The salary of software developers in Dubai ranks third in the world: the monthly salary starts from about 42,833 yuan, and the top two are Silicon Valley and New York.

According to a report, Dubai’s tech sector has the third-highest earnings for employees in the world. Software engineers in Dubai with at least three years of experience earn 30 percent more than employees in other major tech hubs such as London, Amsterdam and Berlin, according to a report released Wednesday by consulting firm Mercer.

According to the study, tech workers in Silicon Valley and New York earn 35% and 22% more than their Dubai counterparts.

The salary of software developers in Dubai ranks third in the world: the monthly salary starts from about 42,833 yuan, the top two are Silicon Valley and New York

“Dubai’s status as a global business hub, coupled with its tax-free environment, world-class infrastructure, security and high quality of life, makes Dubai an extremely attractive market for talent,” said Vladimir Vrzhovski, Mercer’s Head of Labour Mobility, Middle East. “Given the UAE’s commitment to becoming the global capital of the digital economy, the demand for skilled talent will continue to grow in the UAE.”

According to Hays’ 2022 GCC Salary Guide, software development executives in the UAE earn an average of AED 52,500 per month.

In addition, according to the Hays report, the average monthly salary of front-end developers/engineers in the UAE is 25,000 dirhams (about 45,568 yuan); the average monthly salary of back-end developers/engineers is 23,500 dirhams (about 42,833 yuan); The average monthly salary of mobile application developers is 24,000 dirhams (about 43,745 yuan); the average monthly salary of engineering managers is 45,000 dirhams (about 82,022 yuan); the average monthly salary of software engineering directors is 55,000 dirhams (about 82,022 yuan) 100,249 yuan).

According to recruitment experts, the UAE’s demand for new employees has been dominated by the tech sector, as companies accelerate their digital transformation plans and as international tech companies start to grow in the Middle East.

According to a study conducted by employment website Bayt.com and market research firm YouGov, nearly 66 percent believe that digital transformation, automation and other technological advances, artificial intelligence will change the nature of work in the future.

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