UAE average salaries in 2019 revealed

The survey also shows which skills are most in-demand by employers

UAE average salaries in 2019 revealed

Average salary figures in different sectors in the UAE for 2019 have been revealed in a new study.

Recruitment firm Michael Page conducted the research of more than 100,000 candidates in their database, studying the salaries of more than 2,000 jobs in 2018.

The Middle East Salary Survey 2019 details the numbers of jobs from sectors including legal, retail, sales and marketing and many more – including what jobs are high in demand.

According to the report, jobs in data science and analytics, governance and compliance as well as cost management are most sought after, while the role of the public sector still plays “a huge part in regional growth”.

The survey also revealed that candidates now want more details about career development plans and organisational culture, stating that "flexibility has the same currency as salary for many candidates and the cost to organisations is negligible".

Here’s a look at some highlighted monthly salaries from the report:

Finance and accounting
Finance Director – Dhs60k
Finance Analyst/Associate – Dhs17.5k
Assistant Accountant – Dhs12l
Junior Accountant – Dhs10k
Tax Manager – Dhs32.5k

Digital
Digital Marketing Manager – Dhs29k
Digital Art Director – Dhs24k
3D Designer – Dhs21.5k
eCommerce Manager – Dhs35k

Technology
Head of IT – Dhs42.5k
Security Analyst – Dhs17.5k
IT Project Manager – Dhs30k

Oil and Gas
Health & Safety Manager – Dhs38k
Mechanical Manager – Dhs32k
Project Controls / Project Management – Dhs40k

Human Resources
HR Manager – Dhs28k
HR Officer – Dhs20k
Learning & Development / Training Manager – Dhs35k
Talent Acquisition Manager – Dhs30k

Legal
(In House) Legal Counsel – Dhs45k
(In House) Junior Counsel – Dhs24k
(Private Practice) Senior Associate – Dhs55k
(Private Practice) Paralegal – Dhs25k
(Private Practice) Legal Secretary – Dhs22k

Retail
Sales Manager – Dhs26k
Retail / Area Manager – Dhs27k
PR Manager – Dhs30k
Brand Manager – Dhs28k
Merchandise Manager / Buying Manager – Dhs30k
Junior Merchandiser / Buyer – Dhs12k

Sales and Marketing (Consumer)
Head of Sales / Sales Director – Dhs55k
Key Account Executive – Dhs19k

Sales and Marketing (Business to Business)
Regional Sales Director – Dhs60k
Business Development Manager - Dhs35k
Project Sales Manager – Dhs30k
Manager - Sales Analytics – Dhs35k
Marketing Research – Dhs20k

Another study by management consultancy Korn Ferry has revealed that the majority of UAE salaries are set to increase this year.

For more information and a full list of average job salaries throughout the UAE, you can take a look at the full study here.

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