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IT Job Salaries in Dubai

Updated on July 20, 2008

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
  • accommodation
  • 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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      4 years ago


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      Mohd Rehan 

      4 years ago

      Dear Sir/Mam,

      I’m Mohd Rehan.6 years experience in Network Manager/Hardware & Software desktop

      Support Engineer in India

      During my career I have held various challenging positions including Troubleshooting

      hardware/networking engineer, im Working in Windows 2008 Server R2,

      in major Companies, computer sales and service or on amc (annual maintenance contract).And

      presently workin with DIGITAL RAIN MEDIA PVT. LT. malad (West) MUMBAI-400064.

      I firmly believe that more than ‘hard work’ it is ‘smart work’ that ensures success.

      I look forward to working in an environment that is challenging and provides ample

      opportunities for exploiting my skills,

      I’m here with attaching my CV Profile for your kind consideration.

      Thanks and warm regards,

      Mohd Rehan

      +91 808 030 4054

      SKYPE ID : mohdrehan1

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      4 years ago

      I have over 3 years of experience working directly in Information Technology industry focusing on software/hardware support , maintenance and networking in various Governmental, none and governmental organization. As an IT Technician presently working with New Vision Technology at Maersk line Gambia ltd IT department responsible for

       Helpdesk Support to staff/clients through a series of actions, either face to face or over the telephone to help set up systems or resolve issues

       installation and configuration computer hardware/software applications and operating systems

       Monitoring and maintaining computer systems and networks ;( Internet connectivity LAN, WAN & Wireless)

       troubleshooting network problems and diagnosing and solving hardware/software faults;

       Providing support, including procedural documentation and relevant reports

       Setting up new users' accounts and profiles and dealing with password issues

       Working continuously on a task until completion (or referral to third parties, if appropriate);

       Assisting head of section in the development and implementation of the hardware and support services action plan, in line with company goals

       Installation, configuration, managing and supporting a network infrastructure that uses Microsoft Windows server 2003 and server 2008 and also protecting the database server, file server backup server from virus and other hazards.

       I am also introduced to Industrial management skills where I gained knowledge and understanding of the basic management concepts etc.

       Assisting in the delivery of hardware support services for desktop computing Equipment, stand-alone system

       Hardware & Software support, Computer servicing

       Installation & Configuration of Microsoft Windows XP Professional Win 7 & Win Vista, Setting up & managing a Network (LAN/WAN)

       Supporting & troubleshooting Internet connections;

       Back up Data’s and Protect Computers against Virus and other hazards

       Repairing & Maintenance, Laptops, Desktops, Copiers and Printer

       Installation , managing and configuration of Windows Server 2003

       Network cabling and TCP/IP addressing; etc.

      Telephone: +220 6986693


      Skype: kingkarl25

      Gender: Male

      Nationality: Gambian

      Religion: ISLAM

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      5 years ago

      Hello Sir,

      I am a Nepali National currently staying in Bangalore, India. I have 3+ years of working experience As Desktop Engineer in Nepal. I am looking for the job in Dubai. I need sponsorship to come and work in Dubai. So is it possible to get jobs before arriving to the Dubai? Kindly anyone can give me the right way to apply for the job that i get sponsorship.

      My email Id is


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      5 years ago

      wow.. this article has become an online job application forum !!

      This is indicative that IT market is highly desperate and competitive !!

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      6 years ago

      Arkan Haddad

      Address: Al-ramel Al-shamaly, Lattakia, Syria.

      Mobile: +963 988 480 235 or +963 991 616 344

      Telephone: +963 41 215 324


      Professional profile

      An enthusiastic and professional computer skilled, and a good English Speaker beside Arabic, who enjoys being part of, Able to work well on own initiative and can demonstrate the high levels of motivation required to meet the tightest of deadlines.

      Even under significant pressure, possesses a strong ability to perform effectively.


      Now looking foraward to a vacancy to settle down and earn some money to build up my future, willing to persevere in work and continue doing my assignments and duties completely in the service of the employer and the sake of the job.

