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Software Developer is the hardest role to fill role in Irish technology sector

Written by Robert McHugh, on 19th Jun 2017. Posted in Technology

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It was announced today that the world’s largest job site, Indeed, has launched Indeed Prime in Dublin. Prime is an online career platform that provides employers with top tech talent based on coding skills, education and work experience. 

The product is specifically designed to address the growing need for technical talent in all industries. Recent research has shown that jobseeker interest in junior tech roles has increased by 43% over the last two years.
 
However, despite strong interest in junior tech roles, senior roles remain hard to fill with the research highlighing that Software Developer is the hardest role to fill role in Ireland’s technology sector. 
 
Rapid technological advances affect every company, so employer demand for high skilled tech talent is on the rise. There are also severe shortages of suitable candidates for Senior Java Developer roles (28%), Front End Developers (27%), Software Architects (24%) and .net Developers (24%). 
 
Commenting on the data, Indeed SVP of Product, Raj Mukherjee said, "Irish employers compete for tech talent in a global pool that extends well beyond Ireland’s borders. The lack of housing supply and rising cost of living in Ireland have been raised as key challenges in attracting skilled foreign workers to take up employment in Dublin. Maintaining competitiveness is vital to  ensuring that Ireland remains an attractive destination for high-skilled talent."

He added, "The market also needs to be smarter about how it identifies talent. Too often employers go fishing in the same, limited pool of people that graduate from specific universities. This can leave behind some high quality talent that learned their skills elsewhere. With Indeed Prime we are able to help employers find previously undiscovered tech talent."

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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