Salary & Employment Report

Hays 2020 GCC Salary & Employment Report
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Based on survey findings from over 6,800 employers and employees across the region, Hays 2020 GCC Salary & Employment Report takes a detailed look at salary and hiring trends from 2019 and employee and employer expectations for 2020. The 8 core disciplines covered in the report include: Accountancy & Finance, Construction, Property & Engineering, Human Resources, Marketing & Digital Marketing, Office Support, Procurement, Logistics & Supply Chain, Sales and Technology & Digital.

Key findings

  • 54% of working professionals' salaries remained the same in 2019 compared to 2018, 41% increased and 5% decreased
  • The main reason for a salary increase was once again due to a new job with a new company
  • 59% of employees and 66% of employers in the region expect salaries to increase in 2020
  • 29% of employees started a new job with a new company in 2019, compared to 20% in 2018
  • 52% expect to start a new job with a new company in 2020, the main reason is to increase their salary
  • 66% of employers plan to recruit additional staff in the next 12 months
  • 64% of employees feel positive about their career prospects for 2020


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Hays would like to express our gratitude to all those individuals who participated in our online survey and provided such invaluable feedback.


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The Hays GCC Salary & Employment Report is representative of a value added service to our clients, prospective clients and candidates. Whilst every care is taken in the collection and compilation of data, the survey is interpretive and indicative, not conclusive. Therefore information should be used as a guideline only and should not be reproduced in total or by section without written prior permission from Hays. For more information about the report, please do not hesitate to contact us:

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