WUZZUF is Egypt’s #1 Online Recruitment Jobs Site, especially in terms of quality job offers and candidates. More than 3,000 companies and recruiters in Egypt are actively hiring since it was launched in 2012.
Also more than 160,000 job seekers consisting of Egypt’s top professionals and fresh graduates visit WUZZUF applying to jobs each month. Wuzzuf has recently published their data for exploration. The data includes job posts between 2014-2016, and the applicants' ids and their applications timestamp. In this work, we visualize the data to give insights into the Egyptian market, its needs, its evolution and its facts.
What are the Egyptian business Needs?
Some of the most important questions for students and fresh graduates is "What is the most required skills in my domain?" or "What should I learn?" or "What gives me a competitive edge over other candidates?". Rather than speculating the answers, it is better to go to the recruiters to find the answer to what are their needs. As the recruiters time is limited, they try to declare most of their needs in the job description to filter the applicants. In this work, we exploit this valuable information and analyze the jobs descriptions of the posts between 2014 and 2016 in each business domain to capture the business needs.
The first step towards our goal is to extract the useful entities from the description. We used a third party API from to extract Tags which represents named entities as people, organization, places, etc. e.g. MS Office, Word, Excel, Weeks and Cairo, and Tags which represents significant keywords. e.g., ability, system, software, code and computer science. Secondly, we group the tags per each job title (e.g. Web Designer, Call Center, Sales Manager), and we visualize these tags according to their frequency (number of occurrences) in all the posts. In the online tool, the user can select a job title and see a word cloud visualization of the most common entities in these posts. We will demonstrate here some of the outputs of our tool.
What are top job requirements for Senior Java Developer?
What are top job requirements for Web Designers?
What are top job requirements for Call Center Agents?
As we rely on text analysis, it is not always guaranteed that we visualize a meaningful tools or skills. When analyzing the Call Center Agents posts, we had the following word cloud. We can see that Cairo is the most frequent entity, and this is expected as most call centers exist there. Speaking about places, we see (in order of frequency): Maadi, Heliopolis, Nasr City and Zayed. It seems as well that there is a trend towards hiring "Males" (it is more frequent than the word "Off Gender" in the cloud map), but we see also in the words "Military Service" which seems to favor the exempted candidates. Looking at the tools we see that Excel, Word and MS Office is the required tools for this job.
Business Career: Opportunities & Salaries
An interesting career-related question is the trade-off between the experience level and the available opportunities. Additionally, the salary offered for each experience level. In this section, we capture these information and plot (per each industry) the number of vacancies per each career level, and show that against the average salaries for these vacancies. We used a bubble chart, where the bubble size is proportional with the number of vacancies, and the position of the bubble indicates the experience level and the average salary. An interactive tool that enables you to show any industry available in this link, we encourange you to go ahead and try out our tool, check your industry and get back to us by your comments.
Pharmaceuticals Industry: Career Levels against Average Salaries
The demand for pharmaceuticals vacancies is high at the "Entry" and "Experienced (Non-Manager)" with average wages 3000 EGP for entry level, and 5000 EGP for "Experienced (Non-Manager)". "Manager" vacancies posts are few and salaries varies between 12000-16000 EGP. The senior management vacancies posts are rare and salaries over 26000 EGP. There is no demand for "Student" level, which match the nature of the pharmaceuticals industry.
Computer Software Industry: Career Levels against Average SalariesInterestingly, most of the demand in computer software industry in the "Experienced (Non-Manager)" with average salary 6000 EGP. Next comes the demand on the "Entry Level" with average salary 3000 EGP. According to the analyzed posts, the "Senior Management" salaries are not as high as expected, but this may due to other package compensations (e.g. profit share).
Egyptian Job Demand Growth per Industry
Finally, in this part we analyze the growth of job vacancies along the past 2 years. This would be important for investors and for online recruitment sites (like Wuzzuf), as it shows which industry sectors are important to approach. Besides, it is intuitive that the number of applicants (site visitors) is proportional to the number of vacancies in their industry. As per our plot below, the most appealing sectors are: Computer Software, IT Services, and Engineering Services. The grows were doubled in the last 2 years. On the other hand, the telecommunication services didn't have such growth and we see saturation in the market job demand. For other industries, The interactive tool can be used to plot their grows base on 2014-2016 data.