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The 2018 Salary Survey is available now.

The Robert Walters Middle East and Africa Salary Survey 2018 is available now and you can request your free copy now. Don’t miss out on the most up to date salary information and employment trends in South Africa. The annual book contains recruitment market updates, hiring advice and salary information from across our Middle East and Africa markets.

For employers - With the latest information on salaries and employment trends across a range of industries, as well as hiring tips and advice, our 2018 salary survey will ensure you are best positioned to attract and retain top talent in your sector.

For employees - Due a pay rise in 2018? Find out what you’re worth with the most comprehensive list of salaries in the industry. Or if you’re considering making a move, find out what skills and experience employers are looking for, across a range of sectors in the Middle East and Africa.

About the Middle East and Africa Salary Survey

Now in its nineteeth edition, the Robert Walters Middle East and Africa Salary Survey is a comprehensive review of professional salaries and recruitment trends across the Middle East and Africa. The book also covers regional recruitment overviews for Europe, Australia & New Zealand, Greater China, South East Asia and USA.

The Middle East and Africa Salary Survey is free and based on the analysis of permanent placements made across the Middle East, South Africa and the rest of Africa. 

Request your free copy of the 2018 survey today, or alternatively, download our app for Apple or Android devices.


Hiring trends in South Africa for 2018

Conditions will continue improving, with confidence increasing among professionals and employers.

Finance and legal professionals will enjoy demand for their skills, with SMEs and market leaders expected to continue recruiting extensively in these areas.

However, businesses will face significant challenges, with the current political uncertainty leading foreign firms to take a cautious approach to investment in the country. Finding professionals who can offer a combination of strong technical skills, industry experience and who meet employment equity requirements will be a challenge for employers.

Professionals who can meet these criteria will be in a strong position to command generous salaries and benefits packages.

In terms of salary movement, we expect to see rises of 12-15% for the most highly sought after professionals to fill business critical roles. Outside of these cases, salary growth is expected to be more modest, typically being in line with inflation.