A person working in Information Technology in United Arab Emirates typically earns around 19,700 AED per month. Salaries range from 9,830 AED (lowest average) to 32,600 AED (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||17,700 AED|
|ABAP Developer||16,800 AED|
|Advertising Account Planner||17,600 AED|
|Android Developer||19,200 AED|
|Angular Developer||17,900 AED|
|Application Consultant||23,400 AED|
|Applications System Specialist||16,600 AED|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||22,700 AED|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||23,300 AED|
|AS400 Programmer||20,800 AED|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||22,400 AED|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||22,200 AED|
|Avaloq Developer||17,700 AED|
|BizTalk Developer||20,100 AED|
|Blockchain Associate||19,600 AED|
|Blockchain Developer||16,900 AED|
|Build and Release Engineer||17,700 AED|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||21,100 AED|
|Business Intelligence Developer||19,400 AED|
|Business Objects Developer||17,800 AED|
|Business Process Consultant||20,600 AED|
|Business Systems Analyst||17,300 AED|
|C# Developer||21,500 AED|
|C++ Developer||20,200 AED|
|Capacity Planning Manager||25,300 AED|
|Change Administrator||17,400 AED|
|Chief Information Security Officer||27,800 AED|
|Client Delivery Manager||24,900 AED|
|CMS Developer||15,700 AED|
|Computer Animator||17,100 AED|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||15,700 AED|
|Computer Networks Architect||20,500 AED|
|Computer Operator||13,500 AED|
|Computer Technician||14,600 AED|
|Copy Editor||16,000 AED|
|CRM Application Administrator||17,600 AED|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||26,400 AED|
|Curam Developer||16,600 AED|
|Data Analyst||17,800 AED|
|Data Architect||19,600 AED|
|Data Center Technician||16,200 AED|
|Data Entry Supervisor||12,700 AED|
|Data Manager||24,600 AED|
|Data Modeling Analyst||18,700 AED|
|Data Quality Analyst||19,400 AED|
|Data Security Analyst||19,000 AED|
|Data Security Manager||27,800 AED|
|Data Warehousing Manager||26,800 AED|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||18,700 AED|
|Database Administration Manager||23,400 AED|
|Database Administrator||19,600 AED|
|Database Analyst||21,000 AED|
|Database Developer||19,000 AED|
|Database Report Writer||18,000 AED|
|Delivery Manager||19,000 AED|
|Developer / Programmer||19,200 AED|
|Development Manager||27,900 AED|
|Director of Application Development||28,800 AED|
|Director of Technology||32,200 AED|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||18,600 AED|
|Documentation Specialist||17,200 AED|
|E-Commerce Manager||23,600 AED|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||23,200 AED|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||23,500 AED|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||25,200 AED|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||27,500 AED|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||23,400 AED|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||26,100 AED|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||29,600 AED|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||19,400 AED|
|ERP Analyst||20,000 AED|
|ERP Project Manager||26,600 AED|
|Ethical Hacker||16,700 AED|
|Financial Systems Manager||29,700 AED|
|Flash Developer||16,800 AED|
|Front End Developer||15,900 AED|
|Full Stack Developer||19,600 AED|
|Functional Analyst||20,600 AED|
|Game Developer||16,800 AED|
|GIS Analyst||17,800 AED|
|GIS Developer||19,400 AED|
|Global BI Analyst||20,300 AED|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||17,500 AED|
|Graphics Programmer||17,200 AED|
|Graphics Web Designer||15,500 AED|
|Hardware Design Engineer||18,000 AED|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||27,300 AED|
|Hardware Technician||14,600 AED|
|Head of Development||27,900 AED|
|Help Desk Analyst||17,700 AED|
|Help Desk Manager||21,300 AED|
|Help Desk Support||13,100 AED|
|Helpdesk Manager||21,900 AED|
|Imaging Programmer||16,300 AED|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||19,300 AED|
|Information Assurance Analyst||20,600 AED|
|Information Program Director||26,200 AED|
|Information Security Administrator||20,800 AED|
|Information Security Analyst||24,200 AED|
|Information Security Engineer||18,400 AED|
|Information Security Manager||28,100 AED|
|Information Security Specialist||23,500 AED|
|Information Services Consultant||23,000 AED|
|Information Technology Administrator||15,300 AED|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||26,300 AED|
|Information Technology Consultant||24,100 AED|
|Information Technology Coordinator||15,100 AED|
|Information Technology Director||34,400 AED|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||16,700 AED|
|Information Technology Manager||33,900 AED|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||31,200 AED|
|Information Technology Product Manager||27,700 AED|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||15,600 AED|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||19,500 AED|
|Information Technology Project Leader||23,300 AED|
|Information Technology Project Manager||30,900 AED|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||21,900 AED|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||22,100 AED|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||19,000 AED|
|Information Technology Support||13,000 AED|
