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Software Production Co-ordinator

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The National Skills Bulletin 2017 stated that "despite significant graduate supply and a number of job ready job seekers with IT skills  shortages of IT skills continue to exist. IT skills are in demand across all economic sectors".

Software developers; "mobile (iOS/Android), database (with Oracle/SQL), web, cloud; with skills in Java, JavaScript, C++, .Net, PHP, CSS, F#, Python and Ruby on Rails the most frequently mentioned"

IT managers and business analysts; "especially systems migration and IT project management e.g. waterfall and agile"

Engineers; "network (Linux, Open Source), database, QA, automated performance testers, DevOps (developing/testing, process re-engineering and communication skills)"

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

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Co-ordinates research, designs, develops, and tests operating systems-level software and general computing applications.


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Organisation: ICS - The Society for Chartered IT Professionals in Ireland
Address: 87-89 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4
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