Finance, IT and Multilingual remain strongest performing sectors this month

Aldagh McDonogh 09.11.2015

Digital skills shortages a concern for future growth.

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Highlights :

  • 6% more professional opportunities recorded in October 2015, compared to the same month last year.
  • The number of professionals seeking new roles was down 10% compared to the previous month, reflecting less movement in the jobs market compared to earlier in the year.
  • Within the IT sector, a 5% increase in software development and Quality Assurance (QA) roles was recorded this month.
  • Also within IT, there was continued high demand for Big Data and Business Intelligence experts.
  • Jobs growth is steady overall but talent shortages within the Tech sector remain and digital skills transfer programmes must be ramped up to meet current economic needs.
  • Many of the jobs created in 2015 are new roles and do not include legacy skill sets.
  • National and international regulatory changes continue to drive recruitment within financial services.
  • Abolition of the dairy quotas earlier this year has resulted in an increase of roles coming through across all areas of dairy production with Food technologists, Production Supervisors and Food Quality managers in high demand. 
  • Graduate programmes across professional services, engineering, accounting and financial services are a strong feature of the jobs markets again as companies compete for talent.
  • Multilingual professionals remain in high demand, with German again the most sought after language.


View the full press release and commentary for the October Employment Monitor here.

Morgan McKinley's Irish Employment Monitor measures the pulse of the Irish professional jobs market by tracking the number of new job opportunities and professionals seeking new roles within the Republic of Ireland each month.

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