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2017 Engineering & Construction Salary & Employment Overview

Sarah Doyle / January 20, 2017

  Market Overview 2016 was an exciting and industrious year in the Construction Sector. The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) reported that the sector is currently the biggest generator of jobs in Ireland, hiring at a rate of approximately 1,000 people a month. This has been largely driven by upsurges in activity, new orders and employment. … Continued

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2017 Sales & Marketing Salary Survey & Employment Overview

Orla Doyle / January 20, 2017

  Sales & Marketing Market Overview 2016 marks an incredibly busy year in the Sales and Marketing recruitment market in Ireland. Throughout 2016, we have seen a number of international digital hubs expand their headquarters in Ireland, furthering the growth of the Sales and Marketing sector. During the year, Facebook committed to hiring 200 new … Continued

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2017 Legal & Compliance Salary Survey & Employment Overview

John Macklin / January 20, 2017

  Legal Market Overview 2016 saw Irish Law firms recruiting normally again. By this I mean they replaced (or tried to replace) natural churn and sought to expand departments, rather than merely work their current staff harder as new instructions came in. The Effects of Brexit As we neared the end of Q2 and the … Continued

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2017 Information Technology Salary Survey & Employment Overview

admin / January 20, 2017

Information Technology Market Overview 2016 Overall, the labour market is definitely recovering, a fact that is easy to see in most domains. The evidence is there with regular announcements of growth in various sectors and job creation in others. There has been quantifiable data to support these signs: an increase in employment, a decrease in … Continued

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2017 Human Resources Salary Survey & Employment Overview

Paul Flynn / January 20, 2017

Human Resources Market Overview With expansion and growth both high on the agenda for many companies as we move into 2017, talent attraction and retention is crucial to success over the next 12 months. Companies are expanding and a significant 56% of the organisations we surveyed are looking to increase headcount in the first 6 … Continued

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2017 Practice, Advisory & Taxation Salary Survey & Employment Overview

Ben Latchford / January 20, 2017

  Public Practice Advisory & Taxation Market Overview The accountancy practice sector can be seen as a strong barometer for the overall health of the Irish Economy (since their clients, big and small, make up the Irish economy). Happily this year our survey, which is reflected in the broader economic data out there, suggests that … Continued

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2017 Insurance Salary Survey & Employment Overview

Gavin Hayes / January 20, 2017

  Insurance Market Overview 2016 Compared to previous years, the Irish Insurance market has received added media and public attention throughout 2016 for several reasons, both positive and negative. The subject of increased insurance premiums has been at the forefront of media and government attention this year. We have seen protests nationally against soaring insurance … Continued

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2017 Funds & Asset Management Salary Survey & Employment Overview

Michael Costello / January 20, 2017

  Funds & Assets Management Overview The Irish Funds and Asset Management market has had a strong year with funds, in particular, continuing their upward trajectory from the past few years. There is now almost 2 Trillion Euro in Assets Under Administration in Ireland. The accumulative increase has been almost linear since 2010, going from … Continued

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2017 Banking & Financial Services Salary Survey & Employment Overview

admin / January 20, 2017

  Banking & Financial Services Overview 2016 has been a hugely significant year within the Irish Banking and Financial Services sector. We have witnessed what many thought was unthinkable with Brexit being voted in and already certain arms of investment banks that were previously based in London have been relocated to Dublin and others are … Continued

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2017 Accounting in Financial Services Salary Survey & Employment Overview

Cliona Lyons / January 20, 2017

General Observations The Financial Services Accountancy market has experienced steady growth throughout 2016 as confidence continues to grow, bolstered by both market expansion and growth acceleration in this sector. This growth in confidence in the market has been reflected in candidates at all levels who are increasingly willing to explore and/or move jobs in order … Continued

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2017 Executive Search Salary Survey & Employment Overview

Shay Dalton / January 20, 2017

  Executive Search Market Overview 2016 showed a continued steady increase in all CxO positions, especially CEO, COO and CTO positions. The continuing digital revolution has continued to propel senior IT professionals into Board positions as IT strategy remains mission critical for many organisations. With increasing growth and expansion in most sectors, there has been … Continued

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2017 Accounting Industry & Commerce Salary Survey & Employment Overview

Concepta Cadogan / January 20, 2017

  Accounting Industry & Commerce Market Overview 2016 was another solid year in terms of the volume of industry accounting and finance roles that came to the market throughout the year. Employer demand for accountants remained steady as staff turnover in finance roles remained low and this was predominately due to natural attrition. During the year, … Continued

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Insurance Market Update Q3 2016

Gavin Hayes / November 14, 2016

From a career and opportunity perspective, the insurance market is in a positive space and will continue on the upward trajectory experienced all through 2016. Insurance Market Overview Q3 Against the backdrop of Brexit, the Irish Insurance industry has come under increased public and media scrutiny. To date, we have seen a positive trend for … Continued

