This year, the annual Abrivia Recruitment Salary Survey and Employment Trends is undertaken in association with Trinity Business School at Trinity College Dublin. The findings revealed some interesting ICT employer trends.
Donal O’Brien, managing director, Abrivia Recruitment said, “We are delighted to partner with the Trinity Business School for our seventh annual salary survey. Our team of experts at Abrivia and Trinity Business School have provided rich and comprehensive insights into the Irish employment market against the background of the current economic landscape.”
The data has been compiled from a survey of 7,400 companies and 40,000 employees across multiple industry sectors. The economic commentary has been written by Dr Brian Lucey, Professor of Finance, with analysis from Dr Charles Larkin, research associate/adjunct lecturer and in collaboration with Dr Na Fu, associate professor in Human Resource Management, Trinity Business School.
KEY FINDINGS FOR ICT SECTOR
Employers in ICT Sector
- 87% of ICT employers surveyed are planning to make new hires in 2017
- Over 50% plan to pay bonuses in 2017
- 58% see the cost of rental accommodation as a challenge to recruitment and 37% expect to lose employees due to increased rents
- Almost 80% of ICT employers reported that their ICT roles were the most difficult to fill, followed by Sales at 17%.
- 66% said they would be willing to provide sponsorship for difficult to fill roles, up from 52% in 2016
- 69% of employers expect to grant a raise of 3% or higher in 2017.
- 36% of employers in ICT reported that the current visa regulations were making it difficult for them to recruit overseas talent, with Indian candidates the most affected, followed by the USA and China.
- Employers in ICT are still relatively unconcerned at this stage about the impact of Brexit on salary prospects and firm profitability in Ireland
- 39% employed a non-Irish applicant based outside Ireland last year and 64% of those said their wage demands were lower than those domiciled here.
- Over one third said they would require larger office space to accommodate new hires in 2017.
Download a copy of the Salary Survey by following this link: http://www.abrivia.ie/abrivia-salary-survey-2017/