There is a resounding air of positivity in regards taking on new hires in 2019, according to the Abrivia/TCD Salary Survey 2019. This is despite much uncertainty caused by Brexit, US economic policy, China-US trade wars and warnings in regards an overheating domestic economy.
For example, 95% of companies in Ireland’s ICT sector plan to make new hires in 2019. The only sector to exceed this level of optimism is Ireland’s marketing sector where there is now a huge emphasis on attracting digital marketeers in order to gain competitive advantage. 86% in the Healthcare sector plan to take on new staff in 2019. This is of little surprise when one considers the well-publicised staff shortages in Ireland’s Healthcare sector.
The legal profession is still buoyant from a hiring perspective with 83% of legal firms planning to hire in 2019. The Engineering sector has rebounded with 88% planning to take on new hires in 2019.
Ireland’s Finance and Banking sector is experiencing a boom, which is helped by the uncertainty and the general chaos and confusion in the British Parliament regarding Brexit. For example, Barclays announced recently that they are going to transfer €190 billion of assets to Dublin and will increase their headcount from 150 to 300. Ireland’s Insurance, Compliance and Risk sector is also experiencing a boom with just over 81% planning to take on new hires in 2019. The Accounting sector is the least optimistic with 60% planning new hires in 2019.
Overall, there is huge positivity in Ireland’s professional services sectors. This is very good news for professionals who are planning on moving job in 2019.