Study In Ireland

Ireland is a country which is even smaller than California, but has a base of all the Top IT companies present in here. You have all the well renowned companies present, plus low key companies such Baltimore technologies, Curam software, EMC Ireland, Havok etc. All these companies do provide an individual with a sponsorship option, as Information Technology is among their skilled shortage list.

There are reputed and well ranked Universities in Ireland such as Trinity College Dublin, University College of Dublin, National University of Ireland Galway, Dublin city University, University College Cork where a course in Information technology runs in synchronisation with the industry in-order to prepare a worthwhile course curriculum. Plus, adding to this, the course duration in Ireland is just for 1 year and they also offer you a Post Study Work visa of 2 year further to it.

The technology industry in Ireland employs over 105,000 people across an array of diverse companies. The reason for such a strong presence of IT companies is because Enterprise Ireland have been quite open towards making Ireland as a European Headquarter for Information Technology, Life Science and Financial Services.

  • Ireland is the second largest exporter of computer and IT services in the world.
  • 10 of the top 10 Global IT Companies have their presence in Ireland
  • 9 of the Top 10 Global software companies have their strong foothold in Ireland
  • Global leaders such as Intel, HP, IBM, Microsoft and Apple have long-established operations in Ireland.
  • They have been joined by newer leading-edge giants such as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, PayPal, eBay and Twitter.
  • Dublin is Europe's leading hub of innovative games companies with Big Fish, EA, Havok, DemonWare, PopCap, Zynga, Riot Games and Jolt all having a significant presence here.
  • The sector accounts for more than €50 billion of exports from Ireland per annum.

Quick Facts : Information Technology Industry

  • Ireland is 2nd largest - Exporter of IT services in the world.
  • 105,000 - Directly employed in the ICT sector in Ireland
  • 825,000 - Estimated shortage of qualified technology staff in the EU by 2020
  • 5% per annum - Average compound growth rate in demand for high-level ICT skills in Ireland.
  • 10 of top 10 - Global technology companies have EMEA HQs or significant operations in Ireland.
  • 44,500 - IT-related vacancies in the period 2013-2018 from expansion and replacement demand.
  • Acute shortages - 10,000 ICT specialists are lacking in Italy, 18,000 in Poland, 41,000 in Spain and 87,000 in Germany.

Quick Facts : Pharma Industry

  • 50% - of the total goods exported from Ireland are Pharma-chemical products.
  • Ireland is 7th largest - Exporter of medicinal and pharmaceutical products in the world in 2015 with €39bn in annual exports.
  • $8 billion - in new investment in facilities in the last 10 years, close to the biggest investment in new facilities anywhere in the world.
  • 9 of top 10 - World’s pharmaceutical companies have operations in Ireland.
  • 25,000 - People directly and another 25,000 indirectly are employed in Pharma.
  • 75+ - Pharmaceutical companies operate in Ireland.

Quick Facts : Financial Services

  • 38,000+ - People employed in Ireland.
  • 7th largest - provider of Wholesale Financial Services in the EU.
  • Ireland is 9th largest - International Banking Market with over 80 International Banks in Ireland.
  • €3.2 trillion - worth of Investment funds assets under administration.
  • 50% - of world’s commercial aircraft owned or managed from Ireland.
  • Largest - provider of cross border life insurance in the EU.

Quick Facts : Insurance Industry

  • 28,000+ - people approximately employed in the insurance sector in Ireland.
  • 1 in every 4 - persons working in financial services in Ireland is employed directly or indirectly by the insurance industry.
  • 4.7% Growth - The insurance sector is growing. CSO statistics for the end of 2011 showed a 4.7% year on year growth in the sector.
  • Global Centre - Ireland is developing as a global centre for insurance innovation by collaborating with the IT sector.
  • 3,000 Jobs - Forecasts of the creation of an additional 3,000 jobs in the sector over the next five years.
  • Top 20 - More than half of the world’s top 20 insurance companies have a base in Ireland.

Quick Facts : Medical Devices Industry

  • 1 of 5 - The medical technology sector in Ireland is recognised as one of the five global emerging hubs.
  • 18 - of the world’s top 25 medical technology companies have a base in Ireland and 50% of the 400 medtech companies based here are indigenous.
  • 27,000+ - people employed in the sector, which makes Ireland, per capita, the biggest medical technology employer in the EU.
  • Ireland Leads - in the skills race with a higher percentage of 3rd Level Graduates than the UK, the US and OECD averages.
  • €8.5 billion - in exported products in 2013, making Ireland one of the largest exporters of medical technologies in Europe.
  • 2,000+ Jobs - announced since 2014 along with €960 million investment in the industry.

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