Base salaries for professionals in the technology and human resources field can expect an increase in their yearly compensation by about 5.3 percent in the coming year in the United Arab Emirates. This prediction was made by the Robert Half Middle East Company, a firm which specializes in job recruitment.
Director of Robert Half, James Sayer commented:
"While it may not be the double digit salary rises we witnessed a few years back, companies are increasing remuneration in an effort to attract, recruit and retain top talent. The wave of regulatory change that has swept across the global economy has resulted in a shortage of skilled professionals in compliance, risk and regulatory as well as IT security. Many companies are turning to expatriate recruitment to help fill the gap, whereas others are raising salaries and benefits to attract highly skilled local candidates to their organizations."