfy demand.