Excerpted from the Ireland Career Guide
The Irish IT sector currently employs around 75,000 people across 8,000 companies. The world's top IT companies have major operations in Ireland, including Microsoft, IBM, Google, Facebook, SAP and Cisco. Despite continuing economic uncertainty, IT is one of the bright spots and an area expected to generate employment in years to come.
Irish IT companies are willing to recruit and train candidates who may be lacking a certain technical skills profile but possess excellent analytical thinking skills, good communications skills, initiative and creativity.
Areas of Job Promise
There is a pronounced shortage of qualified software engineers and developers, especially those with 3 to 7 years’ of experience and skills with SQL, Transact-SQL, Oracle, .Net, C#, C++, Summit, UX/UI, Linux, Flash/Flex, Ruby on Rails, HP, CSS, HTML, Interactive visual, MS Sharepoint and mobile app development (HTML 5, Objective C, J2ME).
Other IT occupations in demand include
- Business intelligence specialists
- Cloud computing specialists
- Database architects
- IT business analysts
- IT online support, technical user support
Organizations and Trade Associations
ICT Ireland is the leading representative group for the technology sector in Ireland and is affiliated with the Irish Business Employers Confederation (IBEC). Its membership is made up of the leading players in the Irish technology sector, both Irish and foreign owned, as well as many early stage high tech companies and telecommunications companies. The vision of ICT Ireland is to maximize the contribution of these companies to Irish society and the economy, and to ensure Ireland retains and extends a global leadership role in information and communications technology. The association provides leadership and direction on a number of key strategic issues, including competition, skills and education, research and development, trade, human resources and the knowledge economy.
84-86 Lower Baggot Street
Tel: +353 1 605 1582
Fax: +353 1 638 1582
Irish Computer is the only magazine exclusively focused on Ireland's technology business. Published continuously since March 1977, it was Ireland's first computer magazine and retains the trust of its readers who rely on its reporting and insight. Produced monthly, Irish Computer has a trade-only circulation of 4,000 and contains an editorial mix of news, analysis, features and strategic product focuses, as well as a regular 'Courting the Channel' interview and an 'A-Z Brand Buyers Guide.' It is considered to be a vital medium through which the technology channel can network and identify new business opportunities.
South County Business Park
Tel: +353 1 294 7777
Fax: +353 1 294 7799
This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete Ireland Guide.