Six per cent more professional opportunities were recorded in October 2015, compared to the same month last year, the latest Morgan McKinley monthly employment indicates.
The number of professionals seeking new roles was down 10% compared to the previous month, reflecting less movement in the jobs market compared to earlier in the year.
Within the IT sector, the report indicates a 5% increase in software development and Quality Assurance (QA) roles. Also within IT, there was continued high demand for Big Data and Business Intelligence experts.
Jobs growth is steady overall but talent shortages within the Tech sector remain, and digital skills transfer programmes must be ramped up to meet current economic needs, the report claims.
Many of the jobs created in 2015 are new roles and do not include legacy skill sets.
Morgan McKinley Ireland, chief operations officer Karen O'Flaherty commented: "Employment growth was steady this month, with a slight increase over September's figures and a 6% increase on October 2014.
"The monitor recorded a 10% drop in professionals seeking new roles which is consistent with the time of year."