Posted on May 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM


The latest Morgan McKinley Ireland Employment Monitor has found that the number of professional job vacancies available in March 2017 increased by 4% nationally since February.

Overall, the availability of professional jobs reduced by 10% in March 2017 compared to the same month a year ago, mainly due to seasonal factors.

There was also a reduction of -8% in the number of professionals seeking new roles in March (since February). However, the monitor recorded an overall 22% increase in the number of professionals actively seeking new job opportunities in March 2017, compared to the same time a year ago.

Skills currently in most demand include Audit, Fund Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis and Insurance (particularly Compliance).

The monitor also shows that companies are increasingly prepared to recruit financial skill sets outside of their core industry expertise and cross train where skills shortages are becoming difficult to source.

Across all sectors, people with digital skills remain in high demand including cyber security specialists where there is a continuing emphasis on network and data security including compliance with legislative requirements.

Chief Operations Officer at Morgan McKinley Ireland, Karen O’Flaherty commented, "The professional jobs market remains buoyant. As the economy returns to high levels of employment, overall confidence has stabilised to a level where there is an increased willingness among professionals to consider onward career development opportunities, and there is greater mobility apparent in the jobs market as a result."

She added, "Aligned to that, employers are focusing on offering enhanced compensation and benefits combined with clearly defined professional development programmes within their organisations. While companies need to be very competitive in their job offers, this is at sustainable levels at present and we are not currently seeing the re-emergence of any excesses of the past."

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