By Kim O'Leary
Indeed, the world's largest job site , announced today it has launched Indeed Prime in Dublin.
Indeed Prime is an online career platform that provides employers with top talent based on coding skills, education and work experience. The product is specifically designed to address the growing need for technical talent in a variety of industries.
Indeed currently employs over 500 people in Ireland, which is its headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In Ireland Indeed has over 800,000 unique visitors each month, with an increase in traffic of 40% in the past 12 months. Indeed has sites in more than 60 countries and 28 languages, and every month over 200 million job seekers use the site to look for a new job.
Amidst the current challenging tech recruitment environment in Ireland, Indeed data revealed that junior tech roles are receiving increased jobseeker interest. Job postings of junior tech roles increased by 27%, as a whole, since 2015. Luckily, jobseeker interest has been keeping up with the strong employer demand, with Junior Product Manager roles receiving fourteen times more interest and Junior Software Engineer roles six times more jobseeker interest than in 2015.
Commenting on the data, Indeed SVP of Product, Raj Mukherjee said: “Knowledge-based economies are particularly dependent on the quality and quantity of STEM graduates. This significant spike in interest is a very positive sign for what is to come and shows that talent is finally starting to catch up with employer demand trends.”
Recent data also revealed the top 10 hard to fill roles in the tech sector, and whilst the junior end of the market is quickly catching up with strong employer demand for new technology talent, there is a skills gap where more experienced technology candidates are required.
Rapid technological advances affect every company, so employer demand for high skilled tech talent is on the rise. Indeed’s real time data reveals that Software Developer is the hardest role to fill in Ireland’s tech sector, with 32% of vacancies still open after 60 days. There are also severe shortages of suitable candidates for Senior Java Developer roles (28%), Front End Developers (27%), Software Architects (24%) and .net Developers (24%).
“Every industry is being disrupted by software, and every company is becoming a software company. Finding, attracting and retaining tech talent is critical to business success”, explained Mr Mukherjee. “Irish employers compete for tech talent in a global pool that extends well beyond Ireland’s borders. The lack of housing supply and rising cost of living in Ireland have been raised as key challenges in attracting skilled foreign workers to take up employment in Dublin. Maintaining competitiveness is vital to ensuring that Ireland remains an attractive destination for high-skilled talent," he continued.
"The market also needs to be smarter about how it identifies talent. Too often employers go fishing in the same, limited pool of people that graduate from specific universities. This can leave behind some high quality talent that learned their skills elsewhere. With Indeed Prime we are able to help employers find previously undiscovered tech talent." concluded Mr Mukherjee.
For more information visit www.indeed.com.
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