Average weekly earnings in tech sector now €1,212

Posted: 3 Dec 2019

Average weekly earnings in tech sector now €1,212

The Central Statistics Office recently released preliminary estimates of earnings and labour costs for Q2, 2019.

The latest data shows that the financial, insurance and real estate sector had the highest average labour costs per hour at a rate of €41.58, followed by the information and communication sector at €40.26. However, information and communication workers have the highest average weekly earnings at €1,215 against a weekly average for all sectors of €771.

Where are the IT jobs?

According to the CSO data, the job vacancy rate in the information and communication sector is 2.0%. This, perhaps, doesn’t reflect the skills shortage that employers are experiencing and the competition for talent that has been happening in the IT sector for some time.

On the ground, Eolas Recruitment continues to see good permanent and contract opportunities for candidates with relevant skills in areas like designing, coding and testing new software and programs. Full stack developers with strong technical competence and the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external clients when gathering requirements, executing tasks and documenting processes are also highly sought after at present. In addition to these highly skilled roles, there are excellent opportunities in many other areas, including related areas such as customer support, administration and sales.

Advice for candidates

For tech workers interested in making a move or wishing to advance their career, the best way to find relevant openings is through a specialist recruiter with strong relationships in the IT sector. At Eolas Recruitment, most of our specialists have more than 14 years’ experience so we have an excellent network of contacts which means we often know about upcoming roles before they are advertised. We like to think if we can’t find you your perfect job in the IT Industry, then we doubt that anyone can!

Our recruiters can also advise you on how to upskill and/or showcase your skills to secure the best roles. To get the ball rolling, simply upload your CV or contact us for more information about our services and how we can help.

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