According to Gallup World Poll’s, “UAE leads world in good, great jobs.” Lately, the hiring prospects are getting better both for talent amongst the resident population and for expats.
In fact, Dubai’s business will see new hires as a focus for 2018. The hiring activity across a diverse range of sectors, salary projections and the key recruitment trends affecting certain industries are all in the spotlight
Employers Seek Out Top Talent in Dubai as a result of Expo 2020 that is expected to bring a plethora of new roles to the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.
With the UAE technology market having grown in recent time, businesses are also looking to fill the skills gap and enhancing workforces with new talents, as the region has seen a surge in the number of transformations in the digital realm, according to recent trends in the UAE IT Sector. Again, Expo 2020 will mean a surge in UAE tech growth.
There are also lucrative opportunities in the banking and finance sector with an increase demand for executives to manage oversight of the growth boost because of VAT and Expo 2020 resulting in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow to UAE.
This year already has seen many businesses increase use of an in-house legal counsel rather than using an external consultancy or legal firms to handle their legal matters (e.g., contractual issues or agreements while giving legal advice to the clients). In fact, in-house legal departments are looking to hire permanent candidates to handle an increase in demand for legal services. This explains UAE’s very strong legal recruiting market.
UAE’s communications sector is attracting more locals in marketing roles who possess the skills and knowledge necessary to build an active network to make an impact in the sales business. There’s a demand for skilled salespeople and career marketers with personality and corporate experience that can expand brand awareness across a wide clientele base.
As the UAE is completely focused on commerce development and because corporate responsibility is good for business, there is a surge in hiring of great CEOs, key in making major decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of a company. They transform business models, develop new products and services, and re-shape their company.
The influx of expats calls for additional medical personnel to meet this demand. In terms of number of doctors per thousand people, UAE has a low ratio. According to the Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) annual statistical book for 2016, for example, the overall number for the UAE stands at 25.3 physicians per 10,000 people, while Dubai’s alone stands at 33.5. Therefore, there’s a growing need to hire more medical doctors practicing in the Emirates.
According to hiring specialists Hays, recruitment activity in the UAE is set to increase this year compared to 2017, with “71 per cent of companies looking to hire additional staff in the next 12 months.” And so far, there has been an increased demand for workers to fill many shortage gaps.
Next lists the skills and roles (highly in demand) that are becoming more sought after:
- Finance and Accounting Pros
- Actuarial Consultant
- Technology-related Pros
- Airline Pilots
- Engineering Pros
- Bank Branch Managers
- Legal Pros
- Marketing Sales Reps
- Construction and Property Pros
- Tax Assistant
Here’s a list of top paying job roles in Dubai and their related salaries (Average Monthly Compensation) as revealed FlashyDubai.com:
- Chief Information Officer (CIO) / Average income: AED 60,000
- Chief Financial Officer (CFO) / Average income: AED 59,000
- Mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) Engineers: Average income: AED 62,000
- Actuary Analyst / Average income: AED 55,000
- Airline Pilot / Average income: AED 66,000
- Bank Vice Presidents / Average income: AED 70,000
- Doctors / Average income: AED 73,000
- Chief Legal Officer / Average income: AED 75,000
- Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) / Average income: AED 95,000
- Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Average income: AED 100,000
Note: For an average salary guide in United Arab Emirates for other jobs, you can also visit https://www.averagesalarysurvey.com/united-arab-emirates
All considered, Dubai is ‘Still the Land of Opportunities’ for the Expat Job Seekers!