The Five Fastest-Growing Jobs in UAE

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 23 March 2022 Last update: Wednesday، 11 May 2022
The Five Fastest-Growing Jobs in UAE

As part of the launch of 10 innovative initiatives Rajai Al-Kadhim, General Manager, LinkedIn, Middle East, and North Africa, said the UAE witnessed a 12% annual growth in advanced digital skills and coding between 2016 and 2021.

The five fastest-growing jobs in UAE have been revealed to be Cloud Engineer, Back-end Developer, Security Engineer, Engineering Manager and Data Analyst.

Fastest growing occupations in UAE:

Cloud Engineer

Back-end Developer

Security Engineer

Engineering Manager

Data Analyst

Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, revealed that the digital economy's contribution as a share of the UAE's GDP of over $400 billion doubled from 4.3% in 2019 to 9.7% in 2021.

While LinkedIn revealed that there are currently over 63,000 skilled digital professionals in the UAE's workforce, the country aims to attract 100,000 coders to the country by the end of 2022 as part of the National Programme for Coders.

"About 20 years ago, people questioned the leadership's vision to establish Dubai Internet City at a time where the internet was still an evolving idea. Today, digital technologies are an integral part of the UAE's economy."

The launch of 10 innovative initiatives from Coders HQ, inaugurated in January 2022, under the umbrella of the National Programme for Coders, with aims to empower 15,000 coders over the next six months.

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