Irish jobs market one of the most active in Europe

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The jobs market in Ireland remains one of the most active in Europe, with the number of jobs advertised in Q2 2015 rising by 19% year-on-year, and 4% compared to the previous quarter, according to the latest Robert Walters European Job Index.

In comparison to other European economies surveyed by Robert Walters, Ireland experienced the second largest annual rise in job advertisement volumes, while Spain showed the highest growth with a year-on-year increase of 21%.

IT, the largest sector by job volumes

The IT industry in Ireland, the largest sector by advertising volumes, grew by 13% year-on-year to a total of 14,559 adverts, and there was no change when compared to the previous quarter.

Cities outside of Dublin performing strongly

Regional cities showed a 5% quarterly rise and 17% year-on-year increase in job advertisements. Further demonstrating the growing confidence and job opportunities outside of Dublin, sectors like HR, IT and secretarial and support have seen strong increases in job advertising volumes when compared to the same period last year, up 32%, 15% and 31%, respectively.

About the research

The Robert Walters European Job Index tracks job advertisement volumes across the leading job boards in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK on both a quarterly and year-on-year basis.

For more information, please contact:
Louise Campbell, Managing Director - Ireland
T: +353 1 633 4111

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