The increasing demand for tech roles reflects the ongoing digital transformation and the growing emphasis on data and automation in the region. Recently released LinkedIn data found four out of the top ten roles in Saudi Arabia were in the cybersecurity, data analysis, and software development domains. The UAE also saw growth in developer job openings, with three out of the top ten software development jobs.
Data revealed that the fastest-growing job titles scouted by employers in the two Arab nations are in the sales, technology, sustainability, and human resources sectors.
Hiring in the UAE slowed during December 2022, with a 10.1% decrease in hiring compared to the same month the year before, which saw a significant post-pandemic hiring surge. Nevertheless, hiring in December 2022 was still significantly higher than in 2020 (37.1%).
The UAE has also shown a month-on-month growth in remote job postings, 27.7% in December, a figure that is one of the highest among the European, Middle Eastern, and African (EMEA) markets such as the United Kingdom (-1.6%), Germany (-10.5%), and France (-21.6%).
To support job seekers in searching for and securing new roles, LinkedIn has unlocked a range of LinkedIn Learning courses that will equip them to apply for and secure the fastest-growing job roles in UAE and KSA. These include courses that are accessible for free until 15th February.
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