Based on survey findings from over 4,250 employers and employees across the region, Hays 2018 GCC Salary & Employment Report takes a detailed look at salary and hiring trends from 2017 and employee and employer expectations for 2018. Sectors and professions covered in the report include: Accountancy & Finance, Construction Property and Engineering, HR, IT, Legal, Marketing, Office Support, Sales, and Supply Chain*.

Key numbers:
  • 29% of employees started a new job with a new company in 2017
  • 39% of working professionals’ salaries increased year-on-year in 2017, 52% remained the same — yet 61% of employees expect their salary to change in 2018
  • 51% of working professionals expect to start a new job with a new company in 2018, the main reason being to increase their salary
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