35% increase in Saudi Arabia Jobs
Posted on February 14, 2018
Q4 – 2017 witnessed a 35% increase in year-on-year Saudi Arabia Jobs as per the latest report of the Middle East Robert Walters. This was for the figure of skilled sector jobs advertised in the nation.
The Robert Walters Middle East report also gave details about the figures of jobs marketed in Saudi Arabia for Q3-Q4 2017. There was an increase of 21% jobs advertised with a crucial hike in Sales, Legal and Marketing jobs, as quoted by the Arabian Business.
Meanwhile the Jobs in UAE for which Robert Walters’s indexes advertised positions were decreased by 11% for twelve-monthly. It also decreased by 7% for quarter-on-quarter.
Middle East Country Head for Robert Walters Jason Grundy said that growth can be anticipated in 2018, though 2017 was a challenging year. The reason is that on the whole upbeat numbers have been witnessed in the region for Q3 and Q4 2017, added Grundy.
Jason Grundy Middle East National Head for Robert Walters also added that it is exhilarating to witness 35% increase in Saudi Arabia Jobs. It is the leading market in the region and its job growth comes in the backdrop of weak 2017 data, said the Country Head.
The data also indicates a transition in the job market of Saudi Arabia, said, Grundy. Some areas of the skilled market are growing even as others are sluggish, he added. The increases in salaries are however predicted to be modest. This includes 3% salary increase for Legal professions and 2% for Finance Specialists.
The report says that upside in salary hike can also be expected in 2018 notwithstanding the fact that employers are conservative about salary projections. This is due to the enhanced economic growth, adds the report.