Most In Demand and ‘Dying’ Jobs in UAE

The job market in the UAE has been bleak for the most part. Still, many companies are pensive about hiring due to the shifts in employment possibilities. Even so, there are some professionals that are highly favoured.

According to Monster.com’s analyses that was run from July through to September, the demand for some jobs has risen and the same has fallen for others.

The marketing scene, for instance, has seen a rise in job demand due mostly to the growth of companies in the region which are looking for qualified and experienced individuals to employ.

As such, the recruitment of marketers in the kingdom has been impressively high.

The Asia Pacific and Middle East managing Director, Sanjay Modi, noted that the more consumers demanded a product, the more the need to understand why, what else they are buying thus benefiting the marketing industry.

According to Monster.com, the following jobs are the highest paying and the slowest hiring in the current market.

Note: the salaries provided here are not exact but show the bracket represented. They therefore may differ in reality according to the company status as well as the employee’s experience and qualification:

Marketing

Percentage of increase in job listings: 28%

Average monthly salaries of select jobs

Head of marketing/ marketing director: Dh50, 000

Marketing manager: Dh22, 000

Brand manager:  Dh20, 000

Event manager: Dh15, 000

Marketing executive: Dh12, 500

 

Communications

Percentage of increase in job listings: 28%

Average salaries* of select jobs

Head of communications: Dh42, 000

Public relations manager: Dh32, 000

Social media executive: Dh12, 000

 

Software (including hardware and telecom)

Average salaries* of select jobs

Software development manager: Dh34, 000

Software developer/engineer: Dh13, 500

 

Engineering and production

Percentage of increase in job listings: Zero

Average salaries* of select jobs

Senior resident engineer: Dh55, 000

Senior project manager: Dh49, 000

Resident engineer: Dh36, 000

Engineering manager: Dh30, 000

Senior planning engineer: Dh29, 000

Structural engineer: Dh16, 000

Site engineer: Dh10, 000

Mechanical engineer: Dh9, 500

Assistant/junior engineer: Dh6, 000

Electrical engineer: Dh5, 000

Civil engineer: Dh4, 500

 

Sales and business development

Percentage of increase/decrease in job listings: -28%

Average salaries* of select jobs

Sales director: Dh60, 000

Head of business development: Dh40, 000

Head of sales: Dh40, 000

Senior sales manager: Dh40, 000

Sales manager: Dh30, 000

Business development manager: Dh30, 000

Business development consultant: Dh15, 000

Sales support/executive: Dh12, 500

 

Human resources and administration

Percentage of increase/decrease in job listings: – 22 per cent

Average salaries* of select jobs

Compensation and benefits manager: Dh40, 000

Learning and development manager: Dh27, 500

HR manager: Dh30, 000

Senior recruiter: Dh17, 000

Learning and development assistant: Dh14, 500

HR officer/ coordinator: Dh12, 000

Recruiter: Dh10, 000

*Salary figures are in dirhams and include bonuses, allowances and other benefits

 

Source: Gulf News

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