2013 Salary Guide
In 2013, our analysis of Ireland’s economic conditions suggests a gradual move towards consumer confidence and stability. Thus far, jobs growth has seen a moderate but measurable rise with the majority of it coming from Ireland’s IT & Finance sector, which continues to be a source of significant employment creation due to the on-going skills shortage. Additionally, Ireland’s indigenous entrepreneurs continue to drive the country’s innovative direction with a number of start-ups generating exciting new employment opportunities. The European Commission has also predicted that Ireland may experience economic expansion by the end of 2013, accelerating beyond the European average to 1.1%.
Ireland has been ranked as the fifth ‘Best to Invest’ Nation in Western Europe in 2012 by International magazine Site Selection. Ireland is followed by the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy with Dublin topping the charts in terms of metropolitan areas. The magazine determines its criteria for attractive investment locations based on business environment, business risks, foreign direct investment, infrastructure and expanded facilities.
A more recent global competitiveness report has ranked Ireland in 3rd place for availability of skilled labour and first for flexibility and adaptability of its workforce. This has led to a large number of FDI’s organisations locating here and significant growth is being experienced in sectors like ICT, Finance and Pharmaceuticals as highly skilled employees are sought to fill vacancies.
The recruitment landscape remains largely driven by the demand for temporary and contract employees, although there has been a measurable rise in the recruitment of permanent and full time workers. We expect this trend to continue as business leaders become more comfortable with the growing economic stability, allowing them to make long-term strategic decisions.
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This salary guides contained herewith have been constructed to represent average salaries across a range of roles and sectors within SME and LSE* organisations. These figures represent annual salaries only and therefore do not include bonuses, pensions, health, stock options or shares, cars or car allowances or any other pay or non-pay benefits.
* SME – Small & Medium Enterprises: up to 250 Employees
* LSE – Large Scale Enterprises: Over 250 Employees