Employability

Salaries for MSc Data Science and Analytics graduates boyant.

Looking towards 2019, the technology sector is going from strength to strength across all disciplines, with roles such as including Project Manager, Business Analyst, Product Manager, Java and .Net Developer, Security, Systems Administrators and Network Engineers set to continue to be popular roles in the year to come. The market for AI/ Machine Learning professionals is forecast to take centre stage in 2019 as we anticipate more employers will begin advertising specialized roles in this niche area. 

Looking at the Cork market, the most popular roles were in Project Management, where a lot of projects have been kicking off across a number of organisations and new business is being won by consultancy companies which means they are looking for more Project Management resources. As well as this, Business Analysts, .Net Developers and Data Analysts are also in demand. This is due to a drive by organisations to start effectively using their data in order to add value through informed decision making. Some companies have been increasing their headcount in this area and other companies are bringing in Data Analysis skills for the very first time. (source: Information from 2019 Technology Permanent Salary Guide, Morgan McKinley).

Samples salaries extracted from the Morgan McKinley Salary Guide 2019.  

 DublinCorkLimerickWaterfordGalway
Data Analyst
Low 45,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
High 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
Average 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000
Data Warehouse Developer
Low 45,000 45,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
High 70,000 70,000 65,000 65,000 65,000
Average 60,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000
Data Scientist
Low 70,000 55,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
High 100,000 85,000 80,000 80,000 85,000
Average 85,000 70,000 65,000 65,000 65,000
Data Architect
Low 75,000 75,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
High 130,000 95,000 90,000 90,000 95,000
Average 100,000 85,000 80,000 80,000 80,000
Data Analytics Manager
Low 75,000 75,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
High 110,000 110,000 95,000 95,000 100,000
Average 85,000 90,000 85,000 80,000 85,000*

Sectors (Companies) employing Data Science and Analytics graduates

  • Banking (AIB, BoI, Central Bank, Citi)
  • Energy (Bord Gas, Electric Ireland)
  • Financial Services (Elavon, Pramerica)
  • Food & Agriculture (Kerry, Glanbia)
  • Gaming (Paddy Power, Xanadu, Betbright)
  • Government (CSO, Revenue, HSE)
  • Health (HSE, HIQA,Optum)
  • Insurance (Allianz, Aviva, Aon
  • Management Consultancy (EY, PWC, FTI Consulting, Deloitte, Accenture, Clarion, KPMG)
  • Marketing, Media & Communication (Core Media, Vodafone, Eir, 3,)
  • Pharmaceutical (Abbott, Novartis, Regeneron, Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer)
  • Research (ESRI, Universities, Insight)
  • Retail (Dunnes Stores, Tesco, Super Valu, Amazon, Wayfair)
  • Software (SAS, SPSS,)
  • Sport (Munster Rugby, GAA, RTE, Sky Sports)
  • Technology (IBM, EMC, HP, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Dell, Facebook, Intel, Version 1)

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