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December 17, 2018

KSA Salary Guide 2019 - Technology

“Network engineers are now in high demand, but the national talent lacks the right certification to fill this position. There is a severe shortage as well on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics National experts.”

KSA Salary Guide 2019 - Technology
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Saudisation process gathers steam as the government is planning to cut unemployment rates to 7 per cent by 2030.

While the Kingdom’s government is spending much effort on cutting down the unemployment rates in the country, there is a lack of talent for technology candidates, particularly new technologies. There is a struggle finding Saudi national talent with the expertise in emerging technologies such as Augmented Reality. Local talent does not have the right exposure to these technologies, and this is why organisations are relocating international talent from other areas of the world into their offices.

The country must start investing in educating their students and aligning with Global Markets regarding the emerging technologies.

We would recommend a continued development within education programs on emerging technologies to educate their ambitious local talent. Network engineers are now in high demand, but the national talent lacks the right certification to fill this position. There is a severe shortage as well on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics National experts.

EFE-Citi program links unemployed Saudi youth to jobs.

The Citi Foundation and Education For Employment (EFE) have partnered together to create job and economic opportunities for 30 unemployed Saudi youths in the first six months of 2018. The partnership aims to support Saudi Vision 2030’s mission of empowering youth with opportunities. The foundation is aiming to create jobs around technology for National talent. Technology and service solutions will help deliver significant levels of upstream productivity and support Saudi Arabia’s strategy.

Saudi organisations, in both the private and public sectors, are rapidly increasing their spending on ICT.

Organisations in the Kingdom are looking for strong sales representatives with the correct technical sales skills. They are also looking for candidates with strong leadership skills who can take the initiative and contribute to fulfilling Vision 2030. Some of these leadership skills include strong decision-making skills with a sturdy vision for the future. Technology companies of all sizes tend to challenge their candidates with on-spot problems to solve. It is not about who can solve the problem the fastest or in the most efficient way; it is about their ability to thoroughly explain their process in a way that others can easily learn from.

Organisations are seeking to include additional key stakeholders in the interview process.

In order to ensure that the evaluation of a professional is accurate, objective and comprehensive, organisations are seeking to include additional key stakeholders in the interview process. Retaining the right people in technology teams can be challenging but ensuring that the right people are in the right job function in the first place has a direct impact on organizational performance, taking into consideration that technology has become an integral part of all businesses. It is imperative that organisations manage the process with precision and attention to detail. We envisage that as technology keeps on advancing, organisations will continue to look for more substantial ways to gauge the ability of candidates in 2019.

 

ROLES

TITLE

MIN

MAX

LEADERSHIP

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

86,800

96,800

END USERS

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

80,560

90,760

 

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

49,960

57,100

 

Lead Architect

47,100

55,080

 

Head of I.T

43,840

48,940

 

I.T Manager

33,640

37,720

 

Service Delivery Manager

27,520

30,580

 

Service Desk Team Leader

18,340

23,440

 

Network Engineer

14,260

17,320

VENDOR

VP of Sales

75,460

86,680

 

Country Manager

60,160

63,220

 

Sales Director

43,840

46,900

 

Sales Manager

30,580

33,640

 

Pre-Sales Director

43,840

46,900

 

Pre-Sales Manager

30,580

33,640

 

Pre-Sales Engineer

21,400

26,500

 

Professional Services Director

41,800

44,860

 

Professional Services Manager

26,500

29,560

 

Inside Sales Manager

19,360

24,460

 

Inside Sales 

12,220

14,260

 

VP of Sales

75,460

86,680

 

Country Manager

60,160

63,220

 

Sales Director

43,840

46,900

Monthly salaries in Saudi Riyals (SAR). Salaries provided are exclusive of any bonus, guaranteed or otherwise. 

 

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