UX designers, iOS developers in demand in Ireland (infographic)

15 Sep 2015

The number of professional job vacancies in Ireland has dropped on last month but has risen significantly on this time last year, with IT and fintech remaining buoyant, according to a new report.

There has been a 13pc drop in available jobs since July, alongside a 3pc rise in available candidates, although this is largely seasonal, with the rise on last August far more telling.

The release of the Apple Watch seems to have driven up the need for iOS developers and UX designers, with a pretty big 15pc rise in IT infrastructure and support roles also catching the eye.

The latter of these is primarily driven by multinationals, focused largely in the Dublin area.

Jobs in Ireland, an IT thing

“The IT sector remains extremely robust and is currently the primary engine of growth within the Irish professional jobs market,” said Karen O’Flaherty, COO of Morgan McKinley, which compiled the Irish Employment Monitor report.

“The requirement to attract students into careers within the STEM sector must remain a core pillar of any jobs and development strategy, with opportunities to fast track and upskill a key element.

“There should also be a concerted focus on attracting women who may have left the industry, for a variety of reasons, to consider returning – the experienced economy should be tapped into.”

There’s also a push for multilingual skills, with German the latest language sought, although in previous months we’ve reported on Spanish and Italian being sought after too.

“Traditionally located within customer service,” said O’Flaherty, “these roles have evolved as companies invest and train entry-level staff to more senior positions.”

Jobs in Ireland

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Gordon Hunt
By Gordon Hunt

Gordon Hunt joined Silicon Republic in October 2014 as a journalist. He spends most of his time avoiding conversations about music, appreciating even the least creative pun and rueing the day he panicked when meeting Paul McGrath. His favourite thing on the internet is the ‘Random Article’ link on Wikipedia.

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