The 180 jobs will be created by 2013 and will include opportunities for Senior Technology Consultants, Project, Team and Practice Leads, as well as a number of graduate roles. There are 45 roles to be filled in the next 3 months.

The company announced this recruitment drive to meet the demands of new business and forecasted growth in excess of 30% this year. Commenting on the announcement, Jarlath Dooley, Human Resource Director said, "Last July we announced the creation of 100 jobs in three years, but given our strong performance we expect to fill those roles in one year. As a 100% Irish owned and managed company, we are delighted to be beating the recession and creating jobs."

Version 1 reported a turnover of €17.5M in 2010 and in the first quarter of this year, turnover was up 30% on the same period last year and gross sales in March reached a record high in excess of €2M.

Privately funded since its inception in 1996, Version 1's major shareholders are founders Justin Keatinge, John Mullen and company director Tom O'Connor. The company has extensive expertise across a range of technologies and in depth experience within Utilities, Public, Financial, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Education and Health sectors. Anthuan Xavier is chairman of the company.