IT Job Salaries in Dubai
So what are your IT salary expectations?
Ahhhh. That difficult question your potential employer managed to ask before you got a chance to fire it back at them.
What do you say? Do you aim to high and potentially blow your chances of landing that perfect job? Or do you mutter something about "market value" or "a competitive salary that matches my experience and highly proficient technical skills".
It always pays to go into an interview with an idea of what the current UAE market salary levels are for your particular role.
A lot of the IT jobs advertised in the paper and online don't give an indication of the monthly salary. They usually say, "attractive or competitive salary plus benefits".
Benefits may include:
- a return ticket home
- medical and dental cover
- end of service gratuity payments
Charterhouse Recruitment have brought out a 2008 salary guide which should give you an idea of what you can expect by working in IT in Dubai.
An IT director/CIO could expect to earn between 55,000 - 70000+ dirhams per month.
An IT manager between 25,000 - 45,000 per month
Project Manager: 25,000 - 35,000 per month
IT Security (a CISSP qualified candidate) is looking at 19,000 - 27,000+
Oracle Database admin 13,000 - 22,000
Business Analyst: 18,000 - 27,000
Java Developer: 8000 - 15000
Network Engineer-Telecom: 20,000 - 30,000
Support Engineer: 10,000 - 15000
Helpdesk: 6000 - 13000
So there you have it. A run down of a few IT roles and their associated salary levels. Happy job hunting.
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