Morgan McKinley’s research into Ireland’s salary situation in 2015 has found that these four areas will require significant numbers of employees in the coming year.
Speaking of languages, Python, too, has become an integral cog in the Irish IT industry. This is two-fold it seems. Firstly, as a fairly productive language to develop, it has become one of the more popular ones to use. Given the need to test the growing amount of software developed here the requirement for QA professionals and testers – with knowledge of Java, .Net, Python etc. – also grows in significance.
This reflects a similar report from Hays in December, which found that development positions with Java, .Net, Ruby and Python are still the most common jobs on the market.
The swathe of cyber attacks within the past 18 months has raised companies’ awareness that stronger security measures are needed, meaning the whole area is seeing increased investment, with information and security professionals much more in demand than before.
Elsewhere, areas such as big data have seen a bigger need for people with data analysis skills who can evaluate data-buying needs and trends as well as demonstrate real value in forecasting.
“Leading edge technology, training and career development, work-life balance, benefits and profit share schemes were among the major factors for ICT professionals considering whether to stay with their current employer or move to a competing organisation,” reads the report.
“Due to the shortages of certain skill sets such as SAP, Java, UI and cloud within the permanent recruitment market, hiring managers have become more amenable to sourcing contractors in order to secure the talent for key areas and projects.”
Interestingly the contract market yields significantly lower rates outside of Dublin, 10-15pc lower in fact. “However, contractors with expertise in applications such as CRM/ERP command rates in line with those offered in Dublin.”
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