The most sought-after job in Saudi Arabia received over 9,000 applications, new statistics from LinkedIn reveal.
The job of a ‘Project Manager’ at Yesser - Saudi Arabia’s e-Government Program was the most applied for job in the Kingdom in 2017, with 9,379 professionals submitting their applications, the business and job social network site said.
LinkedIn revealed the data following its own research into which jobs drive the most views and applications.
The second most sought-after job in the kingdom was for a ‘Site Engineer’ at Arabian International Company (AIC) with 8,971 professionals applying for it, followed by a ‘Management Development Program (SMDP)’ job at SABB with 8,551 applications, and ‘IT Technical Support’ and ‘HR Data Analyst’ at Riyadh Airports with 8,425 and 8,335 applications respectively.
Rabih Haidar, head of Saudi Arabia Territory, LinkedIn Talent Solutions, said the kingdom’s major economic transformation, aimed at diversifying the economy from its oil sector dependence, is having an impact on the country’s employment market.
“As we enter 2018 it’s become clear that the jobs landscape in Saudi Arabia is changing. How people are thinking about their careers and how they define success is changing,” said Haidar.
“The rise of technology across every industry has created a flurry of new jobs and associated skills and these aren’t necessarily all tech roles.
“It is indeed very interesting to see which job types and companies are most sought-after by professionals and the shape the employment sector is starting to take in the kingdom,” Rabih added.
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