2017 Salary Guide

Robert Half UAE
2017 Salary Guide

With salary ranges for over 185 permanent positions, the Robert Half 2017 Salary Guide is your comprehensive resource for the latest remuneration and recruitment trends affecting accounting & finance, financial services, technology, legal, HR and administrative professionals across the UAE. Download your copy today to confidently benchmark salaries for new hires, plan your budgets and better understand the hiring environment. Do you know the market value of your employees?

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Rising demand for skilled talent

Competition for the best candidates is heating up in the UAE with 68% of employers planning to attract new employees in the coming year. Discover the in-demand roles and skills employers are seeking in 2017, and what competitive businesses are doing to secure the best candidates.

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Employee engagement remains a concern

41% of HR directors cite their biggest challenge in managing their workforce is employee engagement, and this continues to be a concern for business leaders in the UAE. With only 2 in 10 employees feeling fully engaged in their jobs, we share the 6 popular benefits being offered to permanent employees right now.

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Growth in voluntary employee turnover

With voluntary employee turnover increasing at 39% of organisations in the UAE over the last three years, it’s no wonder 85% of CFOs are concerned about losing top performers this year ahead. Find out the top 5 reasons why employees leave, and what you can do to improve your retention in 2017.

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Salaries by sector

Download the guide to access 2017 salary projections and the key recruitment trends affecting your sectors:

Accounting and Finance

Greater demand is creating greater competition, with 89% of finance leaders reporting challenges in finding skilled professionals today. Nearly half say that the shortage is mainly caused by the current lack of niche, technical experts. Learn which 5 areas are the most difficult to recruit for currently in the UAE.

Financial Services

Business leaders are conscious of the need to not only compete for top performers on a local and regional level, but also on an international level. Find out which positions are commanding the highest salaries for financial services professionals in 2017.


As Dubai remains driven to achieve the position as the leader of innovation in the Middle East, the adoption of new technology continues to drive demand for skilled IT professionals in the UAE. Where it is no longer enough to just be technically adept, discover which skills are most in-demand by hiring managers this year ahead.

HR and Administration

Key trends are fuelling a higher demand for specialist HR professionals with 69% of organisations in the UAE planning to hire permanent administrative and office support staff in the coming year. Learn which roles are earning the highest salaries in the market.


Skilled, qualified legal professionals are in high demand, particularly those with exposure to compliance and regulatory matters and demand for legal support within the construction and real estate industries continue to grow in 2017 and beyond. We reveal the top 4 legal positions companies are hiring for right now.

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Check and compare regional salaries using our 2017 Salary Calculator. It gives you instant access to average salary ranges for accounting & finance, financial services, technology, legal, HR and administrative professionals across the UAE

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