Jobs outlook in Ireland for 2021
Posted on January 4, 2021
As a fall out of the impact on the economy due to Covid-19, the Irish economy after suffering setbacks in output and job losses in 2020 is expected to rebound in 2021 according to predictions by the government. The government predicts there will be a 5.5% increase in employment in 2021.
Economy of Ireland
Ireland stands at number 4 in the world in GDP on a per capita basis. It also attracts overseas investment due to the fact that it has the highest population under the age of 25 in the Eurozone.
All these factors are expected to have a positive impact on the job growth in Ireland. Sectors such as manufacturing, transport and distribution are expected to see job growth till 2025.
In addition, there will be job opportunities in multiple sectors which include:
Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology
The pharmaceutical industry employs 50,000 people and produces annual exports of an estimated EUR 60 billion. 25,000 jobs are expected in this sector. This sector produces an annual revenue of EUR 9.4 billion.
Software & ICT
Brexit’s possible effect on the UK means that many Fintech businesses are heading to Ireland. The ICT sector employs 35,000 workers and produces an annual revenue of EUR 35 billion.
An estimated 35,000 workers are working in this sector and taxes raise billions. In Ireland, there are roughly 60 credit institutions.
The country has more than 200 IT companies and the world’s top IT companies have their headquarters here, these include Google, Facebook, Twitter, and PayPal. Some of the top jobs in this sector are software engineers, developers, UI developers, UX and UI designers and professionals in data analytics.
Accounting and Auditing
The need for trained accountants is rising with greater demands for financial transparency. There is a large variety of lucrative opportunities for chartered accountants to consider.
Here are the salary details of the top sectors for 2021
|Occupation||Average monthly salary|
|Information technology||38,600 EUR|
|Human resources||36,400 EUR|
|Marketing, advertising, PR||43,100 EUR|
|Construction, real estate||22,600 EUR|
Job market outlook 2021
The job outlook for 2021 promises a range of jobs in different sectors and you have good chances if you are planning to move to Ireland for work.
Even though the number of job openings is lesser compared to 2019 due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, still there are considerable number of jobs available for those with the required qualifications.