Last month saw a record 13,445 professional jobs come to market, with a monthly rise of 18pc in the number of IT jobs coming on stream.
The IT push was largely driven (70pc) by the multinational and banking sector, with the surge containing a significant increase in permanent positions.
“This month’s Employment Monitor indicates that job creation for professionals is continuing to grow, with a record number of positions registered this month, reflecting continued confidence both within the indigenous and multinational sectors,” says Karen O’Flaherty, COO of Morgan McKinley Ireland.
“Positively, this uplift continues to spread beyond Dublin, with the manufacturing and agri-food industries driving job creation in the west and midwest regions. Overall, finance, HR, IT and supply chain are the most active sectors.”
Interestingly, there seems to be a shift in the gender balance of certain professions. In HR, women historically led the employment field, representing 70pc of employees.
“This dynamic is now changing and is being driven by a number of factors,” says O’Flaherty, “including; higher remuneration packages, executive level positions within corporate organisation’s and the emergence of specialisms within the profession such as analytics.”
“The growth of the fintech industry is also fuelling the requirement for both IT and systems finance professionals as technology changes how financial transactions are conducted. This is most evident currently within investment banking.”
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