Technology KSA Salary Guide 2020
Advances in technology are disrupting the employment world globally and regionally, and, in Saudi Arabia, governments and businesses are busy recruiting technology professionals to help them navigate the changes. At the same time, many global technology giants are spotting lucrative opportunities in the Gulf’s biggest market and expanding their operations there, with positive implications for hiring in this sector.
The kingdom’s two largest cities, Riyadh and Jeddah, currently account for the largest amount of technology recruitment activity and this is expected to continue. In addition, other GCC countries have redirected technology resources to Saudi Arabia in response to Vision 2030 economic diversification initiatives, in turn encouraging technology SMEs and start-ups to launch in the kingdom. The most in-demand technology roles in 2020 will be in digital, such as online portals and apps, as more companies seek to offer their customers a seamless, digitalised experience. Data scientists, data architects and software developers will also be highly sought after as businesses seek to capture and deploy data-driven insights. Cybersecurity roles will be another critical function.
Our data is based on several sources; successful assignments our firm have competed in 2019, undergoing appointments, daily interaction with hiring managers and mid to senior-level executives across the region. Our unique position enables Cooper Fitch to track the latest insights and trends in salary ranges.
Bonuses and other forms of remuneration, such as pension scheme and long-term incentives, are not taken into account, which varies significantly.
Cooper Fitch salary guide for the technology industry within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2020. Our research covers Information technology, vendor, client consultancy and creative agency technology functions.
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