Software Industry in Ireland

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It’s no secret that the IT sector in Ireland is currently booming. The location, membership of the EU and the fact it is the only English-speaking member of the Eurozone provides a highly attractive proposition for multinational firms. Add Ireland’s incredibly close ties with the US, and it’s no mystery why almost every globally recognised Software company has a base in Ireland. This has led to Ireland being one of the major global players in the Software sector, and in turn, has created an incredibly high demand for top talent.

Current Trends

In August, LinkedIn reported that there are over 900 software companies, including both multinational and indigenous firms, employing 24,000 people and generating €16 billion of exports annually, making Ireland the world’s second largest software exporter. This report also included there are currently 12,000 vacancies open across the country

What does this all mean? It means that there is an obvious skill deficit and talent shortage across all IT verticals (Infrastructure, Development, QA) now across the entire country. The law of supply and demand is playing heavily in the favour of employees. High demand means inflated salary provisions  and flexibility with working conditions such as work from home days, flexible working hours etc. This is the time to maximise your earning potential!

Irelands Tech Future

With the last recession still fresh in the minds, there will obviously be caution when attempting to make industry predictions. Fortunately, all the signs say Irelands tech boom is going nowhere. Major players are continuing to invest in Ireland. Ireland already houses data centres for companies including Google, Microsoft and Amazon, and being the only English-speaking country in the EU, companies continue to choose Ireland for their European data and R&D centres.

Away from the large MNC, and you have some exciting and thriving SMEs in Ireland. Enterprise Ireland has been helping grow businesses across the country for some time now and the fund it controls has grown substantially. With a programme of matched investing, start-ups who get private funding can see that funding increased by Enterprise Ireland. The system makes Irish start-ups more desirable to investors which has led to an ideal balance in company size across the nation.

Why go through FRS

It’s often said that moving job and moving to a new house are ranked in the top 3 most stressful things you will do in life. And that’s before you throw moving country into the mix! Luckily, our IT Recruitment Team are not only trained to regularly consult overseas candidates looking to relocate, but they have also relocated around the world themselves and understand the amount of stages involved in relocating. We can consult around areas like cost of living in each city, breakdown salary after tax, assist in finding suitable houses/apartments etc. FRS Recruitment’s IT team can help minimize the stress.

FRS has a large and experienced IT recruitment team. We build strong relationships with the companies that we partner with, and ensure we know the culture fit and find out the exact requirements for the positions we fill with them. This means we can advise and prepare potential candidates throughout the entire process to ensure they are as prepared as possible. More importantly we also take time to find what the candidates wants location, role, environment, culture fit etc and ensure that these are the only roles to which they are submitted.

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