Feb 5, 2018 | By Benedict

A new report from Robert Walters Middle East suggests sales, marketing, legal, and finance professionals will be the United Arab Emirates’ most in-demand employees this year. It also predicts that the next wave of jobs will come from 3D printing or additive manufacturing, blockchain, AR/VR, and other technologies.

3D printing is taking off in a big way in the Middle East, from additive aerospace manufacturing to crazy schemes like putting 3D printed police cars on Mars. Accordingly, a new report from recruitment company Robert Walters suggests the next wave of jobs in the UAE could come from 3D printing, blockchain, and other future technologies.

The report states that UAE employees will see an average salary increase of one per cent in 2018, with the most in-demand workers being executives from sales and marketing and professionals in legal and finance.

But perhaps the most exciting claim from the report concerns the growth of so-called “digital jobs,” which could increase in number over the coming years.

“Digital jobs are more adaptable in the face of technological disruption, especially those related to emerging technologies in information technology, data analysis, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and biotechnology,” said Ali Matar, head of LinkedIn Middle East and North Africa.

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“Therefore, jobs in these sectors that involve production, distribution, implementation, or servicing of ICT are expected to be in demand and therefore will also dictate the salaries they generate.”

Interestingly, the report also found that 80 per cent of talent acquisition leaders in the UAE now consider “diversity” the most important hiring factor, with companies prioritizing diversity in gender, race, ethnicity, age, and education to improve both working culture and financial performance. These bosses believe diverse teams to be more productive, more innovative, and more engaged with their work.

In September, the UAE announced plans for its $137M Mars Science City that will simulate life on Mars and contain a 3D printed space museum. The site will span 1.9 million square feet.

 

 

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