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Funds & Asset Management Market Update Q3 2016

Michael Costello / October 28, 2016

October has certainly been a busy month and Q3 has been 42% up on Q2 in terms of placements. Funds & Asset Management Market Overview Q3 saw an uptick in demand for the traditional mainstay of fund administration – fund accounting. As we alluded to in our previous market update, many Irish based administrators had won … Continued

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Banking and Financial Services Market Update Q3 2016

admin / October 27, 2016

People with crica 5 years restructuring/recovery experience are like gold dust at the moment and should take advantage of the situation while they can. Banking and Financial Services Market Overview The third quarter of every year is traditionally quiet to begin with and hectic towards the end of September with holidays taking the sting out … Continued

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Legal Market Update Q3 2016

John Macklin / October 27, 2016

There was a marked increase in new in-house roles coming on board, at both the junior and senior end of the market. Market Overview The conclusion of the third quarter saw the busiest month of the year so far (September) come to an end. There was a marked increase in new in-house roles coming on … Continued

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Construction & Engineering Market Update Q3 2016

Sarah Doyle / October 26, 2016

The most in-demand roles in the third quarter of 2016 have been Mechanical and Electrical/ Building Services personnel, along with Quantity Surveyors, Contract Managers and Cost Managers.   Construction & Engineering Overview The third quarter of 2016 continued in the vein of the preceding months with the construction industry retaining high levels of hiring. The … Continued

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Accounting and Finance Industry Market Update Q3 2016

admin / October 25, 2016

Accounting and Finance Industry Market Overview Over the last three months our clients’ requests for qualified accountant CVs remains steady. Week on week our industry client base seeks our assistance on various finance opportunities. A noticeable increase in opportunities with indigenous companies and SME businesses is apparent, while recruitment for finance and accounting staff also … Continued

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Accounting Practice Market Update Q3 2016

Ben Latchford / October 25, 2016

We are happy to report that almost all of the clients we are speaking with have seen growth in their business, we’re also pleased to see that a career in accountancy practice remains very attractive for (Irish) graduates.   Accounting Practice Market Overview Whilst recent post-Brexit skittishness may have taken some of ‘the shine’ off … Continued

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Construction and Engineering Market Update Q2 2016

Sarah Doyle / July 26, 2016

The Engineering and Construction Sector remains very favorable, with growth expected in all areas of the sector continuing into Q4 and beyond. Construction & Engineering Overview There was busy hiring activity in the Construction and Engineering sector in the first half of 2016, with the industry currently hiring at a rate of approximately 1000 jobs … Continued

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Funds & Asset Management Market Update Q2 2016

Michael Costello / July 13, 2016

Market Overview To date in 2016, we have seen a migration of live roles on offer from the large bulge bracket operations to the smaller more niche players in the market. This has resulted in a more selective recruitment process where the level of experience of candidates has been key. Within fund administration the growing … Continued

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Insurance Market Update Q2 2016

Gavin Hayes / July 12, 2016

General Observations The Insurance Market as a whole has experienced a heightened degree of scrutiny in recent times due to spiralling premiums. Trading conditions in the Irish market remain difficult for the foreseeable future. Premiums continue to increase for Motor and Business which has led to a national debate and forced the government to take action. … Continued

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Information Technology Market Update Q2 2016

admin / July 12, 2016

  General Observations In our last market update in January we spoke about the technology market in Ireland seeing a steadily growing increase in the need for IT talent. Now that we are half way through the year, that trend hasn’t waned and, in fact, the need for IT staff has only intensified. For many … Continued

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Accounting and Finance Market Update Q2 2016

admin / July 12, 2016

Overall the first half of 2016 has seen a consistent and steady flow of opportunities across accountancy and finance, covering both part and newly qualified accountants, through to senior finance positions requiring planning and management experience.   Industry Lincoln’s industry client base covers a wide range of sectors including; Technology & Software, Energy & Environment, … Continued

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Banking and Financial Services Market Update Q2 2016

admin / July 12, 2016

The unthinkable has happened and Brexit has been voted in, what effect that will have on the market is up for debate but for the moment we will just have to wait and see. We have already witnessed some investment banks relocate part of their front office teams to Dublin and although more will likely … Continued

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Legal Market Update Q2 2016

John Macklin / July 12, 2016

As we neared the end of Q2 and the ever-closer Brexit vote the legal recruitment market began to slow down. Law firms are notoriously reactionary, and whenever there is uncertainty they like to take a ‘wait and see’ approach to recruitment decisions. Since the (surprise) Brexit result, the market has picked back up and we … Continued

