Computing, Software Engineering or IT Salary in Malaysia

Salary of Computing, Information Technology, Computer Science or Software Engineering in Malaysia

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Computing & Information Technology Salary in Malaysia

ICT constitutes 10.5% of GDP in Malaysia, and the goal is to boost it to 17% by 2020. Datuk Ghazali, chief executive of the government’s Multimedia Development Corporation, points out, salaries in technology industries are 90% higher than the average. This offers a chance to retain Malaysians who might otherwise leave for higher-paid jobs in neighbouring countries.

Pikom’s (Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of Malaysia)  ICT Job Market Outlook 2012

According to Pikom’s (Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of Malaysia)  ICT Job Market Outlook report released in 2012, the average salary of ICT professionals in Malaysia rose 10.9% from RM5,626 in 2010 to RM6,240 in 2011.

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Given the prospective outlook for the economy and other positive factors within the

ICT industry, PIKOM anticipates a 9.0% rise in the average salary of ICT 8a699-pikom-june-2013-2professionals in 2012, which would average out to RM6,800 per month.

Meanwhile, the Pikom ICT Job Market outlook also revealed the following interesting observations:

  • The average salary of new entrants to ICT job market after graduation has gone up by 24% to RM2,238, from RM1,800;
  • Of the 25 industries surveyed, the results showed that oil and gas positions dominated the list, with an average monthly salary of RM8,020 followed by The telecommunication sector, which netted RM6,848, 15% lower;
  • The average monthly remuneration earned by ICT software professionals having less than five years working experience was RM3,600 in comparison to only RM3,025 for ICT hardware professionals and RM3,225 by ICT call center professionals;
  • Software development applications professionals experienced on an average a 19.3% rise in monthly salary from RM6,960 in 2010 to RM8,310 in 2011. Similarly, ICT professionals in enterprise resource planning (ERP)/business applications received a 14.5% increment from RM7,550 in 2010 to RM8,650 in 2011;
  • Big corporations and multinationals having employment size more than 1,000 on an average paid monthly salary of RM7,052 , which was 36.4% more than companies with fewer than 100 people, where the amount was only RM5,169; and
  • Geographically, ICT employees in Klang Valley netted 9% more than their counterparts in Johor; in comparison to Penang region the scale differed only marginally by 1.7%.

Computing & Information Technology Salaries in Malaysia according to Kelly Services on the Employment Outlook and Salary Guide 2012/2013

According to the report done by Kelly Services on the Employment Outlook and Salary Guide 2012/2013, it lists the salaries earned by Malaysians in the IT field.

  1. Chief Technical Officers/Chief Information Officers with 12-18 yrsexperience earns between RM18,000 – RM30,000 a month
  2. Project Directors with 12-18 yrs experience earns between RM12,000-RM25,000
  3. Service Delivery Directors with 12-18 yrs experience earns between RM12,000 -RM25,000
  4. Sales Directors with 12-18 yrs can earn between RM10,000- RM25,000
  5. Software Development Managers with a degree and 8-12 yrs can earn between RM9000 – RM15,000
  6. Lead Software Developer with a degree and 6-8 yrs experience providing guidance and expertise to team of Software Developers in designing programming solutions can earn between RM8500-RM12,000
  7. Solutions Architect (Senior) or Implementation & Technical Support Manager with 6-8 years experience earns between RM8000-RM12,000
  8. Unix Specialist with 6-8 yrs earns between RM6500-RM12,000
  9. Information Security Manager with 6-8 yrs experience gets RM8000-RM12,000
  10. Project Manager with 3-5 yrs experience can get between RM6500-RM10,000
  11. Software Sales Manager 4-6 yrs experience earns between RM6000-RM9000
  12. Business Consultant with 5-7 yrs experience earns between RM6000-RM9000
  13. Wintel Specialist with 4-8 yrs experience earns between RM5500-RM8500
  14. Senior Systems Engineer with 5 yrs experience earns between RM5500-RM8000
  15. IT Manager or SAP Consultants with 4-6 yrs experience earns between RM5500-RM8000
  16. Service Delivery Manager with 5-8 yrs experience can earn between RM5500- RM8000
  17. Systems Analyst with 3-5 yrs experience earns between RM5500-RM7000
  18. Problem & Change Management Specialist or ETL Developers with  3-5 yrs earns between RM5000- RM8000
  19. IT Marketing Manager with 4-6 yrs earns between RM4600-RM8000
  20. Security Analyst with 3-5 yrs experience earns between RM4500-RM8000
  21. Business Development Manager or BI Consultant or Websphere Application Developer with  3-5 yrs earns between RM5000-RM7500
  22. Solutions Architect (Junior) with 3-5 yrs experience can earn between RM5000-RM7000
  23. Inside Sales Manager with 4-5 yrs experience earns between RM5000-RM7000
  24. IT Supply Chain Manager with 3-5 yrs earns between RM4500-RM7500
  25. Account Manager with 3-5 yrs experience can earn between RM4500-RM5500
  26. Technical Writer with 3-5 yrs earns between RM4000-RM5500
  27. Database Administrator with 2-3 yrs experience earns between RM3800-RM5000
  28. Quality Assurance Specialist or Systems Programmer with 3-5 yrs experience earns between RM3800-RM 7000
  29. Billing Systems Engineer with 3-5 yrs experience earns between RM3800-RM5000
  30. Technical Consultant with 2-3 yrs experience earns between RM3500-RM5000
  31. Pre-sales Engineer with 2-3 yrs experience earns between RM3500-RM5200
  32. Systems Engineer with 2-3 yrs experience earns between RM3500-RM5000

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  33. Unix / Linux OS Engineer with 2-3 yrs experience earns between RM3500-RM5000
  34. Java Developer with 1-3 yrs experience earns between RM3500-RM5000
  35. IT Procurement Specialist or Systems Programmer with 2-4 yrs experience earns between RM3500-RM5000
  36. Helpdesk Tech Support (foreign language expertise) or IT Trainers with 2-3 yrs experience can earn between RM4000-RM5000
  37. Programmer or Web Designer or Software Engineer or Analyst Programmer or Network Administrator with 2-3 yrs experience earns between RM3500-RM4500
  38. Channel Sales Specialist or Inside Sales Specialists or Help Desk Analyst with 2-3 yrs experience earns between RM3000-RM4500
  39. IT Marketing Communications Executive with 2-4 yrs can earn between RM2800-RM3800
  40. IT Administrator with a Diploma/Degree and 2-3 yrs experience can earn between RM2800-RM3500
  41. IT Executive with Diploma/Degree and 2 -3yrs experience can earn between RM3000-RM3500
  42. Automation Support Engineer with a Degree and 1-3 yrs experience can earn between RM3000-RM4500
  43. Technician with a Diploma and 1-3 yrs can earn between RM2300-RM4000

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