IT jobs market exploding in Ireland

24 Jul 2015406 Shares

We keep expecting the IT jobs market to slacken off, but so far it’s unwavering. Every week we look back at our careers-related coverage and, every week, the IT jobs just keep coming.

This week saw another 445 IT jobs announced in Ireland. The bulk of these came in one fell swoop from Pramerica, with the company announcing 330 new roles to coincide with the development of a new, eco-friendly campus.

In fact, according to IrishJobs.ie, IT jobs listings have skyrocketed in Ireland this year, with banking, fintech and telecoms making the greatest leaps.

If you’re interested in applying for any of those jobs, and want to make sure your CV is up to scratch, we’ve got you covered.

It emerged this week that Ireland now has more than 1m third-level graduates between the ages of 21 and 65, showing that this little island has an immensely qualified workforce.

Giving us all faith in future generations, we saw this week that that high level of skill may start early in Ireland. In honour of CoderDojo’s fourth birthday, we put together a list of young Irish coders who are doing great things. And now we all feel a little inadequate.

In other good news, it has emerged that, while there is still a long way to go, Silicon Valley is taking tentative steps towards improving diversity at its largest companies.

While hiring practices are not yet proportionally in line with the diverse pool of available hires, companies are starting to tweak those practices to ensure that workplaces become more representative.

As always, we like to leave you laughing. This week, we put together a selection of the best nursing memes out there. Enjoy!

If you’d like to learn more about any of this week’s stories, check them out below:

1. 330 jobs for fintech as Pramerica expands

Pramerica has announced the creation of 330 jobs at its Letterkenny facility as part of an expansion that will include the development of a new, state-of-the-art, eco-friendly campus nearby.

2. 100 new IT jobs in Dublin as Abtran expands

Abtran is hiring 100 new employees as part of a major expansion in its consulting and technology services division in Dublin’s IFSC.

3. 15 new jobs at Irish software player Iconic

Dublin-based Iconic Translation Machines has raised €400,000 in seed funding from angel investors to target the €37bn global languages industry.

4. Job listings skyrocketing in Ireland this year

The total number of jobs advertised in Ireland in Q2 of this year was up 17pc on 2014’s numbers. There’s plenty of movement, too, with almost everyone surveyed (93pc) saying they would upskill or retrain for a new job as the market shifts.

5. The dos and don’ts of writing a CV

A CV is the first impression made between a job candidate and an employer. Here are a handful of rules you really should abide by.

6. Ireland has more than 1m third level graduates

There are now more than 1m people in Ireland between the ages of 20 and 65 who have a third-level qualification.

7. 5 young coders to watch as CoderDojo turns 4

CoderDojo was started by James Whelton and Bill Liao back in 2011. Yesterday, the foundation celebrated its fourth birthday. In honour of the occasion, we put together a list of CoderDojo ninjas to follow on Twitter.

8. Silicon Valley tackles diversity problem

Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity when it comes to race is often overlooked but, when it comes to hiring for coveted positions with California’s tech giants, black and Hispanic candidates are grossly underrepresented.

9. 10 memes only a nurse should understand

This week’s foray into the world of STEM professionals brings us to nurses, those born with an immense multitasking skill-set, patience to kill for and patients to save.

Looking for tech jobs in Ireland? Check out our Featured Employers section for information on companies hiring right now.

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Kirsty Tobin
By Kirsty Tobin

Kirsty joined Silicon Republic in 2015 as Careers Editor. When she was younger, she had a dream where she started and won a fight with a T-Rex, so she's pretty sure she can do this. Passions include playing trombone in a jazz band, watching more TV than is healthy, and sassy comebacks. Her favourite thing on the internet - other than Netflix - is, and will likely remain, Pun Dog.

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