2017 has been a difficult year for the Kenyan economy due to the political climate. The proof is in the rapid drop Kenya has witnessed in job creation towards the end of 2017 with its job market index moving from 323.38 in October 2017 to 288.03 in November 2017. However, some of the industries and job categories have been able to navigate these “troubled economy”.
Project Management and Sales/Business Development job categories witnessed an increase in median salaries between January 2017 and August 2017. The median salary in Project Management grew by 4.98% to Ksh 116,004 while that of sales and business development grew by 26.04% to Ksh 84,370 within the period. Surprisingly, while the two categories matched in job creation, Sales/Business Development jobs had a much higher interest amongst job seekers with applications being an average of 83.7% higher. For Job seekers DF recommendation would be to apply to Project Management jobs. Facts show that they pay better than Sales/Business Development not to mention there is less competition.
Project Management and Sales/Business Development are two main job categories that drive job creation in Kenya. Looking at how they performed in 2018 it would be interesting to see if they will keep being main drivers of job growth in Kenya. To keep yourself in the look subscribe here.