June Employment Monitor | Availability of professional job opportunities falls by 3.5% compared to May 2016

Sharon O'Donnell - 13/07/2016
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Number of professionals seeking jobs fell by 4% compared to the previous month.


  • Professional job opportunities fell by 3.5% (11,633) in June 2016 when compared to the previous month (12,056) but were up 3% compared to June 2015.
  • There were 4% less professionals seeking job opportunities (7,788) in June 2016 compared to the previous month (8,129).
  • In Financial Services, the Monitor recorded a strong increase in demand for professionals within the Funds and Asset Management sector, particularly with risk and compliance expertise. This follows a period of hiring caution earlier in the year. There was a marked increase in enquiries from UK job seekers within this sector after the results of the UK’s referendum on membership of the EU were announced.
  • Recently qualified accountants are increasingly likely to be targets for new positions in both financial accountant and internal audit positions.
  • As the cost of operating in Dublin continues to rise, top 10 practice firms continue to move and build teams outside the capital – Cork, Limerick and Galway.
  • The IT sector remained buoyant in June and the continued under supply of quality talent remains an issue for employers. The most sought after professionals are those with big data, IT security and Java developer experience.
  • Supply chain and procurement professionals across Dublin and the regions were the most popular hiring targets.
  • German, Dutch and Nordic languages remain the most sought after in the multilingual sector. These roles were mostly mid-level sales and business to business support for international clients of Irish based firms.


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