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Information Architect - IT

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Education
Most occupations in this zone require job specific training (vocational training) related to the occupation (NFQ Levels 5 and 6 or higher), related on-the-job experience, or a relevant professional award.

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€60k > 120
Technical Architect
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€60 - 120
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Data Source(s):
Brightwater / CPL / Abrivia

Last Updated: March, 2017

* 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.
Shortage Indicator

As with programmers, the labour market indicators examined point to an occupation in high demand with strong employment growth and evidence that employers are having difficulties filling vacancies.

National Skills Bulletin 2018

6%
Occupational Category

ICT Professionals

Also included in this category:

IT consultants; software testers; systems testers (computing); telecommunications planners; business analysts (computing); system analysts; systems consultants; technical analysts (computing); technical architects; internet developers; multimedia develop

Number Employed:

19,600

Part time workers: 6%
Non-Nationals: 28%
With Third Level: 88%
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At a Glance... header image

Designs and develops solutions to complex computer applications problems, system administration issues, or networks.


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Tasks & Activitiesheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Communicate with staff or clients to understand specific system requirements.

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Provide advice on project costs, design concepts, or design changes.

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Document design specifications, installation instructions, and other system-related information.

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Verify stability, interoperability, portability, security, or scalability of system architecture.

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Collaborate with engineers or software developers to select appropriate design solutions or ensure the compatibility of system components.

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Evaluate current or emerging technologies to consider factors such as cost, portability, compatibility, or usability.

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Provide technical guidance or support for the development or troubleshooting of systems.

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Identify system data, hardware, or software components required to meet user needs.

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Provide guidelines for implementing secure systems to customers or installation teams.

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Monitor system operation to detect potential problems.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Interacting With Computers: Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

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Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge: Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

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Thinking Creatively: Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

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Getting Information: Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work: Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Provide Consultation and Advice to Others: Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.

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Making Decisions and Solving Problems: Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

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Analyzing Data or Information: Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

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Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates: Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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Scheduling Work and Activities: Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.


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The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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Computers and Electronics: Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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Engineering and Technology: Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

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English Language: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Mathematics: Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

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Telecommunications: Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Operations Analysis: Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

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Systems Evaluation: Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

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Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Quality Control Analysis: Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

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Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Systems Analysis: Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

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Programming: Writing computer programs for various purposes.

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Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Entry Routesheader image

A Bachelors Degree at Level 7/8 in Information Systems (B.Sc.) is a typical entry level requirement depending on the size of the employer and their particular needs.

Masters level programmes Computing and Information Systems which include modules on architecture are also available. Graduates of these courses are very attractive to employers.

Certificate programmes are a valuable way for all information technology professionals to stay current with ever-changing technologies.

Last Updated: November, 2014


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Organisation: Smart Futures
Address: Discover Science & Engineering, Wilton Park House, Wilton Place, Dublin, 2
Tel: (01) 607 3171
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