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Irish IT skills shortage

Sunday Business Post article about the growing shortage of IT skills in Ireland.

Sunday Business post article

People with the right IT skills are getting pay rises, bonuses, perks and other boom-era incentives in Irish companies.

‘‘There is an appalling shortage of certain skillsets in IT at the moment," said Hugh McCarthy, a consultant with Brightwater Recruitment. ‘‘It is quite shocking in the current climate. We are dealing with companies from large multinationals to small indigenous software companies which are really struggling to get competent staff."

The proof of this is being reflected in IT salaries. Some IT programmers are currently getting pay increases of up to €30,000 a year, say IT recruiters. Many more are being offered boom-era perks, such as longer holidays and more say over their working time and job structure.

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