We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

digital skills

There aren't enough skilled people to fill the IT jobs that are out there

But many people are happy to stay in their jobs.

FINANCE, IT AND multilingual jobs remained the strongest performing sectors last month, but there are still major shortages in filling some jobs.

The Morgan McKinley Monthly Employment Monitor for October shows that the shortage of people able to do digital jobs remains.

The monitor shows that there were 6% more jobs created last month than the same time last year and 1% more than in September. However, many jobs are going unfilled because of a lack of candidates or because the jobs are so new that they don’t fit in to legacy skill sets.

Drop in professionals seeking new roles

Morgan McKinley Ireland Chief Operations Officer, Karen O’Flaherty says that more people are happy to not search for a job at this time of year.

“The monitor recorded a 10% drop in professionals seeking new roles which is consistent with the time of year.

Talent shortages in core areas of economic activity remain. The higher rates of employment generally have undoubtedly resulted in fewer people looking for jobs.

“Overall, the professional jobs market remains buoyant. At a policy level however, talent availability is one of the key factors which underpins an organisation’s decision to locate here. Ireland’s need to continue to invest, develop and attract quality professionals cannot be underestimated.”

Read: The workplace of the future – where no one has a 9-to-5 job

Read: A whopping 320 tech jobs for Ireland have been announced today at the Web Summit

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.