The number of professionals seeking new roles peaked in July 2015

Bryan Hyland 08.12.2015

The highest number of professional jobs recorded in May 2015

Irish Employment Infographic


  • The number of professionals seeking new roles (9,425) peaked in July 2015.
  • The Monitor recorded the highest number of professional opportunities (13,445) in May 2015.
  • Nationally, 9% more professional opportunities were available in November 2015 compared to the same month last year.
  • 7% rise in professional opportunities compared to the previous month, October 2015.
  • 6% increase in the number of professionals entering the jobs market, compared to November 2014, but 10% less job seekers compared to the previous month, reflecting the seasonal slowdown.
  • 12% increase in Supply Chain roles this month, in high demand were Production Supervisors and Supply Chain Managers across medical device, food and pharmaceutical sectors.
  • Regionally, job flow within IT was up 8%, but availability of candidates was down 18% on the previous month, again influenced by seasonal factors.
  • Skilled IT professionals currently have on average three to four job opportunities available to them. Counter offers are now a feature of the IT market as companies endeavour to keep top talent.
  • Within Finance, demand for consultancy and Project Management professionals increased, driven by significant projects being pushed through by expanding businesses.  Candidates with financial software implementation and business process re-engineering experience were most in demand.
  • Demand for HR contractors was high in November, primarily due to end of year HR projects.
  • Companies are becoming mindful of candidates needs and are offering flexible working environments to secure them


View the full press release and commentary for the November 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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