The jobs market has taken a hard hit in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But recruiters are optimistic that vacancies will start to pick up again by early next year.
Some companies that laid off staff to survive are expected to gradually rehire, but salaries in some sectors could take a hit.
Recruiters are already telling jobseekers that overall packages, particularly in mid-to-senior roles, are falling, in line with falling rents and as consumers tighten their belts.
As reported by The National on Tuesday, roles in finance, marketing, health care and education are most in demand right now.
Experts say there remains strong demand for nurses, non-medical hospital staff and teachers, with salaries in those professions largely remaining at pre-pandemic levels.
And demand for hospitality workers is expected to gradually rise as tourists return for the winter sun season.
Here, The National has put together a snapshot of what jobseekers should be looking at securing this autumn.
All data was provided by established recruiters Gulf Talent, which analyses job listings throughout the year.
All figures are total monthly earnings in UAE dirhams - and bear in mind there will be exceptions in every sector and profession.