Thursday 23 November 2017

Looking for a career change? Here are some of the sectors most in demand

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Workers are in line for salary increases of between 5pc and 10pc this year in areas of high skill demand, including science, engineering and accounting, an analysis has found.

The salary guide noted that the jobs most in demand will continue to be in the pharmaceutical, financial services and IT sectors.

So what are the most in-demand sectors?

1. Accounting

Regarded as a “buoyant” sector with a notable increase in hiring and significant competition for experienced and newly-graduated professionals expected.

2. Financial services and treasury

Job offers have never been more competitive. In some cases newly qualified accountants are seeking a minimum starting salary of €55,000 plus benefits. 

3. Life sciences

Salaries will remain competitive in 2017. Demand for science skills is strong across pharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics.

4. Sales and marketing

Salaries in 2017 will remain steady with some increases depending on the skill sets.

5. Tax

Expect an increase in demand for positions across all areas of tax from global mobility and employment tax to VAT, corporate tax and personal tax.

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