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Work-life balance of UK IT professionals lags behind US workers but equals Australians

Despite ‘always-on’ culture taking its toll, UK IT professionals are best placed for managing stress, finds survey


PagerDuty, the global leader in Digital Operations Management, today announced a new study that reveals the work-life balance of UK IT professionals is lagging behind that of their US counterparts but matches Australia data, according to a new report from the company.

The survey of over 800 IT professionals across the UK, the US and Australia, found that twice as many US respondents (36 per cent) said their work-life balance was excellent versus just 15 per cent of IT professionals in the UK and 16 per cent Australia.

The findings contradict the general perception by many in the UK that Australians enjoy a better work-life balance than workers in Britain, and that American employees suffer even more because of fewer days off.

UK IT pros say they are more capable of managing stress than their counterparts in the US and Australia, however.