Report reveals the Top 10 positions that employers are desperate to fill in 2020 3 years ago

Report reveals the Top 10 positions that employers are desperate to fill in 2020

For those interested in a new job.

A new report by Hays Ireland has listed the top ten jobs that employers in Ireland are looking to fill/hire in 2020.


The technology and construction sectors are offering some of 2020’s top jobs, according to the research. Business intelligence (BI) analysts, DevOps engineers, and quantity surveyors are among the most in-demand roles for employers in Ireland this year.

In terms of the research methodology, 2,700 employers and employees were surveyed and the research provides insight into recruiting trends for the year ahead, including hiring plans, why employees are moving roles, and how salaries are changing in light of the ongoing market uncertainty.

The most in-demand jobs for 2020 are as follows:

  1. Business intelligence analyst (Information Technology /Digital Transformation)
  2. DevOps engineer (Information Technology /Digital Transformation)
  3. Software engineering lead (Information Technology /Digital Transformation)
  4. Quantity surveyors (Construction & Property)
  5. Site engineers (Construction & Property)
  6. Auditor (Accounting & Finance)
  7. Newly qualified accountant (Accounting & Finance)
  8. Commercial insurance underwriter (Insurance)
  9. Category manager and senior buyers (Procurement)
  10. Compliance manager (Banking)

The research also revealed that 92% of employers have experienced skills shortages in the last year.

28% of the employers surveyed said that these shortages had a negative impact in terms of business growth expansion, customer and client service (25%), and business development (24%).

Speaking about the results of the research, Hays Ireland Managing Director Mike McDonagh has said: “Our new findings show a clear and continued demand for skills in technology and construction. Ireland experienced continued growth in these areas in 2019, and there are no signs of this slowing down in 2020.

“A strong economy and almost full employment mean recruitment is highly competitive and employees have an attractive choice of career prospects. Rapid digital technological advancements in the workplace have resulted in an increased demand for skills in these areas, but many employers require candidates who also have the communication, adaptability, and problem-solving skills that will enable them to achieve their business objectives.