More companies are going to be hiring substantially more tech professionals in the next year than they did in 2013. And, as they search for new talent, employers will be trying harder to hang on to their existing tech staffers.

That's what a survey of 840 hiring execs told Dice.com, "the career hub for tech." Last year and this year, three-quarters of respondents said they'd be adding techies to their teams. The difference? In the 2013 survey, 19 percent said their hiring would be "substantial." This time around, the number rose to 24 percent.

What'll take to bring on the new talent? Show us the money, job candidates are saying. By now, they know there's a demand for their services, and money will talk if they're going to walk. Hiring professionals told Dice that 75 percent of the tech staffers they lost took another position for more money.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.