The number of professional job vacancies available in June 2018 increased by 3.11% nationally since May and overall, the availability of professional jobs increased by 12.3% in June 2018 compared to the same month a year ago.

The recent Morgan McKinley Ireland Employment Monitor shows there was a reduction of 3.7% in the number of professionals seeking new roles in June compared to the previous month. The monitor also recorded a decrease of 14.4% in the number of professionals actively seeking new job opportunities in June 2018, compared to June 2017. This reflects current economic conditions and the fact that Ireland’s unemployment rate has fallen to a new low of 5.1%.

Most in demand positions in June 2018 were Data Analytics: Data Analyst, Data Scientist; Technology: .Net Developer, IT Project Manager, Java Developer; Financial Services: Fund Accountant, Financial Accountant, Business Analyst; Engineering: Quality Engineer.


Commenting on the findings, Morgan McKinley Ireland, Global FDI Director, Trayc Keevans said: “As the unemployment rate now stands at 5.1%, the lowest in 15 years, competition to attract global professional talent to Ireland has never been as fierce. The task for the economy now is to see how we can create enduring stability to support all of these positive factors when there is increasing pressure on infrastructure and resources to underpin and maintain national competitiveness.”