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30 Jobs with Future High Demand & Salaries in Malaysia – Find Out so you can choose the Best Course to Study Now!

What are the Top 30 Jobs in Malaysia that has Future Demand and High Salary?

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One of the main aim of getting a university education in Malaysia is to find a stable job so that you can take care of yourself and your family. However, nowadays, with the high cost of living, just finding any job will not do. You will need to find a job that has a high salary.

Keep in mind, that after graduating, you would want to buy a car, a house, and get married and have children. This means that you will need to have enough money to feed yourself, your spouse, children and most probably your parents. Factor in the costs of healthcare, insurance, education, food, travel, saving for your retirement and other day-to-day expenses and all these amount to a lot of money!

Research has shown that possessing high academic results doesn’t guarantee a job, it’s having a good command of the English language, possessing soft skills and choosing the right course.

To help you decide which course that has a future job demand with high salaries in Malaysia, I have researched and made a list for you to consider. If you are still not sure what to study, please fill up the EduSpiral Career Assessment Form. After evaluating your results, I will contact you to help match the right course for you to study.

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Do your Research and Find the Most in Demand Job with High Salary in Malaysia so that you can Choose the Right Course to Study

EduSpiral advised me to study Finance because it had high job demand & salary. Darren, Finance & Investment Graduate from UCSI University

EduSpiral advised me to study Finance because it had high job demand & salary.
Darren, Finance & Investment Graduate from UCSI University

The ever-increasing cost of living in Malaysia is making it challenging for fresh graduates and working professionals to support their lifestyle. In light of that, it would be important for students to plan ahead what career that you want to enter into so that you can choose a course that has future job demand and high salary in Malaysia.

High Unemployment Rate Amongst Malaysia’s Fresh Graduates
I was not sure of what to study. EduSpiral helped me to choose the right course. Jasmine, Business Information Systems Graduate from Asia Pacific University (APU)

I was not sure of what to study. EduSpiral helped me to choose the right course.
Jasmine, Business Information Systems Graduate from Asia Pacific University (APU)

The unemployment rate among fresh graduates is expected to increase to 25% this year, 2020. In comparison to last year, it is a jump from 13.8%. The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) said 75,000 out of 300,000 fresh graduates are expected to be unemployed in 2020 due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Furthermore, 41,161 out of 330,557 graduates from 2019 are still unemployed. With the addition of 75,000 from 2020, the total unemployment among the group will add up to a whopping 116,161 people.

Last year, 189,543 out of 330,557 graduates managed to get a job six months after they graduated.

The youth unemployment in Malaysia is at 13.2%. The highest unemployment rate is seen among those aged 15 to 19, at 18.7%, followed by those aged 20 to 24, at 11.9%, according to the Economic Outlook Report 2019 issued by the finance ministry.

Through the Ministry of Education Malaysia’s Graduate Tracer Study (SKPG) – Graduate Detection Survey System in 2018 found that nearly 60% of graduates who had completed their first degree and above were unemployed after one year of graduation. “The number of graduates who have not been employed after one year of graduation for the First Degree holders and above is 30,765 persons or 59.9% of the 51,365 graduates,”

Graduates Not Equipped with Relevant Skills for Workforce

“I was confused and had some questions. EduSpiral met up with me and my mum to explain more about the course and helped me choose the right course.”
Gary, Accounting Graduate from University of Wollongong Malaysia (UOWM) KDU

Graduates being left behind, possess outdated information and lacking in relevant skills required by the industry, thus contributing to the rising unemployment rate. World Bank comparative youth unemployment puts Malaysia as the second highest to Indonesia in the region. With the hidden unemployment segments added in, Malaysian youth unemployment is probably more like 15-18 percent.

The prime reason for graduate youth unemployment is the mismatch of graduate qualifications with the country’s workforce needs.

Part of finding the right career in Malaysia for you will be looking at the future job demand in Malaysia and globally. You don’t want to have completed a degree course and then not be able to find a job or realise that the job pays very low salary. Therefore, it is important for students after high school or Pre-University to choose the right course to study – you don’t want to waste your time and money on a course you don’t want to do or worse being unemployed finding out that the course you have studied does not have any job demand.

Rapid Change in Technology Impacting Jobs of the Future

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

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

With the evolution of technology, the current job landscape in Malaysia has changed drastically. In many industries and countries, the current in-demand occupations or specialties did not exist 10 or even five years ago. The rise of technology has led to a disruption in the way we work and live. The Digital Era has changed the way we work.

Malaysia government’s focus was also in line with its efforts to meet the challenges of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) that requires highly skilled human capital. More new job opportunities would emerge as the digital revolution unfolded, and cited the World Economic Forum’s estimate that 65% of the workforce will work in the yet to be created job sector because it requires digital skills.

As the digital economy grows, Malaysia must be prepared to choose jobs that will be in demand in the future as well as still exist. 75 million job roles are expected to disappear by 2022 according to the “Future of Jobs Report 2018” by the World Economic Forum,. Furthermore, another 133 million roles are expected to emerge.

In 2017, the McKinsey Global Institute found that about half the activities people are paid to do could potentially be automated using technologies that exist today. While few occupations can be entirely automated, 60% of all occupations have at least 30% of constituent activities that can be automated.

Some of the biggest changes will occur in jobs that require routine physical activity in a predictable setting, such as operating machinery or preparing food. About 50% of the work time in Malaysia is spent on these types of highly automatable activities.”

McKinsey says its study indicates that by 2030, automation could displace up to 25% of hours (equivalent to about 4.5 million workers) in Malaysia. Yet, the country’s job outlook is ultimately promising as the job losses will be more than offset by the demand for new skills and labour.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), artificial intelligence (AI), innovation, automation, Internet of Things (IOT) and other technological advancement would impact all industries. The Industry 4.0 will change the kinds of jobs needed across all market sectors. Therefore, students must possess the right skills to value-add, creative, empathetic and interactive in a technology-driven job landscape.

Malaysia has a high unemployment rate among its graduates. Thus, it is vital for students to consider carefully in the early stages which courses that would lead to jobs that will be high in demand in future. Ask advise from knowledgeable and experienced counselors who can assess you, advise you with evidence based information and guide you to the best course that suits you.

Choosing the Right Course, Possessing Soft Skills & Having a Good Command Increases Your Chances of Employability

EduSpiral advised & helped me choose the best college for A-Levels. And now I have graduated from a top ranked UK University in Malaysia Dexter Leong, A-Levels at HELP Academy & Degree from University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

EduSpiral advised & helped me choose the best college for A-Levels. And now I have graduated from a top ranked UK University in Malaysia
Dexter Leong, A-Levels at HELP Academy & Degree from University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

In a research, commissioned by the Ministry of Women and Family and Community Development, it was found that there was very little variation in CGPA between employed and unemployed graduates. This explains why the overall academic performance did not affect the chance of becoming employed graduates. On the other hand, graduates who had higher English proficiencies were employed compared to unemployed graduates.

The study showed that having good grades did not guarantee employment for Malaysian graduates. Therefore, graduates must have a good command of English and other soft skills such as analytical thinking, intelligence, independence, leadership, communication and computer skills and work experience.

The results showed that the chance of being employed rose with an increase in English proficiency. The only significant personality variable is leadership and technical skills and this variable consisted of constructs such as possessing analytical thinking, being intelligent, independent, having leadership skills, communication and computer skills and possessing work experience.

Most of these challenges are more pronounced for graduates who come from rural areas because they are less exposed to speaking in English and almost all of them study in the public universities where Bahasa Malaysia is used as the medium of instruction.

In another study by the Ministry of Higher Education on the National Graduate Employability, Prospective employers complain of fresh Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) graduates lacking the  prerequisite attributes; more than 50% of fresh graduates are deemed to be unsatisfactory in English  communication skills, and yet, many of these young, inexperienced job-seekers expect unrealistically high starting salaries.

Currently, deficiencies are seen in the areas of communication, ICT knowledge, and professional and technical skills which have resulted in an insufficient supply of employable graduates. This situation is further aggravated by university students not pursuing fields of study that are relevant to industry

Every year about 180,000 students graduate with diplomas and degrees from institutions of higher learning. The most common problems identified by employers are:

  • poor command of English (55.8%)
  • poor character, attitude or personality (37.4%)
  • asking for unrealistic salary/benefits (33%)
  • mismatch of skills (30.2%)
  • choosy in job/company (27.7%)
  • no demonstrated ability to solve problems (25.9%)
  • skill knowledge not in-depth enough (23.8%)

As the main demand of industry is to employ graduates who are GSA (Generic Student Attribute) centred, from the above it is obvious that these skills are lacking among fresh graduates.

Hard Skills and Soft Skills

I didn't know what to study after A-Levels. EduSpiral helped me to understand what I am good at as well as what's in demand for the future. Renee Tan, Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

I didn’t know what to study after A-Levels. EduSpiral helped me to understand what I am good at as well as what’s in demand for the future.
Renee Tan, Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Malaysian industries are currently emphasising a set of skills that the graduates should have when they apply for a job, which are divided into two separate categories comprising hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills are defined as the mastery and practice of a body of knowledge whereas soft skills are the development of largely inter- and intra-personal skills.

There are several hard skills and soft skills that have been highlighted, which should be incorporated into the IHL curriculum to increase the graduate employability and employment rate. Some hard skills include
provision of temporary/vacation work, literacy, time management, research skills, computer skills, help to secure work placement and internship, contacts with employers, CV writing, providing help in job search, career fairs, and job searching techniques.

Correspondingly, some of the soft skills are team working skills, presentation skills, decision making skills,
communication skills, understanding of career area, interview practice, and career identification and planning.

Poor Command of English and Mismatch in Degree Taken by Student with Skills Required by Employers

I contacted EduSpiral to find an affordable college for culinary arts. He arranged for me and my mother for a campus tour & helped me find a college that had excellent facilities that I could afford. Fu Wei, Diploma in Culinary Arts Graduate from YTL International College of Hotel Management

I contacted EduSpiral to find an affordable college for culinary arts. He arranged for me and my mother for a campus tour & helped me find a college that had excellent facilities that I could afford.
Fu Wei, Diploma in Culinary Arts Graduate from YTL International College of Hotel Management

Many Malaysian graduates possess poor English proficiency and there is a general disinterest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects – both of which hinders their ability to secure high-skilled jobs upon graduation.

Only about a third of all students at upper secondary and tertiary levels are enrolled for STEM related subjects – well below the government’s 60:40 target ratio for science to arts students.

KRI’s research also points out that there is a serious mismatch in the qualifications awarded by education institutes and the skills required by employers.

While Malaysian education and training institutions emphasise academic and professional qualifications, employers are looking for other things.

A KRI survey of Malaysian employers last year found that soft skills – such as creative thinking, flexibility and teamwork – were more important than work experience or hard skills.

In addition, the lack of emphasis on lifelong learning to adapt to the rapidly changing nature and world of work only widens this mismatch.

Rather than focusing solely on academics, perhaps Malaysia’s universities should start paying more attention to developing the abilities that help their students gain employment once they graduate.

Choose the Right Course based on Facts & Evidence

"I met up with EduSpiral about 4 times in Ipoh & at Asia Pacific University to discuss about my future. He provided me with in-depth information and even arranged for me to meet up with the Head of School at APU to talk to me." Kar Jun (Left), Accounting graduate from Asia Pacific University (APU)

“I met up with EduSpiral about 4 times in Ipoh & at Asia Pacific University to discuss about my future. He provided me with in-depth information and even arranged for me to meet up with the Head of School at APU to talk to me.”
Kar Jun (Left), Accounting graduate from Asia Pacific University (APU)

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. s

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.

Choose the Best University that will Equip you with the Right Skills

Software Engineering at Asia Pacific University (APU)

I was confused about what to study & at which university. Talking to EduSpiral helped clear my doubts.
Zen Yi, Graduated from Software Engineering at Asia Pacific University (APU)

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.

Studying at the top ranking private university in Malaysia 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. 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.

To help you choose the right course, do contact me at 01111408838 for advise.

High Unemployment Rate Amongst Youths and Graduates in Malaysia

EduSpiral advised us that the Foundation in Science going into Pharmacy would be our best choice because our STPM results didn't meet the requirements. Leow En Qi and Sin Jie, graduated from Pharmacy at UCSI University

EduSpiral advised us that the Foundation in Science going into Pharmacy would be our best choice because our STPM results didn’t meet the requirements.
Leow En Qi and Sin Jie, graduated from Pharmacy at UCSI University

2020

The unemployment rate among fresh graduates is expected to increase to 25% this year. In comparison to last year, it is a jump from 13.8%.

The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) said 75,000 out of 300,000 fresh graduates are expected to be unemployed in 2020 due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Furthermore, 41,161 out of 330,557 graduates from 2019 are still unemployed. With the addition of 75,000 from 2020, the total unemployment among the group will add up to a whopping 116,161 people.

2019

Last year, 189,543 out of 330,557 graduates managed to get a job six months after they graduated.

The youth unemployment in Malaysia is at 13.2%. The highest unemployment rate is seen among those aged 15 to 19, at 18.7%, followed by those aged 20 to 24, at 11.9%, according to the Economic Outlook Report 2019 issued by the finance ministry.

2018

Through the Ministry of Education Malaysia’s Graduate Tracer Study (SKPG) – Graduate Detection Survey System in 2018 found that nearly 60% of graduates who had completed their first degree and above were unemployed after one year of graduation. “The number of graduates who have not been employed after one year of graduation for the First Degree holders and above is 30,765 persons or 59.9% of the 51,365 graduates,”

2017

EduSpiral advised & helped me choose the best college for A-Levels. I obtained a scholarship & have graduated from a top ranked UK University. Lucas, A-Levels at HELP Academy & Law Degree from Queens University Belfast

EduSpiral advised & helped me choose the best college for A-Levels. I obtained a scholarship & have graduated from a top ranked UK University.
Lucas, A-Levels at HELP Academy & Law Degree from Queens University Belfast

This comes as the 2017 graduate unemployment stood at 9.6%, on a higher graduate unemployment, constituting 40.5% of unemployment at the time.

Graduate unemployment in Malaysia was approximately 204,000 in 2017, making up 40.5 percent of total unemployment. In the past, bodies such as Malaysian Industrial Development Finance (MIDF) Research, a statutory body under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, observed that Malaysia’s high youth unemployment rate – which hit a record 13.2 percent in 2018 – was likely due to skills mismatch.

As the country’s central bank noted in its 2018 annual report released in March, there are more graduates in the country than there are jobs for them.

While Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) found that the number of diploma and degree holders in the labour force increased by an average of 173,457 people per year from 2010 and 2017, the net employment gains in high-skilled jobs was only 98,514 people per year.

“This suggests that the economy has not created sufficient high-skilled jobs to absorb the number of graduates entering the labour force,” stated the report.

Last year’s annual Labour Force Survey conducted by the Department of Statistics Malaysia seem to back up BNM’s claim after it found that only 27.2 percent of the country’s workers were engaged in high-skilled employment in managerial, professional or technical roles. The large majority of the country’s 15.3 million labour force, or 60.4 percent, were semi-skill workers and low-skilled workers made up the remaining 12.4 percent.

Malaysia’s Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) noted in a study released last December titled ‘The School-to-Work Transition of Young Malaysians’ that 95 percent of young workers in unskilled jobs and 50 percent of those in low-skilled manual jobs are over-qualified for these occupations, and while BNM has called for the government to create more high-skilled jobs, perhaps the solution in graduate unemployment lies elsewhere.

List of 30 Top Jobs in Malaysia with High Salary

Accounting & Finance at Taylor's University

EduSpiral patiently provided information on many universities offering accounting. Then he met up with me & my parents to take us around the universities. EduSpiral helped me to choose the right university.
Chew Ling, Accounting & Finance at Taylor’s University

The Academy of Sciences Malaysia estimates that one million people are required by 2020 to be in the science and technology fields. This includes 500,000 in support and services comprising technicians, talent in the vocational field, science officers, nurses as well as information and communications technology (ICT) personnel; 470,000 implementers like engineers, doctors and architects as well as well as scientists, technologists and applied scientists; in addition to 30,000 in research.

Traditional white-collar jobs (medical, legal and financial) as well as digital or IT-related jobs, including content creators, data scientists and IT professionals will continue to stay in demand for the next decade.

