Malaysia Technology Market Insights Q2 2017 According to Ambition.com.my

Salary and Technology Market Insights in Malaysia Q2 2017 Report by Ambition.com.my

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We have found the report by Ambition to be useful for students to read through to give them an insight into the job market and salary in Malaysia. The report will help you to decide on the jobs in information technology in Malaysia. You may download the report here at this link Malaysia Technology Market Insights Q2 2017 For more advise on choosing the right course or university in Malaysia, please contact EduSpiral Consultant Services.

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Salary and Technology Market Insights in Malaysia Q2 2017 Report by Ambition.com.my

By Bong Siew Yong at Ambition.com.my

Throughout the first quarter of 2017, we saw an optimistic hiring trend for Technology talent. There were no signs of hiring slowdown as organisations continued to drive business efficiencies through technology.

Hub of excellence for global and regional businesses

In Q1 2017, Malaysia continued evolving as a regional and global hub through the advent of ‘Centres of Excellence’ in the country. When it came to more sophisticated operational set-ups, Malaysia has emerged as an alternative, cost-effective hub compared to Hong Kong and Singapore. These set-ups in Malaysia have been offering greater support on a regional level, some even on a global front.

In the first few months of 2017, we saw an accelerated growth, accompanied by a strong talent demand, across the following Technology areas:

Infrastructure Services such as networks, platforms and specialist areas such as Cloud and Virtualisation
IT Services Management and Governance areas such as ITIL and Lean IT, as businesses pushed to drive operational efficiency into their IT service delivery

ERP, EAI and other specialist off-the-peg solutions from large vendors such as SAP, Oracle and Salesforce
Digital Platform Development in areas such as .NET, Full Stack Java, Ruby on Rails, DevOps and QA
Business Change and Transformation, an increasingly dominant area of IT given the level of IT transition in Malaysia, which tends to be either technologically, functionally or business-aligned

Big Data Analytics technology

The growing demand for Technology professionals skilled in these hot areas, as we have observed, stretched across both large multinational corporations and financial institutions.

Technology contractors continued to be in demand

There was a healthy increase in demand for contract talent in Technology, as companies looked for flexible staffing solutions to ensure better efficiency in operational set-ups. Areas demanding Technology contractors with qualified skill sets mirrored Technology areas which saw phenomenal growth in Q1 2017.

Depending on the maturity stage of the operations function, most businesses looked for a mix of contract and permanent headcounts to support manpower needs.

Future looks bright for Technology hiring

Looking ahead into Q2 2017, we expect to see a continuing upward trend in Technology hiring. With news of high-profile companies like Alibaba announcing the establishment of a regional distribution hub in Malaysia, this trend will continue gaining its momentum.

As the country continues to grow its start-up ecosystem, we expect to see a strong demand for relevant talent, particularly in Digital Platform Development and Data Technology. We expect this demand to accelerate further with the launch of the Foreign Entrepreneur Visa through MDEC.

There will be valuable interim opportunities for foreign talent at the senior level with technical skill sets that can add value for businesses. These people are those who can support organisations in developing a sustainable local workforce.

We also expect a continuing demand for professionals in Project Management, Program Management, Project Management Office and Change Management, as well as other Technology professionals in high-growth areas that we have been seeing in recent months.

Technology
Salary Report for Q2 2017*

Commerce & Industry

Job TitleYears of experienceAnnual salary range (RM$)Contract rate per month (RM$)
Business Change 
CIO / CTO12–15+360K–600KNA
IT Director10–15+250K–360K21K–30K
Program Manager10–15+200K–350K17K–29K
Project Manager8–12160K–220K13K–18K
Business Analyst5–12120K–190K10K–16K
Application Development
Head of Engineering12–15+300K–600KNA
Product Manager7–12+145K–220K12K–18K
Solutions Architect10–15+180K–250K15K–21K
Development Manager10–15+180K–250K15K–21K
Mobile Developer7–12+96K–150K8K–13K
Front End Developer7–12+96K–150K8K–13K
C++ / Java / .Net3–8100K–150K8K–13K
RDBMS developer / DBA3–8100K–150K8K–13K
Infrastructure
Infrastructure Director10–15+180K–350K15K–29K
Infrastructure Manager8–12+140K–180K12K–15K
Solutions Architect10–15+140K–200K12K–17K
Systems Administrator5–880K–120K7K–10K
IT Security Analyst5–880K–120K7K–10K
Testing
Test Manager11+120K–160K10K–13K
Test Lead7–10100K–150K8K–13K
Test Analyst4–760K–100K5K–8K
SAP
SAP Regional / Global Managers12+200K–350K17K–29K
SAP Project / Program Managers10+160K–260K13K–22K
SAP Functional Lead8–12140K–220K12K–18K
SAP Functional Consultants5–10100K–180K8K–15K
SAP Techno Functional Consultants5–10100K–180K8K–15K
SAP Business Analysts5–880K–120K7K–10K
SAP Technical Analyst5–880K–100K7K–8K
Oracle
Oracle E biz Suite Technical (Developer)5–1080K–100K7K–8K
Oracle E biz Suite Techno Functional5–1080K–120K7K–10K
Oracle E Biz Functional7–15100K–180K8K–15K
Oracle E Biz Project Manager10+120K–220K10K–18K

Banking & Financial Services

Job TitleYears of experienceAnnual salary range (RM$)Contract rate per month (RM$)
Business Change
Program Manager10–15+220K–320K18K–27K
Project Manager8–12+180K–250K15K–21K
Business Analyst5–12+80K–180K7K–15K
Application Development
Solutions Architect10–15+150K–250K13K–21K
Development Manager10–15+240K–300K20K–25K
C++ / Java3–860K–150K5K–13K
.Net3–860K–150K5K–13K
RDBMS developer3–860K–150K5K–13K
Infrastructure
Infrastructure Director10–15+220K–320K18K–27K
Infrastructure Manager8–12+150K–200K13K–17K
Infrastructure Engineer8–12+120K–200K10K–17K
Systems Administrator5–8100K–150K8K–13K
Info Security Director10–15+180K–250K15K–21K
Info Security Specialist5–8120K–200K10K–17K
Database Administrator3–880K–150K7K–13K

 

*Notes about salary table:

  1. Titles and levels vary from organisation to organisation.
  2. The salary ranges given are only approximate guides. For tailored salary advice, please contact us directly.
  3. 12-month base salaries are assumed.
  4. All other benefits and bonuses are in addition to these figures.
  5. Bonus ranges can vary significantly from company to company and will be influenced by market conditions, business and individual performances. Bonus ranges from 1 month at the low end to 100%+ at the upper.
  6. Holiday entitlements range from 1225 days with senior executives not usually receiving less than 18 days. Less than 15 is very rare and 20 days is becoming the norm.
  7. Healthcare policies are standard.
  8. Pension plans vary with some companies offering greater than the standard contribution. Top up schemes can increase employer contribution levels as much as 1520% of the base salary for senior executives.

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