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Job outlook in the UAE for 2022

Posted on April 26, 2022
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Jobs outlook in UAE in 2022

Seven emirates in the Arabian Peninsula that border the Persian Gulf form the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a tiny but prosperous country. Around 84% of its population comprises expatriates. In fact, the economy of the UAE is totally dependent on migrant workers. If you plan to migrate to UAE, continue reading this article.

As per a survey conducted by Hays, a global staffing firm, in the last week of January 2022, it is expected that 70% of business houses in the Emirates will recruit more working professionals in 2022, with about 74% of them hoping to increase salaries within their firms.

A survey of workers showed that 43% of them stated that their payments had, indeed, increased in 2021. On the hand, 46% of the workers in UAE expect their income to increase in 2022. About 42% of UAE companies are not in favor of offering an option of work from home (WFH) to their workers. The same survey also revealed that 43% of UAE’s companies offer car or company allowance, while 49% offer flexible working conditions. 57% of the country’s firms provide life insurance, and 37% of them provide child education allowance.

As the pandemic is on the wane, the sectors hit by it, including retail, construction, and hospitality, are seeing signs of revival. In some industries, like information technology (IT), fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), and government services, organizations were not so much affected by the Covid-19.

There is currently a requirement in the UAE for skilled migrants who are financial specialists, IT engineers, hospitality professionals, health care professionals, etc. Businesses are also on the lookout for talented workers that will drive digitization in their companies.

Jobs in demand in 2022

According to the human resources companies, in 2022, there will be a lot of job vacancies in various sectors. They feel the most in-demand jobs for 2022 in the UAE are in various sectors. The highest paying job is that of an investment banker who can earn up to Dh45,000 per month, followed by a scientist at Dh38,000 per month, management consultants and IT engineers rank next as they take Dh35,000 apiece per month.

At the same time, both financial specialists and doctors take home Dh33,000 per month. Then come data scientists and cyber security engineers who can both take home Dh30,000 per month.

Job outlook sector-wise

UAE-based staffing firms expect to witness growth in sectors such as tourism, hospitality, construction, property, and retail to boost the economic development in the UAE in 2022.

Besides these, companies with stakes in sunshine sectors such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and e-learning are expected to perform really well. The gig economy, which was boosted by the pandemic, is here to stay, aver HR firms, allowing freelancers to thrive. The highest-earning occupations will be banking, legal, oil & gas, manufacturing, and sales and marketing, among others.

David Mackenzie, a founder of Mackenzie Jones Middle East, a recruitment company, feels that automation will popularize certain job occupations such as artificial intelligence (AI) and software engineering.

Also in demand will be digital professionals who transform businesses digitally. Considering this, data scientists and IT security specialists will be sought-after.

If you are currently looking for an overseas career and plan to work in the UAE, contact Y-Axis, the World’s No. 1 Immigration Consultant

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