7 in-demand IT jobs in the UAE, as CIOs face post-coronavirus economy

As organisations across the UAE sprint to adjust their strategies to the 'new normal,' demand is growing for IT roles that help increase efficiencies. We dug deep into the UAE job market to find which tech jobs are most in-demand across the nation.

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The coronavirus crisis has resulted in dramatic changes in business that affect all sorts of workers, and IT personnel in the UAE are no exception. The crisis has disrupted the economy, and IT budgets are expected to take a hit.

Spending on IT throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will decline 6.1 percent in 2020 from last year, to US$147.7 billion, according to the latest Gartner forecast for the region.

Meanwhile, much of the world's workforce has been obligated to shift to a work-from-home model, increasing the pressure on IT departments to provide the necessary support. Even as lockdowns ease, enterprises are braced for a possible resurgence of the virus. 

As IT departments adjust to this new reality, the demand for certain tech roles is changing.

Digital transformation efforts -- in particular projects aimed at curbing operational cash outlays -- are increasing the demand for certain supporting roles in the UAE.

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