How to Land a Tech Job in Egypt

2020 First Quarter Guide

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While some know exactly where they are going after graduation, most of fresh graduates and senior year students are faced with a stressful dilemma and wondering:

How do I connect what I learned in my studies and apply it to the current needs of the jobs market? 

And yet many more similar wonders about finding the right job like; What is the best job for me? What available jobs are there in the market? Do I have the required skills? What companies to look for and how? 

At Knowledge Officer, we have analyzed a sample of 5000 open job vacancies in Egypt across different recruitment platforms and found that 30% of the available job vacancies open in Egypt befit entry-level job seekers, fresh graduates, and students within the tech domain. And with around 600,000 graduated students from universities and high institutes in Egypt in 2019, this means a wide range of opportunities and more competition for your first job. 

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The extraordinary circumstances of the pandemic the whole world is living are causing lots of lost jobs. This quarterly guide along with our platform will help you find the available online jobs in Egypt. In addition to the platforms to go for learning and applying for your best job with a highly supportive touchpoint.

Here is your concise guide to land your first tech job in Egypt, based on analyses of the top 10 professions needed in the market.

What’s in this guide?! 

  • The top 10 jobs in Egypt for entry-level job seekers and fresh graduates
  • The job description and required skill set of each role 
  • The known average monthly salary for each role
  • The top companies hiring for these roles and where to apply for the jobs.
  • Recommendations on how to learn and boost your skills for each role.

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The top 10 tech jobs in Egypt based on the number of their open opportunities which are available for entry-level job seekers and fresh graduates:

  1. Sales Representative 
  2. Web Developer
  3. Customer Service Representative
  4. Software Engineer
  5. Technical Support Engineer
  6. Digital Marketing Specialist
  7. Front End Developer
  8. UX Designer
  9. Android Developer
  10. iOS Developer
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1. Sales Representative

Sales representatives’ jobs represent around 7% of the open entry-level vacancies all over Egypt. They want to sell their companies’ products and services. They are responsible for making agreements and reaching out to clients, whether inside or outside the company, to let them know about their services and find new sales leads.

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What is a typical Sales Representative responsible for?
  • Selling and promoting the company’s products and services
  • Scheduling sales targets and developing strategies to hit them
  • Maintaining good relationships with customers and working for their future long-term relationships and loyalty
  • Finding out customers needs and ensuring a smooth sales process with them
Based on our analysis of 291 job posts, the skill set of a good Sales Representative includes:
  • A bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in the field
  • Experience with sales and marketing skills
  • Experience with customer relationship and product management 
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and time management skills

'An average monthly net salary of an entry-level Sales Representative in Egypt is around 3,000 EGP.' Click To Tweet

Top companies hiring for this role:

[Medineeds Bella DonnaCisco Delux LabMCV]

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2. Web Developer

The job represents around 6.5% of the open entry-level vacancies all over Egypt. The web developer is the builder of websites or web applications. By using a unique programming language or a combination thereof, a web developer’s or programmer’s job is to turn a website sketched design into a live online website or application by writing complicated code that the computer understands.

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What is a typical Web Developer responsible for? 

  • Creating, designing, testing and debugging the codes for any needed web functional requirements.
  • Creating a smooth and simplified process of data transfer between the browser and the server.
  • Working with the web design team and gives beneficial inputs to enhance the performance and appearance of the website.

Based on our analysis of 282 job posts, the skill set of a good Web Developer includes:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer science, IT or any relevant field
  • Knowledge of Languages: C#, SQL, HTML, CSS, MySQL
  • Experience with Scripting Languages: JavaScript, PHP, etc.
  • Experience with ASP.NET, .NET, and MVC 
'An average monthly net salary of an entry-level Web Developer in Egypt is around 3,800 EGP.' Click To Tweet

Top companies hiring for this role: 

[ Vodafone Valeo Elmnassa Innovation & DevelopmentAqarmap Henkel]

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3.Customer Service Representative

You know that person who answers all your questions about a product you purchased, and helps you get the most out of the product? That’s the customer service representative that mainly answers customers’ calls, receives their complaints, resolves their problems and processes refunds. The job represents around 6% of the open entry-level vacancies open all over Egypt.

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What is a typical Customer Service Representative responsible for? 

