The key Morgan McKinley Ireland 2013 Salary Survey showed 55pc of hiring managers in the permanent market will be recruiting new employees this year.
And only 9pc of employers are concerned that emigration will be a challenge to sourcing talent.
However, any pay rises will be modest with any increases being only up to 10pc.
A further 41pc of permanent hiring managers and 21pc of temporary hiring managers forecast that salaries and pay rates will actually rise.
However, respondents were cautious; any increases are likely to be modest with most expecting to see pay packets increase by 1- 10pc.