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Ireland needs to create 21,000 jobs in data by 2020

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Ireland needs to create 21,000 jobs in data by 2020

According to the World Economic Forum, Data Analysts are expected to be in the Top Ten Jobs in Demand by 2020. Coupled with this there is a current skills shortage in this profession in Ireland and a growth rate of over 8 per cent; Ireland needs to create 21,000 jobs in data by 2020. These statistics show great job prospects and makes Data Analysis a very attractive career area for many up and coming professionals.

Some forward-thinking school leavers are already showing interest in this area. DCU have recorded a surge in CAO applications to their Data Science course this year. First preference applications for this course went up by 17 per cent. The first of its kind in Ireland, the programme was launched in 2016 to meet industry demand for world-class graduates interested in a career in Big Data, data analytics and related data science roles. (Courses linked to data analysis can also be studied at Higher Education in UCCITT, NUIG, and DBS.)

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A Future Proofed Career as a Data Analyst


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