The number of jobs advertised in Ireland in Q1 2015 is markedly up on this time last year, with job opportunities in the IT sector still plentiful.
Up 12pc across the board, professional roles in Ireland are still booming, with IT’s 11pc increase proving that the tech industry remains a growth sector in the country.
In comparison to other European economies surveyed by Robert Walters, Ireland experienced the fourth-largest annual rise in job advertisement volumes, while Spain showed the highest growth, with a year-on-year increase of 19pc.
Business in general is up, with roles for management professionals up almost a quarter. Overall growth compared to the same time in 2014 was 13pc in Dublin and 11pc outside of the capital.
“The results are very encouraging, particularly when compared with the rest of Europe, and are aligned with the demand we are seeing in the Irish jobs market,” said Louise Campbell, MD of Robert Walters Ireland.
“The fact that companies are seeking talent across all levels indicates high business confidence for both the multinationals investing in Ireland and domestic businesses.
“For candidates, there are now more opportunities outside of Dublin, which is good news for those looking to move to areas with a much lower cost of living. Overall, it’s a strong start to 2015, and we hope to see these trends sustained throughout the year.”
There continues to be very high demand for IT professionals. IT, which is the largest sector by advertising volumes, witnessed an 11pc annual rise and 9pc uplift when compared to the previous quarter.