  1. Programmer or Software Engineer
    • Recommended courses to study: Computer Science or Software Engineering
    • Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020 Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • Solution Architect  180 – 336k
      • Development Manager  156 – 312k
      • Software Developer  96 – 216k
      • Application Support  78 – 144k
      • UI/UX Designer  96 – 192k
      • Test Manager  156 – 198k
      • Quality Assurance Engineer 84 – 144k
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports that a Software Engineer in the Technology & Telecommunications Sector earns from RM80,000 to RM180,000 a year. A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) can earn from RM245,000 to RM450,000.
    • Randstad 2020 Market Outlook & Salary Snapshot reports that a Software Developer with 3 – 5 years experience earns between 6,000 – 12,000 a month.
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia -Information Technology – DEVELOPMENT (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
        • ANALYST PROGRAMMER
        • MS.Net/J2EE 60 – 108
        • VB6/ASP/SQL/Delphi/C++  60 – 85
        • Oracle Forms/Reports 60 – 85
      • SENIOR ANALYST PROGRAMMER
        • MS.Net/J2EE 90 – 240
        • VB6/ASP/SQL/Delphi/C++ 90 – 120
        • Oracle Forms/Reports 70 – 100
      • DATA SPECIALISTS
        • Data Architect 120 – 240
        • Database Administrator 120 – 180
        • Data Modeller 144 – 216
        • Data Warehouse Consultant 120 – 216
        • Data Analyst 96 – 144
      • MANAGEMENT ROLES
        • Development Team Leader 120 – 198
        • Development Manager 180 – 264
      • SOFTWARE TESTING
        • Test Analyst 75 – 90
        • Senior Test Analyst 108 – 156
        • QA Manager 180 – 240
        • QA Director 264 – 330
    • According to Kelly Services 2018/2019 Salary Guide a Lead Software Developer earns from RM9,800 to RM16,000 while the Software Development Manager is RM14,000 to RM23,000. The Chief Information Officer commands a salary range from RM25,000 to RM42,000 a month.
    • Average Salary for Programmers and Software Engineers in Malaysia: RM20,000 a month for Senior Manager Level
  2. Information Technology (IT) Specialists
    • Recommended courses to study: Information Technology (IT) or Computer Science
    • Randstad 2020 Market Outlook & Salary Snapshot reports that a technical lead with 10 – 15 years experience can earn between RM14,000 – RM22,000 while a solutions architect with 8 – 12 years experience expects RM12,000 – RM20,000.
    • 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.
    • 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 – 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 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
    • 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
    • According to Kelly Services 2018/2019 Salary Guide an Inside Sales Manager, IT average salary is RM6,500 – RM10,000 a month while an IT Manager is RM6,200 to RM8,500. A Lead Software Developer earns from RM9,800 to RM16,000 while the Software Development Manager is RM14,000 to RM23,000. The Chief Information Officer commands a salary range from RM25,000 to RM42,000 a month.
    • 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.
    • According to PIKOM Salary Report 2018, the average monthly salary of Entry Level ICT professionals is expected to show a lower growth rate of 4.6% for 2018 to to just above RM3,000. High turnover among fresh graduates is still a cause for concern in most industries. It is not uncommon to hear that fresh graduates leave their new jobs in a matter of months and some even in a matter of weeks. This is one of the factors why employers hold back in hiring fresh and inexperienced ICT professionals as compared to professionals in the Senior Executive level and above. Other factors include poor verbal and written skills in English, a language considered essential in the world of Information Technology.
  3. Data Scientists/ Data Analysts / Data Engineer
    • Recommended courses to study: Data Science, Data Analytics, Computer Science or Artificial Intelligence (Ai)
    • Data Scientists: Starting salary is RM3000 to RM5000 a month and experienced Data Scientists can earn pp to RM15,000 a month
    • Randstad 2020 Market Outlook & Salary Snapshot reports that a data engineer with 4 – 6 years experience earns RM7,000 – RM12,000 a month while a big data architect with 5 – 10 years experience expects RM14,000 – RM22,000.
    • Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020 Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • Business Intelligence Consultant 96 – 180k
      • Data Analyst  90 – 156k
      • Data Engineer  108 – 180k
      • Data Scientist 174 – 276k
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports that a Data Engineer can earn from RM120,000 to RM138,000 a year. A Data Warehouse Architect in the Technology & Telecommunications sector can earn from RM120,000 to RM144,000.
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia – Digital Technology – BIG DATA
    • (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • Data Scientist (Hadhoop/Scala) 120 – 276
      • Data Engineer (Hadhoop/Scala) 120 – 216
      • Business Intelligence (Hadhoop/Scala) 120 – 216
      • Data Scientist (R/SQL/MS.Excel) 144 – 300
      • Data Engineer (R/SQL/MS.Excel) 144 – 240
      • Business Intelligence (R/SQL/MS.Excel) 96 – 192
    • Data Scientists and Big Data Specialists worldwide now and in the future, with hundreds of thousands of new job opportunities emerging globally. In Malaysia alone, by the year 2020 this need is expected to reach at least 20,000 data professionals and 2000 data scientists. Job demand as well as salary for qualified Data Scientists or Big Data Professionals in Malaysia is high
    • With the rise of Big Data, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, the demand for quantitative analysts and data scientists is also on the rise, not only at FinTech start-ups, but also at large investment banks and hedge funds. These professionals write and execute complex financial models that can sift through and make sense of vast amounts of digital information. They may also design data-driven trading programmes, develop innovative algorithms using quantum computing and automate financial processes to minimise human inputs.
    • A report from the recent Digital Workforce of The Future by LinkedIn, which revealed that a combination of skills encompassing Big Data, data analytics and web development registered a 21% growth in demand. In Malaysia, the top five in-demand digital skills are big data, software and user testing, mobile development, Cloud computing and software engineering management.
  4. Financial Technology (Fintech) Specialists
    • Recommended courses to study: Financial Technology (Fintech), Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mobile Computing, Information Technology (IT) or Artificial Intelligence (Ai).
    • As of July 2019, there were 329 fintech start-ups in Malaysia, and we expect this number to continue to rise in 2020. Local talent demand is also expected to increase, which is in-line with the expansion of the fintech sector. Even though as many as 82% of FIs see fintechs as a
      threat to their business, many have started their own transformation journey to embrace the change that is powered by technology.
    • Randstad 2020 Market Outlook & Salary Snapshot reports that a development lead with 10 – 15 years experience earns RM14,000 -RM22,000 a month, a solutions architect with 8 – 12 years experience RM12,000 – RM20,000 and a technical project manager with 8 – 10 years experience RM10,000 – RM15,000
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia – Digital Technology – FINTECH (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • MANAGEMENT
        • Infrastructure Manager 162 – 300
        • Development Manager 150 – 310
        • IT Director 250 – 540
        • CIO 480 – 780
      • SUPPORT FUNCTIONS
        • Application Support 80 – 120
        • Team Leader 96 – 192
        • FIX Connectivity Support 120 – 200
        • Market Data Engineer 160 – 300
        • Application Support Manager 120 – 240
      • OTHER
        • Quantitative Analyst 150 – 240
        • IT Security/IT Risk 180 – 480
        • IT Audit 180 – 360
        • BCP Manager 180 – 300
        • Project Coordinators/PMO 120 – 180
        • Service Delivery Manager 180 – 300
        • Tester 80 – 192
        • Test Manager 120 – 240
      • FINANCE TECHNOLOGY – BUSINESS ANALYSTS
      • CASH (ALL ASSET CLASSES)
        • Non-Officer (Associate) 60 – 108
        • AVP Senior Associate 100 – 180
        • VP 170 – 240
      • DERIVATIVES (ALL ASSET CLASSES)
        • Non-Officer (Associate) 60 – 108
        • AVP Senior Associate 100 -180
        • VP 170 – 240
      • ELECTRONIC TRADING
        • Non-Officer (Associate) 96 – 144
        • AVP Senior Associate 130 – 192
        • VP 168 – 240
      • FINANCE TECHNOLOGY – PROJECT MANAGEMENT
      • CASH (ALL ASSET CLASSES)
        • AVP Senior Associate 100 – 168
        • VP 144 – 264
        • ED 240 – 336
        • MD 320 +
      • DERIVATIVES (ALL ASSET CLASSES)
        • AVP Senior Associate 100 – 180
        • VP 144 – 264
        • ED 240 – 336
        • MD 320 +
      • ELECTRONIC TRADING
        • AVP Senior Associate 140 – 180
        • VP 180 – 300
        • ED 240 – 336
        • MD 350 +
      • FINANCE TECHNOLOGY – JAVA
        CASH (ALL ASSET CLASSES)

        • Non-Officer (Associate) 70 – 100
        • AVP Senior Associate 90 – 160
        • VP 160 – 220
        • ED 220 – 350
        • MD 300 +
      • DERIVATIVES (ALL ASSET CLASSES)
        • Non-Officer (Associate) 80 – 100
        • AVP Senior Associate 90 – 160
        • VP 160 – 220
        • ED 220 – 330
        • MD 320 +
      • ELECTRONIC TRADING
        • Non-Officer (Associate) 80 – 100
        • AVP Senior Associate 110 – 150
        • VP 160 – 240
        • ED 240 – 320
        • MD 320 +
      • FINANCE TECHNOLOGY – C++
        CASH (ALL ASSET CLASSES)

        • Non-Officer (Associate) 70 – 90
        • AVP Senior Associate 90 – 160
        • VP 150 – 220
        • ED 220 – 320
        • MD 300 +
      • DERIVATIVES (ALL ASSET CLASSES)
        • Non-Officer (Associate) 80 – 100
        • AVP Senior Associate 90 – 160
        • VP 160 – 220
        • ED 220 – 330
        • MD 320 +
      • ELECTRONIC TRADING
        • Non-Officer (Associate) 90 – 110
        • AVP Senior Associate 110 – 150
        • VP 160 – 250
        • ED 240 – 330
        • MD 320 +
      • EXCEL/VBA/RAD
      • DERIVATIVES (ALL ASSET CLASSES)
        • Non-Officer (Associate) 80 – 110
        • AVP Senior Associate 110 – 150
        • VP 160 – 230
        • ED 240 – 360
      • FINANCE TECHNOLOGY – C#
        CASH (ALL ASSET CLASSES)

