San Francisco, Denver, Philly Most Stressful Cities for IT Pros
Feeling stressed out lately? That's nothing compared with the overwhelming stress levels experienced by IT administrators across the country, a revealing study commissioned by GFI Software indicates. The survey gauged respondents' stress levels at work and revealed their opinions on their main stressors, as well as how their stress level compares with that of friends and family and how it affects their personal and professional lives. The study found that while the number of IT professionals considering leaving their jobs due to workplace stress has declined from 67 percent last year to 57 percent in 2013—a 10-point drop in one year—the percentages are still staggeringly high. Respondents from the Western United States find their jobs more stressful than those in other regions, with more than three-quarters (76 percent) of IT administrators indicating their jobs are stressful. This represents a major shift from 2012, when the Northeast was reportedly the most stressed region for IT managers (74 percent of them felt it) and the West was the second least-stressful region to work in. eWEEK takes a look at some of the cities that made IT administrators feel so stressed out.