      Key technical skills (IT skills)

      Microsoft Word.

      Microsoft Excel.

      Microsoft PowerPoint.

      Multimedia software.

      Adobe PhotoShop.

      Adobe Audition.

      Adobe Reader.

      Print designs (Typography).

      Virtual studio software.

      Fast typing skills on keyboard.

      Excellent working knowledge of computer systems and internet.

      Career summary

      • (2007-2008) I Worked in a mobile shop, then the employer travelled to K.S.A and closed the shop.

      • (2008-2010) I Worked as an employee in an internet café called (Antivirus) then

      I became the manager and the cashier. Then the café had been closed for property tax

      • (2010-2012) I Worked in a Library (stationery Shop) but I left the work because the salary was a few.

      Education and qualifications

      2009–2012 I've been studying (Libraries & Information) for three years in Tishreen

      University in Syria which include : everything about books, serials (periodicals) , Computers, indexing, bibliography, traditional libraries, digital libraries, virtual libraries , personal management, controlling , bibliothrapy, Archives documents, press-archive, the mark-up language (XML, HTML, SGML)…and what related to the digital libraries.

      Key Modules: Computer, Multimedia, Print Design, Typography, Photography,

      Photoshop, Virtual studio.

      Personal details

      Driving Licence: I can drive well but I don’t have a licence yet.

      Health: Good ; non-smoker.

      Languages: Arabic & English.

      Interests and activities

      Playing Piano, Compose melodies, Photoshop, Movies, watching Kick-Boxing, Ping ball and Sports.

      About me

      My name is Arkan Haddad; I am a quiet, peaceful, quick-witted and reasonable person,

      faithful, well-meaning and well-behaved one, Gentle and good looking.

      I really like what I do / work as long as I'm satisfied and comfortable, also I comply with orders and instructions.

      I am a sociable guy, I like meeting new people, talk with foreigners in English and make new friends.

      In addition to the sense of humour that I use when people are bored (infrequently).

      As well as, good English communication skills and excellent Computer literacy.

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      6 years ago

      Jiss insan ko yeh nahi pata ho k us ko kitni salary demand karni chahiyeh us se aap kia expect kar saktay hain !

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      vishal kathrotiya 

      6 years ago

      Respected sir,

      i am vishal, softwaredeloper, i have 3year exp. in php, dotnet, Myxqlsever,html5, css, dhtml. how much salary can i expect in Dubai?

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      6 years ago

      sir/madam i am electrical engineer have certifications and good knowledge of ccna linux,mcitp firewalls how much salary can i expect in gulf countries please let me know

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      7 years ago

      i have 2+ exp as software developer in java.i am expert in spring and much salary i can expert in dubai?

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      Mohomada sharafas 

      7 years ago

      i have bsc degree include computer science.i have done java sun certifeid java profetional and profetional certifecate of java technology.netbeans ide,sql,mysql,ireport,and other ....c+,c programming exstra

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      nimesh jain 

      8 years ago

      Dear Sir/ Madam,

      Please refer to your requirement for software programmer. I, Nimesh Jain wants to introduce myself as a freelance programmer from Delhi , India . I am having over 10+ years of experience in Flex Technology and I am currently looking for some freelance work in Flex, Java Web Programming I have a high speed broadband connection and telephone lines available for calling UK and US. In order start a project i can work at USD 12 per hour.

      Please find enclosed my resume for your reference and if you have any requirement which matches to my profile please let me know.

      Looking forward to hear from you soon.

      Thanks and Regards

      Nimesh Jain

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      9 years ago

      Everyone wants to earn more money, get a better job, increase their income. The economic climate may be bad but it's definitley still possible to achieve this in a job, especially with IT jobs. IT Training isn't necessarily the only answer. There are other ways to study and learn new technology to help you make the big money. Job opportunites will be there and reading the right ebooks will help.


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      vineet jain 

      9 years ago

      accessories in it job

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      vineet jain 

      9 years ago

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