        • Non-Officer (Associate) 70 – 100
        • AVP Senior Associate 90 – 160
        • VP 150 – 230
        • ED 230 – 320
        • MD 320 +
      • DERIVATIVES (ALL ASSET CLASSES)
        • Non-Officer (Associate) 80 – 100
        • AVP Senior Associate 90 – 160
        • VP 150 – 230
        • ED 230 – 320
        • MD 320 +
      • ELECTRONIC TRADING
        • Non-Officer (Associate) 90 – 120
        • AVP Senior Associate 110 – 160
        • VP 170 – 240
        • ED 240 – 350
        • MD 350 +
      • MAINFRAME, AS/400
      • COBOL
        • Non-Officer (Associate) 70 – 90
        • AVP Senior Associate 100 – 150
        • VP 150 – 240
      • ETL INFORMATICA, ORACLE PL/SQL, RDMS, DATA WAREHOUSE, SAS
      • BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
        • Non-Officer (Associate) 72 – 108
        • AVP Senior Associate 100 – 168
        • VP 150 – 240
      • FINANCE TECHNOLOGY – INSURANCE
      • APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT – FRONT OFFICE
        • C++/Java/C# Developer 60 – 144
        • Excel/Visual Basic Developer 60 – 120
        • Database Developer 72 – 108
        • Application Architect/Lead Developer 144 – 240
        • Development Manager 144 – 180
        • Main Frame Developer 72 – 144
      • APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT – MIDDLE/BACK OFFICE
        • C++/Java/C# Developer 60 – 144
        • Excel/Visual Basic Developer 60 – 120
        • Database Developer 60 – 120
        • Application Architect/Lead Developer 144 – 240
        • Development Manager 144 – 216
        • Main Frame Developer 72 – 144
      • APPLICATION SUPPORT – FRONT OFFICE
        • Application Support 48 – 108
        • Team Leader 84 – 144
        • Manager 140 – 192
      • OTHERS
        • Business Analyst (Front Office) 96 – 156
        • Business Analyst (Back Office) 96 – 144
        • IT Security/IT Risk 180 – 480
        • IT Audit 180 – 360
        • BCP Manager 180 – 300
        • Project Manager (Front Office) 120 – 300
        • Project Manager (Back Office) 120 – 280
        • Program Manager 300 – 720
        • Project Co-ordinators/PMO 72 – 120
        • Service Delivery Manager 144 – 240
        • Test Manager 120 – 240
      • MANAGEMENT
        • Infrastructure Manager 150 – 240
        • Development Manager – Front Office 120 – 240
        • Development Manager – Middle/Back 120 – 240
        • IT Director 300 – 540
        • CIO 420 – 840
        • Application Support Manager 144 – 240
    • With the advancement of new technology brings new challenges and opportunities, it is important that Malaysia’s higher education play a key role in producing graduates equipped with the skills that employers will need. The explosion of the internet and the mobile internet has catalyzed the rapid development of financial technology (Fintech). Malaysia is also moving rapidly towards a cashless digital society. The WeChat mobile wallet is now live – the platform’s first expansion outside of China and Hong Kong. Together with Alipay and Samsung Pay, these players will disrupt the payments space.
    • The Fintech industry covers businesses that use technology within financial services to improve a product or service for customers and this covers everything from payment methods to setting up bank accounts. Demand for tech savvy candidates with experience with e-money and blockchain technologies and digital transformation skills remains high.
  5. Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Recommended courses to study: Internet of Things (IoT), Information Technology, Computer Science or Software Engineering
    • Salary is under Information Technology (IT)
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia – Digital Technology – IOT (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • Solution Architect – IOT (Predix/HCP IoT/ThingWorx/Azure) 240 – 384
      • IOT Engineer (Predix/HCP IoT/ThingWorx/Azure) 168 – 264
      • Engineer – IOT Innovation (Predix/HCP IoT/ThingWorx/Azure) 180 – 360
    • Gartner predicts that by 2017, 50 percent of IoT solutions (typically a product combined with a service) will originate in startups that are less than three years old. Malaysia also have their own IoT Ecosystem. Over the recent years, technology companies have developed more devices with capabilities to be connected to the Internet — including watches, televisions, cameras and others. A separate report by IHS Markit also suggested that there will be more than 20 billion connected devices in 2020.
    • In Malaysia, the IoT industry is expected to generate over 14,000 new jobs and contribute billions of ringgit to the economy. According to MIMOS, the implementation of IoT is also likely to contribute RM9.5 billion to Malaysia’s gross national income by 2020, and RM42.5 billion by 2025. From the RM42.5 billion projection, RM34 billion will be driven by apps and services, as well as analytics solutions. Separately, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation added that IoT is likely to create over 14,270 high-skilled employment opportunities by 2020.
  6. Cyber Security
    • Recommended courses to study: Cyber Security, Computer Security, Computer Science or Software Engineering
    • Randstad 2020 Market Outlook & Salary Snapshot reports that a cybersecurity engineer with 5 – 8 years experience earns RM8,000 – RM15,000 monthly.
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports that an IT Security Engineer in the Technology & Telecommunications Sector earns from RM72,000 to RM108,000 a year while a Senior IT Security Specialist is expected to earn RM108,000 to RM144,000. A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) can earn from RM245,000 to RM450,000.
    • Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020 Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • Chief Information Security Officer  360 – 540k
      • Business Information Security Officer  216 – 300k
      • Security Manager 144 – 228k
      • Security Governance  96 – 168k
      • Security Specialist  72 – 144k
      • Penetration Tester  72 – 156k
      • IT Audit Manager 102 – 204k
      • IT Risk Manager  120 – 240k
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia – Digital Technology – CYBERSECURITY (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • Digital Forensics (EnCase/Blacklight/Wireshark) 180 – 360
      • Incident Respond Specialist (EnCase/Blacklight/Wireshark) 168 – 300
      • Cybersecurity Consultant (EnCase/Blacklight/Wireshark) 216 – 300
      • Malware Reverse Engineer (EnCase/Blacklight/Wireshark) 240 – 360
      • Digital Forensics (Blackduck) 240 – 360
      • Incident Respond Specialist (Blackduck) 168 -300
      • Cybersecurity Consultant (Blackduck) 216 – 300
      • Malware Reverse Engineer (Blackduck) 240 – 360
    • According to Kelly Services 2018/2019 Salary Guide a Security Analyst with 3-5 years experience earns an average salary of RM5,200 – RM8,500 a month while an IT Manager is RM6,200 to RM8,500. A Lead Software Developer earns from RM9,800 to RM16,000 while the Software Development Manager is RM14,000 to RM23,000. The Chief Information Officer commands a salary range from RM25,000 to RM42,000 a month.
    • According to Robert Walters Salary Survey 2018, a Cyber Security Engineer earns RM102,000 – RM270,000 a year
    • According to PIKOM Salary Report 2018, the average monthly salary of the top five paying cybersecurity jobs for the Entry Level category ranged from RM2,500 to RM3,400 in 2017. Security Analyst (e-security) was the position with the highest average monthly salary at RM3,400, followed by Network Security Engineer (RM3,000), Security Operator (2,750), Security Engineer (RM2,650), and Security Analyst at RM2,500.
    • In the Senior Executive Category, Two positions, Security System Engineer and IT Security Incident Response Analyst, commanded an average monthly salary of RM15,000 to RM15,500 respectively, which is more than double the overall average monthly salary of ICT professionals in this category at RM7,057. The average monthly salary of the three remaining top jobs in this category ranged from RM10,500 to RM12,500.
    • Senior Manager Level Category – The top paying position in this category was an IT Operations Security Senior Manager with an average monthly salary of RM20,500, also higher than the overall average monthly salary of RM19,147. The other top paying cybersecurity jobs in this category were Information Security Architect (RM17,500), Cybersecurity Senior Manager (RM17,000), Business Information Security Officer (RM15,225) and Senior Manager for IT Security and Infrastructure (RM13,000).
    • As it can be seen above, Cybersecurity ICT professionals can command higher than the average monthly salary of their respective job categories. Why are the salaries so high? One explanation is that there is a critical shortage of specialised cybersecurity professionals worldwide who are able to protect organisations from sophisticated online attacks. In Malaysia, the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has teamed up with global technology and information security association ISACA to address the shortage of cyber security professionals in our country. There are currently 6,300 cyber security professionals in Malaysia and a target has been set to provide 10,000 professionals by 2020.
    • Cybersecurity concerns, and corresponding countermeasures, will also likely be a major investment theme as major cyber-attacks continually made making headlines. Candidates who are skilled in OpenSource, DevOps or cyber security are limited in number but essential to digital development plans, so they will be highly sought after.
  7. Artificial Intelligence (Ai)
    • Recommended courses to study: Computer Science or Computer Science with Specialisation in Ai
    • Salary is under Information Technology (IT)
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia – Digital Technology – AI (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • AI Developer (Java/C/C++/Python) 80 – 192
      • AI Global Solution Architect (Java/C/C++/Python) 180 – 360
      • Deep Learning Project Manager (Java/C/C++/Python) 180 – 360
      • Machine Learning Engineer (Python/Algorithms) 80 – 192
      • AI Developer (Math/Vectors/Matrices/Linear Algebra) 144 – 216
      • AI Global Solution Architect (Math/Vectors/Matrices/Linear Algebra) 180 – 360
      • Deep Learning Project Manager (Math/Vectors/Matrices/Linear Algebra) 180 – 360
    • The World Economic Forum (WEF) in its Future of Jobs report, characterises Industry 4.0 as the developments of genetics, artificial intelligence, networked devices, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing and other smart technologies.
    • In Malaysia, IT spending in 2018 is forecast to rise 5.7% to RM65.2 billion, faster than the projected global pace of 4.5%. The increased spending will be focus on adopting business digitalisation, blockchain technology and big data to encourage learning and artificial intelligence. According to Kelly Services 2018/2019 Salary Guide, 1 million professionals in the digital space is required in Malaysia by 2025.
  8. Cloud Computing
    • Recommended courses to study: Information Technology (IT) or Cloud Computing
    • Salary is under Information Technology (IT)
    • Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020 Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur reports that a Cloud Engineer earns between RM90 – 192k a year.
    • Randstad 2020 Market Outlook & Salary Snapshot reports that a cloud engineer with 3 – 5 years experience earns RM8,000 -RM12,000 monthly while a cloud architect with 5 – 8 years experience expects RM14,000 – RM22,000 a month.
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia – Digital Technology – CLOUD (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • Cloud Engineer (AWS/Azure/GCP) 120 – 216
      • Cloud Architect (AWS/Azure/GCP) 180 – 300
      • Cloud Consultant (AWS/Azure/GCP) 180 – 300
      • Cloud Engineer (Lambda) 120 – 216
      • Cloud Architect (Lambda) 180 – 300
      • Cloud Consultant (Lambda) 180 – 300
    • Significant growth is expected in Infrastructure services such as networks, platforms and specialist areas such as cloud and virtualisation; Salaries of IT directors with more than 10 years of experience pegged at RM250k-360k per annum
  9. Blockchain
    • Recommended courses to study: Computer Science, Fintech or Blockchain
    • Randstad 2020 Market Outlook & Salary Snapshot reports that a blockchain consultant with 3 – 5 years earns between RM10,000 – RM20,000 monthly
  10. Mobile App Developer
    • Recommended courses to study: Mobile Computing
    • Salary is under Information Technology (IT)
    • As digital, mobile and e-commerce-related companies expand their businesses, there will be an increase in the number of employers recruiting mobile engineers and software developers.
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia – Digital Technology – Development & Design (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • Full-Stack Developer (Java/JavaScript) 72 – 204
      • Mobile Developer (Java/JavaScript) 60 – 204
      • Server-side Developer (Java/JavaScript) 60 – 120
      • Front-End Developer (Java/JavaScript) 60 – 168
      • Web Designer (Java/JavaScript) 60 – 108
      • Product Manager (Dev/Ux/Ui/BA) 100 – 300
      • Full-Stack Developer (MS.Net/Objective C/Swift) 72 – 180
      • Mobile Developer (MS.Net/Objective C/Swift) 72 – 192
      • Server-side Developer (MS.Net /Objective C/Swift) 72 – 156
      • Front-End Developer (MS.Net/Objective C/Swift) 72 – 144
      • Web Designer (MS.Net/Objective C/Swift) 60 – 96
      • Full-Stack Developer (UI/UX/HTML/CSS) 72 – 180
      • Mobile Developer (UI/UX/HTML/CSS) 60 – 180
      • Server-side Developer (UI/UX/HTML/CSS) 60 – 180
      • Front-End Developer (UI/UX/HTML/CSS) 60 – 120
      • Web Designer (UI/UX/HTML/CSS) 84 – 180
      • UX/UI Designer 60 – 240
  11. Database Administrator
    • Recommended courses to study: Information Systems or Business Information Systems
    • Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020 Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur reports that a Database Administrator earns between RM60 – 120k a year.
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports that a Senior Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Database Administrator in the Technology & Telecommunications Sector earns from RM120,000 to RM180,000 a year.
    • According to Kelly Services 2018/2019 Salary Guide a Database Administrator with 3-5 years experience earns an average salary of RM5,200 – RM8,500 a month while an IT Manager is RM6,200 to RM8,500. A Lead Software Developer earns from RM9,800 to RM16,000 while the Software Development Manager is RM14,000 to RM23,000. The Chief Information Officer commands a salary range from RM25,000 to RM42,000 a month.
  12. Network Administrator
    • Recommended courses to study: Network Computing or Information Technology (IT)
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports that a Network Manager in the Technology & Telecommunications Sector earns from RM156,000 to RM180,000 a year.
    • Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020 Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • Infrastructure Manager  120 – 246k
      • Service Desk Manager  96 – 180k
      • Systems Administrator  60 – 120k
      • Database Administrator  60 – 120k
      • Network Administrator 60 – 120k
      • Cloud Engineer  90 – 192k
      • Infrastructure Architect  180 – 336k
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia -Information Technology – INFRASTRUCTURE (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • WAN
        • Cisco Engineer 78 – 216
        • Voice/Comms Engineer 96 – 216
        • Network Design 120 – 240
        • Technical Architect 120 – 240
        • Solutions & Enterprise Architect 180 – 300
        • NOC Engineer 84 – 180
      • SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION
        • Unix Admin 84 – 180
        • Sybase/Oracle/MS SQL DBA 96 – 216
        • Storage Engineer 96 – 180
        • Voice Engineer 96 – 216
        • Network Engineer 96 – 216
        • Windows (Wintel) Admin 60 – 180
      • TECHNICAL SPECIALIST
        • Security Engineer 72 – 192
        • Security Consultant 120 – 216
        • Messaging Specialist 120 – 216
        • Unix Consultant 96 – 180
        • Pre Sales Engineer 96 – 216
      • MANAGEMENT ROLES
        • Helpdesk Manager 96 – 180
        • Network Manager 120 – 240
        • IT Manager 120 – 240
    • According to Kelly Services 2018/2019 Salary Guide a Security Analyst with 3-5 years experience earns an average salary of RM4,600 – RM5,800 a month while an IT Manager is RM6,200 to RM8,500. A Lead Software Developer earns from RM9,800 to RM16,000 while the Software Development Manager is RM14,000 to RM23,000. The Chief Information Officer commands a salary range from RM25,000 to RM42,000 a month.
  13. Actuaries
    • Recommended courses to study: Actuarial Science and then the professional papers from IFoA or SOA
    • Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020 Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur  (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • Actuarial – Pricing & Valuation
        • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 90 – 180k
        • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 180 – 264k
        • 12+ YRS’ EXP 264k+
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia -INSURANCE – Actuaries (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • ACTUARIAL
        • Chief Actuary 420 – 680
        • Department Head 300 – 420
        • Senior Manager 180 – 360
        • Manager 84 – 192
        • Associate 62 – 90
    • 4-7 years experience 72 – 144k 8-12 years experience 144 – 204k more than 12 years experience 240k+ (Robert Walters Salary Survey 2018)
    • Given the expected continuous growth in the insurance market, it is anticipated that the demand for actuaries in Malaysia will continue to grow in the next few decades. Future regulatory developments (e.g. requirement for certification of IBNR) and the increasing need for risk management are likely to result in significant increase in demand for actuarial services by general insurers.  With only 100 qualified actuaries in Malaysia, the market for actuaries can perhaps still be considered unsaturated. 
    • Currently, Malaysians are generally under-insured or not insured, and there is a lack of understanding of insurance products by the general public. However, as the country develops and the middle-working class population grows, there will be an increase in financial awareness. This will create a lot of potential growth in the Malaysian market. There is a demand in Life and takaful insurance, since the majority of Malaysians are Muslims where there is demand for Sharia compliant products.
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Finance Positions in the Financial Services Sector:
      • Insurance Advisor RM72,000 to RM96,000
      • Senior Insurance Manager RM360,000 to RM420,000
  14. Accountant
    • Recommended courses to study: Accounting & Finance or Accounting
    • A large gap remains to be filled between Malaysia’s ambitious end-goal of producing 60,000 accountants by 2020, with the number of accounting professionals in the country at under 40,000 today.
    • Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020 Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • Finance
        • Chief Financial Officer  420 – 720k+
        • Head of Shared Services  420 – 660k+
        • Finance Director – MNC 360 – 480k+
        • Finance Director – SME 264 – 360k+
        • Financial Controller – MNC  240 – 360k+
        • Head of Functions – RTR, OTC, PTP 300 – 360k+
        • Financial Controller – SME 180 – 300k+
        • Senior Finance Manager  180 – 240k+
        • FP&A Manager  180 – 240k+
        • Corporate Finance Manager  144 – 216k+
        • Finance Manager/Team Lead  120 – 192k+
      • Accounting & Taxation
        • Tax Manager 168 – 240k+
        • Credit Controller  96 – 180k+
        • Internal Auditor – Manager  168 – 240k+
        • Cost Controller 156 – 216k+
        • Accountant  84 – 132k+
        • AP/AR Analyst 54 – 96k+
      • Analyst
        • Senior Financial/Business Analyst  120 – 180k+
        • Financial/Business Analyst  84 – 120k+
      • Treasury
        • Treasury Manager  144 – 216k+
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia – ACCOUNTANCY & FINANCE  COMMERCE & INDUSTRY | SENIOR FINANCE
    • • SME – Small to medium enterprise
      • MID – Medium to large
      • MNC – Multinational companies
    • Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM
      • FINANCE DIRECTOR/CFO – SME 240 – 420  Mid 300 – 720 MNC 480 – 900
      • FINANCIAL CONTROLLER SME 180 – 240 MID 240 – 300 MNC 240 – 360
      • SENIOR FINANCE MANAGER SME 140 – 190 MID 180 – 216 MNC 168 – 240
      • FINANCE MANAGER SME 100 – 130 MID 120 – 180 MNC 140 – 180
      • ASSISTANT FINANCE MANAGER SME 72 – 84 MID 84 – 96 MNC 84 – 96
      • MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT SME 84 – 102 MID 102 – 108 MNC 108 – 120
      • FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT SME 84 – 102 MID 102 – 108 MNC 108 – 120
      • FP&A DIRECTOR SME 180 – 240 MID 216 – 264 MNC 360 – 420
      • FP&A MANAGER SME 130 – 180 MID 120 – 192 MNC 132 – 192
      • FINANCIAL ANALYST SME 80 – 96 MID 90 – 120 MNC 120 – 156
      • TAX DIRECTOR/HEAD SME 144 – 180 MID 180 – 240 MNC 300 – 600
      • TAX MANAGER SME 96 – 144 MID 144 – 216 MNC 150 – 264
      • TAX ACCOUNTANT SME 60 – 84 MID 102 – 120 MNC 120 – 156
      • PROJECT FINANCE MANAGER SME 120 – 156 MID 156 – 180 MNC 180 – 216
      • SHARED SERVICE CENTRE Team Lead 90 – 120 Assistant Manager 105 – 168 Manager 180 – 300  Head of Shared Service Centre 240 – 550
      • GRADUATES Assistant Accountant 54 – 66 Graduate Accountant 42 – 48
      • SUPPORT Accounts Receivable 30 – 54 Accounts Payable 30 – 54  Credit Control 36 – 60
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia – ACCOUNTANCY & FINANCE  INSURANCE INDUSTRY – FINANCIAL SERVICES (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • Finance Director/CFO 360 – 720
      • Financial Controller 240 – 360
      • Senior Finance Manager 168 – 240
      • Finance Manager 108 – 168
      • Assistant Finance Manager 84 – 108
      • IFRS 17 Project 216 – 300
      • Senior Tax Manager 120 – 144
      • Tax Manager 96 – 120
      • Tax Accountant 72 – 96
      • Senior Treasury Manager 168 – 240
      • Treasury Manager 108 – 168
      • Treasury Accountant 84 – 108
      • Credit Control Manager 96 – 120
      • Credit Control Assistant Manager 36 – 66
      • Credit Control 36 – 66
      • Accounts Receivable 34 – 66
      • Accounts Payable 34 – 66
    • According to Kelly Services 2019/2020 Salary Guide, the monthly salaries (RM) for Finance & Accounting are:
      • Chief Financial Officer (MNC) 15-20 years experience will range from 40,000 to 60,000
      • Finance Director 15-20  years experience will range from 30,000 to 40,000
      • Financial Controller (MNC) 10-15 years experience will range from 20,000 to 30,000
      • Finance Head 10-15 years experience will range from 15,000 to 20,000
      • Tax Manager 10-15 years experience will range from 15,000 to 20,000
      • Corporate Finance/Corporate Planning Manager 10-15 years experience will range from  15,000 to 20,000
      • Finance Manager 6-7 years experience will range from 10,000 to 14,000
      • Internal Audit Manager 6-7 years experience will range from 10,000 to 14,000
      • Senior Accountant 6-7 years experience will range from 7,000 to 8,000
      • Finance and Administrative Manager 6-7 years experience will range from 9,000 to10,000
      • Senior Auditor 5-6 years experience will range from 7,000 to 8,000
      • Accountant 4-5 years experience will range from  6,000 to 7,000
      • Credit Control Manager 4-5 years experience will range from 6,500 to 7,500
      • Financial Analyst 3-4 years experience will range from 4,000 to 6,500
      • Accounts Payable Manager 4-5 years experience will range from 8,000 to 9,000
      • Cost Accountant 3-4 years experience will range from 6,500 to 7,500
      • Accounts Team Lead 3-4 years experience will range from 6,500 to 7,500
      • Auditor 3-4 years experience will range from 4,000 to 6,500
      • Senior Accounts Executive 3-4 years experience will range from 5,500 to 6,500
      • Finance Executive 2-4 years experience will range from 3,500 to 5,500
      • Accounts Executive 1-3 years experience will range from 3,500 to 5,000
      • Accounts Specialist, AP/AR 1-3 years experience will range from 3,000 to 5,000
      • Credit Control Officer 1-3 years experience will range from 3,000 to 5,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for  the various Accounting & Finance Job Positions in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) & Retail Sector:
      • Chief Financial Officer RM300,000 to RM720,000
      • Accounts Executive RM48,000 to RM66,000
      • Assistant Accounts Payable /Receivable Accountant RM48,000 to RM60,000
      • Accounts Payable / Receivable Executive RM36,000 to RM72,000
      • Accounts Receivable Analyst RM48,000 to RM84,000
      • Accounts Payable / Receivable Team Lead RM84,000 to RM108,000
      • Accountant RM60,000 to RM96,000
      • Assistant Accounting Manager RM72,000 to RM108,000
      • General Ledger Manager RM96,000 to RM114,000
      • Cost Accounting Manager RM84,000 to RM144,000
      • Accounting Manager RM96,000 to RM144,000
      • Group Accountant RM84,000 to RM180,000
      • Costing Manager RM108,000 to RM180,000
      • Procure to Pay (PTP) /Order to Cash (OTC) Analyst RM48,000 to RM84,000
      • Collections Manager RM144,000 to RM240,000
      • Assistant Finance Manager RM72,000 to RM108,000
      • Assistant Commercial Finance Manager RM84,000 to RM108,000
      • Finance Manager RM96,000 to RM180,000
      • Corporate Finance Manager RM96,000 to RM180,000
      • Commercial Finance Manager RM120,000 to RM216,000
      • Business Finance Manager RM120,000 to RM216,000
      • Senior Finance Manager RM180,000 to RM264,000
      • Finance Director RM300,000 to RM480,000
      • Financial Analyst RM72,000 to RM108,000
      • Business Analyst RM60,000 to RM120,000
      • Senior Financial Analyst RM96,000 to RM120,000
      • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Specialist RM84,000 to RM180,000
      • Financial Reporting Manager RM144,000 to RM216,000
      • Business Controller RM108,000 to RM192,000
      • Credit Controller RM96,000 to RM240,000
      • Corporate Financial Controller RM180,000 to RM300,000
      • Financial Controller RM180,000 to RM336,000
      • Regional Financial Controller RM240,000 to RM390,000
      • Financial Control & Compliance Specialist RM72,000 to RM90,000
      • Finance Compliance Manager RM144,000 to RM240,000
      • Internal Audit Executive RM84,000 to RM109,000
      • Tax Advisor RM60,000 to RM115,000
      • Tax Manager RM120,000 to RM216,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Accounting & Finance Positions in the Engineering & Manufacturing Sector:
      • Chief Financial Officer RM360,000 to RM600,000
      • Accounts Payable / Receivable Specialist RM42,000 to RM72,000
      • Accountant RM60 to RM96,000
      • Senior Accountant RM84,000 to RM120,000
      • Accounting Manager RM84,000 to RM144,000
      • Cost Accountant RM72,000 to RM144,000
      • Costing Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
      • Record to Report (RTR) Team Lead RM66,000 to RM84,000
      • Senior Credit Analyst RM72,000 to RM96,000
      • Financial Analyst RM60,000 to RM108,000
      • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager RM108,000 to RM216,000
      • Finance Manager RM108,000 to RM192,000
      • Financial Controller RM180,000 to RM240,000
      • Head of Finance Controlling RM216,000 to RM276,000
      • Internal Controls Specialist RM84,000 to RM108,000
      • Internal Audit Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
      • Head of Internal Audit RM240,000 to RM360,000
      • Tax Manager RM108,000 to RM222,000
      • Treasury Analyst RM72,000 to RM108,000
      • Group Head of Corporate Assurance RM240,000 to RM360,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Accounting & Finance Positions in the Business Services Sector:
      • Chief Financial Officer RM480,000 to RM600,000
      • Accounts Payable / Receivable Executive RM36,000 to RM48,000
      • Accounts Payable / Receivable Manager RM72,000 to RM90,000
      • Accounts Executive RM24,000 to RM48,000
      • Accountant RM48,000 to RM96,000
      • Assistant Accounting Manager RM72,000 to RM84,000
      • Accounting Manager RM72,000 to RM96,000
      • Group Accountant RM120,000 to RM180,000
      • Head of Accounting RM264,000 to RM288,000
      • Collection Manager RM96,000 to RM180,000
      • Assistant Finance Manager RM48,000 to RM108,000
      • Finance Manager RM84,000 to RM180,000
      • Financial Reporting Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
      • Assistant Commercial Finance Manager RM60,000 to RM90,000
      • Commercial Finance Manager RM96,000 to RM192,000
      • Business Finance Manager RM180,000 to RM204,000
      • Finance and Commercial Manager RM180,000 to RM216,000
      • Senior Finance Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
      • Head of Finance RM269,000 to RM380,000
      • Finance Director RM300,000 to RM403,000
      • Regional Finance Director RM300,000 to RM490,000
      • Business Analyst RM60,000 to RM144,000
      • Finance Analyst RM70,000 to RM84,000
      • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Specialist RM84 ,000 to RM180,000
      • Credit Controller RM60,000 to RM120,000
      • Business Controller RM108,000 to RM144,000
      • Finance Controller RM184,000 to RM232,000
      • Corporate Finance Controller RM222,000 to RM279,000
      • Finance Control and Compliance Specialist RM72,000 to RM90,000
      • Internal Audit Executive RM84,000 to RM109,000
      • Internal Audit Manager RM144,000 to RM156,000
      • Head of Internal Audit RM240,000 to RM360,000
      • Tax Advisor RM60,000 to RM84,000
      • Tax Manager RM102,000 to RM180,000
      • Tax & Treasury Manager RM120,000 to RM216,000
      • Treasury Analyst RM60,000 to RM84,000
      • Treasury Manager RM96,000 to RM120,000
      • Head of Treasury RM240,000 to RM260,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Accounting & Finance (Shared Services) Positions in the Business Services Sector:
      • Accounts Payable / Receivable Executive RM50,000 to RM62,000
      • Accountant RM60,000 to RM96,000
      • Accounts Payable / Receivable Team Lead RM72,000 to RM120,000
      • Accounts Payable / Receivable Manager RM108,000 to RM156,000
      • Costing Analyst RM60,000 to RM96,000
      • Financial Analyst RM78,000 to RM102,000
      • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager RM120,000 to RM240,000
      • Record to Report (RTR) Associate RM60,000 to RM78,000
      • Record to Report (RTR) Team Lead RM96,000 to RM144,000
      • Record to Report (RTR) Manager RM120,000 to RM216,000
      • Head of Record to Report (RTR) RM216,000 to RM396,000
      • Order to Cash (OTC) Team Lead RM72,000 to RM120,000
      • Order to Cash (OTC) Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
      • Head of Order to Cash (OTC) RM180,000 to RM360,000
      • Procure to Pay (PTP) Team Lead RM84,000 to RM108,000
      • Procure to Pay (PTP) Manager RM144,000 to RM216,000
      • Head of Procure to Pay (PTP) RM216,000 to RM360,000
      • Head of Shared Services Centre RM360,000 to RM720,000
    • According to a the Annual Salary Survey 2016 from the Charted Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), qualified accounting professionals can earn as much as RM186,000 annually.
    • Presently, Malaysia has about 7.5 million Accountants. The country requires another 60,000 Accountants to fulfill Vision 2020.
    • By 2020, the prospect in accounting careers is expected to grow by 16% and 23% growth in finance job scopes. If you choose to be a financial accountant than u can get job in public or private sectors and you can also deepen and diversify your skills into governmental accounting, non-for-profit accounting, forensic accounting, or other specific fields.
    • The Financial sector stands as one of the largest sectors in Malaysia with more than 300,000 people employed. This sector is made up by professionals in the AccountingBankingEconomicsFinanceInsurance and Statistics and Taxation sub-sectors. An important industry for the country, it contributes up to 11 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
  15. Financial Analysts
    • Recommended courses to study: Finance, Banking & Finance, Finance & Investment, Economics, Business Administration, Accounting & Finance or Accounting
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the various Finance Job Positions in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) & Retail Sector:
      • Senior Finance Manager RM180,000 to RM264,000
      • Finance Director RM300,000 to RM480,000
      • Financial Analyst RM72,000 to RM108,000
      • Business Analyst RM60,000 to RM120,000
      • Senior Financial Analyst RM96,000 to RM120,000
      • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Specialist RM84,000 to RM180,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salary for the Financial Analyst in the Technology & Telecommunications Sector earns from RM70,000 to RM84,000
    • According to Kelly Services Salary Report 2018/2019, the job position in Strategic Planning & Financial Analysis can earn RM12,000 – RM38,000 a month while a Financial Analyst with 3-4 years experience is expected to earn RM4,800 to RM7,800 a month. A Vice President, Relationship Manager in Banking and Finance could earn from RM$11,000 – RM$18,000.
    • Corporate banking / Global Wholesale Banking / Investment Banking are expected to earn RM11,000 to RM48,000 a month.
    • According to Robert Walters Salary Survey 2018, Senior Financial/Business Analyst is expected to earn RM108,00 – RM144,00 a year and a Financial/Business Analyst from RM72,000 – RM108,000 a year
    • By 2020, the Malaysian financial services sector is predicted to create 275,400 new jobs, with positions relating to accountsinvestments, international trade, sales and marketing and economics becoming widely available. Therefore, if you have decided on studying a degree in Finance, Banking & Investment, you have made the best choice for a solid future career.
    • Internal Auditors, Regulatory Reporting Analysts, and Financial Planning & Analysis professionals are among the skills in high demand across Asia, according to Hays Recruitment Specialists. In Malaysia there is a steady demand for Tax Managers, Accounts Payable/Receivable Managers, CFOs and Financial Controllers, Corporate Finance Managers, Risk Analysts and Credit Risk Managers, and Compliance Officers.
  16. Finance Managers/Directors
    • Recommended courses to study: Finance, Banking & Finance, Accounting & Finance or Accounting
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Finance Positions in the Financial Services Sector:
      • Chief Financial Officer RM420,000 to RM540,000
      • Chief Risk Officer RM240,000 to RM480,000
      • Chief Compliance Officer RM240,000 to RM480,000
      • Operations Executive RM48,000 to RM66,000
      • Credit Control Manager RM96,000 to RM120,000
      • Director Credit Control RM120,000 to RM144,000
      • Head of Financial Reporting RM192,000 to RM216,000
      • Head of Treasury RM180,000 to RM216,000
      • Transaction Banking Lead RM216,000 to RM217,000
      • Head of Finance RM204,000 to RM264,000
      • Vice President Finance RM180,000 to RM300,000
      • Insurance Advisor RM72,000 to RM96,000
      • Senior Insurance Manager RM360,000 to RM420,000
      • Head of Sales RM144,000 to RM240,000
      • Regional Head of Sales RM300,000 to RM500,000
      • Personal Financial Consultant RM36,000 to RM60,000
      • Bancassurance Specialist RM72,000 to RM144,000
    • According to Kelly Services 2019/2020 Salary Guide, the monthly salaries (RM) for Banking & Financial Services are (SVP/VP/AVP – Grade) :
      • Relationship Manager (Corporate Banking/Global Wholesale Banking/Investment Banking)
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 28,000 to 48,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 16,000 to 36,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 11,000 to18,000
      • Relationship Manager (Commercial Banking/Mid Corp)
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 25,000 to 38,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 14,500 to 20,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 11,000 to 13,500
      • Relationship Manager (Private Investment Banking/ Premier/Preferred/Priority Banking)
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 24,000 to 35,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 14,500 to 20,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from  9,000 to 13,500
      • Debt Capital Markets
        • SVP >15 years experience range from  28,000 to 38,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 15,000 to 20,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 12,000 to 15,000
      • Equity Capital Markets
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 28,000 to 42,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 15,000 to 23,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 12,000 to 15,000
      • Treasury Markets
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 20,000 to 40,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 18,000 to 25,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 9,000 to 13,500
      • Fund Management
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 20,000 to 38,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 18,000 to 24,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 9,000 to 13,500
      • Merchant Sales (Retail Banking)
        • VP >15 years experience range from 14,500 to 20,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 9,000 to 13,500
      • Branch Manager (Retail Banking)
        • AVP/VP >8 years experience range from 8,000 to 15,000
      • Strategic Planning & Financial Analysis
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 28,000 to 38,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 15,000 to 20,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 12,000 to 15,000
      • Fund Accounting (Shared Services Centre)
        • SVP >15 20,000 to 30,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 13,000 to 19,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from  8,000 to 13,000
      • Product Development (Retail Banking)
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 21,000 to 29,000
        • VP years experience range from 10-15 14,000 to 18,000
        • AVP years experience range from  8-12 9,000 to 14,000
      • MIS Reporting
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 22,000 to 28,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 14,000 to 18,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 8,000 to 13,000
      • Credit Analyst (Corporate Banking/Global Wholesale Banking/Investment Banking)
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 24,000 to 40,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 18,000 to 26,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 12,000 to 15,000
      • Credit Risk (Corporate Banking/Global Wholesale Banking/Investment Banking)
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 24,000 to 32,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 18,000 to 24,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 11,000 to 15,000
      • Operational Risk (Corporate Banking/Global Wholesale Banking/Investment Banking)
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 24,000 to 32,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 18,000 to 24,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 11,000 to 15,000
      • Market Risk (ALM & CbSM)
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 25,000 to 36,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 18,000 to 23,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 12,000 to 17,000
      • Internal Auditor
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 24,000 to 32,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 18,000 to 24,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 11,000 to 15,000
      • Group Compliance (Investment Banking/Commercial Banking & Insurance)
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 24,000 to 32,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from  18,000 to 24,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from  11,000 to15,000
      • AML (Investigations)
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 25,000 to 35,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 15,000 to 23,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 9,000 to 15,000
      • Process Re-engineering (bPI/Operations)
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 25,000 to 32,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 15,000 to 22,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 10,000 to 15,000
      • Project Change Management
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 25,000 32,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 15,000 to 22,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 10,000 to15,000
      • Facility Management (Investment Banking)
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 18,000 to 23,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 13,000 to 17,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 8,500 to 12,000
      • Credit Administration (Commercial Banking)
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 18,000 to 22,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 12,000 to 15,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 8,000 to 11,000
      • Treasury Operations (Shared Services Centre)
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 25,000 to 32,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 15,000 to 22,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 10,000 to 15,000
      • Custodian Services (Shared Services Centre)
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 25,000 to 32,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 15,000 to 22,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 10,000 to 15,000
      • AML Monitoring (Shared Services Centre)
        • SVP >15 years experience range from 25,000 to 32,000
        • VP 10-15 years experience range from 15,000 to 20,000
        • AVP 8-12 years experience range from 10,000 to 15,000
  17. Bankers
    • Recommended courses to study: Banking & Finance, Finance, Accounting & Finance or Accounting
    • Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020 Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • Banking & Financial Services
      • Global Markets
        • Treasury Sales
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 78 – 192k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 192 – 360k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 360k+
        • Treasury Trader
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 78 – 192k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 192 – 360k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 360k+
      • Investment Banking
        • Corporate Finance
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 84 – 144k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 144 – 192k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 192k+
        • Mergers & Acquisitions
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 84 – 144k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 144 – 240k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 240k+
        • Debt/Equity Capital Markets
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 72 – 192k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP192 – 300k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 300k+
      • Investment Management
        • Private Equity
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 108 – 240k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 240 – 400k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 400k+
        • Fund Manager
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 84 – 216k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 216 – 400k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 400k+
        • Research Analyst
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 60 – 180k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 180 – 300k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 300k+
      • Transaction Banking
        • Cash Management
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 60 – 120k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 120 – 240k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 240k+
        • Trade Finance
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 60 – 120k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 120 – 240k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 240k+
      • Wholesale Banking
        • Corporate Banking (RM)
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 55 – 120k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 120 – 240k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 240k+
        • SME & Commercial Banking (RM)
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 55 – 108k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 108 – 180k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 180k+
      • Digital Banking
        • Digital Sales
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 60 – 96k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 96 – 168k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 168k+
        • Digital Products
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 72 – 120k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 120 – 204k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 204k+
      • MIDDLE & BACK OFFICE
      • Operations
        • Banking Operations
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 36 – 96k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 96 – 144k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 144k+
        • Project/Change Management
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 72 – 120k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 120 – 240k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 240k+
        • Strategy
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 72 – 120k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 120 – 204k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 204k+
        • Customer Experience
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 60 – 96k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 96 – 240k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 240k+
        • Data Analytics
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 60 – 120k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 120 – 240k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 240k+
      • Finance
        • Financial & Performance Management
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 60 – 120k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP120 – 180k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 180k+
        • Regulatory Reporting
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 72 – 90k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 90 – 168k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 168k+
        • Capital Balance Sheet Management
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 72 – 108k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 108 – 180k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 180k+
        • Business Finance
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 60 – 102k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 102 – 168k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 168k+
      • Insurance
        • Actuarial – Pricing & Valuation
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 90 – 180k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 180 – 264k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 264k+
        • Claims
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 48 – 102k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 102 – 156k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 156k+
        • Underwriting
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 48 – 102k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 102 – 168k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 168k+
        • Product Development
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 48 – 108k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP108 – 180k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 180k+
      • Internal Audit
        • Investment Banking/Treasury
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 84 – 180k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP180 – 216k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 216k+
        • Credit Audit
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP78 – 164k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 164 – 226k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 226k+
        • Branch/Corporate Services
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 76 – 156k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 156 – 214k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 214k+
      • Risk Management
        • Market Risk
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 87 – 181k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 181 – 249k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 249k+
        • Operations Risk
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 88 – 174k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 174 – 246k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 246k+
        • Credit Risk
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 88 – 174k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 174 – 240k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 240k+
      • Compliance
        • Regulatory/Compliance Advisory
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 102 – 185k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 185 – 252k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 252k+
        • Monitoring/Assurance
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 87 – 150k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 150 – 186k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 186k+
        • Project Compliance
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 102 – 180k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 180 – 198k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 198k+
        • AML Policy/Advisory
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 102 – 185k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 185 – 252k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 252k+
        • Transaction Monitoring
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 87 – 126k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 126 – 180k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 180k+
        • KYC
          • 4 – 7 YRS’ EXP 66 – 108k
          • 8 – 12 YRS’ EXP 108 – 156k
          • 12+ YRS’ EXP 156k+
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Banking Positions in the Financial Services Sector:
      • Branch Manager RM60,000 to RM264,000
      • Senior Corporate Banker RM180,000 to RM300,000
      • Head of Corporate Banking RM300,000 to RM600,000
      • Head of Commercial Banking RM240,000 to RM450,000
      • Relationship Manager (Retail) RM36,000 to RM108,000
      • Relationship Manager (Commercial / Corporate) RM65,000 to RM210,000
      • Director Relationship Management RM200,000 to RM360,000
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia – ACCOUNTANCY & FINANCE  BANKING INDUSTRY – FINANCIAL SERVICES (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • Finance Director/CFO 420 +
      • Financial Controller 276 – 360
      • Senior Finance Manager 144 – 210
      • Finance Manager 96 – 168
      • Assistant Finance Manager 66 – 96
      • Tax Director/Head of Tax 204 – 300
      • Tax Manager 132 – 156
      • Tax Accountant 60 – 120
      • Dept Head Product Control 252 – 360
      • Senior Product Controller 156 – 240
      • Product Controller 84 – 160
      • Senior Treasury Manager 216 – 350
      • Treasury Accountant 120 – 216
      • Treasury Manager 72 – 120
      • Accounts Receivable 34 – 66
      • Accounts Payable 34 – 66
      • Credit Control 36 – 66
  18. Digital Marketing Managers/ Social Media Marketing Managers
    • Recommended courses to study: eBusiness, Marketing Management, Mass Communication, Public Relations, Advertising & Brand Management or Marketing Communications
    • Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020 Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • Marketing Director
        • Professional Services 240 – 480k
        • Consumer 360 – 480k
        • Industrial 240 – 360k
      • Marketing Manager
        • Professional Services 144 – 240k
        • Consumer 240 – 360k
        • Industrial 120 – 180k
      • Brand/Product Manager
        • Professional Services 96 – 120k
        • Consumer 84 – 120k
        • Industrial 72 – 108k
      • Trade/Channel Marketing Manager
        • Professional Services 84 – 156k
        • Consumer 84 – 180k
        • Industrial 96 – 144k
      • Digital Marketing Manager
        • Professional Services 96 – 216k
        • Consumer 96 – 180k
        • Industrial 96 – 140k
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia – DIGITAL MARKETING – (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • DIGITAL – MARKETING
        • Digital/Online Marketing Manager 84 – 150
        • Head of eCommerce 120 – 170
        • Digital Communication/Content Manager 72 – 120
        • Head of Digital 216 – 300
        • Digital Acquisition/Performance 96 – 180
      • DIGITAL – CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
        • Department Head 240 – 360
        • Director 180 – 240
        • Senior Manager 120 – 180
        • Manager 96 – 120
        • CRM Manager 70 – 140
      • DIGITAL – TRANSFORMATION & ANALYTICS
        • Head of Digital Transformation 96 – 144
        • Web Analytics Manager 48 – 96
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for Digital Marketing Job Positions in the Fast Moving Consumer
      Goods (FMCG) & Retail Sector:

      • Digital Marketing Manager RM180,000 to RM192,000
      • Group Digital Marketing Manager RM216,000 to RM240,000
      • Director Digital Transformation RM240,000 to RM300,000
      • Director E-commerce RM240,000 to RM360,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Marketing & Communication Positions in the Financial Services Sector:
      • Internal Communications Executive RM36,000 to RM48,000
      • Internal Communications Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
      • Director Internal Communications RM180,000 to RM300,000
      • Marketing Communications Executive RM60,000 to RM72,000
      • Marketing Communications Manager RM96,000 to RM150,000
      • Director Marketing Communications RM200,000 to RM360,000
      • Public Relations (PR) /Corporate Communications Executive RM36,000 to RM48,000
      • Public Relations (PR) /Corporate Communications Manager RM72,000 to  RM108,000
      • Director Public Relations (PR) /Corporate Communications RM180,000 to RM300,000
      • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager RM72,000 to RM108,000
      • Head of Communications RM216,000 to RM360,000
    • A Head of Sales & Marketing or Vice-President in Regional Marketing can earn from RM15,400 to RM26,300 a month according to Kelly Services 2018/2019 Salary Guide. Marketing Managers earn from RM7,200 to RM10,500.
    • According to Robert Walters Salary Survey 2018, a Marketing Director can earn RM312,000 – RM480,000 a year while a Marketing Manager can draw from RM180,000 – RM264,000 a year. In addition, there was strong demand this year in Kuala Lumpur for sales and marketing professionals in the e-commerce, retail and industrial sectors. As online spending continued to grow for personal care, fashion, beauty and fresh food products; candidates with experience in merchandising and digital marketing were highly sought after.
    • Businesses are looking for experienced Digital Marketers to provide strategic direction on which online channels would best complement traditional marketing efforts. As businesses continue to move towards selling their products and services via online channels, we are seeing increasing demand for Sales Managers who can sell advertising space on these platforms. Being a major income source for advertising agencies, there will continue to be a high demand for these individuals.
  19. Quantity Surveyor
    • Recommended courses to study: Quantity Survey
    • A Quantity Surveyor can earn from RM6,000 to RM10,000 a month according to Kelly Services 2018/2019 Salary Guide. They have also listed this as one of the Hot Jobs for 2018/2019.
    • According to Kelly Services 2019 Salary Guide a Quantity Surveyor with 3-4 years experience can earn from RM4,000 to RM6,500 a month.
    • The Malaysian construction industry continues to boom and is expected to grow by 8.3% in 2017 making the industry worth a whopping RM170bn.
    • There are no statistics for the job demand for quantity surveying in Malaysia however from my research, apparently there is a dire need for qualified and well trained quantity surveying graduates in Malaysia.
  20. Architect
    • Recommended courses to study: Architecture
    • According to the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM), the number of architects should be increased. To achieve the ideal ratio of 1:4,000, we need 7,500 architects in Malaysia. The present ratio of 1:15,000, is far below the ratio in most developed countries. It’s time for us to build capacity to compete with international firms.
    • Local firms are facing increasing competition from these firms, both here and abroad. Due to the current soft market in the local development sector, the demand for architects is lower. But with new infrastructure, townships, housing and building projects starting to grow again, the market is expected to improve. Demand for architects in Malaysia will start to increase by 2020.
  21. Engineers
    • With major infrastructure developments underway, Malaysia’s engineering excellence and talent prospects are heading towards exciting times. With 200,000 engineers needed by 2020 to pursue developed nation status, this will mean tripling nearly 70,000 registered engineers of the talent pool.
    • The engineer to population ratio for developed nations is 1:100. For Malaysia, with a population of 32 million, the number of engineers should be 300,000.  As of February 2020, BEM’s registered Graduate Engineers and Professional Engineers stand at 137,073
    • Currently, according to Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) there are 11010 Professional Engineers and 81771 Graduate Engineers in Malaysia. Malaysia needs around 275,000 and 300,000 engineers in 5 and 10 years respectively.
    • Unveiled in late 2018, the National Policy on Industry 4.0, or Industry4WRD, will support the Engineering sector’s efforts to ramp up reliance on technology, and less on capital and manpower, to increase productivity – with the overall objective of transforming Malaysia into a
      strategic partner for smart manufacturing and high-tech industries.
    • Recognising the need for a future-ready and highly skilled engineering workforce to support this growth, the government intends to nearly double the number of skilled workers from 18% to 35% by 2025.
    • Plans have also been outlined for deeper investment in technical and vocational training as well as diploma and degree courses for students in engineering. Further, the development of a world class aerospace hub in Subang by Khazanah will lead to greater demand for highly skilled
      workers to meet the demands of the aerospace industry. As such, engineering talents that possess both technical knowledge and soft skills will continue to be sought after by employers across different industries
    • Randstad 2020 Market Outlook & Salary Snapshot reports that a process engineer with 2 – 6 years experience earns RM3,000 – RM8,000 monthly while an engineering manager with 12 – 15 years experience from RM12,000 – RM20,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Engineering Positions in the Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Sector:
      • Engineering Manager RM240,000 to RM360,000
      • Senior Engineering Manager RM264,000 to RM380,000
      • Engineering Director RM300,000 to RM400,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Engineering Positions in the Engineering & Manufacturing Sector:
      • Chief Operations Officer RM480,000 to RM720,000
      • Chief Executive Officer RM600,000 to RM840,000
      • Senior Engineer RM84,000 to RM96,000
      • Engineering Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
      • Senior Engineering Manager RM180,000 to RM240,000
      • Director of Engineering RM250,000 to RM300,000
      • Project Engineer RM72,000 to RM84,000
      • Senior Project Manager RM180,000 to RM240,000
      • Design Engineer RM75,000 to RM90,000
      • Mechanical Design Engineer RM80,000 to RM100,000
      • Senior Research & Development (R&D) Engineer RM78,000 to RM90,000
      • Head of Research & Development (R&D) RM150,000 to RM200,000
      • Process Engineer RM60,000 to RM72,000
      • Process Engineering Manager RM150,000 to RM180,000
      • Field Service Engineer RM63,000 to RM72,000
      • Electrical Engineer RM70,000 to RM90,000
      • Product Stewardship Manager RM108,000 to RM156,000
  22. Electrical & Electronic Engineers
    • Recommended courses to study: Electrical & Electronic EngineeringTelecommunications EngineeringNanotechnology or Optical Engineering
    • As more countries deploy 5G network to expedite download and upload speeds supported by a larger bandwidth, the sales of new-generation smartphones is expected to increase exponentially. E&E, which is responsible for the manufacturing of smartphone components, would need to ramp up their production volume to meet the anticipated rise in market demand. Randstad 2020 Market Outlook & Salary Snapshot reports that an automation / electrical & instrumentation manager with 10 – 15 years experience earns from RM12,000 – RM30,000 a month while an automation / electrical & instrumentation engineer with 2 – 6 years experience between RM3,500 – RM8,000. A design engineer – mechanical / electrical with 3 – 6 years experience earns RM4,500 – RM7,500 a month
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia – MANUFACTURING & OPERATIONS – (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • ELECTRONICS
      • PRODUCTION
        • Engineer 40 – 70
        • Supervisor 70 – 120
        • Manager 180 – 240
        • Director 300 – 450
        • Vice-President 450 – 700
      • ENGINEERING
        • Engineer 40 – 70
        • Supervisor 70 – 120
        • Manager 180 – 240
        • Director 300 – 450
        • Vice-President 450 – 700
      • R&D
        • Engineer 40 – 70
        • Supervisor 70 – 120
        • Manager 180 – 240
        • Director 300 – 450
      • QUALITY
        • Engineer 40 – 70
        • Supervisor 70 – 120
        • Manager 180 – 240
        • Director 300 – 360
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports that an Electrical Engineer can earn from RM70,000 to RM90,000 a year in the Engineering & Manufacturing Sector. Manager level ranges from RM120,000 to RM180,000 while a Director is RM250,000 to RM300,000 a year. A Senior Engineer earns between RM84,000 to RM96,000 while a Design Engineer from RM75,000 to RM90,000
    • Kelly Services 2019/2020 Salary Guide (monthly salaries (RM))
      • Engineering Manager with 8-10 years of experience will earn between RM16,000 – RM22,000
      • Lead Electrical Engineer with 8 years of experience will earn between RM10,000 – RM15,000
      • Program Manager, Electronics/Semicon with 7-8 years of experience will earn between RM8,000 – RM14,000
      • Electrical & Instrument Engineer  with 4-6 years of experience will earn between RM6,500 – RM8,000
      • Senior Design Engineer with 3-5 years of experience will earn between RM6,000 – RM8,500
      • Design Engineer with 3-4 years of experience will earn between RM3,500 – RM5,000
    • Jobstreet.com 2019 Salary Report
      • Monthly Salary for Senior Managers in Engineering
      • Northern Region  Manufacturing – E&E  Average Minimum Salary is RM14,484 and Average Maximum Salary is  RM20,447
      • Northern Region  Manufacturing – SemiCon  Average Minimum Salary is RM10,593  and Average Maximum Salary is  RM14,900
      • Central Region Manufacturing – E&E Average Minimum Salary is RM6,931 and Average Maximum Salary is  RM10,421
  23. Telecommunication Engineers
    • Recommended courses to study: Telecommunications Engineering or Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Telecommunication is the means of communicating through the transmission of signals. In today’s world, it is all around us – from 5G connectivity to streaming videos to mobile downloads, and so on. The  IPSOS report identified eight key talent shortage areas in the E&E field and one of the areas in demand for Telecommunications Engineers. They are responsible for the analysis, design, implementation, optimization and enhancement of wireless telecommunications products and networks.
  24. Mechatronics Engineers
    • Recommended courses to study: Mechatronics Engineering or Robotics & Automation Engineering
    • The World Economic Forum (WEF) in its Future of Jobs report, characterises Industry 4.0 as the developments of genetics, artificial intelligence, networked devices, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing and other smart technologies.
    • Randstad 2020 Market Outlook & Salary Snapshot reports that an automation / electrical & instrumentation manager with 10 – 15 years experience earns from RM12,000 – RM30,000 a month while an automation / electrical & instrumentation engineer with 2 – 6 years experience between RM3,500 – RM8,000
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia – MANUFACTURING & OPERATIONS – (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • AUTOMOBILE
      • PRODUCTION
        • Engineer 40 – 70
        • Supervisor 70 – 90
        • Manager 120 – 180
        • Director 300 – 360
      • ENGINEERING
        • Engineer 40 – 70
        • Supervisor 70 – 90
        • Manager 130 – 200
        • Director 300 – 360
      • R&D
        • Engineer 40 – 70
        • Supervisor 70 – 90
        • Manager 130 – 200
        • Director 300 – 360
      • QUALITY
        • Engineer 40 – 70
        • Supervisor 70 – 90
        • Manager 130 – 200
        • Director 300 – 360
      • AVIATION
      • PRODUCTION
        • Engineer 40 – 70
        • Supervisor 60 – 80
        • Manager 180 – 300
        • Director 360 – 600
      • ENGINEERING
        • Engineer 90 – 120
        • Manager 180 – 300
        • Director 400 – 600
      • R&D
        • Engineer 90 – 120
        • Manager 180 – 300
        • Director 400 – 600
      • QUALITY
        • Engineer 60 – 90
        • Supervisor 90 – 120
        • Manager 180 – 240
      • MEDICAL DEVICES/PHARMACEUTICAL
      • PRODUCTION
        • Engineer 40 – 80
        • Supervisor 60 – 80
        • Manager 180 – 300
        • Director 400 – 600
      • ENGINEERING
        • Engineer 40 – 80
        • Supervisor 60 – 80
        • Manager 180 – 300
        • Director 350 – 600
      • QUALITY
        • Engineer 40 – 80
        • Supervisor 60 – 80
        • Manager 200 – 350
        • Director 400 – 600
    • Kelly Services 2019/2020 Salary Guide (monthly salaries (RM))
      • Automation Manager with 6-9 years of experience will earn between RM9,500 – RM15,000
  25. Mechanical Engineers
    • Recommended courses to study: Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering
    • Randstad 2020 Market Outlook & Salary Snapshot reports that a design engineer – mechanical / electrical with 3 – 6 years experience earns RM4,500 – RM7,500 a month
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia – MANUFACTURING & OPERATIONS – (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • MACHINERY/MECHANICAL
      • PRODUCTION
        • Engineer 40 – 70
        • Supervisor 70 – 120
        • Manager 180 – 240
        • Director 300 – 450
      • ENGINEERING
        • Engineer 40 – 70
        • Supervisor 70 – 120
        • Manager 180 – 240
        • Director 300 – 450
      • R&D
        • Engineer 40 – 70
        • Supervisor 70 – 120
        • Manager 180 – 240
        • Director 300 – 450
      • QUALITY
        • Engineer 40 – 70
        • Supervisor 70 – 120
        • Manager 180 – 240
        • Director 300 – 450
      • AUTOMOBILE
      • PRODUCTION
        • Engineer 40 – 70
        • Supervisor 70 – 90
        • Manager 120 – 180
        • Director 300 – 360
      • ENGINEERING
        • Engineer 40 – 70
        • Supervisor 70 – 90
        • Manager 130 – 200
        • Director 300 – 360
      • R&D
        • Engineer 40 – 70
        • Supervisor 70 – 90
        • Manager 130 – 200
        • Director 300 – 360
      • QUALITY
        • Engineer 40 – 70
        • Supervisor 70 – 90
        • Manager 130 – 200
        • Director 300 – 360
      • AVIATION
      • PRODUCTION
        • Engineer 40 – 70
        • Supervisor 60 – 80
        • Manager 180 – 300
        • Director 360 – 600
      • ENGINEERING
        • Engineer 90 – 120
        • Manager 180 – 300
        • Director 400 – 600
      • R&D
        • Engineer 90 – 120
        • Manager 180 – 300
        • Director 400 – 600
      • QUALITY
        • Engineer 60 – 90
        • Supervisor 90 – 120
        • Manager 180 – 240
      • MEDICAL DEVICES/PHARMACEUTICAL
      • PRODUCTION
        • Engineer 40 – 80
        • Supervisor 60 – 80
        • Manager 180 – 300
        • Director 400 – 600
      • ENGINEERING
        • Engineer 40 – 80
        • Supervisor 60 – 80
        • Manager 180 – 300
        • Director 350 – 600
      • QUALITY
        • Engineer 40 – 80
        • Supervisor 60 – 80
        • Manager 200 – 350
        • Director 400 – 600
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports that a Mechanical Design Engineer can earn from RM80,000 to RM100,000 a year in the Engineering & Manufacturing Sector. Manager level ranges from RM120,000 to RM180,000 while a Director is RM250,000 to RM300,000 a year.
    • Kelly Services 2019/2020 Salary Guide reports that a Mechanical Engineer with 5-7 years experience can earn from RM6,000 to RM10,000 a month while those with 3-4 years experience will range from RM4000 to RM6500. A Project Manager is expected to earn from RM10,000 to RM15,000 a month while an Engineering Manager is RM16,000 to RM22,000.
  26. Civil Engineers
    • Recommended courses to study: Civil Engineering
    • Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020 Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur – Reports that a Civil & Infrastructure Engineer earns between 96 – 120k a year
    • According to Kelly Services 2019/2020 Salary Guide a Civil Engineer with 3-4 years experience can earn from RM4,000 to RM6,500 a month while a Civil & Structural Engineer can earn from RM10,000 to RM18,000 a month. A Project Manager is expected to earn from RM10,000 to RM15,000 a month while an Engineering Manager is RM16,000 to RM22,000. A Construction Director can earn from RM29,000 to RM40,000 a month while a Technical Director is RM20,000 to RM30,000.
  27. Chemical Engineers
    • Recommended courses to study: Chemical Engineering
    • According to Kelly Services 2019/2020 Salary Guide a Chemical Engineer with 3-4 years experience can earn from RM4,000 to RM6,500 a month. A Senior Project Manager is expected to earn from RM12,000 to RM18,000 a month while an Engineering Manager is RM12,000 to RM20,000.
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia – MANUFACTURING & OPERATIONS – (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • CHEMICALS & MATERIALS
      • PRODUCTION
        • Engineer 60 – 90
        • Supervisor 90 – 120
        • Manager 120 – 180
        • Director 240 – 360
      • ENGINEERING
        • Engineer 60 – 90
        • Supervisor 90 – 120
        • Manager 120 – 180
        • Director 240 – 360
      • R&D
        • Engineer 60 – 90
        • Supervisor 90 – 120
        • Manager 120 – 180
        • Director 240 – 360
      • QUALITY
        • Engineer 60 – 90
        • Supervisor 90 – 120
        • Manager 120 – 180
        • Director 240 – 360
  28. Human Resource Managers
    • Recommended courses to study: Human Resource Management (HRM) and Business Administration. Many Psychology graduates apply for this job but in my opinion, you might as well study HRM to enter this position.
    • Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020 Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • HR Director
        • 10+ YRS’ EXP 330 – 750k
      • Compensation & Benefits
        • 5 – 10 YRS’ EXP 120 – 240k
        • 10+ YRS’ EXP 240 – 480k
      • Talent Management
        • 5 – 10 YRS’ 144 – 240k
        • 10+ YRS’ EXP 240 – 480k
      • HR Business Partner
        • 5 – 10 YRS’144 – 240k
        • 10+ YRS’ EXP 240 – 300k
      • Organisation Development
        • 5 – 10 YRS’ 120 – 216k
        • 10+ YRS’ EXP 216 – 300k
      • HR Manager/Senior Manager
        • 5 – 10 YRS’ 96 – 180k
        • 10+ YRS’ EXP 180 – 264k
      • Talent Acquisition
        • 5 – 10 YRS’ 96 – 180k
        • 10+ YRS’ EXP 180 – 240k
      • HR Information Systems (HRIS)
        • 5 – 10 YRS’84 – 144k
        • 10+ YRS’ EXP144 – 168k
      • Learning & Development
        • 5 – 10 YRS’ 96 – 168k
        • 10+ YRS’ EXP 168 – 360k
      • Industrial Relations/Employee Relations
        • 5 – 10 YRS’ 72 – 120k
        • 10+ YRS’ EXP120 – 240k
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia -Human Resource (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • Regional HR Director/SVP of HR (15+ yrs) 420 – 600
      • Regional HR Director/VP of HR (10 + yrs) 300 – 420
      • HR Director/Head of HR (8-10 + yrs) 240 – 300
      • HR Director/Head of HR (<8 yrs) 180 – 240
      • Regional HR Manager/HRBP (10 + yrs) 265 – 336
      • HR Manager/HRBP (10 + yrs) 180 – 240
      • HR Manager/HRBP (6+ yrs) 120 – 180
      • Assistant HR Manager (4+ yrs) 72 – 108
      • Senior HR Executive (5+ yrs) 67 – 102
      • HR Executive (2+ yrs) 42 – 66
      • Regional Talent Acquisition Director (12+ yrs) 180 – 300
      • Regional Talent Acquisition Manager (10 + yrs) 145 – 216
      • Regional L&D Director (10 + yrs) 264 – 384
      • Regional L&D Manager (10 + yrs) 180 – 264
      • L&D Manager (5+ yrs) 96 – 180
      • L&D Officer (3+ yrs) 72 – 108
      • Regional Director Compensation & Benefits (12+ yrs) 300 – 420
      • Regional Compensation & Benefits Manager (10 + yrs) 180 – 300
      • Manager Compensation & Benefits (8+ yrs) 120 – 180
      • Compensation & Benefits Specialist (3+ yrs) 84 – 120
      • HRIS Manager (8+ yrs) 180 – 300
      • HRIS Administrator (3+ yrs) 48 – 96
      • Payroll Manager (8+ yrs) 120 – 180
      • Payroll Officer (3+ yrs) 54 – 90
      • Shared Services Manager (8+ yrs) 120 – 216
      • Organisational Development Manager (10 + yrs) 144 – 300
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Human Resource Positions in the Financial Services Sector:
      • Chief Human Resources Officer RM400,000 to RM840,000
      • Compensation & Benefits (C&B) Specialist RM60,000 to RM120,000
      • Head of Compensation & Benefits (C&B) RM180,000 to RM300,000
      • Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) RM96,000 to RM180,000
      • Senior Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) RM180,000 to RM260,000
      • HR Executive RM36,000 to RM84,000
      • Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Specialist RM60,000 to RM120,000
      • Employee Relations Specialist RM60,000 to RM120,000
      • Learning and Development Specialist RM48,000 to RM120,000
      • Associate Director Skills Development RM140,000 to RM162,000
      • Head of Learning and Development RM144,000 to RM270,000
      • Mobility Specialist RM40,000 to RM96,000
      • Head of Mobility RM144,000 to RM200,000
      • Organisational Development RM48,000 to RM84,000
      • Head of Organisational Development RM204,000 to RM360,000
      • Head of Talent Management RM204,000 to RM360,000
      • Payroll Specialist RM36,000 to RM96,000
      • Recruitment Specialist RM36,000 to RM108,000
      • Head of Talent Acquisition RM144,000 to RM240,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Human Resource Positions in the Engineering & Manufacturing Sector:
      • Chief Human Resources Officer RM210,000 to RM480,000
      • Compensation & Benefits (C&B) Specialist RM60,000 to RM96,000
      • Head of Compensation & Benefits (C&B) RM144,000 to RM240,000
      • HR Executive RM36,000 to RM72,000
      • HR Manager RM108,000 to RM192,000
      • Human Resources Information Systems(HRIS) Specialist RM60,000 to RM120,000
      • Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) RM84,000 to RM168,000
      • Senior Human Resources Business Partner(HRBP) RM144,000 to RM260,000
      • Employee Relations Specialist RM48,000 to RM120,000
      • Mobility Specialist RM39,000 to RM96,000
      • Head of Mobility RM144,000 to RM240,000
      • Payroll Specialist RM39,000 to RM96,000
      • Organisational Development Specialist RM48,000 to RM84,000
      • Head of Organisational Development RM160,000 to RM250,000
      • Recruitment Specialist RM36,000 to RM108,000
      • Head of Talent Acquisition RM108,000 to RM240,000
      • Learning and Development Specialist RM48,000 to RM96,000
      • Head of Learning and Development RM108,000 to RM240,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Human Resource Positions in the Technology & Telecommunications Sector:
      • HR Manager RM108,000 to RM120,000
      • Senior HR Executive RM600,000 to RM84,000,
      • Recruitment Specialist RM78,000 to RM102,000
      • Talent Management Manager RM120,000 to RM132,000
      • Talent Acquisition Director RM168,000 – RM250,000
      • Change Management Specialist RM108,000 to RM144,000
      • Compensation & Benefits (C&B) Manager RM96,000 to RM108,000
      • Compensation & Benefits (C&B) Director RM216,000 to RM276,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Human Resource Positions in the Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Sector:
      • Chief Human Resources Officer RM240,000 to RM400,000
      • HR Executive RM36,000 to RM84,000
      • Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) RM72,000 to RM144,000
      • Senior Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) RM144,000 to RM240,000
      • Human Resources Information System (HRIS) Specialist RM60,000 to RM120,000
      • Compensation & Benefits (C&B) Specialist RM60,000 to RM120,0000
      • Head of Compensation & Benefits (C&B) RM180,000 to RM320,000
      • Employee Relations Specialist RM60,000 to RM108,000
      • Mobility Specialist RM40,000 to RM96,000
      • Organisational Development Specialist RM48,000 to RM84,000
      • Head of Organisational Development RM180,000 to RM300,000
      • Learning and Development Specialist RM48,000 to RM120,000
      • Head of Learning and Development RM120,000 to RM240,000
      • Payroll Specialist RM36,000 to RM96,000
      • Recruitment Specialist RM36,000 to RM108,000
      • Head of Talent Acquisition RM120,000 to RM240,000
      • Head of Talent Management RM180,000 to RM300,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the various Human Resource Job Positions in the Fast Moving Consumer
      Goods (FMCG) & Retail Sector:

      • Chief Human Resources Officer RM371,000 to RM619,000
      • HR Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
      • Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) RM72,000 to RM180,000
      • Head of HR RM156,000 to RM193,000
      • Regional HR Manager RM144,000 to RM216,000
      • Deputy Director HR RM300,000 to RM360,000
      • Compensation & Benefits (C&B) Specialist RM96,000 to RM108,000
      • Employer Branding Executive RM48,000 to RM72,000
      • Senior Training Executive RM120,000 to RM204,000
      • Talent Acquisition Specialist RM72,000 to RM108,000
      • Senior Talent Acquisition Lead RM144,000 to RM180,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Human Resource Positions in the Business Services Sector:
      • Chief Human Resources Officer RM360,000 to RM480,000
      • HR Manager RM132,000 to RM164,000
      • Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) RM120,000 to RM168,000
      • Senior Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) RM144,000 to RM240,000
      • General Manager HR / Head of HR` RM216,000 to RM300,000
      • HR Director RM264,000 to RM420,000
      • Career Integration & Development Specialist RM72,000 to RM108,000
      • Payroll Manager RM144,000 to RM180,000
      • Recruitment Consultant RM60,000 to RM96,000
      • Talent Acquisition Manager RM96,000 to RM144,000
      • Talent Management Manager RM120,000 to RM132,000
      • HRIS Specialist (Manager) RM108,000 to RM150,000
    • According to Kelly Services 2019/2020 Salary Guide, the monthly salaries (RM) for Human Resources are:
      • Chief HR Officer 20 & above years experience range from 25,000 to 50,000
      • HR Director (SME) 15 & above years experience range from 15,000 to 30,000
      • Head Recruitment 9-15 years experience range from 15,000 to 25,000
      • Vice President, Learning & Development 8-10 years experience range from 15,000 to 25,000
      • Senior HR Manager 8-10 years experience range from 9,000 to 20,000
      • Regional HR Manager 7-10 years experience range from 12,000 to 25,000
      • Senior Recruitment Manager 7-10 years experience range from  10,000 to 20,000
      • Head of Rewards 7-10 years experience range from 10,000 to 20,000
      • Head of Human Resources Business Partner 7-10 years experience range from 10,000 to 25,000
      • Head of Change Management 6-8 years experience range from 12,000 to 25,000
      • Head of Talent Management 6-8 years experience range from 12,000 to 25,000
      • Head of Organisational Development 6-8 years experience range from 12,000 to 25,000
      • Head of Performance Management 6-8 years experience range from 12,000 to 25,000
      • Talent Acquisition Manager 6-8 years experience range from 8,000 to 15,000
      • Training & Development Manager 6-8 years experience range from 8,000 to 15,000
      • Head of Industrial Relations 6-8 years experience range from 10,000 to 20,000
      • Compensation and Benefits Manager 6-8 years experience range from 8,000 to 15,000
      • HR Manager 6-8 years experience range from 8,000 to12,000
      • HR Manager 3-4 years experience range from 5,000 to 8,000
      • Recruitment Manager 3-4 years experience range from 5,000 to 9,000
      • Recruitment Specialist 2-3 years experience range from 2,800 to 4,500
      • Compensation and Benefits Specialist 2-3 years experience range from 2,800 to 5,000
      • HR Generalist 2-3 years experience range from 2,800 to 5,000
      • HR Officer/Executive 2-3 years experience range from 2,800 to 4,800
      • Industrial Relations Executive 2-3 years experience range from 3,000 to 4,800
      • Training Specialist 2-3 years experience range from 3,000 to 4,800
      • Recruitment Executive 2 years experience range from 2,800 to 3,500
    • A Talent Acquisition Manager can earn from RM8,200 to RM13,000 a month while a Compensation & Benefits Manager can earn from RM10,000 to RM15,000 according to Kelly Services 2018/2019 Salary Guide. They have also listed this as one of the Hot Jobs for 2018/2019. A Chief HR Officer can expect a salary range from RM40,000 to RM50,000.
    • HR directors in KL can expect an annual salary of RM300k – RM720k next year. However, HR directors in Penang can expect an annual salary of RM168k – 456k. (Robert Walters Salary Guide 2017
  29. Marketing Communications (MarComm) or Public Relations Manager
    • Recommended courses to study: Mass Communication, Public Relations, Advertising & Brand Management or Marketing Communications
    • Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020 Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • Public Relations Manager
        • Professional Services 96 – 144k
        • Consumer 72 – 144k
        • Industrial 72 – 120k
      • Marketing Communications Manager
        • Professional Services 120 – 180k
        • Consumer120 – 156k
        • Industrial 72 – 120k
      • Corporate Communications Manager
        • Professional Services 120 – 180k
        • Consumer 120 – 156k
        • Industrial 96 – 144k
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia – MARKETING – (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • MARKETING – BRANDING
        • Direct Marketing Manager 96 – 180
        • Channel Manager 120 – 160
        • Global Brand Manager 150 – 220
        • Product/Brand Manager 84 – 150
      • MARKETING – ADVERTISING
      • Group Account Director 190 – 300
        • Account Director 120 – 150
        • Account Manager 72 – 120
        • Account Executive 36 – 72
        • Media Planner 42 – 72
      • MARKETING – CREATIVE
        • Executive Creative Director 230 – 300
        • Creative Director 170 – 230
        • Art Director 170 – 230
        • Copywriter 48 – 72
      • MARKETING – COMMUNICATIONS
        • Marketing Communications Manager 84 – 144
        • Public Relations/Communications Manager 84 – 144
        • Internal Communications Manager 72 – 144
        • Corporate Communications Manager 86 – 160
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia – SALES (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • RETAIL
        • Merchandising Manager 84 – 150
        • Visual Merchandising Manager 60 – 84
        • Service Delivery Manager 110 – 140
        • Category Manager 110 – 150
        • Retail Manager 72 – 96
      • SALES
        • Country Manager 350 – 650
        • Regional Sales Director 300 – 550
        • Sales Director 250 – 480
        • Business Development Manager 60 – 240
        • Sales Operations Manager 144 – 280
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Marketing & Communication Positions in the Financial Services Sector:
      • Internal Communications Executive RM36,000 to RM48,000
      • Internal Communications Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
      • Director Internal Communications RM180,000 to RM300,000
      • Marketing Communications Executive RM60,000 to RM72,000
      • Marketing Communications Manager RM96,000 to RM150,000
      • Director Marketing Communications RM200,000 to RM360,000
      • Public Relations (PR) /Corporate Communications Executive RM36,000 to RM48,000
      • Public Relations (PR) /Corporate Communications Manager RM72,000 to  RM108,000
      • Director Public Relations (PR) /Corporate Communications RM180,000 to RM300,000
      • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager RM72,000 to RM108,000
      • Head of Communications RM216,000 to RM360,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the various Marketing Job Positions in the Fast Moving Consumer
      Goods (FMCG) & Retail Sector:

