Revealed: UAE jobs, skills in demand in 2019

Looking for a new job? If you have these skills, you might find it easier to secure an offer next year

Revealed: UAE jobs, skills in demand in 2019
Revealed: UAE jobs, skills in demand in 2019

Dubai: More employment opportunities will open up for jobseekers in UAE in the coming new year, as corporate heads are feeling increasingly confident about their company’s growth prospects, according to the latest analysis.

In 2018, the most in demand professionals will include IT security analysts, systems administrators, personal assistants, as well as those with qualifications and experience in accounting and finance professionals, according to recruitment specialist Robert Half

Other hiring experts said skills that are in demand right now and likely to remain so next year are data scientists and analysts, project managers, digital and cyber security experts. There are also opportunities for jobseekers looking to land administration and support roles.

Robert Half has recently polled chief financial officers (CFOs) in the UAE, and the majority (89 per cent) said they feel positive about where there business is heading.

The rise in business confidence is thanks to the UAE’s economic diversification agenda and the growing adoption of digital technologies in the region. Organisations are investing in new technologies, including artificial intelligence and robotics, and this in turn drives the need for employees with specialist or digital skills.

The introduction of VAT will also continue to require firms to hire accounting and finance professionals. More

By Cleofe Maceda, Senior Web Reporter