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UX and UI design is of critical importance. Courses that cover the theory and practice of topics such as user research, usability,visual and interaction design are an important foundation.

Aiden Kehoe, Principal UX Designer, Logitech Ireland

Enriching computing and user experience design with a deep understanding of complex human states and interactions is the future of both computing and user experience development and research.

Jay Brewer, Vice President - Experience Design and User Experience, Rapid7

Growth in demand expected for graduates of BA Psychology and Computing.

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. 

Focusing on the capital firstly, there has been continuous demand for professionals across the core development languages, which is expected to continue into the new year. In addition to this, Data, UX, Security and PMO have also emerged as big growth areas within technology. Demand has been mainly fueled in this region by the SME, Startup and Banking sectors, due to significant growth in each area. We have noticed particular interest from Financial Services institutions as technology and digital innovation has been a core focus area throughout 2018. Many tech companies within Dublin are designing increasingly complex digital products for an international audience. As a result, we've seen a growth in demand for talented UX Designers; ones who can help shape these products with the end user in mind. (Source: Information from 2019 Technology Permanent Salary Guide, Morgan McKinley

Sample salaries extracted from Morgan McKinley salary survey 2019. 

  Dublin Cork Limerick Waterford Galway
iOS/Android Developer
Low 55,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
High 75,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
Average 60,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000
UX Designer
Low 45,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
High 70,000 70,000 65,000 65,000 65,000
Average 62,000 60,000 55,000 55,000 55,000
UI Designer      
Low 50,000 45,000  40,000  40,000  40,000 
High 70,000 75,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
Average 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
Python Developer
Low 40,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
High 80,000 70,000 65,000 65,000 65,000
Average 65,000 60,000 55,000 55,000 55,000
Software Development Manager
Low 90,000 75,000 70,000 65,000 70,000
High 140,000 110,000 100,000 100,000 110,000
Average 120,000 90,000 85,000 75,000 85,000*

Companies who have expressed interest in employing BS Psychology and Computing graduates

Accenture, Analog Devices, Boston Scientific, Danone, Deloitte, EMBL, Ericsson, Johnson Controls, Logitech, Parade, Qualcomm, Stryker, Teamworks, Workday, Xilinx.


Employers are crying out for people to work in web-related applications which focus on enhancing users’ online experience (UX)

The Irish Times

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