2018 Multilingual Salary Guide

Sharon Thunder 11.01.2018

Multilingual salaries for customer service, business development and sales roles, based on years' experience in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Galway.

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Commentary on Multilingual Roles and Remuneration in Ireland for 2018

The Multilingual Salary Guide covers salary ranges for customer service, technical support and sales professionals who speak two or more languages and have worked in Ireland in 2017.
 
Morgan McKinley’s multilingual recruitment team recruits for multinational companies that require volume multilingual professionals. 2017 saw continued German, Dutch and Nordic languages as the most sought after in multilingual professionals which will continue on into 2018. Ireland is continuing to be an attractive location for companies looking to set up their European or global operations, in particular multinationals who have set up their EMEA HQ in Ireland as well as startup tech businesses. The most notable growth sectors have been online retail, social media, ICT and outsourcing.

As many multinationals are setting up in Ireland we have seen a continued high demand for Nordic, Dutch and German speakers, at entry and mid-level. These languages are in a short supply. Professionals job seekers with Mediterranean and Eastern European languages are still in demand, however, there has been somewhat of an oversupply in this area. Over 60% of professionals who are placed into entry level roles are sourced from overseas are looking to start their career or for a career change in Ireland.

Most in-demand roles have been sales, customer service and technical support. Salaries have remained overall steady with a slight increase seen in software sales and more senior or specialist roles for the in-demand languages. Companies need to consider offering attractive benefits to secure talent, or sign-on bonuses. There is an increasing number of companies who are introducing attractive relocation packages to incentivise professionals from abroad.

We will continue to see a demand for foreign language skills in Ireland throughout 2018 for permanent and contract roles as companies continue to invest in new business. 

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