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High Job Demand & Salary in Malaysia for Computer Science

Job Demand & Salary in Malaysia for Computer Science is High, therefore, you can Make, Save & Invest More Money

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Computer Science is every where now and will affect almost every part of our lives. Choosing to study computer science would be a good choice as the job demand in Malaysia and globally is high. The average starting salary for computer science is RM3000 and a manager can earn up to RM10,000! Furthermore, a Senior Manager with more than 15 years experience can earn RM20,000! With a high salary, you would be able to put more money away in savings as well as invest. Hence, be able to get rich faster. (That is if you know how to save and invest).

One of the main aim of getting a university education in Malaysia is basically to get rich. Now, that may sound greedy and unethical, but if you look deep inside, who doesn’t want to get rich? In order to get rich, you need to have a job with a high salary. And to get a job with a high salary, you need to choose a degree course that has a high job demand and salary. Therefore, you have to do your research in choosing a course that has high job demand and salary so that you can get rich!

Salary is one of the important factors for students when choosing the right course to study. After all, the aim of studying is to get a job and the aim of a job is to attain salary that can sustain your future lifestyle and take care of your family. Therefore, in helping students to make this very important decision, EduSpiral Consultant Services has compiled the salary for computer scientists in Malaysia from various reputable human resource recruitment firms for you to have an idea of the future salary.

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The aim of tertiary education is to get a good job with high salary so that you can take care of your family and maintain the lifestyle that you want. It is the dream of most people to become rich, but while everyone is dreaming, only a few have the discipline and courage to act on those dreams to make them become a reality.

Therefore, putting in the effort now, through choosing the right course, will pay off in the long run and is the best approach to fast-tracking your wealth. Now, you may ask, how can choosing the right course make me rich?

Malaysian students are exposed to the internet and to the jobs from overseas countries such as the USA or UK. Many don’t realise that some of these courses are not in demand in Malaysia or may not command a high salary. A lot of students after SPM or O-Levels just blindly follow their friends to the university taking any course as long as they can be with their friends.

Some students choose the course based on the advise of their parents, relatives or friends. Some of their advise could be valuable but some are simply just not based on facts or evidence of good career prospects. Students must check the advise given by so called agents & counsellors, and their friends and relatives to make sure what they said is true and supported by facts and evidence.

Of course, just choosing the course doesn’t mean that you will get rich automatically. Choosing the right course is just the first step in the right direction of achieving a life with stable or high income. In addition, the university that you study that course at also plays an important part in helping you to gain the knowledge and skills to perform well in your career and earn a high income.

Choose to Study at the Best Private University in Malaysia for the BSc (Hons) in Computer Science so that you will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in your career.

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Philip Sim, Information Technology (IT) graduate from Asia Pacific University (APU)

It can be difficult to choose the right Computer Science degree as the title may not mean much. Students must look at the subjects offered in the degree to ensure that they are choosing the right Computer Science degree in Malaysia that fits their career goals.

Furthermore, graduate employability has also become a concern  for Malaysia. Employers recognise the concerns  on graduate’s skills gap, such as the lack of  industrial training experience and communication skills. Hence, just choosing the right course doesn’t necessarily ensure a successful future.

Studying at the top ranking private university in Malaysia for computer science gives you a lot of opportunities in your future professional life. Top universities provide a high standard of education that equips you well for your future career. Computer Science is a rigorous course that requires a high degree of academic discipline therefore qualified and experienced lecturers are able to guide you through the syllabus and enhance your learning experience.

Furthermore, a degree earned at a reputable university in Malaysia makes seeking employment much easier whether locally or globally. Part of finding the right college or university in Malaysia for you will be picking out the criteria that matters to most to you, and then seeing if any of the top private colleges or universities in Malaysia that you’re looking at fit those criteria.

University Rankings, Awards & Achievements are indicators of the level of standard that they have achieved and these could serve as a guide for you in choosing the right university to study at.

Graduates of computer science can find work in a wide variety of areas such as software engineering, data science, artificial intelligence (ai), and cyber security.

What is the Job Demand for Computer Science Professionals in Malaysia?

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EduSpiral counseled us online & then picked us up from the airport to visit MMU in order to help us choose the right university.
Mak, Ong & Chaw – Diploma in Information Technology (IT) at Multimedia University (MMU)

In today’s rapidly changing digital landscape, some companies that understand their talent needs and are willing to pay top dollar for them may have a competitive edge.

The whole world is moving very fast in the area of technology and many jobs done by humans have been or will be replaced by robots and computers. Therefore, it makes sense to choose to study Information TechnologyComputer Science or Software Engineering as the future potential for these careers are very good and the salaries are high and keep on increasing each year.

