This paper reports the findings of the recruitment agency survey conducted in April 2018. This survey gathers the views of selected Irish recruitment agencies with regard to difficult to fill vacancies in their specialist area.
Over half of the difficult to fill mentions were in science, research, engineering and technology. These were mostly for programmers and software developers, analysts and designers, IT managers, and telecommunication professionals.
Business, media and public services professionals had the second largest share at 12%, with the majority of the vacancies for quality and regulatory professionals and accountants.
Health professionals had the third largest share at 9% with medical consultants and nurses being the main areas that were difficult to fill.