|Information Technology Team Leader||23,200 AED|
|Information Technology Trainer||20,700 AED|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||20,300 AED|
|Interface Design Manager||24,000 AED|
|Interface Designer||14,800 AED|
|IOS Developer||20,500 AED|
|Java Developer||20,900 AED|
|Lead Developer||22,900 AED|
|Linux Administrator||19,900 AED|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||19,100 AED|
|Lotus Notes Developer||19,400 AED|
|Mail Server Administrator||16,800 AED|
|Major Incident Manager||22,900 AED|
|Managed Service Specialist||18,600 AED|
|Microsystems Engineer||18,600 AED|
|Mobile Developer||20,200 AED|
|Multimedia Developer||17,200 AED|
|Multimedia Services Manager||22,900 AED|
|Network Administration Team Lead||23,700 AED|
|Network Administrator||16,100 AED|
|Network Analyst||17,600 AED|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||29,300 AED|
|Network Engineer||17,300 AED|
|Network Engineering Manager||23,400 AED|
|Network Security Systems Manager||23,300 AED|
|Network Specialist||18,800 AED|
|Network Technician||15,100 AED|
|Nodejs Developer||20,400 AED|
|NT Systems Administrator||17,000 AED|
|Numerical Control Programmer||16,000 AED|
|Online Banking Manager||33,000 AED|
|Online Banking Specialist||22,700 AED|
|OPS Manager||28,300 AED|
|Oracle Database Administrator||17,500 AED|
|Oracle Developer||21,000 AED|
|Perl Developer||15,500 AED|
|PHP Developer||16,700 AED|
|Python Developer||20,700 AED|
|Records Manager||15,700 AED|
|Remedy Developer||15,300 AED|
|Reporting Analyst||19,200 AED|
|Ruby Developer||17,400 AED|
|Salesforce Administrator||17,500 AED|
|Salesforce Developer||14,700 AED|
|SAP Consultant||21,200 AED|
|SAS Programmer||16,600 AED|
|Scrum Master||16,000 AED|
|SEO Associate||15,800 AED|
|SEO Manager||23,600 AED|
|Service Delivery Manager||24,600 AED|
|Service Level Manager||24,600 AED|
|Service Support Lead||19,600 AED|
|SharePoint Administrator||18,200 AED|
|Sharepoint Consultant||20,000 AED|
|Sharepoint Developer||21,000 AED|
|Shift Leader||19,400 AED|
|SOA Analyst||17,900 AED|
|SOC Engineer||17,500 AED|
|Software Analyst||19,200 AED|
|Software Architect||18,800 AED|
|Software Development Manager||26,400 AED|
|Software Engineer||19,500 AED|
|Software QA Engineer||16,800 AED|
|Software Sales||17,400 AED|
|Software Specialist||16,700 AED|
|Software Support Engineer||14,800 AED|
|Software Test Engineer||16,300 AED|
|Solutions Architect||26,600 AED|
|Storage Engineer||15,700 AED|
|Support Analyst||16,600 AED|
|Support Specialist||19,800 AED|
|System Administrator||17,500 AED|
|Systems Analyst||19,500 AED|
|Systems Architect||18,600 AED|
|Systems Consultant||23,600 AED|
|Systems Engineer||16,000 AED|
|Systems Integrator||18,100 AED|
|Technical Analyst||16,300 AED|
|Technical Consultant||22,800 AED|
|Technical Manager||20,200 AED|
|Technical Project Manager||25,500 AED|
|Technical Sales||19,200 AED|
|Technical Trainer||18,900 AED|
|Technical Writer||16,900 AED|
|Technology Business Analyst||18,800 AED|
|Technology Director||32,500 AED|
|Technology Specialist||24,100 AED|
|Teradata Developer||15,300 AED|
|Test Analyst||19,300 AED|
|Testing Manager||26,100 AED|
|TIBCO Developer||16,300 AED|
|UNIX Administrator||20,100 AED|
|Usability Engineer||18,200 AED|
|User Experience Consultant||20,800 AED|
|User Experience Design Expert||20,500 AED|
|User Experience Designer||17,500 AED|
|User Experience Researcher||21,200 AED|
|User Interface Designer||17,900 AED|
|VB Developer||14,800 AED|
|VB.NET Developer||20,300 AED|
|Video Game Designer||16,200 AED|
|Visual Information Specialist||16,900 AED|
|Web Applications Manager||22,600 AED|
|Web Content Specialist||19,700 AED|
|Web Designer||17,100 AED|
|Web Developer||17,900 AED|
|Web Editor||15,400 AED|
|Web Project Manager||21,200 AED|
|Web Promotions Specialist||18,900 AED|
|Web Security Administrator||20,200 AED|
|Web Security Manager||27,400 AED|
|Web Support Analyst||14,600 AED|
|Web Writer||15,000 AED|
|Windows System Administrator||16,700 AED|
|Wireless Consultant||23,400 AED|
|Writer and Documentor||16,300 AED|
Information Technology salaries in United Arab Emirates range from 9,830 AED per month (minimum average salary) to 32,600 AED per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 18,500 AED per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 18,500 AED while the other half are earning more than 18,500 AED. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 12,700 AED while 75% of them are earning more than 12,700 AED. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 24,000 AED while 25% are earning more than 24,000 AED.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in United Arab Emirates costs anywhere from 97,900 UAE Dirham(s) to 294,000 UAE Dirham(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in United Arab Emirates who work in Information Technology earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Information Technology professionals in United Arab Emirates are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United Arab Emirates for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
50% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 50% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.
|Abu Dhabi||21,100 AED|
|Al Ain||19,900 AED|
|Ras Al Khaimah||18,800 AED|
|Um Al Quiwain||17,600 AED|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in United Arab Emirates earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.