The presence of numerous multinational IT companies in Ireland has meant there has been huge demand for graduates in recent times. Having an IT qualification is beneficial but not essential in getting a job in the industry and despite the recent economic downturn, the nature of the IT business ensures demand for capable graduates will always remain.
Examples of areas of IT in which there is demand for graduates are:
Due to the heavy reliance of all modern businesses on the IT function, IT career opportunities for graduates exist in all industries, with the financial services, telecommunications companies, the public sector, retailers, security companies and health services being particularly heavy recruiters.
Examples of some of the skills required to forge a successful IT career are: