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December 17, 2018

UAE Salary Guide 2019 - Technology

“On-premise models are no longer preferred which has reflected in international firms such as IBM and Cisco being forced to lay-off some of their workforce that were skilled towards on-premise staff and replacing all their work mechanisms towards Cloud Computing.”

UAE Salary Guide 2019 - Technology
Cooper Fitch Dubai
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UAE should provide training programs that are aligned with the technological advancements Globally.

Emerging technologies are coming into the region with little exposure to it from a local perspective which drives many businesses to relocate to more mature markets. Universities should align with these technologies to proactively encourage training students about the emerging technologies. Technology is not driven by the local economies but rather by the international shift towards digital transformation.

Cloud services to create 55,000 UAE jobs by end-2022.

There is a huge demand for good salespeople and experienced consultants. On-premise models are no longer preferred which has reflected in international firms such as IBM and Cisco being forced to lay-off some of their workforces that were skilled towards on-premise staff and replacing all their work mechanisms towards Cloud Computing.  It is rare to find talent locally that can help function and manage emerging technologies practically.

Jobs related to robotics and artificial intelligence from the IT sector will be in high demand.

In comparison to last year, we predict more hires around technical roles and rising demand in the Cyber sector. We see less hiring regarding quantity and believe that the teams will be smaller but with stronger employees.

The future of work in the UAE is undergoing major shifts, driven by technological developments.

We see a significant rise in the number of remote workers, and we expect this to continue. Amidst the booming technological infrastructure, we see the growing need for AI professionals, Cybersecurity and robotics specialists.

By acknowledging dynamics impacting the future of work, the UAE can fully embrace these change drivers, advancing its national vision of becoming a knowledge-based economy.

Growth is vital for a candidate; however, it should not be restricted to a salary raise. Growth revolves around the opportunities that a new job might present them with regarding learning skills and taking up more challenges. We see candidates shifting away from looking for instant gratification techniques like financial incentives and rather look at their job from a long-term perspective. The employees are also looking for the size of the company they will be working for. Every company has its advantages and disadvantages. Joining an early-stage startup can lead to life-changing financial gains. On the other hand, larger companies may have better mentors from who can guide them through their career. In the technology sector, the demand for talent outweighs the limited supply especially with the emerging technologies coming to the market every day. Technology businesses must have the agility and speed that allows them to recruit talent as soon as they find them to avoid the candidate from losing interest. 

 

 

ROLES

TITLE

MIN

MAX

LEADERSHIP

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

85,800

95,800

END USERS

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

79,560

89,760

 

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

48,960

56,100

 

Lead Architect

47,940

55,080

 

Head of I.T

42,840

47,940

 

I.T Manager

32,640

36,720

 

Service Delivery Manager

26,520

29,580

 

Service Desk Team Leader

17,340

22,440

 

Network Engineer

13,260

16,320

VENDOR

VP of Sales

74,460

85,680

 

Country Manager

59,160

62,220

 

Sales Director

42,840

45,900

 

Sales Manager

29,580

32,640

 

Pre-Sales Director

42,840

45,900

 

Pre-Sales Manager

29,580

32,640

 

Pre-Sales Engineer

20,400

25,500

 

Professional Services Director

40,800

43,860

 

Professional Services Manager

25,500

28,560

 

Inside Sales Manager

18,360

23,460

 

Inside Sales 

11,220

13,260

 

VP of Sales

74,460

85,680

 

Country Manager

59,160

62,220

 

Sales Director

42,840

45,900

 

 

ROLES

TITLE

MIN

MAX

LEADERSHIP

Partner (1-5 years)

81,000

107,000

END USERS

Partner (5+ years)

110,000

162,000

 

Director

45,900

62,000+

 

Snr Manager

30,600

35,700

 

Manager

21,420

30,600

 

Snr Consultant

17,340

21,420

 

Consultant

14,280

18,360

 

Monthly salaries in UAE Dirhams (AED). Salaries provided are exclusive of any bonus, guaranteed or otherwise. 

Please click here to view the full salary guide for this sector. 

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