February Employment Monitor | Professional job vacancies up 23% nationally compared to same month last year

Sharon O'Donnell - 16/03/2015
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Professional job vacancies up 23% nationally compared to same month last year

Highlights Overall:

  • Professional job vacancies up 23% nationally on February 2014 demonstrating continued growth in the economy (11,801 vacancies this month V 9,570 vacancies in February 2014).
  • February 2015 saw a 6% increase in the number of professionals entering the employment market compared with the previous month, January 2015.
  • The financial services; funds and asset management; treasury and legal sectors are particularly active.
  • The ICT sector saw a growing requirement for professionals with data analytics expertise.
  • Positive start to 2015 for Cork, Limerick and the South East on the jobs front driven by multinational, multilingual and financial services sector growth.

Regional Insights:

  • Professional job vacancies up by over 30% in Cork compared to February 2014 and an increase of over 70% in Limerick compared to the same month last year.
  • In Cork manufacturing growth in the FMCG, dairy and nutrition sectors is driving job creation. The buoyancy in this sector is stimulating the creation of new roles in finance, operations, quality control and HR.
  • In Limerick organisations serving the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region are actively seeking French, German, Spanish and Nordic speaking professionals in large numbers.
  • The professional services sector has seen continued growth outside of Dublin as practices hire cross all levels.
  • In Limerick and the South East small, medium sized and Big 4 practices have been recruiting at senior and semi senior in large numbers because of increased client demand.
  • In Cork, there has been increased demand for taxation professionals, with particular emphasis on corporation tax expertise. This is being driven both by multinational and SME demand for tax expertise.

View the full press release and infographic.

Chart 1: Professional jobs

Chart 2: Professional job seekers

For further information please contact:

Monica Beresford, Marketing Executive, on +353 1 4485 677 or mberesford@lacreme.ie

La Crème are a Morgan McKinley Group Company. The Morgan McKinley Irish Employment Monitor measures the pulse of the Irish professional jobs market by tracking the number of new job vacancies and new candidates within the Republic of Ireland each month. See www.morganmckinley.ie for details.

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