Skill Shortages in Ireland

As the recovery in the Irish jobs market gathered pace during 2014 and 2015 , areas of skill shortages in Ireland  have arisen in several occupations and sectors

The jobs  that Irish employers are having trouble filling are  across a wide  range of occupations include :
ICT (software developers, cloud, databases/big data, testing, security, technical support, networking and infrastructure)

Engineering (production, process, quality, validation, product design/development, electronic, electrical, mechanical and chemical)

Science (biochemistry, biotechnology, pharma co-vigilance, product development)

Business & finance (risk, compliance, accounting, business intelligence, data analytics)

Health (doctors, nurses, radiographers, niche area specialists (e.g. prosthetists, radiation therapists), managers)

Construction (surveyors)

Clerical (multilingual credit control/debt control and supply chain)

Skilled trades (chefs, tool making, welding (TIG, MIG), butchers/de-boners, steel-erector)

Sales (technical sales, multilingual customer support, online sales and marketing)

Operatives (CNC, drivers (fork lift and special vehicle)

At the start of 2016 – these were the top 10 types of jobs with the most vacancies in Dublin

Top 10 of the most required occupations in Ireland (Dublin)
1. Chefs
2. Customer services clerks
3. Architects, planners, surveyors and designers
4. University and higher education teachers
5. Advertising and marketing professionals
6. Finance professionals
7. Cooks
8. Motor vehicle mechanics and repairers
9. Data entry clerks
10. Physical and earth science professionals

Jobs that are harder to find in Ireland  – where there is no shortage of suitable applicants include the following:

Retail Jobs
Bricklayers, carpenters, architects, quantity surveyors, plumbers, plasterers, foremen, electricians.
Plant and machine operatives
Clerical & Administrative