Strategy UAE Salary Guide 2020
Market rate salary ranges in 2019 increased by a healthy 5% and we expect to see the same growth in salary ranges for 2020. Although there was a degree of variation depending on the type of candidate and specifics of their positions; bilingual Arabic-English consultants with public sector experience are in exceptionally high demand, inflating salaries as firms compete for the best. Many companies have struggled to lure such candidates from competitors, and this is expected to remain a challenge in 2020, our experts say.
Advances in technology have disrupted many firms’ operations in recent years and prompted them to rethink aspects of their business. As a result, strategy consultants are expected to possess a more in-depth knowledge of technology and its impact than they were previously. Our experts predict a moderate increase in hires in this sector in 2020, with the exception of Abu Dhabi, which will be increasingly active.
Quality of work-life balance sits among the most common motivators for professionals moving into industry roles rather than consulting, others are motivated to switch roles by the specific projects firms are working on, and the potential for career development. The top source markets for UAE strategy staff iinclude Europe, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.Download Guide
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 strategy industry within the United Arab Emirates in 2020. Our research covers private sector, tier 1 and 2 firms, management consulting and public sector strategy functions.
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