  • Communicating with customers through various channels 
  • Knowing the product so well in order to answer all inquiries about it
  • Recommending to customers potential products or services according to their needs, profiles, and preferences
  • Providing valuable data and feedback about the selling process and the product

Based on our analysis of 270 job posts, the skill set of a good Customer Service Representative includes:

  • Fluency in English and other languages is a great plus
  • Experience with customer service principles and practices
  • Experience with tools like Microsoft Office or Google Docs and Spreadsheets
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and multi-tasking skills

'An average monthly net salary of an entry-level Customer Service Representative in Egypt is around 3,600 EGP.' Click To Tweet

Top companies hiring for this role:

[Majorel Vodafone Oracle Xceed Phillips Etisalat Global ServicesABB OLX Group]

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4. Software Engineer

Software Engineering job posts represent around 6% of the open entry-level vacancies all over Egypt. The profession is expected to grow as a profession by 21% over the next 9 years. Software engineers are professionals using computer science with the principles of engineering in order to build and create software products. The role is divided into two types; applications software developers and systems software developers. 

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What is a typical Software Engineer responsible for? 

  • Building new products and participating in programming and investigating already existing Softwares/products 
  • Testing and debugging different codes and Softwares
  • Detecting faults, bugs, flaws in the system or the application in hand
  • Linking incompatible platforms together in addition to integrating current software products

Based on our analysis of 253 job posts, the skill set of a good Software Engineer includes:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, IT, computer engineering or any relevant field 
  • Programming languages: C, C++, C#, Java, SQL 
  • Scripting languages: JavaScript, PHP
'An average monthly net salary of an entry-level Software Engineer in Egypt is around 4,700 EGP.' Click To Tweet

Top companies hiring for this role: 

[Dell Valeo IBM Vezeeta Sumerge]

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5. Technical Support Engineer

Also known as IT Support Engineers, Technical Support Engineers take responsibility for all technical issues related to computer systems components: hardware and software. Resolving customers’ reported issues and technical complaints are their daily work activities and the role is required in different types of industries. The job acquires around 6% of the open entry-level vacancies all over Egypt.

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What is a typical Technical Support Engineer responsible for? 

  • Installing and configuring all computer systems, hardware and software, set up in the company
  • Configuring and troubleshooting customers’ technical issues and resolving them through a smooth process
  • Reporting and documenting technical issues facing customers
  • Escalating issues to suitable teams where they could be resolved if needed

Based on our analysis of 248 job posts, the skill set of a good Sales Representative includes:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, IT, or any relevant field 
  • Experience with different operating systems and web and windows servers
  • Knowledge of API, troubleshooting and Domain Name System
  • Excellent communication, reporting and time management skills 
'An average monthly net salary of an entry-level Technical Support Engineer in Egypt is around 4,800 EGP' Click To Tweet

Top companies hiring for this role:

[ Dell Orange FlairsTech Interact Technology SolutionsConcentrix Arabian Advanced SystemsSchneider Electric ]

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6. Digital Marketing Specialist 

Around 5% of the open vacancies in Egypt are required for entry-level Digital Marketing Specialists. They are responsible for marketing a company’s product online. Using different social media and marketing techniques to spread the word about the product in hand and deliver it to the most relevant audience to use it. 

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What is a typical digital marketing specialist responsible for? 

  • Developing the company’s product presence and content on all business online channels
  • Increasing brand awareness and the product’s online voice
  • Doing Customer research, monitoring and measuring the Return On Investment (ROI) maintaining the company’s KPIs 
  • Collaborate with the sales and marketing team members for delivering the company’s end goal

Based on our analysis of 223 job posts, the skill set of a good Digital Marketing Specialist includes:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Internet Marketing or equivalent experience in any relevant field 
  • High creativity and innovation
  • Knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Google Analytics, and Content management system (CMS)
'An average monthly net salary of an entry-level Digital Marketing Specialist in Egypt is around 4,500 EGP.' Click To Tweet

Top companies hiring for this role: 

[ Centro Global SolutionsYodawy BTC-Egypt GoldDelux LabVirgin GatesDBs Philips]

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7. Front-End Developer

The entry-level job vacancies for this role represents around 4.5% of all the open vacancies in Egypt. A front-end developer is actually a web developer that transforms the website design into a functional and user-friendly interface. By implementing the back end data and integrating different scripting languages and frameworks, they come up with the live version of webs that we interact with as users.

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What is a typical Front End Developer responsible for? 

  • Designing and structuring web pages
  • Developing new user-facing features and assuring their user experience efficiency
  • Maximizing the speed and scalability of applications and web pages

Based on our analysis of 193 job posts, the skill set of a good Web Developer includes:

  • Proficiency with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript, Python 
  • Understanding of LESS, jQuery, React libraries 
  • Familiarity with libraries like Bootstrap, Foundation, Backbone, and AngularJS
'An average monthly net salary of an entry-level Front End Developer in Egypt is around 4,500 EGP.' Click To Tweet

Top companies hiring for this role:

[Valeo Vezeeta FlairsTechSoleeklab Aqarmap.ComLink Development –  OLX GroupHenkel ]

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8. UX Designer

A percentage of around 4% is what entry-level UX Designer job posts represent in the whole jobs market in Egypt. A UX designer is responsible for the whole experience a user has using the product, including the satisfaction, aesthetics, and the purpose of features.

