The number of professional job vacancies available in Ireland in the first part of the year increased by 9.4%, compared sequentially to the fourth quarter 2018, according to the Morgan McKinley Ireland Quarterly Employment Monitor, which measures the pulse of the Irish professional jobs market.
Underpinning this positive trend, the year-on-year comparison shows that there was a 14.4% increase in professional jobs coming to market in the first quarter 2019 compared to the same quarter last year.
Access to talent remains an ongoing issue for a number of sectors. There was an increase of 17.1% in the number of professionals seeking new roles in the first three months of 2019, compared with the last quarter of 2018.
The Morgan McKinley monitor also recorded an overall decrease of 4.9% in the number of professionals actively seeking new job opportunities compared to the same time a year ago, reflecting current economic conditions and the fact that Ireland is moving closer to full employment.
Current most in-demand positions include:
● Engineering: Automation Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Process Engineer, and Project Manager
● Technology: Software Developer, UX Designer, Solutions Architect, Data Scientist, Security Engineer
● Financial Services: Head of Compliance & MLRO, Regulatory Compliance Manager, Investment Risk Analyst, Private Equity Officer, Real Estate Fund Accountants, Credit Analyst, Market Risk Manager, AML Manager, Product Manager
● Science: Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Qualified Person (QP), QC Analyst
● Senior Sales: Business Development Representative (SaaS), Inside Sales Manager, Multilingual Inside Sales Representatives, Business Development Manager, Technical Sales Manager, Medical Sales Specialist
● Marketing: Marketing Executive, Digital Marketing Executive, MarComms Manager, Assistant Brand Manager, Brand Manager, Communications Manager
● HR: Total Rewards Analyst, HR Specialist( in the areas of wellness and engagement.
● Office Support: Niche roles such as IT Audit Administrator, Training Administrator