How to Immigrate to Qatar as a Data Analyst


If you’re looking to immigrate to Qatar as a Data Analyst, you’re in luck! Data Analysts are in demand right across Qatar and you may be able to secure a Qatari Permanent Residency Visa either with or without a job offer.  If you are a Data Analyst and have been working as a Data Analyst you may qualify to immigrate to Canada.

How Much Does Data Analysts Make in Qatar

Data analysts are highly sought-after in Qatar and it is one of the most lucrative IT jobs in Qatar. The average salary of a data analyst in Qatar is QAR 14,200 (US$3,900) of which workers with vast experience can earn up to QAR 21,700 (US$5,960) according to SalaryExplorer.

Duties and Responsibilities of Data Analysts in Qatar

The role a data analyst play varies based on the organization; however, below is the general overview of the responsibilities you will take when you start working in Qatar as a data analyst.

  • Protect and secure enterprise information technology assets by establishing and enforcing system controls
  • Determine business requirements and define appropriate security controls throughout systems, applications and network infra-structure
  • Plan, design, architect and propose security solutions to meet business requirements, following
  • Assist management with key strategies, security gap analysis and mitigation planning
  • Ensure service availability and performance targets are achieved with produced designs
  • Support Service Transition pre-release and release-delivery activities
  • Create, document, and implement procedures related to solution builds, device configurations and deployments
  • Works with application development teams to drive strong security best practices and provide code level security scanning and mitigation plans
  • Evaluates and recommends security technologies for use throughout the enterprise.
  • Implement tools that allow for the effective monitoring/trending of IT Infrastructure, Software and IT components performance and resource utilization
  • Specifying appropriate levels of component reliability, maintainability and serviceability
  • Create and maintain availability Plan and report availability performance against service levels
  • Identifying and defining the internal and external Availability requirements
  • Performing a Business Impact Analysis and a Risk Analysis

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • BS in Computer Science or related field. CISSP, GIAC, CIA, CISM, CRISC and other international security certifications are desirable.
  • Knowledge of information security standards in terms of data confidentiality, integrity and availability of information assets such as desktop, server, application, database, network security principles for risk identification and analysis.
  • Strong knowledge with systems coding, security analysis, Data Modeling and Data base management
  • Excellent communication (oral, written, presentation) interpersonal and consultative skills are desirable.
  • Expert level working knowledge of multiple security specific product solutions (such as network vulnerability scanners, application vulnerability scanners, password complexity testing tools, data encryption solutions, web site filtering tools, anti-virus prevention, firewalls, etc.)
  • Strong working knowledge of application development principles and related security best practices
  • Strong debugging skills in the areas of networking, application development, and web development

How to Immigrate to Qatar as a Civil Engineer

The two popular immigration option for Qatar as a data analyst is Entry Visa and Work Permit. The Entry Visa can be utilized when you haven’t secured an employment whereas the Work Permit is for when you have secured an employment.


  1. Entry Visa

The Entry Visa is the most common Visa required for entering Qatar. If you are a job seeker, you can use the entry visa to enter Qatar and then look for jobs there.  Although the duration is mostly within 30 days, it may not be the ideal choice for job seekers.

Citizens of Australia, Canada, the US, or the UK, do not require a visa to enter Qatar. You can obtain a visa waiver upon arrival, which for most travelers is at Doha’s Hamad International Airport (DOH), and it will be valid for 180 days from the date it was issued. The visa will entitle you to spend 30 days in Qatar, during either a single visit or multiple visits, and may be extended for an additional 30 days. Keep in mid; your passport must be valid for six months starting from the day you enter Qatar.

A 30-day visa costs $68-, and 96-hours visa costs $44. The processing of the visa usually takes from four to 15 working days.

Citizens of other European countries, Arab Gulf states, and some other selected countries can be eligible to enter Qatar freely, without an entry Visa.  However, it is very difficult to obtain a permanent residence or citizenship in Qatar. For example, you will need to have lived for 20 consecutive years in Qatar if you were not born there, or 10 years if you were born there before you will eligible for permanent residency.  Thus, you will need a long-stay visa like Work Permit that can prolong your stay in Qatar.


  1. Work Permit

A work permit is an alternative means to enter Qatar. It is the most preferred means by expats due to its lengthier duration compared to an entry visa.

In a work permit, your employer plays a vital role as your sponsor.  First, he or she will provide you with the work permit, and of which foreign workers at the company must be approved by the Labour Office.

This means that your employer will need to go through the bureaucratic process of gaining permission to hire foreign workers. After that, you/your employer will need to supply the following documents;

  • A copy of your international passport.
  • A completed application form in Arabic.
  • A copy of the Commercial Registration of the business.
  • The immigration card of the business.
  • A copy of a valid employment contract between the sponsoring company and yourself, in Arabic and English.
  • A medical certificate from a government-approved hospital.
  • Four passport-size photos.
  • Your biometric data (fingerprints).

The current fee for this is QAR 200 (US$55). Your work permit starts seven days after you arrive in Qatar, and to bring your spouse or dependents along with you to Qatar, you’ll need a different kind of visa; the family sponsorship visa.

Furthermore, after the work permit, you’ll need to also apply for Residence Permit. Your employer will also play a major role in acquiring this from you, and what you need is similar documentation like the one above required for a work permit.


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