It’s tech jobs announcement season!

6 Nov 2015

It seems that tech jobs announcement season is in full swing as this has been another stellar week for tech candidates.

Following on the heels of an incredible October – a total of 2,725 tech jobs were announced during the month and, in one single day, a mind-blowing 900 came to market – November’s off to a great start, with more than 500 tech jobs announced this week.

Of these, 320 were announced in one fell swoop, with six separate Dublin companies announcing expansion and hiring plans.

That wasn’t the end of the good news for the capital, either, with Affidea – formerly Euromedic – announcing a further 100 jobs and Tata announcing 80.

Of course, Cork can never allow itself to be left out. The Skibbereen-based Spearline Labs announced 20 roles just this afternoon.

No doubt at least some of those jobs will be in infosec – an area that is seeing immense growth in line with the surge in massive hacks and the increased scrutiny placed on privacy and security concerns. This week, Hays Recruitment took a close-up look at the careers in infosec.

At the other end of the tech career spectrum – those who are just taking their tentative first steps into the tech world – this week saw the final call for secondary school students to take part in Google’s Call to Code competition.

It also saw the launch – and first session – of Ireland’s inaugural Techmums course, to be held in Dublin’s Digital Hub. Dr Sue Black, Techmums founder and Inspirefest speaker, was on hand to take the new students through their paces on the first day.

Finally, on a much lighter note, it has come to light that a paltry one in four of us thinks our parents have any idea what we do for a living. God, mum and dad, way to show you care…

For more information on any of these stories, follow the links below.

1. 320 tech jobs announced at six Dublin companies

Ireland’s capital has received a whopping slice of good news on the jobs front as six separate tech companies have revealed expansion plans, totalling 320 new jobs.

2. Affidea bringing 100 jobs in next 18 months

As part of a major rebranding, diagnostic imaging provider Euromedic is to change its name to Affidea, as well as investing €15m to create 100 jobs over the next 18 months.

3. Over 80 IT roles for Ireland as Tata expands

IT company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced the creation of more than 80 “highly-skilled” jobs in Ireland.

4. Spearline Labs bringing 20 IT roles to Skibbereen

Spearline Labs is bringing 20 jobs to Skibbereen, with the west Cork town soon to be home to a range of software and support roles that will double the company’s current workforce.

5. Infosec careers surge in line with increase in hacks

Stephen Killilea, senior consultant at Hays Recruitment, on the increased importance of infosec and the wide variety of jobs in the sector.

6. Google issues final call for Call to Code competition

A final call for young post-primary school coders has been issued by Google ahead of its Call to Code competition 2015, which takes place at the end of November.

7. Techmums launches at The Digital Hub

Techmums has gone international with the launch of the first Irish programme in The Digital Hub, Dublin. But what is Techmums and why sign up? Founder Sue Black fills us in.

8. 1 in 4 thinks their parents don’t know what they do

Sub-editors, UI designers and data scientists in Ireland are fairly sure their folks haven’t a clue what they do. To be honest, most Irish workers don’t think their mammies and daddies know their job title, or where they work!

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Kirsty Tobin
By Kirsty Tobin

Kirsty Tobin served as careers editor of Silicon Republic from 2015 up to August 2017. When she was younger, she had a dream where she started and won a fight with a T-Rex, so she’s pretty sure she kicked butt at this, too. Passions include eating all the cake, watching more TV than is healthy and sassy comebacks.

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