Strong Demand for High-Level ICT Skills:  A forthcoming report from the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs highlights continuing strong demand from enterprise for high-level ICT skills, both within the ICT sector and across other sectors of the economy. The study forecasts the demand for high-level computing and electronic and electrical engineering skills over the next five years.

The ICT sector is of strategic importance to the Irish economy both in terms of the numbers of high-skilled professionals employed (an estimated 68,280 ICT professionals in 2012) and its significant contribution to Irish exports performance - accounting for almost €70 billion per annum.