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The 2019 Salary Survey has arrived

The Robert Walters Middle East and Africa Salary Survey 2019 ihas arrived 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 2019 Salary Survey will ensure you are best positioned to attract and retain top talent in your sector.

For employees - Due a pay rise in 2019? 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 2019 Salary Survey today.


Hiring trends in South Africa for 2019

2019 will be another challenging year for the South African economy, as the pending election will bring about some level of uncertainty - leading foreign firms to take a cautious approach to investing in the country.

We expect that organisations will take a careful approach to growth and hiring strategies. Professionals with a combination of strong technical skills and industry experience will remain sought after in the private sector.

Most businesses will keep their headcount lean, only replacing critical skills and functions. Organisations will also be alert to the potential for absorbing new responsibilities into existing employees’ roles as they aim to diversify employee skill sets.

To meet workplace diversity and inclusion targets, employment equity professionals will remain in high demand.

In order to secure ideal candidates, hiring managers are advised to streamline their recruitment process. Companies should also ensure they offer clearly defined career paths and opportunities to satisfy the needs of employees seeking both reassurance and variety.

In regard to salary, top performers will continue to be looked after and can expect a salary increase ranging between 10-15%, other professionals can expect inflationary increases of around 7%.

For further insights request your copy of the Salary Survey today.