Jobs Uplift In IT And Professional Services

16 Sep 2015 | 06.30 am

Jobs Uplift In IT And Professional Services

Government must tap into the “experienced” economy to meet IT sector demand

16 Sep 2015 | 06.30 am

August saw 11% more professional opportunities available when compared with the same month last year, as well as a 15% increase in the number of IT roles, according to the latest Morgan McKinley Monthly Employment Monitor, published today.

In financial services, Morgan McKinley said that regulatory changes continued to drive demand for professionals with risk and compliance backgrounds. Changes in international tax environments is also continuing to increase demand for international tax accountants and managers. German was the most in demand language, followed by Dutch, French and Nordic.

Within the IT sector, iOS developers and UX designers were in demand due to the release of the Apple watch and the increasing focus on the end-user experience.

IT infrastructure and support roles alone increased by 15% in August, primarily driven by multinational global technology and information services centres located in Dublin.

Commenting on the figures, Karen O’Flaherty, chief operations officer with Morgan McKinley Ireland, said: “The IT sector remains extremely robust and is currently the primary engine of growth within the Irish professional jobs market.

“Aligned to the growth and strength of the IT sector is the continued drive for multilingual professionals. Traditionally located within customer service, these roles have evolved as companies invest and train entry level staff to more senior positions. German, Dutch, French and Nordic were the most sought-after languages and the ability to attract talent within these languages remains a challenge.”

 

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