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Information Technology

Overview:

Saudi Arabia’s Telecoms sector is witnessing continuous growth, with organisations continually seeking investment in the infrastructure that is meant to connect customers to a wider range of communications services. The kingdom’s operators are witnessing an increase demand for data services in place of traditional voice and text services as the number of mobile Internet users continues to rise.

As a result, the government is increasingly seeing IT firsm as essential to sustainable development, with Saudi Arabia’s latest five-year plan committing to enhace the country’s IT infrastructure. Focus on cloud services is also increasing, with expectations of it reaching $31.3m in 2015. It is the right time to have a degree in Information Technology, especially as the government continues to expand its fiscal interests in directions beside the oil industry.


Career Opportunities: 

  • Account Manager: Work with customers, understand their needs and develop client relationships to sell solutions and products.
  • Network Engineer: Understand customers' technology challenges and design and develop customer-orientated network solutions.
  • Business Analyst: Evaluate and analyse data, create solutions and communicate with a variety of people.
  • Database Administrator: Be responsible for the performance, integrity and security of a database.
  • IT Consultant: work in partnership with clients, advising them how to use information technology in order to meet their business objectives or overcome problems.
  • Information Systems Manager: Be responsible for trouble-shooting and networking the computer systems within a company.
  • SEO Specialist: identify strategies, techniques and tactics to increase the number of visitors to a website and obtain a high-ranking placement in the search results page of search engines.
  • Web Designer: plan, create and code web pages, using both non-technical and technical skills to produce websites that fit the customer's requirements.
  • Systems Developer: create, maintain, audit and improve systems to meet particular needs, often as advised by a systems analyst or architect.


Key Employers:

Some of the biggest IT companies worldwide have headquarters in Saudi Arabia and periodically offer graduate opportunities and internships for fresh graduates. Regularly checking the company website and careers pages is vital, as these opportunities are often unadvertised on recruitment websites.


Useful Websites:

Aside from checking specific organization websites, going through job listings is also a great way to find plenty of job opportunites. Below are some of the most popular job listings websites in Saudi Arabia.