The second three months of 2018 saw the highest annual growth in job postings in four years.

That's according to the latest Employment Market Monitor from CPL Resources.

It says the jobs were mainly posted in sectors that are largely representative of FDI (foreign direct investment) in Ireland.

Accountancy, banking and finance jobs have shown a 45% increase since the equivalent quarter in 2016.

Jobs in the Science, Engineering & Supply Chain sector and the IT sector have remained static since 2016, the report found. 

"The figures show a job market in good health. The growth in jobs posted in the second quarter of the year is the highest since 2014," economist Ronan Lyons, co-author of the report with Cpl Resources, said. 

"The research also showed that both jobseekers and employers see jobseekers as gaining more bargaining power".

Issues around employee engagement also emerged from the research. 

7 in 10 employees say they're bored at work and three quarters of employees could imagine a career change in their future.

"Employers must find ways to challenge their staff and help them grow," Siobhan O'Shea, Client Services Director, Cpl Resources said.  

"60% of employees believe their company doesn't contribute to their wellness. So employers are either ignoring a key principle of employee retention or they are not tailoring their offering to their employee demographic," she added.