Computer Software Earnings Soar

Good news for computing and software students.

Computer software workers are enjoying a wage boom as their earnings soared by almost €10,000 in the last year.

Acting director of Technology Ireland, Eoghan Ó Faoláin, said three-quarters of services companies, which include tech firms, expect to increase basic pay by almost 4pc next year.

But he said the tightening of the Irish labour market is leading to problems sourcing talent.

“It is estimated there are over 12,000 vacancies in the technology sector in Ireland right now. The Irish education system alone will not be able to meet the exponential demand for tech skills,” he said.

“To address this shortfall, the first port of call for tech employers is to seek employees from other EU member states. However, there is a global tech talent shortage.”

Irish Independent, 7th January 2019.

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