Increased demand for tech jobs in the UAE

30 Oct 2018

computerSpecialist jobs in the field of technology have been increasingly on demand, due to the diversification of the UAE’s economy – according to new statistics from recruitment consultancy Robert Half.

Arabian Business reports that in its 2019 Salary Guide, Robert Half said 89% of CFOs feel confident about their company’s growth prospects for the coming year. More than a half of business leaders in Dubai and 45% in Abu Dhabi were concerned about the need to attract, secure and retain specialist professionals in the future.

“Numerous economic indicators show that business confidence and growth are on the rise in the UAE region, which is creating more opportunities for talented professionals to develop their careers,” said Robert Half UAE associate director Gareth El Mettouri.

“The pervasiveness of new technologies including artificial intelligence, robotics and machine learning in every business sector means that people with digital skills and know-how are particularly in demand.”

El Mettouri went on to say: “Hiring managers need to ensure they have effective recruitment strategies in place to secure their favourite candidates, as well as offer the optimum combination of salaries and benefits.”

Robert Half said that the highly demanded jobs in tech for 2019 will be IT security analysts, applications developers, and systems developers. The jobs which are mainly in high demand are mid-level to managerial.

In the accounting and financing sector, the top three demanded occupations for 2019 are finance directors, financial planning and analysis managers, and financial analysts.

Other highly demanded jobs for 2019 include compliance managers, investment banking and mergers and acquisition associates, FX sales managers, HR business partners, HR heads and personal assistants.

“The evolution of the workplace is seeing businesses needing to fill their ranks with specialist and digitally skilled professionals,” El Mettouri said.

“The professionals who possess all of these skills are hard to come by, so to avoid reduced productivity and limited growth with open vacancies, business leaders should consider how they promote their employer brand, company culture and the training and development options to ensure they can attract the necessary talent needed for the future of work.”

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