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44,500 New Job Openings for People With High-Level ICT Skills

44,500 New Job Openings for People With High-Level ICT Skills

44,500 New Job Openings for People With High-Level ICT Skills
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44,500 New Job Openings for People With High-Level ICT Skills

The continuing strong demand from employers for people with highlevel
ICT skills across the economy could lead to 44,500 new job openings arising from expansion
and replacement demand over the next six years, according to a new report published today by
Forfás and the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs. Job openings will be for both new graduates
and skilled professionals

The report, Addressing Future Demand for High-Level ICT Skills, is a deliverable under the Action
Plan for Jobs 2013, forecasts the demand for high-level ICT skills up to 2018 within the ICT sector
and across other sectors of the economy. The Report’s timely publication comes against a
background of strong competition for high-level ICT skills globally. It makes recommendations to
ensure that Ireland maintains a strong competitive advantage when it comes to attracting mobile
ICT investment and encouraging entrepreneurs to set up, grow and locate their ICT businesses in
Ireland. Ensuring an adequate supply of creative and innovative ICT talent from both the domestic
and international talent pool is key to that effort.

In 2012, there were 68,280 ICT professionals working within the ICT sector and across other sectors
of the economy. The report forecasts that there will be increased demand of on average 5% per
annum for these high-level ICT skills up to 2018, increasing the employment of ICT professionals to
91,000.

To achieve the jobs potential, the report notes that all potential policy levers will need to continue
to be utilised to increase high-level ICT skills supply. These includes mainstream education and
training, conversion and reskilling programmes, continuing professional development and attracting
experienced international talent, including expatriate talent. The report highlights the key demand
for high-level ICT professionals and notes that the level and quality of domestic ICT graduates is a
critical component in the supply of skills and over time adding to the stock of experienced
professionals.

The report recommends that additional iterations of the conversion programmes from 2014 and
beyond will be essential to contribute to meeting the increasing demand. In just over one year an
investment of €10m by the Department of Education and Skills has delivered over 1,500 places on
industry designed ICT conversion programmes. These programmes provide graduates from other
disciplines the opportunity to pursue new careers in ICT and industry access to a new pool of
talented graduates with up to date ICT qualifications.

The output of computer graduates in Ireland has increased by 25% over the last two years and a
doubling of graduate output is now expected to be achieved by 2015 - three years ahead of the
Action Plan target of 2018. This comes as a result of the implementation of the Government ICT
Skills Action Plan which is a collaboration between Government, Industry and the education system.
Welcoming the launch of the report, the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn, TD said “At
a time of expanding industry demand for skills this shows what can be achieved when Government,
industry and the education system work together
.

Just under two years ago when Minister Bruton and I launched the ICT Skills Action Plan, it was
estimated that the domestic supply of ICT talent was meeting about 45% of the skills demand of
industry. As a result of the measures we have taken under the Plan it is now projected that the
supply of graduates from the education system will meet 63% of demand in 2014
.”

The Minister added “The implementation of key reforms at primary and second level, allied to the
introduction of bonus points for maths is also building the mathematical proficiency of students
entering third level which is critical to ensuring a strong supply of graduates for all STEM roles.
This is evident in the almost 60% increase in the honours level maths take up at Leaving Cert level,
over the last 3 years
."

This report provides a very timely input to the review of the ICT Action Plan which my Department
is undertaking jointly with the Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation
,” he concluded.
Richard Bruton, TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation said: “The ICT sector is of strategic
importance to Ireland, both in terms of the numbers of jobs employed and its contribution to
Ireland’s export performance, accounting for €70 billion in exports per annum. ICT skills are
already a key focus of the Action Plan for Jobs with three of our seven Disruptive Reforms
dedicated to ICT, including particular actions aimed at ICT skills. This report will further sustain the
effort to ensure Ireland has the necessary skills to meet the opportunity that this sector offers for
jobs and growth
.”

Chairperson of the EGFSN, Una Halligan said “The research highlights the positive employment
potential and the large scope for job creation in Ireland if the right steps are taken. Industry has an
important part to play here. Improved ICT talent development and retention practices within
companies are essential for both experienced employees and the career path development of new
graduates. It is positive that around 90% of the enterprises interviewed for this report are planning
to hire new ICT graduates, and that a majority are willing to invest more on in-company training.
Another important aspect will be industry’s role in raising awareness of the excellent and rewarding
careers in the sector and attracting people, particularly women, to the opportunities available
.”

Martin Shanahan, Chief Executive of Forfás, commenting on the global perspective: “The challenge
to meet Ireland’s demand for people with ICT skills is set against the background of a strong global
demand for ICT talent with other countries also actively competing for these skills. Several
technological and market trends are impacting on the development of ICT related business
opportunities and the demand for skillsets and competences. These include the adoption of cloud
computing; the rapid penetration of mobile devices and technologies; emergence of Big Data
analytics; adoption of social technologies, IT Security and Micro and Nano electronics
.

Having the right policies in place to develop and attract ICT skills to Ireland is of the utmost
importance for both foreign direct investment companies and indigenous companies. The successful
implementation of measures to boost the supply of ICT professionals in Ireland depends upon the
active collaboration of Government, education and training providers and businesses
.”

The full report and its recommendations are available on the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs
website www.skillsireland.ie and the Forfás website www.forfas.ie

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