Brexit jobs feast pushes up wages in Ireland's financial sector

Recruitment consultants say risk and compliance staff are particularly sought after

 The Central Bank has said  the economy could overheat if capacity constraints emerge in the labour market. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Central Bank has said the economy could overheat if capacity constraints emerge in the labour market. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ireland’s allure as a post-Brexit base for global financial firms has driven wages for some roles considerably higher, with some positions offering 15 per cent more than a year ago.

Risk and compliance staff are particularly sought after, five of Dublin’s leading recruitment consultants said. Expertise in data science and newer technologies such as payment platforms is also in demand.

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