Frost and Sullivan’s Digital Talent Report commissioned by Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) in 2017, Malaysia’s digital talent demand is expected to grow by 15 per cent annually, that would require more than 540,000 jobs by 2020. These emerging roles are related to data science, artificial intelligence (AI), software development, digital transformation and cybersecurity.

Globaldata Marketing Opportunity Forecasts to 2023: ICT in Malaysia

Globaldata Marketing Opportunity Forecasts to 2023: ICT in Malaysia

ICT spending in Malaysia to reach US$25.2bn 2023, says GlobalData

The information and communication technology (ICT) market in Malaysia is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9% between 2019 and 2023.This growth from 2018 US$16.5bn to US$25.2bn in 2023, will mainly be supported by the rising adoption of ‘client computing’ and ‘cloud computing’, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

According to GlobalData Market Opportunity Forecasts, ‘mobility’, ‘cloud computing’, ‘data analytics’, ‘storage’ and ‘business process outsourcing’ will be the five leading IT solution areas in terms of growth rate. Mobility is set to witness the highest CAGR of 21% during the forecast period.

Manufacturing in Malaysia continues to be the most significant revenue contributing sector, with its revenue contribution to the overall ICT spending expected to marginally increase from 18.4% to 18.5% of the total ICT revenues in period (2018-2023).

The growth of ICT in Malaysia, especially in the manufacturing sector, has been further aided by government-enacted policies such as ‘Industry4WRD’, a national policy which aims to transform the manufacturing sector and related services within the period from 2018 to 2025. These policies are expected to lead to a mature digitalization of the Malaysian market.

More than 60% of Malaysia’s GDP will come from digital trade by 2022. “As the country moves towards digital transformation (DX), its ideals have paved the way for more IT spending. Data centre services, cloud computing, data analytics and mobile tech have become mainstream and Malaysia is finding itself in an exploratory world of technology,” says Sudev Bangah, managing director of International Data Corp Asean.

MDEC’s recent analysis among various job search sites (LinkedIn, Jobstreet, Monster, Indeed and Jobstore) show an increasing demand for digital jobs.

The results were that across all portals, there is an average of 3,895 IT-related jobs. Also, as mentioned just now, the total number of IT-related jobs advertised in all 5 portals, minding the possibility of duplications of course, amount to 20,000! And finally, do note that about 77% of IT jobs advertised on these portals are for experienced positions.

Hardly a surprise at this stage, the IT-skew tells you a lot about the general direction that industries are moving in – digitalisation.

Echoing this is LinkedIn’s 2020 Emerging Jobs Report Malaysia. The top 10 jobs all have a digital component; Data scientist, data engineer and data analyst emerge in the top 12 jobs, reflecting the government’s commitment to securing Malaysia as a leader in big data.

LinkedIn also reports that e-Commerce is fueling demand for hard and soft skilled talent in the internet economy! Online platforms need technical talent to build apps and online sales portals for instance. But also, they need those who can leverage such platforms and engage online customers – jobs like digital marketing specialists and community managers come to mind.

The information technology (IT) industry is expected to face a shortage of between 7,000 and 15,000 professionals, as Malaysia rides the wave of the growing digital economy. The industry is currently in need of specialised workers in various IT fields. By 2025, the IT industry will require one million specialised working professionals as the industry is experiencing a rampant growth.

The Information Technology (IT) in Malaysia sector is exceptionally diverse and continues to grow. IT professionals often move between professional specialisations as their interests and expertise grow and change.

Salary Reports for Computer Science Professionals in Malaysia

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EduSpiral helped me to understand clearly what software engineering is about & helped me to choose the right university. Vincent Chow, Software Engineering Graduate, Asia Pacific University

Graduates of computer science can find work in a wide variety of areas such as software engineering, data science, artificial intelligence (ai), and cyber security. For Salary Reports on software engineering, data science, artificial intelligence (ai), and cyber security please click on the links.

Ranstad Malaysia 2021 Market Outlook & Salary Snapshot: Information Technology (IT)

The demand for technology has created an urgent and unprecedented demand in Malaysia for tech talent, across all companies and industries.

Whether they are in banking, retail, manufacturing, logistics or hospitality, companies are starting to make plans to invest in developing their talent capabilities in Internet of Things (IoT), software development, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, robotics and more. Organisations are also devoting more resources to improve digital literacy skills among their employees through robust training programmes.

