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The 2016 Salary Survey is available now

The latest version of the Robert Walters Global Salary Survey is available now. Don’t miss out on the most up to date salary information and employment trends in the Middle East - request your free copy today. The annual book contains recruitment market updates, hiring advice and salary information from across our global markets.

For employers - With the latest information on salaries and employment trends across a range of industries, as well as hiring tips and advice, our 2016 salary survey will ensure you are best positioned to attract and retain key talent in your sector.

For employees - Due a pay rise in 2016? Find out what you’re worth with the most comprehensive list of global salaries in the industry. Or if you’re considering making a move, find out what skills and experience employers are looking for, across a range of sectors worldwide.

About the Global Salary Survey

Now in its seventeenth edition, the Robert Walters annual Global Salary Survey is the most comprehensive review of professional salaries and recruitment trends around the world.

The complete book consisting of 24 countries, is free, and covers the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand as well as North and South America. The Global Salary Survey is based on the analysis of permanent, interim and contract placements made across each of our geographies and recruitment disciplines during 2015.

You can get your copy of the 2016 salary survey in a number of ways; request a copy today, or alternatively, download our app for Apple devices.

Hiring trends in the UAE in 2016

We’re cautiously optimistic about the 2016 jobs market. The need for new hires is set to be strong among employers across government, real estate, financial services and tourism. In addition, as always, the transient nature of the region’s recruitment needs means we anticipate regular requirements for replacement hires.

Whilst it has been well documented that government spending is being reigned in, the vast public building programmes underway in Dubai and other states will underpin demand for professionals in leadership, legal and finance positions in the region’s head offices during 2016.

On a macro level, as sanctions against Iran begin to ease further in 2016, many companies across the region are set to build headcount across all business areas to cope with this new, exciting market.

We expect salaries to remain largely flat in 2016. However, there will be exceptions such as construction professionals and private practice lawyers, digital experts, category managers (FM) and FP&A professionals.