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Hays GCC Salary Guide2022

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A positive outlook for the Gulf

After a period of unexpected challenges and changes brought about by the global pandemic, a new reality has emerged. Hybrid working models have fast become the norm with adaptability being a main focus for employers in the Gulf. Organisations are having to rethink their talent attraction strategies as flexible working becomes an increasingly influential factor for hiring. In the same light, growing adoption of remote working has opened up the local talent pool, increasing competition for jobs, and professionals will need to revisit and refresh their skills to stay relevant in the job market. Understanding the current landscape is crucial for both employees mapping out their career paths, and employers pursuing their business objectives. Get a full overview of the market, as well as latest salary data in Hays GCC Salary Guide.


of employers expect headcount in their organisation to increase in 2022


of employer anticipate salaries in their organisation to increase in 2022

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Welcome to the Hays GCC Salary Guide for 2022! I am pleased to introduce the eighth edition of this publication, particularly in the context of such a positive outlook for the Gulf’s job market this year.

Having scoured the market, we anticipate the Gulf’s job market to erupt like no other region around the globe. The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are growing significantly with opportunities, thanks to clear vision and investment from leaders for the future. Major events, projects and initiatives in these countries (i.e. EXPO 2020, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Saudi Vision 2030) are drawing much attention on a global scale, establishing them as attractive destinations to conduct business, as well as to live and work. It is an inspiring time to be in the Gulf and much of this is reflected in our salary guide. We hope it provides you an insightful read.

Sarah Dixon

Sarah Dixon,
Managing Director, Hays Gulf region

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Discover the latest job market trends and salary data for over 350 roles in the Gulf region. Find out which skills are most in-demand and get an overview of what matters most to employers and employees, their expectations and views on today’s most relevant topics of the world of work, and what the future could look like.

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