You are visiting this website from:

Ireland experiences a shortage of automation engineers


Submitted by global_admin on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:15
Read time: 1 min mins read
Read Time
Translation Language
Contracting Jobs

How many times have you heard,“there are no engineering jobs in this country.” In certain industries this statement is true.

The well-documented collapse of the construction industry in Ireland has lead to a huge decrease of jobs in areas such as civil engineering, quantity surveying and architecture to name but a few.

However, this is definitely not the case for certain other areas of engineering. In recent years Ireland has experienced a huge shortage of automation engineers. This is predominantly due to the growth of industries such as medical device, pharmaceutical etc. Areas such as Cork, Limerick and Galway have become hubs for such industries and the demand for engineers to service their needs are growing. It is also due to the fact that processes within these industries are becoming more and more automated and this in turn means more automation engineers are needed. Engineers with a good working knowledge of PLCs such as Siemens S7 and Allen Bradley etc are very sought after.

If you are an automation engineer and are unsure of what you should be earning take a look at Morgan McKinley’s Salary Guide.

If you are looking for a new challenge, feel free to contact me to discuss your options.

2020 Salary Guides

View the latest salary guide for recruitment insights, expected salaries and contract rates for professional roles in your region.

View salary guides
Get In Touch
Fill in your details in the form below and we will be in touch to discuss your hiring needs!
Submit your Healthcare Staffing Request
- Request a Free Consultation Today -
This is a required field
Enter First name
Enter Last name
Enter Your Email
Enter Phone number
Enter valid phone number