Revealed: UAE's most in-demand jobs for 2020

Those with strong digital and interpersonal skills will be the winners in the job market next year.

That's according to a new study by leading recruitment consultants Robert Half. 

According to the report, consumer and business confidence is running at a higher rate than in previous years and strong economic growth is predicted for the UAE for the coming 12 months. Whilst this is good news for potential candidates, employers may struggle to fill roles due to a skills shortage. 

Compared to five years ago, 82 per cent of UAE business leaders find it more challenging to find qualified talent to fill open roles. 

Gareth El Mettouri, Associate Director at Robert Half UAE, tells us how some employers are making themselves more attractive to potential job seekers.

If you are searching for a new role, he has some advice for job seekers.

 

 
 
Predicted starting salaries in 2020
 
Chief Financial Officer (large company)
 
$228,900 - $450,450
 
Finance Director (large company)
 
$178,000 - £312,900
 
Financial Planning and Analyst Director (large company)
 
$154,500 - $217,800
 
 
 
Predicted starting salaries in 2020
 
Chief Risk Officer
 
$294,300 - $490,500
 
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
 
$277,900 - $457,800
 
Head of Compliance
 
$153,700 - $327,000

Top 3 most in-demand roles in technology for 2020

 
Predicted starting salaries in 2020
 
Chief Digital Officer
 
$170,800 - $261,600
 
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
 
$155,300 - £277,900
 
Project/Programme Manager
 
$91,600 - $138,100

Top 3 most in-demand roles in human resources and administration for 2020

Job role
 
Predicted starting salaries in 2020
 
Head of Recruitment
 
$126,500 - $147,100
 
HR Manager/HR Business Partner
 
$65,400 – $98,000
 
Personal Assistant
 
$49,000 – $65,400
 

Top 3 most in-demand roles in legal for 2020

Job role
 
Predicted starting salaries in 2020
 
Head of Legal
 
$260,000 - $425,000
 
Senior Legal Counsel
 
$163,500 - $220,500
 
Legal Associate
 
$80,500 - $175,000
 

 

The annual report is deduced from a compilation of interviews of hiring managers, candidates and actual starting salaries in a number of roles as well as trends in the marketplace. 

 

 

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