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Project Manager - Software Design

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Most of these occupations require qualifications at NFQ Levels 7 or 8 (Ordinary / Honours Degrees) but some do not.

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€55k > 110 
Software Development Manager
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€55 - 110 
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Collins McNicholas / CPL / Morgan McKinley / Brightwater / Sigmar

Last Updated: May, 2014

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Coordinate software development and design as part of a team. Develop, create, and modify general computer applications, software or specialised utility programs.


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