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400 analytics jobs unfilled

Analytics Institute says Ireland has an opportunity to create global economic value, but faces a skills shortage.
400 jobs are available now in Ireland but there aren’t the right candidates available to fill these roles due to a shortage of skills in Analytics, says the member group Analytics Institute. Analytics is a rapidly growing and forming industry and as companies seek to implement Analytics, it creates a need for appropriately qualified staff.

According to Kevin Magee, CEO of the Analytics Institute, “there’s potential for thousands of jobs in Ireland if we can provide enough of the key ingredient – skills. Ireland needs to become a data friendly location attracting the analytical market leaders to base here. Creating high calibre, well-trained Analytics graduates and a vibrant analytics community is instrumental in achieving this.” “Education has to take place on a variety of fronts,” says Magee. “But the problem is, third level education is medium to long term so the immediate needs won’t be met for at least two years. We need to step in and take action and that is what we are doing by introducing the first in a series of seminars and workshops tackling the immediate refinement of existing professional skills.”

more information from the Analytics Institute

The UCD MSc in Business Analytics is the key source in Ireland for filling this skills gap.