A 26pc increase in job adverts in the last quarter of 2014 saw Ireland top the charts across Europe.
The Robert Walters European job index saw Germany (+23pc), Switzerland (+12pc) and France (+11pc) trail in Ireland’s wake.
The IT industry, the largest by advertising volumes, grew by 21pc in Ireland to a total of 13,341 adverts, with companies investing heavily in new IT platforms and seeking project management skills within the sector.
“With the rapid growth in job advertisements, increased candidate confidence and supportive macroeconomic factors, we expect continued recruitment growth in 2015,” says Louise Campbell, MD of Robert Walters Ireland.
“Particularly encouraging was the dramatic year-on-year growth of job adverts outside of Dublin in areas such as Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, and Limerick, showing the recovery has begun to extend beyond the capital. We expect to see continued positive momentum across the Irish jobs market in 2015.”
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