Professional job vacancies down by 12% in July [infographic]

Trayc Keevans 16.08.2017

Seasonal lull follows period of intensive hiring

  • There was a 5% increase in the number of professionals seeking jobs in Ireland in July
    compared to the same month a year ago.  

  • The number of professional job vacancies available in Ireland reduced by 12% in July compared to the same month a year ago, and by 24% sequentially since June 2017.


Sector Highlights

  • Supply Chain - In the Supply Chain Management discipline, professionals with skills in SAP, Advanced Excel, Supplier Management & Lean Management continue to be the in demand across all industries.
  • Financial Services - Financial Services recruitment has in many respects become an employee led market albeit there is still a good balance of supply and demand and a positive mix of opportunity encouraging employee mobility.  There is a continually strong requirement for experienced and newly qualified accountants (across the management, financial and audit disciplines), funds management specialists, risk and compliance experts, data analysts, consumer protection and credit control specialists, fintech and cyber security professionals.
  • Business Administration / Services - In the wider business and administrative services areas, there is still significant demand for people with multilingual skills and most notably at present the German, French, Italian and Nordic languages. This is for roles of various ranks across all disciplines.  In administrative roles, areas such as legal and medical continue to seek employees in large numbers, e.g., legal secretaries for conveyancing (reflecting current property market trends).
  • Human Resources - Recruitment professionals continue to be in high demand as organisations build out their in house recruitment teams. A notable trend here is one of candidates returning from overseas with agency and in-house recruitment experience filling these roles. There are multiple opportunities across all industry sectors for HR professionals with specialisms in organisational design, compensation and benefits, organisational culture and workplace flexibility.

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