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Human Resources Market Update Q2 2016

admin / July 12, 2016

In general, the Human Resources Market in the first six months of 2016 has been consistent with predictions made at the beginning of the year. The onset of Brexit has made it more challenging to forecast hiring trends for the remainder of the year, however, we are expecting continued requirements for experienced HR professionals in … Continued

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Executive Search Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Shay Dalton / January 28, 2016

Executive Search Market Overview Following a generally cautious market of 2014, we are pleased to report that 2015 has proven a consistently more encouraging year. This year represents the highest point we have seen since the Financial Crisis; we have noticed a very real and sustained demand for senior talent across most sectors in Ireland. Looking forward to 2016, executives across … Continued

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Sales & Marketing Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

admin / January 28, 2016

Sales & Marketing Market Overview 2015 marks an incredibly busy year in the Sales and Marketing recruitment market in Ireland. Large MNCs headquartered in Ireland have experienced significant expansion this year. For example, Vodafone invested €60 million into their European sales centre, LinkedIn hired 300 staff with another 100 vacancies still to be filled, and … Continued

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Legal & Compliance Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

John Macklin / January 28, 2016

Legal Market Overview 2015 was a good year for the larger commercial firms in Dublin and Cork in particular. They have all ramped up recruitment, seen growth in revenues and reported a positive outlook for 2016. The larger firms have all retained or sought to retain, their newly qualified solicitors for the first time since … Continued

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Information Technology Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

admin / January 28, 2016

Information Technology Market Overview 2016 Overall, the labour market is definitely recovering, a fact that is easy to see in most domains. The evidence is there with regular announcements of growth in various sectors and job creation in others. There has been quantifiable data to support these signs: an increase in employment, a decrease in … Continued

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Human Resources Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Paul Flynn / January 28, 2016

Human Resources Market Overview The balance of power has truly swung in the direction of the candidate in the HR market this year. With more vacancies in the market, HR professionals looking for a new role in 2016 are likely to be presented with multiple opportunities. They can therefore be more selective in the roles … Continued

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Public Practice Advisory & Taxation Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Ben Latchford / January 28, 2016

Public Practice Advisory & Taxation Market Overview 2015 was another buoyant year in the Accountancy Practice arena, with practices of all sizes expanding and creating opportunities across the board. We have seen a marked expansion across Audit, Consulting, and Corporate Finance departments throughout the year from the Big 4 to small and medium sized practices. For the first time, we have heard … Continued

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Insurance Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

admin / January 27, 2016

Insurance Market Overview 2016 We believe that we are at the beginning of an “Up” cycle in the Insurance sector in Ireland. Our Insurance sector is experiencing a period of growth and it is estimated that most of it’s International insurance leaders based in Ireland expect to experience a healthy 2016. The most significant thing to note in the Insurance market … Continued

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Funds & Assets Management Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

admin / January 27, 2016

Funds & Assets Management Overview 2015 has been a busy and exciting year in the Funds and Asset Management space. We saw a large amount of new business hitting Irish shores with Investment Funds industry now being the single largest employer in the International Financial Services sector, with over 13,000 employees and 50 companies operating in this space. Dublin will continue to … Continued

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Banking & Financial Services Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

admin / January 27, 2016

Banking & Financial Services Overview The war on talent is beginning to rear its head again in the Domestic Banking and wider Financial Services market in Ireland, although it is not yet back to pre-recessionary levels. There remains a number of areas where there is an oversupply of candidates but in general we are once again facing into a market where top … Continued

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Accounting in Financial Services Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

admin / January 27, 2016

2015 was a busy year for Lincoln Recruitment with good news stories almost right across the Financial Services sector reflecting the overall improvement in the economy. On a cheery note this year has seen the Domestic Pillar Banks all report a return towards profit (with some already back in profit) and a change in attitude from restructuring and cost cutting, to growth and … Continued

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Accounting Industry & Commerce Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

admin / January 27, 2016

Accounting Industry & Commerce Market Overview 2015 has seen the Accounting and Finance recruitment market gain momentum on trends seen in 2014 and the latter half of 2013. Companies continued to hire across all levels but it is evident that the “tide has turned” and it’s becoming increasingly more an employee-driven market. The market is witnessing a shortage of qualified Finance professionals and … Continued

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IT & Technology Market Update Q2 2015

admin / July 7, 2015

There is no doubt that the Irish economy is on the mend and nowhere demonstrates this more apparently than the IT sector in the Irish job market. January to the end of Q2 2015 has proved to be the busiest 6 month period the IT recruitment sector has seen since pre-recessionary times. We saw a … Continued

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Accounting Industry & Commerce Market Update Q2 2015

admin / July 6, 2015

Slow and steady does not win the race In Q2 2015, the general trend within the Industry and Commerce market has seen employers asking themselves; ‘How fast do I need to move to secure my preferred candidate?’. They see their interview short-list being diminished by the day if they are taking longer than their competitors … Continued

