Professional jobs sector remains buoyant – Morgan McKinley Ireland Employment Monitor

Trayc Keevans 12.07.2017

The number of professional job vacancies increased by 19% in June compared to the same month a year ago and by 5% sequentially since May, according to the Morgan McKinley Ireland Monthly Employment Monitor.

There were -6% fewer professionals seeking jobs in June compared to May, although annually there were 4% more seeking jobs than in June last year.

Employment Monitor


  • Continuously strong growth in the ICT sector where there is demand for specialised skill sets including software engineering and cyber security. The demand for IT skills has propagated across all sectors of the economy where digital functions and roles form a key aspect of organisational management and new business development.  A shortage in senior User Experience (UX) specialists is indicative of increased consumer activity where companies are acting to better meet customer needs in an increasingly online economy.
  • In Financial Services, there is strong demand for risk and compliance professionals, specialists in consumer protection, credit control, quantitative analysis, data analysts and recently qualified accountants as well as experienced accounting professionals.
  • In the wider business and administrative services areas, there is demand for people with multilingual skills and most notably at present the German, Nordic, Dutch and French languages. This is for roles of various ranks across all disciplines. 
  • HR professionals remain in high demand and particularly those with specialisms in organisational design, compensation and benefits as organisational culture and workplace flexibility remains a high priority for businesses and employees alike.

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Global FDI Director