Anne-Marie Walsh, senior consultant at Hays, sees a lot of activity in programming jobs, but data science is the buzz area of 2015.
The growth in multinationals operating in Ireland, running mounds of data through their Irish offices, means more and more people are needed to make sense of all this information.
Business knowledge, too, is very important to employers. No longer can candidates rely on one skill, everybody needs to think big and plan for progression.
“At Hays we’ve seen a requirement for business analysts and project managers, with change experience,” explains Walsh, who name-checks areas like Wintel, VMware and Cisco engineers as key employment areas right now.
However an interesting aspect of the current Irish employment scene is the increased prevalence in counter-offers, and how employers are using them to attract, and indeed retain, their desired staff.