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Irish Highly Skilled Occupations List

Applicants for Ireland's Critical Skills Employment Permit must usually have a job offer in a role that pays a minimum of €60,000 per year. The salary requirement is lowered for those with a job offer on Ireland's Highly Skilled Occupations List, found below, in which case the role must pay at least €30,000 per year.

The following list is broken into job categories, and further broken into jobs which make use of specific skills Only applicants with job offers which require the skills listed under the 'job-specific skills' column may apply for a Critical Skills Employment Permit under the €30,000 per year rule. All others will need a job offer which pays at least €60,000 per year to be eligible.

Highly Skilled Occupations List

SOC 3

Employment category

SOC 4

Skills needed

211Natural and social science professionals2111

Chemical scientists in manufacturing (including food & beverages,
medical devices), product development, analytical development, clinical co-vigilance, or biotechnology or related and relevant specialist  skills, qualifications or experience

211Natural and social science professionals2112

Medical laboratory scientists

Biological scientists and biochemists in manufacturing (including food
& beverages, medical devices), product development, analytical development, clinical co-vigilance, or biotechnology or related and relevant specialist  skills, qualifications or experience

211Natural and social science professionals2113

Physical scientists in manufacturing (including food & beverages,
medical devices), product development, analytical development, clinical co-vigilance, or biotechnology or related and relevant specialist  skills, qualifications or experience

212Engineering professionals2122

Mechanical engineers specialising in:                                          

  • Quality control, or validation and regulation engineering (high tech industry; food and beverages), or  
  • Mechanical engineering (especially polymer engineering skills in the areas of pharmaceuticals, medical devices or green economy), or 
  • Chemical process engineering, or                          
  • Process automation engineering, or
  • Power generation, transmission and distribution, or
  • Related and relevant specialist  skills, qualifications or experience
212Engineering professionals2123

Electrical engineers specialising in:

  • Chip design, test engineering, or application engineering, or
  • Process automation engineering, or
  • Power generation, transmission and distribution, or
  • Related and relevant specialist skills, qualifications or experience
212Engineering professionals2124

Electronics engineers specialising in:

  • Chip design, test engineering, or application engineering, or
  • Process automation engineering, or
  • Power generation, transmission and distribution, or
  • Related and relevant specialist skills, qualifications or experience
212Engineering professionals2126

Design and development engineers specialising in:                     

  • Quality control, or validation and regulation engineering (high tech industry; food and beverages), or
  • Chip design, test engineering, or application engineering, or
  • Process automation engineering, or
  • Power generation, transmission and distribution, or
  • Related and relevant specialist skills, qualifications or experience
212Engineering professionals2127

Production and process engineers specialising in:

  • Quality control, or validation and regulation engineering (high tech industry; food
  • and beverages), or 
  • Chemical process engineering, or
  • Process automation engineering, or
  • Power generation, transmission and distribution, or
  • Related and relevant specialist  skills, qualifications or experience
212Engineering professionals2129Material scientists

113

ICT professionals1136

Information technology and telecommunications directors

213ICT professionals2133IT specialist managers
213ICT professionals2134

IT project and programme managers

213ICT professionals2135

IT business analysts, architects and systems designers

213ICT professionals2136

Programmers and software development professionals

213 ICT professionals2137

Web design and development professionals

213ICT professionals2139All other ICT professionals

221

Health professionals2211

Medical practitioners

221

Health professionals2213

Industrial pharmacists

221

Health professionals2217
  • Radiographers

  • Radiation therapists

  • Vascular technologists/physiologists

  • Gastro intestinal technologists/physiologists

  • Respiratory Physiologists

221

Health professionals2219
  • Audiologists

  • Perfusionists

118

Health and Social Services Managers and Directors

1181

Senior health services and public health managers and directors

223

Nursing and Midwifery Professionals

2231

  • Registered Nurses (RGN, MHN, ID and Children’s nurses)

  • Clinical Nurse Specialists

  • Clinical Nurse Managers

  • Advanced Nursing Practitioners

223

Nursing and Midwifery Professionals

2232

  • Registered Midwives

  • Clinical Midwife Specialists

  • Clinical Midwife Managers

  • Advanced Midwife Practitioners

222

Therapy Professionals

2229

Orthoptists

321

Health Associate Professionals

3218

  • Prosthetists

  • Orthotists

321

Health Associate Professionals

3213

  • PHECC Registered Paramedics

  • PHECC Registered Advanced Paramedic Practitioners

242

Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

2421

  • Chartered and certified accountants and taxation experts specializing in tax, compliance, regulation, solvency, or financial management, or related and relevant specialist skills, qualifications or experience.

  • Qualified accountants with at least three years' auditing experience, who are full members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and whom have relevant work experience in the areas of US GAAP reporting and Global Audit and Advisory Services and the employment concerned is in MNC Global Audit Services.

  • Tax consultants specializing in non-EEA tax consultancy and compliance with a professional tax qualification or legal qualification with tax specialism, and has a minimum of three years' experience of tax consultancy requirements and regulations in the relevant non-EEA market. 

242

Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

2423

Management consultants and business analysts specialising in big data analytics with skills in IT, data mining, modelling, and advanced maths 
or related and relevant specialist skills, qualifications or experience

242

Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

2424

Business and financial project management professionals specializing
in finance & investment analytics, risk analytics, credit, fraud analytics
or related and relevant specialist skills, qualifications or experience

242

Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

2425

Actuaries, economists and statisticians specialising in big data 
analytics with skills in IT, data mining, modelling, and advanced maths
or related and relevant specialist skills, qualifications or experience

246

Quality and Regulatory Professionals

2461

Quality control and planning engineers

246

Quality and Regulatory Professionals

2462

Quality assurance and regulatory professionals

246

Quality and Regulatory Professionals

2463

Environmental health professionals

354

Sales, Marketing and Related Associate Professionals

3542

Business sales executives specialising in International Sales Roles or ITB2B sales roles and with fluency in the official language, apart from English, of a state which is not a Member State of the EEA

354Sales, Marketing and Related Associate Professionals3543International marketing experts with required domain knowledge specialising in product strategy development and management with technical and product/service knowledge (pharmaceutical, medical devices, Software B2B, SaaS products)

 

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