      • Group Marketing Manager RM168,000 to RM240,000
      • Head of Marketing RM309,000 to RM557,000
      • Corporate Affairs and Communications Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
      • Regional Head of Communications RM240,000 to RM264,000
      • Assistant Brand Manager RM60,000 to RM156,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Marketing & Communications Positions in the Business Services Sector:
      • Marketing Manager RM108,000 to RM120,000
      • Head of Marketing RM120,000 to RM300,000
      • Marketing Director RM240,000 to RM480,000
      • Assistant Brand Manager RM69,000 to RM84,000
      • Brand Manager RM108,000 to RM132,000
      • Senior Brand Manager RM180,000 to RM192,000
      • Public Relations (PR) Manager RM132,000 to RM150,000
      • Communications Manager RM162,000 to RM180,000
      • Senior Communications Manager RM168,000 to RM192,000
    • A Brand or Product Manager is expected to earn from RM$5,200 – RM$8,400 a month while a Marketing Communication Manager can earn from RM$7,500 – RM$12,000 a month. Corporate Communications Directors will range from RM12,400 to RM21,000 (Kelly Services 2018/2019 Salary Guide)
    • Brand/product manager and marketing communication manager are listed among the overall hot jobs in Malaysia for 2018/2019. This is according to the 2018/19 Malaysia Salary Guide by Capital Global and Kelly Services Malaysia, which stated that a brand/product manager will earn between RM5,200 to RM8,400, while a marketing communication manager will earn between RM7,500 to RM12,000.
    • The guide described high-skilled talent as “critical”, as Malaysian companies increasingly look beyond home for bigger markets, while multinational companies continue to view Malaysia favourably as a stepping stone to Southeast Asia.
  30. Logistics & Supply Chain Managers
    • Recommended courses to study: Logistics ManagementSupply Chain Management or International Business Management
    • Randstad 2020 Market Outlook & Salary Snapshot reports monthly salaries for the following positions:
      • supply chain / operation director 20 – 25 years experience RM25,000 – RM40,000
      • supply chain manager 10 – 15 years experience RM10,000 – RM18,000
      • supply chain executive 2 – 6 years experience RM4,000 – RM8,000
      • procurement director 20 – 25 years experience RM20,000 – RM28,000
      • logistics / warehouse manager 10 – 15 years experience RM8,000 -RM15,000
    • Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020 Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • Supply Chain & Logistics
        • Supply Chain/Operations Director 312 – 600k
        • Supply Chain Manager 120 – 216k
        • Demand/Supply Planning Manager 96 – 168k
        • Production/Material Planning Manager  84 – 156k
        • Customer Service Manager 96 – 150k
        • Demand/Supply Planner 66 – 102k
      • Logistics
        • General Manager Logistics/Transportation  192 – 300k
        • Distribution/Transportation Manager  84 – 150k
        • Logistics Manager  96 – 180k
        • Warehouse/Inventory Manager  96 – 144k
        • Business Development Director  216 – 288k
        • Business Development Manager  84 – 168k
        • Airfreight/Sea freight Director  216 – 336k
        • Airfreight/Sea freight Manager  96 – 132k
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia – SUPPLY CHAIN – (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • WAREHOUSING/DISTRIBUTION
        • Operations Manager 108 – 300
        • Distribution Manager 117 – 264
        • Transport Manager 195 – 200
        • Warehouse Supervisor 55 – 96
        • Warehouse Manager 96 – 200
        • Stock/Inventory Controller 65 – 91
      • THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS
        • Operations Executive 36 – 72
        • Operations Manager 84 – 240
        • Sea/Ocean Freight Manager 104 – 192
        • Air Freight Manager 104 – 192
        • Key Account Manager 130 – 180
      • TRANSPORT
        • Operations Manager 108 – 240
        • Transport Manager 96 – 180
        • Transport Coordinator 30 – 58
        • Fleet Manager 96 – 180
        • Fleet Controller 26 – 52
        • Import/Export Clerk 26 – 52
        • Trade Compliance Manager 108 – 312
      • SUPPLY CHAIN
        • Supply Chain Analyst 42 – 96
        • Supply Chain Manager 117 – 360
        • Supply Chain Planner 50 – 120
        • Order Fulfilment 52 – 120
        • Demand Planner 52 – 144
        • Materials Manager 120 – 216
        • Logistics Manager 104 – 360
        • Supply Chain Director 240 – 660
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Logistics & Supply Chain Positions in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) & Retail Sector:
      • Inventory Control Manager RM120,000 to RM144,000
      • Regional Logistics Manager RM156,000 to RM186,000
      • Senior Logistics Operations Manager RM180,000 to RM192,000
      • Demand and Supply Planner RM60,000 to RM66,000
      • Demand Planning Manager RM60,000 to RM156,000
      • Associate Demand Planning Manager RM78,000 to RM143,000
      • Supply Planning Executive RM42,000 to RM70,000
      • Supply Planning Manager RM120,000 to RM144,000
      • Supply Chain Executive RM36,000 to RM60,000
      • Supply Chain Manager RM120,000 to RM144,000
      • Senior Supply Chain Manager RM144,000 to RM180,000
      • Regional Supply Chain Manager RM144,000 to RM188,000
      • Warehouse Executive RM42,000 to RM60,000
      • Warehouse Manager RM144 ,000 to RM156,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Logistics & Supply Chain Positions in the Technology & Telecommunications Sector:
      • Logistics Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
      • Procurement Manager RM84,000 to RM120,000
      • Senior Procurement Director RM240,000 to RM300,000
      • Supply Chain Manager RM120,000 to RM144,000
      • Warehouse Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries in the Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Sector for the following Logistics & Supply Chain positions:
      • Logistics Specialist RM120,000 to RM144,000
      • Logistics Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
      • Procurement Specialist RM72,000 to RM86,000
      • Procurement Manager RM116,000 to RM126,000
      • Supply Chain Manager RM120,000 to RM144,000
      • Director Supply Chain RM300,000 to RM720,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Logistics & Supply Chain Positions in the Engineering & Manufacturing Sector:
      • Supply Chain Executive RM60,000 to RM84,000
      • Senior Supply Planner RM84,000 to RM105,000
      • Supply Chain Manager RM120,000 to RM144,000
      • Supply Chain Leader RM155,000 to RM168,000
      • Director Supply Chain RM180,000 to RM240,000
      • Support Operations Manager RM78,000 to RM108,000
      • Customer Service Manager RM84,000 to RM120,000
      • Cluster Delivery Analyst RM120,000 to RM144,000
      • Value Chain Analyst RM120,000 to RM144,000
      • Logistics Specialist RM120,000 to RM144,000
      • Logistics Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
      • Warehouse Executive RM52,000 to RM66,000
      • Warehouse Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
      • Senior General Manager RM156,000 to RM216,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Logistics & Supply Chain Positions in the Business Services Sector:
      • Customer Operations Manager RM120,000 to RM140,000
      • Channel Inventory Planner RM66,000 to RM96,000
      • Inventory Control Manager RM120,000 to RM144,000
      • Logistics Manager RM120,000 to RM144,000
      • Strategic Buyer RM180,000 to RM244,000
      • Supply Chain Executive RM50,000 to RM60,000
      • Supply Chain Manager RM129,000 to RM144,000
      • Supply Planning Manager RM120,000 to RM144,000
      • Supply and Operations Planner RM120,000 to RM144,000
      • Business Unit Director RM360,000 to RM420,000
    • According to Kelly Services 2019/2020 Salary Guide, the monthly salaries (RM) for Supply Chain & Logistics are:
      • Director of Supply Chain 10-15 years experience range from 15,000 to 35,000
      • Strategic Sourcing Manager 8-10 years experience range from 12,000 to 20,000
      • Senior Warehouse Manager 8-10 years experience range from 9,000 to 15,000
      • Purchasing Manager 8-10 years experience range from 8,000 to 15,000
      • Senior Buyer 8-10 years experience range from 7,000 to 10,000
      • Purchasing Manager 6-8 years experience range from 7,000 to 12,000
      • Supply Chain Manager 5-8 years experience range from 7,000 to 15,000
      • Logistic & Planning Manager 5-8 years experience range from 7,000 to 15,000
      • Warehouse Manager 4-5 years experience range from 5,000 to 12,000
      • Assistant distribution Manager 4-5 years experience range from 4,500 to 7,000
      • Purchasing Executive 4-5 years experience range from 3,500 to 6,000
      • Warehouse Supervisor 3-5 years experience range from 3,000 to 5,500
      • Logistic Coordinator 3-5 years experience range from 2,800 to 5,500
      • Procurement Executive 3-5 years experience range from 2,800 to 6,000
      • Shipping Supervisor 3-5 years experience range from 3,000 to 5,000
      • Buyer 2-3 years experience range from 2,500 to 5,000
      • Operations Executive 2-3 years experience range from 2,500 to 4,500
      • Warehouse Executive 2-3 years experience range from 2,000 to 4,500
      • Stock Controller 2-3 years experience range from 2,000 to 3,500
    • A Supply Chain Manager can earn from RM7,700 to RM13,800 a month according to Kelly Services 2018/2019 Salary Guide. They have also listed this as one of the Hot Jobs for 2018/2019. A Director of Supply Chain is expected to earn a salary range from RM20,600 to RM31,000.
    • Supply chain includes transportation and logistics. This industry will continue to grow, as Malaysia is strategically located and has easy access to regional resources and supply chains within South East Asia.
  31. Sales & Marketing
    • Recommended courses to study: Marketing, Digital Marketing, Business Administration, International Business Management or Mass Communication
    • Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020 Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur
      • General Management
        • Managing Director
          • Professional Services 480 – 840k
          • Consumer 480 – 960k
          • Industrial 360 – 550k
        • Country Manager/General Manager
          • Professional Services 240 – 480k
          • Consumer 240 – 420k
          • Industrial 240 – 360k
      • Sales
        • Sales Director
          • Professional Services 240 – 504k
          • Consumer 300 – 504k
          • Industrial 240 – 360k
        • National Sales Manager
          • Professional Services 180 – 300k
          • Consumer 216 – 300k
          • Industrial 84 – 144k
        • Regional Sales Manager
          • Professional Services 156 – 216k
          • Consumer 156 – 240k
          • Industrial 120 – 192k
        • Group Key Account Manager
          • Professional Services 144 – 216k
          • Consumer 150 – 216k
        • Account Manager
          • Professional Services72 – 102k
          • Consumer 72 – 120k
          • Industrial 72 – 108k
        • Business Development Manager
          • Professional Services 84 – 144k
          • Consumer 84 – 144k
          • Industrial 72 – 180k
        • E-commerce Sales Manager
          • Professional Services 120 – 180k
          • Consumer 96 – 144k
          • Industrial 96 – 120k
      • Marketing
        • Marketing Director
          • Professional Services 240 – 480k
          • Consumer 360 – 480k
          • Industrial 240 – 360k
        • Marketing Manager
          • Professional Services 144 – 240k
          • Consumer 240 – 360k
          • Industrial 120 – 180k
        • Brand/Product Manager
          • Professional Services 96 – 120k
          • Consumer 84 – 120k
          • Industrial 72 – 108k
        • Trade/Channel Marketing Manager
          • Professional Services 84 – 156k
          • Consumer 84 – 180k
          • Industrial 96 – 144k
        • Digital Marketing Manager
          • Professional Services 96 – 216k
          • Consumer 96 – 180k
          • Industrial 96 – 140k
        • Public Relations Manager
          • Professional Services 96 – 144k
          • Consumer 72 – 144k
          • Industrial 72 – 120k
        • Marketing Communications Manager
          • Professional Services 120 – 180k
          • Consumer120 – 156k
          • Industrial 72 – 120k
        • Corporate Communications Manager
          • Professional Services 120 – 180k
          • Consumer 120 – 156k
          • Industrial 96 – 144k
        • Market Research Manager
          • Professional Services 96 – 144k
          • Consumer 96 – 144k
          • Industrial 96 – 144k
      • Retail
        • Leasing Manager
          • Consumer 72 – 120k
          • Industrial 84 – 144k
        • Merchandiser/Buyer
          • Professional Services 48 – 108k
          • Consumer 48 – 84k
        • Area/Operations Manager
          • Professional Services 120 – 180k
          • Consumer 120 – 180k
    • 2020 Hays Salary Guide Malaysia – MARKETING – (Salaries are yearly in ‘000 RM)
      • MARKETING – TRADITIONAL
        • Marketing Director 300 – 540
        • Marketing Manager 96 – 180
        • Marketing Executive 36 – 50
      • MARKETING – BRANDING
        • Direct Marketing Manager 96 – 180
        • Channel Manager 120 – 160
        • Global Brand Manager 150 – 220
        • Product/Brand Manager 84 – 150
      • MARKETING – MARKET RESEARCH
        • Market Research/Consumer Insights Manager 96 – 160
        • Market Research/Consumer Insights Analyst 42 – 72
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports that a Product Manager in the Technology & Telecommunications Sector earns from RM96,000 to RM120,000 a year while a Marketing Manager earns from RM120,000 to RM132,000.
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Marketing Positions in the Financial Services Sector:
      • Chief Marketing Officer RM300,000 to RM720,000
      • Market Research Executive RM36,000 to RM48,000
      • Market Research Manager RM60,000 to RM84,000
      • Director Market Research RM216,000 to RM300,000
      • Head of Marketing RM240,000 to RM480,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Sales Positions in the Fast Moving Consumer
      Goods (FMCG) & Retail Sector:

