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Top 7 Jobs for Computer Science Majors in UAE

Did you know? Computer science jobs are among the highest paid jobs in many countries around the world, including UAE. These jobs are becoming part and parcel of many industries today and, with the new technologies invented every day, there’s no doubt they are changing the future of job markets around the globe. If you’re considering a career in computing or IT, read on!

Before choosing career, find the program

As you’re planning a future as a computer scientist, our advice to you is to choose your major wisely. Your program prepares you for the jobs in demand and provides you with the skills you need to succeed.



Start by finding the best course that matches your interests. Your IDP counsellor can help you choose the best computer science program for you from thousands of courses at top universities in Australia, UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and New Zealand. They will provide you with unbiased professional advice based on your needs and career goals. Speak with them today!

Now, let’s discover the top 7 computer science jobs – with their average annual salaries* – to help you make your decision!

1- Information Security Analyst

What they do: Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect the company’s computers, information networks and websites from cyber attacks and security breaches.

How much they make: AED 147,782 to 270,911 per year

Most popular careers: Information security analyst, information security specialist, information security manager

2- Database Administrator

What they do: The database administrators (DBA) are the IT professionals who analyze and evaluate the data needs of users. They are responsible for developing and improving data resources to store and retrieve critical information.

How much they make: AED 135,000 to AED 195,334 per year

Most popular careers: Database administrator, senior database administrator

3- Software Developer

What they do: Software developers create the applications or software that allow users to do specific tasks on a computer or other devices. They are also responsible for developing the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

How much they make: AED 115,460 to AED 180,000 per year

Most popular careers: Software developer, software engineer, software programmer, software project manager

4- Computer Systems Analyst

What they do: Computer systems analysts evaluate the organization's computer systems and recommend changes to hardware and software in order to enhance the company's efficiency.

How much they make: AED 109,431 to AED 161,584 per year

Most popular careers: Computer systems analyst, information systems planner, software quality assurance analyst

5- Computer Hardware Engineer

What they do: Computer hardware engineers are responsible for designing, developing, and testing the computer components, such as computer chips, circuit boards, routers, printers and memory devices. They participate in every aspect of product development, including concept creation, prototype design, product development, and testing.

How much they make: AED 96,000 to AED 104,059 per year

Most popular careers: Computer Hardware engineer, computer engineer, senior hardware engineer

6- Computer Network Architect

What they do: Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks, wide area networks, and Intranets. These networks range from small connections between two offices to next-generation networking capabilities such as a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers.

How much they make: AED 84,000 to AED 182,437 per year

Most popular careers: Computer network architect, network engineer, senior network engineer, network manager

7- Web Developer

What they do: Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site as well as the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle.

How much they make: AED 72,660 to AED 138,937 per year

Most popular careers: Web developer, senior web developer

Are you interested in one of these jobs? Your IDP counsellor is ready to help you find the best program that fits your career aspirations. Contact us today!


*Sources: PayScale (data as in May 2019) and the US BLS


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