The number of professional jobs listed in Ireland has risen almost a third in the first half of 2015, with a June growth in security and .Net developer positions driving the IT scene.
In all, finance and IT have been the two booming sectors this year, with Morgan McKinley’s Irish Employment Monitor showing a better geographical spread of jobs in 2015.
This is driven by multinational, multilingual and financial services sector growth and IDA Ireland’s regional focus for job growth having an impact.
Language requirements have proved key in IT, which, given the number of EMEA offices in Ireland, is understandable, with a rise in people leaving permanent positions in favour of contract work a surprise.
“A renewed sense of confidence has been driving activity so far this year, particularly in finance, banking and IT sectors,” said Karen O’Flaherty, COO of Morgan McKinley Ireland.
Looking outwards for tech jobs in Ireland
“There is a growing trend of existing and new multinationals evolving from servicing EMEA-only to global markets from Ireland.
“The quality and availability of the multilingual workforce here is a key factor in this trend, with the diversity of language skills enabling multinationals to service different time zones and offer a 24/7 global support operation.
“Talent availability is one of the key factors that underpins an organisations decision to locate here and Ireland’s need to continue to invest in, develop and attract professionals with multilingual abilities cannot be underestimated.”
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