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Project Manager - Software Design

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Education
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€65k > 90
Software Development Manager
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€65 - 90
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Data Source(s):
Morgan McKinley

Last Updated: July, 2015

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Employment growth in this occupation is in line with the national average. Demand relates primarily to those with a third level qualification, with experience a key contributory factor in emerging shortages.

National Skills Bulletin 2018

3%
Occupational Category

ICT Specialists & Project Managers

Also included in this category:

Technical directors (computer services); data centre managers; IT managers; IT support managers; programme managers (computing); project leaders (software design).

Number Employed:

18,800

Part time workers: 3%
Male / Female: 70 / 30%
Non-Nationals: 18%
With Third Level: 84%
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Coordinate software development and design as part of a team. Develop, create, and modify general computer applications, software or specialised utility programs.


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