Accounting jobs in UAE most sought after
Classified advertisement platform Dubizzle has released its 2015 jobs report, detailing key UAE job market trends including the top five industries searched for, the top five nationalities searching for each profession and a breakdown of the labour force by age.
“We have found that accounting and secretarial generated most number of ads in 2015, while also bagging top spot for most applicants in Dubai and UAE as a whole. When looking at the nationalities of those searching for a job on dubizzle, Indians, Pakistanis and Filipinos are the top searchers, while 26-30-year-olds are the age group using the dubizzle job section the most. Our annual report never fails to reveal fascinating insights into the changing market of the UAE employment landscape,” said Ann Boothello, Product Marketing Manager at dubizzle.
The top sector listed on dubizzle’s job section in the UAE last year was accounting, with over 38,000 individual ads posted and a staggering 10 million applicants vying for the roles. The secretarial and sales sectors follow, with more job ads posted (42,000 and 77,000 respectively) but fewer applicants (5 million) for secretarial posting and 4 million for sales jobs. More than 33,000 jobs were posted last year in real estate, with just over half a million (522,000) applicants, while the transportation sector followed with fewer ads (22,000) but more applicants (825,000).
The top five nationalities searching for sales, logistical distribution and government administrative positions were from India, Philippines, Pakistan, Egypt and Sri Lanka. According to dubizzle’s data, there are over 3.4 million visits to the jobs section monthly, the majority of whom are aged 26 to 30.