Irish jobs market looking good in 2015 (infographic)

16 Jan 201518 Shares

The number of technology, science and engineering jobs advertised online increased significantly in the last quarter of 2014, IrishJobs.ie’s latest Jobs Index suggests.

Not just that but, according to the index, 50pc of employees feel the jobs market is set to improve, with 70pc planning to ask for a raise.

“It is heartening to see optimism returning to the Irish job market,” said Safann MacCarthy, managing director of IrishJobs.ie.

“Our jobs index shows an increase in the number of jobs posted online and this increased activity is translating into a renewed sense of vigour for Irish candidates.”

Compared with the last survey conducted at the end of March 2014, confidence in the jobs market has increased by 6pc overall.

“(The year) 2015 is shaping up to be a great year for Irish companies and a great year for Irish candidates,” added MacCarthy.

“The more robust economic environment will tip the balance in their favour and companies will have to work harder at finding, attracting and keeping talent.”

Just under one-third (31pc) of those surveyed who are employed are satisfied with their current salary. Forty-one per cent plan to ask for a small raise this year and 28pc intend to ask for a large raise this year. Forty-nine per cent of respondents who are working say they would move jobs for more money, however, as a country-wide report, this does not necessarily reflect the sentiments in tech.

Yet, it still paints a fairly good overall picture of Ireland’s current jobs market, with 2015 set to be a good year.

Irishjobs Index Q4

Salary increase image via Shutterstock

Gordon Hunt
By Gordon Hunt

Gordon joined Silicon Republic in October 2014 as a journalist, moving on to pastures new in August 2017. Unafraid of heights or spiders, Gordon 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 remains the ‘Random Article’ link on Wikipedia.

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