The job requires little technical coding skills but it’s mainly about creating a suitable aligned product design that most effectively engages the user.

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What is a typical UX Designer responsible for? 

  • Collecting and evaluating user requirements in collaboration with product managers
  • Interpreting information into valuable and efficient feedback
  • Illustrating different design ideas using sitemaps or storyboards
  • Creating storyboards, wireframes, prototypes and user stories

Based on our analysis of 163 job posts, the skill set of a good UX Designer includes:

  • Knowledge of required tools: InVision, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Sketch
  • Strong communications, problem-solving and teamwork skills
  • Strong attention to details and time management skills
  • Knowledge of data analytics tools like Google Analytics
'An average monthly net salary of an entry-level UX Designer in Egypt is around 6,300 LE.' Click To Tweet

Top companies hiring for this role: 

[ Vezeeta FlairsTech Arrow ElectronicsLink Development]

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9. Android Developer

An Android Developer or Engineer is mainly a software engineer who specializes in creating and developing applications compatible with the devices that work with Android operating systems like smartphones and tablets. They are always updated by the recently released  Android applications and tracking their performance trying to enhance and come up with better products and applications. A job representation of around 3.4% in Egypt’s entry-level jobs market is owned by this role.

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What is a typical Android Developer responsible for? 

  • Designing and building compatible applications that run on all Android operating devices
  • Enhancing applications’ performance and reconfigurability
  • Testing, debugging and troubleshooting any issues on new and existing applications
  • Working with other team members like software testers and UX designers to ensure a properly operating application 

Based on our analysis of 148 job posts, the skill set of a good Android Developer includes:

  • A bachelor’s degree in software development, computer science or any relevant field
  • Experience with programming languages like Java, Kotlin or C++
  • Experience with Android Studios and Android SDK
  • Excellent communication skills and orientation for details

'An average monthly net salary of an entry-level Android Developer in Egypt is around 5,100 EGP.' Click To Tweet

Top companies hiring for this role: 

[Vezeeta Elmnassa Innovation & DevelopmentAqarmap.ComOlx GroupInova LlcDBs ]

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10. IOS Developer

Around 3% of the available entry-level job posts in Egypt for entry-level job seekers are for IOS Developers. iOS developer is also a software engineer responsible for developing applications compatible with Apple’s IOS operating system, like iPhones and so on.

They are also responsible for fixing bugs or issues and maintaining high performing and updated applications published on the App Store.

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What is a typical IOS Developer responsible for? 

  • Developing applications for devices operating with Apple’s IOS operating system
  • Enhancing applications’ performance and reconfigurability
  • Fixing applications and debugging issues before app releases 
  • Publish applications on the App store
  • Working with other team members to ensure a perfectly operating application 

Based on our analysis of 113 job posts, the skill set of a good IOS Developer includes:

  • A bachelor’s degree in software development, computer science or any relevant field
  • Familiar with IOS Software Development 
  • Experience with Objective-C or Swift frameworks
  • Knowledge of Xcode integrated development environment
  • Excellent communication skills and orientation for detail

'An average monthly net salary of an entry-level IOS Developer in Egypt is around 7,000 EGP.' Click To Tweet

Top companies hiring for this role: 

[ Vodafone Elmnassa Innovation & DevelopmentAqarmap.ComOlx GroupIken TechnologyDBs]

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Job Recruitment Platforms You Should Frequently Visit.

Another interesting finding our data revealed is the top two recruitment platforms posting jobs in Egypt are Wuzzuf and Naukrigulf, covering more than 70% of the active open jobs in Egypt across a variety of companies from different industries.
Make sure you pay frequent visits there. 

These are the top hiring companies in Egypt to look for through those platforms

  1. Dell
  2. Sanofi 
  3. Valeo
  4. Vodafone
  5. IBM
  6. Vezeeta
  7. Orange

Exploring 5000 entry-level open job posts in Egypt shows some useful takeaways. For example, boosting your soft skills is not optional; most of the top in-demand jobs look for good team players, communicators and creative people. So, you have to do some work on your self-efficacy first, and don’t wait till graduation to explore the market! Start early, learn what it takes to stand out, and know your strengths and weaknesses to know what to utilize and what to enhance.

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