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Financial Services Accounting Market Update Q2 2015

Gavin Hayes / July 6, 2015

As we pass the midway point of the year it’s a good time to take stock of what’s been happening in the Financial Services Accounting space. I’m happy to report we’ve been very busy with the Financial Services sector, like the rest of the economy, showing growth almost across the board.  Most bullish have been the Fund … Continued

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Banking & Financial Services Market Update Q2 2015

admin / July 6, 2015

There has been a noticeable increase in the demand for high quality staff in the Apr-June quarter of 2015. Taking into account that June and July are the quieter months of the year, June has so far exceeded expectations in comparison to the same period last year and we expect July to compare in a similar fashion. … Continued

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Accounting Practice Market Update Q2 2015

Ben Latchford / July 6, 2015

Practice in demand One of the primary impacts of the downturn in the Irish economy for accounting firms, was the downsizing of the number of graduate intake on a yearly basis. As we continue on the path to recovery in 2015, the effects of this are still being felt across all divisions. Professional Services candidates are … Continued

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Funds & Asset Management Market Update Q2 2015

admin / July 2, 2015

The first half of 2015 has been very busy in the Funds and Asset Management Sector with recruitment levels now nearly on a par with pre-recessionary levels. The Fund Administration sector is currently a very competitive candidate driven market while the Asset Management sector remains predominantly client driven. The world economy, for the most part, is … Continued

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SUNDAY BUSINESS POST FEATURE: Perks and prospects: adapt to keep staff

Orla Doyle / February 19, 2015

On Sunday February 22nd, we featured in the Sunday Business Post Career Moves section with an article entitled “Perks and prospects: adapt to keep staff“. This article details some of our research findings from our Ireland Salary & Employment Insights Survey 2015. See full article below – click to enlarge.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Ireland Salary & Employment Insights 2015

Orla Doyle / February 19, 2015

The Lincoln Recruitment Specialists Irish Salary & Employment Insights measures the activity of the Irish professional jobs market by surveying over 1,000 candidates & employers within the Republic of Ireland each year. You can download and view the full survey here: http://lincoln.ie/employers/salary-survey/ Ireland Salary & Employment Insights Survey 2015 Need any further information? If you require any additional information on our Salary … Continued

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Ireland Salary & Employment Insights Survey 2015

Orla Doyle / February 10, 2015

We at Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to present our Ireland Salary & Employment Insights Survey 2015. Through researching market trends, conducting interviews with business owners, tapping in to the knowledge of our experienced consultants and conducting an in-depth salary review we have developed this comprehensive guide which identifies the key recruitment trends for Ireland in 2015. … Continued

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Q3 Ireland Legal Employment Market Update

John Macklin / October 8, 2014

Overview The conclusion of the third quarter saw the busiest month of the year so far (September) come to an end. There was a marked increase in new in-house roles coming on board – some of them contract based – and a number of smaller firms that had not recruited over the past few years … Continued

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Lincoln Accounting Market Update – Industry & Commerce Q3 2014

admin / October 2, 2014

OVERVIEW The Accounting market within industry & commerce has seen continued growth  in Q3. The demand for qualified accountants in the Irish market has remained increasingly strong with ‘Big 4’ qualified accountants with 1-3 years’ PQE within industry remaining the most sought after candidates in the market at present. Multinationals, PLC’s and Shared Services Centres … Continued

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Funds & Asset Management Employment Market Overview – Q3 2014

admin / October 2, 2014

MARKET OVERVIEW With the industry enjoying significant growth a number of strategic roles have come up in the Funds & Asset management employment market in areas such as Product Development, Relationship Management and Operations. At the more mid/junior level the funds market remains highly competitive with candidates having a lot of options when exploring their … Continued

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Banking & Financial Services Employment Market Update Q3 2014

admin / October 2, 2014

OVERVIEW The employment market in banking and FS through the third quarter was predictably quiet but did have a noticeable pick up in September. This is quite typical of the market at this time of year with key decision makers and hiring managers trying to work their recruitment needs around the holiday period. September though … Continued

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Part Qualified Accountants – Market Update Q3 2014

Concepta Cadogan / August 17, 2014

Last year we continued to see a positive up lift in the Accountancy jobs market, particularly in the part-qualified and newly qualified area with strong demand for top talent within Multinational Software houses and of course within the FMCG and Pharma sectors. This trend also strongly followed within Financial Services where there was an increase … Continued

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Latest Lincoln Accountancy market insights April 2013

admin / May 1, 2013

Lincoln Recruitment Specialists have completed in-depth analysis and research of the accountancy market for year to date 2013 and results highlight a number of heightened demands for niche and specific skillsets in the Accountancy market. Key requirements include: strong systems skills tax structuring ability an advisory focus to non-finance divisions and Previous exposure to MNC or … Continued

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