Irish job posts offering remote and hybrid work have increased by 43% over the last 12 months according to a new study.
The report has been published by Zoom in collaboration with FRS Recruitment.
A snapshot of hybrid and remote work opportunities advertised between October 2021 and October 2022 shows that 33% of all job ads across Ireland offered remote or hybrid work options, up from 23%.
The data also reveals that remote or hybrid working is primarily concentrated in a few sectors, with 87% of these jobs stemming from the IT, accounting and finance, or commercial sectors.
More than 50% of companies offering remote and hybrid work are based in Dublin or Cork, with salaries of city-based roles averaging at €60,814 vs €51,648 for roles within rural-based companies.
The report shows that roles offering candidates flexibility are attracting a wider range of responses, especially among job seekers looking to move from their current employment.
“Zoom’s latest report really underlines how employee expectations of how, when and where they want to work have drastically changed, and that employers have changed their hiring practices in response,” said Zoom Government Relations Director for Ireland, Charlotte Holloway.
General Manager at FRS Recruitment, Lynne McCormack said that for the first time they have candidates telling them that salary is less important than the ability to do their job remotely.
“For many people, the pandemic showed them they can do their work from anywhere, which is enabling them to move to areas outside of cities where the cost of living and housing pressures aren’t so acute and without the burden of long commutes and high transport costs,” Ms McCormack said.