Many technology professionals (43%) did not receive a bonus last year. Among those who did, about 30% said they were dissatisfied or highly dissatisfied with it, according to the 2015 Inside Technology Market Report released by Greythorn, a specialist technology and healthcare IT recruitment consultancy.

“Financial incentives—whether in the form of base pay or bonuses—are important, especially when we’re talking about highly sought after talent,” Ben Weber, managing director of Greythorn North America, said in a statement. “Getting the payscale right can be challenging in such a competitive industry. But even employers who offer premium compensation packages often suffer from a false sense of security—the talent they’ve worked hard to attract may not stick around.” Greythorn in late 2014 surveyed its database of more than 300 IT professionals in the U.S. about their careers as well as the current job market conditions.

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