The Abrivia Salary Survey 2018 made some very interesting findings in regards Brexit.
Salary Prospects Post Brexit
Employees feel that Brexit will have a minimal effect on salary prospects in Ireland. Employers are slightly less optimistic about salary prospects in Ireland post Brexit, with most predicting a medium sized impact on salaries in Ireland.
Mobility Prospects between the EU and the UK
Both employers and employees agree that the biggest negative effect of Brexit will be on mobility prospects between the EU and the UK.
Legal employees are becoming much more concerned about Brexit when compared to last year’s survey, especially in regards mobility prospects between Ireland and the UK and supply chain disruption.
However, ICT employees remain positive despite Brexit and finance and banking employees feel relatively insulated from Brexit.
According to Dr Charles Larkin of Trinity College, sales sector employers are most worried about firm profitability post Brexit. ICT employers are much more concerned about mobility prospects between Ireland and the UK when compared to ICT employees. ICT employers, when compared to the Irish Sales sector employers, are much less concerned about firm profitability as a result to Brexit.
In general, attitudes towards the reality of Brexit vary from sector to sector and between employees, who have a relatively optimistic outlook compared to employers.