Career


Average Irish ICT salary versus other sectors

Current estimates show that the ICT skills gap in Ireland will be as much 70,000 over the next five years. The gap is widening, and on a European level it is expected to be between 500,000 and 900,000 by 2020. On account of this, wages within the ICT industry are growing with stealth. Currently, the […]

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Software developer salaries versus USA’s 20 most common jobs

Often we’re asked by potential students what the benefits of being a coder are. In fact, we recently published an article about it here. One of the points we always mention is salary. While we know that life isn’t all about money, we do know that most people find an attractive salary to be enticing. […]

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A career in software development? But why?

Worldwide, there is a skills gap in the field of software development. In the US, we’re told that there will be a gap of up to one million jobs in the ICT sector. Eurostat Statistics indicates that 41% of European companies trying to recruit ICT professionals are finding it difficult find eligible staff. In fact, it’s […]

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Skills Gap in STEM not going away in the USA

If you look at the unemployment figures for the USA you will see that things appear to be going quite well. Nationally, unemployment is at its lowest since April 2000 at 3.8%. Whatever the reasoning is behind this, these figures are positive. However, the chasmic skills gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and […]

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Why online learning is now better than classroom

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The Irish ICT Skills Gap

Go to any Irish job site and type in the words “IT”, “Technology” or “Developer”. There are literally thousands of jobs available in the ICT (Information and Communications Technology) sector. There is an Irish ICT skills gap, and now is the time for career changers to make the move. This is not a problem that’s […]

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The 5 Day Coding Challenge – Time & Commitment. Totally worth it.

There is a famous Theodore Roosevelt quote, “Nothing worth having comes easy“. It’s true. Think about it. You don’t just wake up one morning and climb Everest. If you want to do that, you have to work hard for it. The same theory can be applied to anything worth having. Take the 5 Day Coding […]

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My Time is Now – Darragh Browne Testimonial

Our latest testimonial has arrived. Meet Darragh Browne, a Code Institute graduate who has kept in touch with us over the years. Those of you who have followed Darragh’s story will know that he’s transitioned from deli to developer. Darragh joined Code Institute in 2015 and since then his career has grown from strength to strength. […]

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15-Minute Rule – who you gonna call?

In our Full-Stack course, our tutors and mentors recommend something called the 15-minute rule. Yep… we all know what the 5-second rule is, which is completely different, and if you were to eat your food 15 minutes after it landed on the ground, that would be unhygienic. No, the 15-minute rule is a wise way […]

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The dreaded Cover Letter – Keep it short but very sweet!

You’re on a job hunt and you’ve come across the dreaded words, “Cover Letter”, you might panic. Hell, you might even cry a little. But by our reckoning, the dreaded cover letter might just be the way to get your foot in the door. A cover letter is a way of showing your personality to […]

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