Today, every organisation’s data is under constant threat, bringing about a renewed focus on data management, security and availability. And it’s not just tech companies which are in need of IT and digital technology professionals: organisations across all sectors are competing for talent that is already scarce, as they look to protect their data.
According to Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019, the IT and digital technology talent available is not currently meeting the huge demand for these skills within the market.
Additionally, the need for more effective use of SQL databases positively impacts recruitment for data analysts, and continued digital transformation is driving an increased need for software engineers with skills in Java, C# and digital transformation project managers, as well as cloud engineers for those organisations migrating to cloud platforms. Security also remains a priority and the importance of preventing reputational damage and data breaches means that cyber security analysts will continue to be high in demand.
Unsurprisingly, many of these roles are likely to be filled by contract staff, working on short term projects.
But organisations across Ireland are also thinking outside the box. With skills in short supply and tough competition for skilled professionals, why not grow your own staff? Increasingly, organisations are looking to retrain their existing employees, to give them the IT and digital technology skills they need within their organisation.
To discover more insights about the IT and digital technology market, and the prospects for the next year for technology as a whole, request your copy of the latest Hays salary guide here.
For more information or to discuss your recruitment needs in this field, please contact your local consultant.
James is Director of Hays IT, Digital Technology and Project Solutions in the UK, Ireland and EMEA. Having joined in 2000, he is responsible for the strategy of Hays’ Project Solutions, IT and Digital Technology businesses, which includes IT contracting, permanent technology recruitment, resource augmentation and statement of work solutions across both the private and public sectors.
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