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Key jobs in demand for 2023 in Ireland

Key jobs in demand for 2023 in Ireland
Submitted by Sayoojya on Mon, 03/13/2023 - 05:06

As part of our 2023 Salary Guide, we have compiled a list of some of the key jobs in demand in Ireland this year.

From conversations with businesses across multiple sectors, our expert recruitment teams believe that these high demand jobs will be popular amongst those organisations looking to grow their workforces throughout 2023.

The world of work has undergone radical, unprecedented, unexpected change. So has business itself - the expectations, demands and behaviours of customers, buyers, users, and the potential offerings and services and opportunities for sellers, have all shifted seismically.

These roles give a reflection of emerging trends across the workplace that are likely to rise to prominence over the coming year, and beyond. As a result, companies will seek to hire talent with the appropriate skills and knowledge to help them successfully navigate the landscape and harness related opportunities that arise.

Note: These roles are only from within the industries and sectors in which we have recruitment expertise - there will undoubtedly be others that are hotly in demand this year.

1. Business Analyst

Business Analysts, sometimes known as Business Architects or Enterprise Analysts, contribute towards managing change within an organisation and create solutions that help them plan for the future to ensure business goals are met. Whether it’s for one specific project (a contract role) or as a permanent function in the business, a business analyst’s responsibilities are primarily achieved through analysis of data, and the assessment of both processes and systems.

  • Academic Degrees and Certifications
    • Degree in business information systems, business computing systems or an IT-related subject
    • Business Intelligence and Analytics
    • Strategic Business Management
  • Recommended skills for success
    • Deep understanding of the business and the sector in which it operates
    • Internal and external communication
    • Data modelling
    • Stakeholder management
    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Project management experience
  • Average salary range
    • €35,000 - €100,000 per year (permanent)
    • €350 - €550 per day (contractor)

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2. Global Mobility Specialist

Global Mobility Specialists are integral to helping organisations achieve international expansion. They are responsible for mobilising employees to get operations up and running in the new locations, managing that new employee population in terms of housing and utilities, handling immigration-related aspects, and advising on how to navigate the potentially unfamiliar legislative environments.

  • Academic Degrees and Certifications
    • Degree in foreign language, any business management related degree, IT related, communications or maths
    • Certifications from relevant Global Mobility bodies
  • Recommended skills for success
    • Language skills relevant to the location of choice
    • Payroll and other internal business services
    • Customer service
    • High level of attention to detail
    • Workload management
  • Average salary range
    • €40,000 - €65,000 per year (permanent)
    • €200 - €300 per day (contractor)

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3. Chief Information Security Officer

Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) are responsible for protecting their company’s data, infrastructure and assets from cyber attacks. In short, they ensure their employer’s IT facility is secure, internally and externally. This encompasses both designing and implementing the appropriate safeguards, as well as the education of all employees on how to be digitally ‘safe’. They will work closely with senior leaders across the rest of the organisation.

  • Academic Degrees and Certifications
    • Degree in business, computer science or engineering
    • Certified Information Systems Auditor
    • Certified Information Security Manager
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • Recommended skills for success
    • Communication and presentation skills
    • Policy development
    • Knowledge about relevant legislation, regulations and standards of compliance
    • Financial, planning and strategic management skills
    • Incident management
    • Ability to articulate IT security and technical issues
    • Risk management and auditing experience
  • Average salary range
    • €140,000 - €300,000 per year (permanent)
    • €770 - €1,640 per day (contractor)

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4. Enterprise Risk Manager

Enterprise Risk Managers are responsible for the development, maintenance and monitoring of risk management frameworks to make sure they are in line with business expectations. They will lead the identification, communication, measurement, and management of company-wide risks, both existing and emerging. The role can also include providing support of enterprise risk reporting requirements and communicating it with senior leadership and board members, if relevant.

  • Academic Degrees and Certifications
    • Degree in business or related field
    • Certificate or Diploma in Enterprise Risk Management
    • Applied Risk Management and Corporate Governance certification
  • Recommended skills for success
    • Regulation and compliance knowledge
    • Understanding of the business and being responsive to its needs
    • Knowledge of its products, services, assets and revenue streams
    • Ability to interpret long term plans, programs and budgets
    • Conflict resolution skills
    • Decision making, negotiation and diplomacy
    • Problem solving
    • High attention to detail
  • Average salary range
    • €50,000 - €90,000 per year (permanent)
    • €265 - €380 per day (contractor)

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5. Process Engineer

Process Engineers are responsible for the design, implementation and optimisation of chemical or biochemical processes. Their purpose is to turn raw materials into an end product, on an industrial scale. The role often consists of monitoring or directing operations, as well as being involved in the design and upgrading of facilities. Depending on the size of the employer, the Process Engineer may either specialise in a niche area or contribute to a larger variety of tasks.

  • Academic Degrees and Certifications
    • Degree in chemical or process engineering, manufacturing, mechanical engineering, or other related fields of science
    • Process engineer accreditations
  • Recommended skills for success
    • Interpretation of technical drawings
    • Project management
    • Commercial awareness
    • Critical thinking
    • Communication
    • Problem solving
  • Average salary range
    • €45,000 - €80,000 per year (permanent)
    • €280 - €480 per day (contractor)

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Visit our 2023 Salary Guide to view salary information about a wider range of roles in Ireland.