      • Chief Marketing Officer RM464,000 to RM774,000
      • Key Account Executive RM48,000 to RM72,000
      • Key Account Manager RM72,000 to RM120,000
      • Senior Key Account Manager RM108,000 to RM180,000
      • Group Key Account Manager RM120,000 to RM216,000
      • Regional Key Account Manager (Non-domestic) RM240,000 to RM600,000
      • Business Development Manager RM96,000 to RM180,000
      • Head of Business Development RM240,000 to RM300,000
      • Area Sales Executive RM48,000 to RM72,000
      • Area Sales Manager RM72,000 to RM120,000
      • Store Manager RM60,000 to RM96,000
      • Retail Manager RM96,000 to RM144,000
      • Retail Director RM180,000 to RM360,000
      • Trade Marketing Executive RM48,000 to RM60,000
      • Assistant Trade Marketing Manager RM60,000 to RM96,000
      • Trade Marketing Manager RM96,000 to RM240,000
      • Head of Trade Marketing TM216,000 to RM360,000
      • Distribution Manager RM96,000 to RM120,000
      • Food Service Manager RM96,000 to RM300,000
      • E-commerce Manager RM96,000 to RM240,000
      • Regional Sales Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
      • Export Sales Manager RM84,000 to RM300,000
      • Country Sales Manager RM180,000 to RM480,000
      • Sales Director RM260,000 to RM600,000
      • Commercial Director RM300,000 to RM720,000
      • General Manager Sales RM360,000 to RM600,000
      • Head of International Sales RM240,000 to RM480,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Sales Positions in the Business Services Sector:
      • Business Development Analyst RM48,000 to RM84,000
      • Business Development Manager RM72,000 to RM96,000
      • Key Account Manager RM60,000 to RM120,000
      • Head of E-commerce RM200,000 to RM300,000
      • Pre-sales Manager RM72,000 to RM96,000
      • Technical Sales Engineer RM60,000 to RM84,000
      • Sales Representative RM30,000 to RM60,000
      • Sales Executive RM36,000 to RM60,000
      • Inside Sales Manager RM60,000 to RM90,000
      • Channel Manager RM96,000 to RM120,000
      • Sales and Marketing Manager RM84,000 to RM144,000
      • Sales Capability Manager RM84,000 to RM180,000
      • Country / National Sales Manager RM180,000 to RM240,000
      • General Manager Sales RM240,000 to RM300,000
      • Director Sales and Marketing RM300,000 to RM420,000
      • Head of Sales and Marketing RM300,000 to RM480,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Marketing Positions in the Business Services Sector:
      • Marketing Manager RM108,000 to RM120,000
      • Head of Marketing RM120,000 to RM300,000
      • Marketing Director RM240,000 to RM480,000
      • Assistant Brand Manager RM69,000 to RM84,000
      • Brand Manager RM108,000 to RM132,000
      • Senior Brand Manager RM180,000 to RM192,000
      • Public Relations (PR) Manager RM132,000 to RM150,000
      • Communications Manager RM162,000 to RM180,000
      • Senior Communications Manager RM168,000 to RM192,000
      • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Manager RM120,000 to RM132,000
      • Product Executive RM48,000 to RM54,000
        Product Manager RM144,000 to RM180,000
      • Research Manager RM96,000 to RM132,000
      • Senior Research Manager RM144,000 to RM156,000
      • Research Director RM180,000 to RM216,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Sales Positions in the Engineering & Manufacturing Sector:
      • Business Development Manager RM96,000 to RM180,000
      • Sales Executive RM36,000 to RM60,000
      • Senior Sales Executive RM60,000 to RM96,000
      • Sales Manager RM96,000 to RM144,000
      • Country Sales Manager RM180,000 to RM300,000
      • Senior Sales Manager RM144,000 to RM216,000
      • Sales Director RM240,000 to RM480,000
      • General Manager Sales RM300,000 to RM480,000
      • Head of International Markets RM300,000 to RM600,000
      • Sales Engineer RM48,000 to RM84,000
      • Technical Sales Consultant RM48,000 to RM120,000
      • Technical Sales Engineer RM48,000 to RM120,000
      • Senior Business Manager RM180,000 to RM300,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Marketing Positions in the Engineering & Manufacturing Sector:
      • Marketing Manager RM108,000 to RM120,000
      • Market Development Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
      • Marketing Director RM180,000 to RM216,000
      • Product Manager RM120,000 to RM125,000
      • Senior Product Manager RM240,000 to RM300,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the various Marketing Job Positions in the Fast Moving Consumer
      Goods (FMCG) & Retail Sector:

      • Senior Marketing Executive RM54,000 to RM78,000
      • Group Marketing Manager RM168,000 to RM240,000
      • Head of Marketing RM309,000 to RM557,000
      • Corporate Affairs and Communications Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
      • Regional Head of Communications RM240,000 to RM264,000
      • Assistant Brand Manager RM60,000 to RM156,000
      • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Analyst RM60,000 to RM66,000
      • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
      • Product Executive RM48,000 to RM54,000
      • Product Manager RM78,000 to RM180,000
    • Randstad 2020 Market Outlook & Salary Snapshot reports that Sales & Marketing Professionals in the Property Industry working as a Manager earns RM8,000 – RM14,000, Senior Manager RM14,000 – RM20,000 and a General Manager/Head of Dept. RM20,000 – RM30,000. These are monthly salaries for Properties > RM1,000 psf.
    • According to Kelly Services 2019/2020 Salary Guide, the monthly salaries (RM) for Sales & Marketing are:
      • Sales Director, Asia Pacific >10 25,000 to 35,000
      • Sales Director, Industrial Engineering >10 years experience range from 17,000 to 25,000
      • Vice President, Sales & Marketing >10 years experience range from 15,000 to 27,000
      • Sales Channel Director >10 years experience range from 15,000 to 27,000
      • General Manager, Property Sales & Marketing >10 years experience range from 15,000 to 27,000
      • Senior Global Brand Manager >10 years experience range from 15,000 to 20,000
      • Head of Sales & Marketing >10 years experience range from 15,000 to 20,000
      • Sales Director >10 years experience range from 15,000 to 27,000
      • Vice President, Regional Marketing 8-10 years experience range from 12,000 to 20,000
      • Corporate Communications Director 8-10 years experience range from 12,000 to 20,000
      • Business Development Director 8-10 years experience range from 12,000 to 20,000
      • Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Planning 7-10 years experience range from 10,000 to 20,000
      • Assistant Country Manager 7-10 years experience range from 10,000 to 20,000
      • Head of Channel Management 8 years experience range from 10,000 to 18,000
      • Sales Manager 8 years experience range from 7,000 to 13,000
      • Marketing Communications Manager 8 years experience range from 7,000 to 13,000
      • Key Account Manager 8 years experience range from 8,000 to 12,000
      • Business Development Manager 8 years experience range from 5,000 to 18,000
      • Marketing Manager 8 years experience range from 7,000 to 13,000
      • Brand Manager 5-8 years experience range from 6,000 to 12,000
      • Area Sales Manager 5-8 years experience range from 6,000 to 12,000
      • Channel Sales Manager 5-7 years experience range from 6,000 to 12,000
      • PR Manager 5-6 years experience range from 6,000 to 10,000
      • Channel Manager 4-5 years experience range from 5,000 to 9,000
      • Marketing Manager 4-5 years experience range from 5,000 to 9,000
      • Sales Manager 4-5 years experience range from 5,000 to 9,000
      • Advertising Manager 4-5 years experience range from 5,000 to 9,000
      • Key Account Manager 3-5 years experience range from 4,000 to 8,000
      • Senior Sales Executive 3-5 years experience range from 4,000 to 7,000
      • Retail Supervisor/Retail Executive 3-5 years experience range from 2,500 to 4,000
      • Brand/Product Manager 3-4 years experience range from 5,000 to 9,000
      • Marketing Executive 2-4 years experience range from 3,000 to 4,000
      • Market Research Executive 2-4 years experience range from 3,000 to 4,000
      • Customer Service Executive 2-3 years experience range from 3,000 to 4,000
    • Sales and marketing roles were listed as among the top six most in-demand job categories of 2017-2018 in Malaysia, according to Jobstore.com’s post-GE14 Salary Survey report.
    • The report, which surveyed 1.2 million job seekers on Jobstore.com, as well as HR managers, recruiters and company owners, said that revenue-generating roles are “very crucial” in the fast-paced competitive business environment. It also noted an increased focused in branding and digital efforts by companies to continuously engage with existing and potential consumers. Hence, the need for roles such as marketing manager and product manager.
    • The expected salary for a vice president (sales and marketing, strategic and planning) role is from RM15,000 to RM50,000, while senior marketing managers and project managers can expect to earn RM12,000 to RM40,000. Meanwhile, key account managers are predicted to earn between RM6,000 to RM30,000, while digital marketing managers, marketing communications managers and marketing managers are expected to obtain a salary of between RM5,000 to RM10,000.
  32. eCommerce or e-Business
    • Recommended courses to study: eBusiness, Digital Marketing, Marketing, Business Administration or Mass Communication
    • Competition for good digital and e-commerce marketing professionals in Malaysia is expected to increase this quarter as more international players move into the region, according to recruiting experts Hays. “Malaysia remains a strong destination for many global businesses looking to move into Asia, with many companies choosing it as a launch pad into the region”, says Tom Osborne, Regional Director of Hays in Malaysia. The start-up and e-commerce ecosystem in Malaysia has benefited tremendously from the continuous support from government agencies such as Multimedia Development Corporation (MDEC) and Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC), which has led to an increase in the number of companies being set up and in turn demand for relevant professionals within the market. “The influx of investment has re-energised the market, particularly for e-commerce developments within the banking, finance technology and retail sectors. For example, we see traditional retail brands moving into e-commerce platforms to expand their customer sourcing channels and capture market share as competition with mom-and-pop stores increases,” Tom explains.
    • According to a Top Markets report, e-commerce adoption rates in Malaysia make up 70% of the population, and this is partly due to the government’s effort in pushing for online businesses. Job seekers can definitely look towards this field, as the sector is expected to grow by 34% this year to US$3.8bil, BMI Research reported. What job seekers may be interested to know is that Alibaba intends to set up a regional distribution hub here, which can only mean more job opportunities.
    • E-commerce contribution to the GDP is expected to reach about RM83.6 billion in 2017 from RM74.6 billion in 2016, representing a y-o-y growth of about 12.1%. (The official 2017 ICT Satellite Account is expected to be released in October this year) The Southeast Asian internet economy is expected to grow from USD50 Billion to USD250 Billion over the next 7 years. The government’s efforts since the launch of the Multimedia Super Corridor in 1996 has put Malaysia in a leading position to benefit from this growth.
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for Digital Marketing Job Positions in the Fast Moving Consumer
      Goods (FMCG) & Retail Sector:

      • Digital Marketing Manager RM180,000 to RM192,000
      • Group Digital Marketing Manager RM216,000 to RM240,000
      • Director Digital Transformation RM240,000 to RM300,000
      • Director E-commerce RM240,000 to RM360,000
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the Head of E-commerce ranges from RM200,000 to RM300,000 in the Business Services Sector.
  33. Animation and Multimedia Designers
    • Recommended courses to study: Animation, Visual Effects, Virtual Reality (VR), or Multimedia Design
    • The Malaysian animation industry was worth RM567.86 million ($187.7 million) and employed over 3,000 people in 2016, according to the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) — the government-sponsored agency central to the nation’s digital content success.It reports there are now over 100 homegrown studios that have produced more than 20 original IPs and seen their work travel to 120+ countries, with an export value of RM132 million (over $32.2 million).
    • Malaysia’s digital content market has grown substantially over the years. Here are the end-of-the-year figures for 2018.
    • Malaysia’s creative workforce earn a monthly average of USD900 (MYR3,650).
  34. Game Developers or Game Designers
    • Computer games have become mainstream media, with nett earnings even surpassing that of the film industry. Rising smartphone ownership is increasing access to mobile games globally and has enabled innovation in gameplay and business models. However, production values are very high and costs of development are rising partly due to heavy demand, lack of specialized and qualified skilled workers, and the pressure to deliver more within an increasingly shorter amount of time.Hence, there is a need for people who are trained and competent in the workflow of Game Development with very specialized fields of study.
    • Games technology covers a wide area that includes simulation, programming and adventure features for use in areas such as entertainment, gaming and multimedia. If you’re looking for a career that combines creativity and technical IT skills, then this course is perfect for you, as you will be able to explore games as both a technical and an entertainment medium.The Industry is growing at an incredible rate and shows no sign of ever slowing down. Almost everyone plays games in some form. The games industry spans even to other areas like serious games, casual games, mobile games, simulations and virtual reality. It comes as no surprise then that more companies are now outsourcing their work to countries like Malaysia due to lower costs and a competitive standard of quality.
    • In Malaysia, the video game industry falls under the digital creative content sector, which is one of the fastest-growing in the national digital economy, as recorded by the MSC Malaysia Annual & Quarterly Industry Report (AQIR). The industry generated revenue of RM7.1 billion last year (exports worth RM1.2 billion), with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.6% from 2014 to 2018.
    • In 2018, the Gaming Industry alone contributed USD100 million to Malaysia’s revenue and expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2018-2023) of 10.9 per cent, which will result in a market volume of USD168 million by 2023. Malaysia also ranks 21st worldwide in term of games revenue, with the total amount of USD633 million.
    • According to PWC Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2019-2023, the Malaysian video game market generated revenue of US$443 million in 2018, with a forecast CAGR of 4.8% to reach US$561 million by 2023. The report states that Malaysia’s high proportion of smartphone ownership has enabled rapid growth in social and casual gaming revenue. Social and casual gaming overtook traditional gaming revenue for the first time in 2017, accounting for an estimated 60.6% of the total games market in 2023.
    • More than 330 studios in the country are directly involved in various stages of production and development in the digital creative content industry. The video game industry, as reported by MSC Malaysia AQIR, brought in revenue of more than RM580 million in 2019 alone. More than 90% of that was exports.
    • Major AAA games have seen their game art and co-development in Malaysian studios, including Street Fighter V, Gears of War 5, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Final Fantasy and Uncharted 4. Multiple original local intellectual properties (IPs) have seen steady growth — titles such as Crab Wars, Postknight, King’s League and Simulacra have been highly successful.
  35. Event Planners
    • Recommended courses to study: Event Management, Hotel Management, Marketing, Business Administration or Mass Communication
    • Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2020 reports the yearly salaries for the following Event Management Positions in the Financial Services Sector:
      • Events Coordinator RM36,000 to RM50,000
      • Events Planner RM36,000 to RM60,000
      • Events Manager RM60,000 to RM96,000
      • Head of Events RM108,000 to RM180,000

 

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