The local and regional job market is going strong for professionals in certain industries with job openings on the rise for them.
According to the latest job speak index from jobs website www.naukrigulf.com there are increased opportunities for information technology and medical professionals in the GCC.
High demand has been recorded (a remarkable 21 per cent) increase in jobs for IT professionals.
The figures were compared in December 15 over October 15.
Medical professionals are next on the list with a 14 per cent in job growth.
Third, on the list are HR & Administration and Engineering candidates with a growth of 3 per cent in new jobs.
The markets is flat for those in sales and marketing professionals.
There was no increase in the number of jobs for these candidates.
Some on the other hand have seen job openings go in the negative territory for them.
Finance and accounts professionals saw a decline in hiring activity by -2 per cent.
Among the best performing sectors, services and education leads the job market in GCC.
Services lead the new jobs market with a 60 per cent growth in December over October of last year.
Most industries in the GCC saw more job opportunities for prospective candidates. Education was up 21 per cent, trading 17 per cent, FMCG, IT & telecom up 14 per cent, manufacturing & healthcare saw a jump of 12 per cent and 10 per cent respectively for new job opportunities. Construction & allied grew by a mere 1 per cent.
Retail and Oil & Gas registered a dip in the overall job market, with a -16 per cent and -12 per cent dip. Chemicals & Energy fared slightly better with -3 per cent dip in new jobs being created.
“The region witnessed a growth of 7 per cent new jobs in December over October 2015.
“Sector wise, there is an exponential increase in the demand for services, recruitment and consulting opportunities in the GCC.
“There’s positive news for professionals in IT and medical and overall the job market in the GCC looks positive,” said Tarun Aggarwal, business head, Naukrigulf.com.
This index analyses all online jobs available in the public domain showing hiring trends across industry sectors, functional areas and geographical markets in the GCC.