We expect that technology-empowered industries such as e-commerce, fintech, logistics & supply chain, manufacturing, research & development

Randstad IT industry salary snapshot: 2021 Malaysia

Randstad IT industry salary snapshot: 2021 Malaysia

 

Randstad IT industry salary snapshot: Malaysia

Randstad IT industry salary snapshot: Malaysia

PIKOM Salary Report 2018

According to PIKOM Salary Report 2018 the average monthly starting salary for an ICT Professional in Malaysia is RM3,094, Senior Executive Level is RM7000 and a Senior Manager (more than 10 years of experience) commands an average of RM20,277 a month. The average monthly salary of Manager Level ICT professionals in 2017 grew by 4.9% to reach more than RM11,000.

Michael Page 2020 Salary Report

Specialist Recruitment Firm, Michael Page, in their 2020 Salary Report states that a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in the Technology & Communications industry can command a salary range from RM245,000 to RM450,000 a year. An IT Support Officer will earn RM48,000 to RM78,000, IT Security Engineer RM72,000 to RM108,000 and a Senior IT Security Specialist RM108,000 to RM144,000 yearly. Roles in demand are Roles in demand Software Developer, Systems Analyst, Application Consultant, Data Warehouse Architect and Chief Technology Officer.

Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020 Malaysia

Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020 Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)

  • Management
    • Chief Technology Officer 390 – 660k
    • IT Director 294 – 450k
  • Digital
    • Chief Digital Officer  360 – 720k
    • Digital Transformation Manager  204 – 300k
    • Product Manager  156 – 276k
  • Projects & Delivery
    • Program Manager  246 – 372k
    • Project Manager  216 – 360k
    • Change Manager  180 – 300k
    • Scrum Master  156 – 240k
    • Service Delivery Manager  144 – 300k
    • IT Business Analyst  90 – 168k
  • ERP
    • ERP Director  360 – 480k
    • ERP Manager  180 – 276k
    • ERP Consultant 100 – 216k
  • IT Sales
    • Sales Director  300 – 444k
    • Pre-Sales Manager  126 – 180k
    • Account Manager  96 – 180k
    • Product Manager  96 – 180k
Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020

Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following IT Positions in the Engineering & Manufacturing Sector:

  • Systems Analyst RM48,000 to RM75,000
  • Data Analyst RM60,000 to RM78,000
  • Senior Systems Consultant RM60,000 to RM84,000
  • IT Infrastructure Service Desk Manager RM96,000 to RM114,000
  • Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst RM84,000 to RM120,000
  • Systems Specialist RM102,000 to RM132,000
  • Data Governance Manager RM108,000 to RM132,000
  • Senior Software Developer RM108,000 to RM132,000
  • IT Operations Lead RM116,000 to RM145,000
  • IT Business Engagement Manager RM144,000 to RM180,000
  • Senior Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Consultant RM150,000 to RM180,0000
  • IT Enterprise Architect RM144,000 to RM192,000
  • Senior IT Program Manager RM156,000 to RM210,000
Kelly Services 2019/2020 Salary Guide

According to Kelly Services 2019/2020 Salary Guide, the monthly salaries (RM) for Information Technology (IT) are:

  • Chief Information Officer 12-18 years experience will range from 30,000 60,000
  • Program Director 12-18 years experience will range from 25,000 to 40,000
  • Project Director 12-18 years experience will range from 18,000 to 30,000
  • Service Delivery Director 12-18 years experience will range from 18,000 30,000
  • Sales Director 12-18 years experience will range from 20,000 to 40,000
  • Inside Sales Manager 4-5 years experience will range from 7,500 to 11,000
  • Project Manager 3-5 years experience will range from 6,000 to 10,000
  • Business Development Manager 3-5 years experience will range from 5,000 to 8,000
  • IT Supply Chain Manager 3-5 years experience will range from 7,000 to 11,000
  • Account Manager 3-4 years experience will range from 6,000 to 10,000
  • IT Procurement Specialist 2-4 years experience will range from 5,000 to 7,000
  • IT Marketing Communications Executive 2-4 years experience will range from 4,000 to 6,000
  • IT Trainer 2-3 years experience will range from 4,500 to 6,500
  • Channel Sales Specialist 2-3 years experience will range from 4,500 to 7,000
  • Inside Sales Specialist 2-3 years experience will range from 4,000 to 6,500
  • SAP Team Lead 8-12 years experience will range from 17,000 to 35,000
  • Software Development Manager 8-12 years experience will range from 15,000 to 25,000
  • Senior Solutions Architect 6-10 years experience will range from 13,000 to 20,000
  • Lead Software Developer 5-8 years experience will range from 10,000 to 17,000
  • Business Consultant 5-7 years experience will range from 7,000  to 11,000
  • SAP Consultant 4-6 years experience will range from 7,500 to 14,000
  • Software Sales Manager 4-6 years experience will range from  7,500 to 11,000
  • ETL Developer 3-6 years experience will range from 7,000  to 11,000
  • Websphere Application Developer 3-5 years experience will range from  8,000 to 12,000
  • BI Consultant 3-5 years experience will range from 6,000 to 10,000
  • Systems Analyst 3-5 years experience will range from 4,500 to 7,000
  • Quality Assurance Specialist 3-5 years experience will range from  5,500 to 10,000
  • Junior Solutions Architect 2-4 years experience will range from 6,000 to 8,000
  • Software Engineer 2-3 years experience will range from 4,500 7,000
  • Systems Programmer 2 years experience will range from 4,500 to 7,000
  • Web Designer 2 years experience will range from 5,000 to 8,000
  • Analyst Programmer 2 years experience will range from 4,500 to 6,000
  • Java Developer 1-3 years experience will range from 4,500 to 7,000
  • Programmer 1-2 years experience will range from 4,500 to 8,000
  • Billing Systems Specialist 6-10 years experience will range from 9,000 to 12,000
  • Implementation & Technical Support Manager 6-8 years experience will range from 9,000 to 16,000
  • Information Security Manager 5-8 years experience will range from 12,000 to 20,000
  • Unix Specialist 5-8 years experience will range from 9,000 to 11,000
  • Service Delivery Manager 5-8 years experience will range from 8,000  to 12,000
  • Senior Systems Engineer 5 years experience will range from 7,000 to 13,000
  • Wintel Specialist 4-8 years experience will range from 6,000 to 10,000
  • IT Manager 4-6 years experience will range from  6,000 to 10,000
  • Problem & Change Management Specialist 3-5 years experience will range from  5,500 to 8,000
  • Security Analyst 3-5 years experience will range from 6,000 to 8,000
  • Technical Writer 3-5 years experience will range from 6,500 to 10,000
  • Unix/Linux OS Engineer 2-5 years experience will range from 5,500 to 8,000
  • Pre-sales Engineer 2-4 years experience will range from 5,000 to 7,000
  • Billing Systems Engineer 2-4 years experience will range from  4,500 to 7,000
  • Database Administrator 2-3 years experience will range from 5,500 to 9,000
  • Systems Engineer 2-3 years experience will range from 5,000 to 8,000
  • Technical Consultant 2-3 years experience will range from 6,500 to 9,000
  • Network Administrator 2-3 years experience will range from  5,000 to 8,000
  • Helpdesk Tech Support (Foreign Language Expertise) 2-3 years experience will range from 6,000 to 12,000
  • Help Desk Analyst 2-3 years experience will range from 4,500 to 7,000
  • IT Executive 2 years experience will range from 4,500 to 6,000
  • Automation Support Engineer 1-3 years experience will range from 5,000 to 7,000
  • Technician 1-3 years experience will range from 3,500 to 5,500
  • IT Administrator 1-2 years experience will range from 4,000 to 6,500
Kelly Services Employment Outlook and Salary Guide 2020/2021

Kelly Services Employment Outlook and Salary Guide 2020/2021

PIKOM ICT Industry Outlook in Malaysia 2019

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The average salary growth rate in the information and communications technology (ICT) is expected to moderate further to 3.8 per cent in 2019 in line with the lukewarm expansion of the industry in the last few years, said the National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom).

“The overall average monthly salary in 2018 only four per cent higher than the previous year and significantly below the average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 6.7 per cent over the nine-year period of 2009-2018.

The source for the figures is from the Department of Statistics of Malaysia.

  • From 2010 to 2017, the ICT industry’s contribution to the GDP has grown from RM105.7 billion to RM178.2 billion, which is averaging 10.2% per annum.
  • In 2017, the share of the ICT industry to GDP was 13.2% which translates to RM178.2 billion.
  • The share of e-commerce of non-ICT industry to GDP was at 5.1% which is about RM68.9 billion.
  • Overall, in 2017 the ICT industry contributed RM247.1 billion or 18.3% to the Malaysian economy.
  • Woon pointed out that between 2016 and 2017 there was only a 0.1% increase in the share of the ICT industry to the economy. “Our industry is not growing as fast as our economy,” noted Woon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Average Monthly Salary in the ICT Industry

In terms of salaries, the ICT industry pays well for talent even at the entry level. Based on figures taken from Jobstreet and from PIKOM’s own estimate, in the last 10 years of comparison, the ICT industry pay scale for five positions (entry level, junior level, senior executive, manager and senior manager), have shown a positive sign of growth.

Taking the entry level as an example, in 2009 it was averaging at RM1,971 and in nine years period (in 2018), it has risen to an average of RM3,079 (for Jan – Sept) period).

PIKOM ICT Industry Outlook in Malaysia 2019

 

 

PIKOM ICT Industry Outlook in Malaysia 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIKOM ICT Industry Outlook in Malaysia 2019

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