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Critical occupations in ICT in Malaysia 2016/2017

by StudyMalaysia.com on July 3, 2017 | Top Stories, Career Guide

Critical occupations in ICT in Malaysia 2016/2017

Did you know that there’s something called the Critical Occupations List? What is it? It’s a list of occupations in 10 key economic sectors in Malaysia that are high in demand in Malaysia. Read on to find out which occupations are on the 2016/2017 list for the ICT & GBS sector.

Did you know that there’s something called the Critical Occupations List (COL)? The COL reflects skilled occupations that are highly sought-after and strategic in 10 key economic sectors in Malaysia. Presented by the Critical Skills Monitoring Committee, which was established under the 11th Malaysia Plan to address skill mismatches in the labour market, the COL monitors and informs us about the occupations that are high in demand within various industries in Malaysia.

The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) & Global Business Services (GBS) sector contains the most number of sought-after jobs among all the economic sectors. Here’s a look at the 23 jobs listed in the COL for this sector for 2016/2017:

Critical occupation More information about the job

Managing Directors and Chief Executives

Description: Managing Directors and Chief Executives formulate and review policies and plan, direct, coordinate and evaluate the overall activities of enterprises or organisations (except special interest organisations and government departments) with the support of other managers.

Other similar job titles: Chief Executive Officer, Operations Manager

Finance Managers

Description: Finance managers plan, direct and coordinate the financial operations and participates in formulating the financial policy within a government agency, corporate business, or organisation.

Other similar job titles: Audit and Risk Management Manager, Tax Managers

Business Services Managers

Description: Business services managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate sales and marketing activities of an enterprise or organisation.

Other similar job titles: Business Development Manager

Advertising and Public Relations Managers

Description: Advertising and Public Relations Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the advertising and public relations activities of enterprises and organisations.

Other similar job titles: Communications Manager, Public Relations Manager, Customer Service Manager, Contact Centre Manager, Call Centre Manager, Contact Centre Team Leader Manager

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Managers

Description: Information and Communications Technology Managers organise, plan, direct, control and coordinate the acquisition, development, maintenance and use of computers and telecommunications systems.

Other similar job titles: Information Technology Manager, Computer Security Manager, Information Technology Project Manager, Creative Multimedia Manager, Security Operations Centre (SOC) Manager

Mathematicians, Actuaries and Statisticians

Description: Mathematicians, Actuaries and Statisticians conduct research and improve or develop mathematical, actuarial and statistical concepts, theories, operational methods, and techniques, and advise on or engage in their practical application in such fields as engineering, business, social and other sciences.

Other similar job titles: Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Data Mining Analyst

Mechanical Engineers

Description: Mechanical Engineers conduct research and advise on design, and direct the production of machinery and equipment and industrial plant systems, and advise on and direct their functioning, maintenance and repairs, or study and advise on technological aspects of particular materials, products or processes.

Other similar job titles: Technology Technical Engineer

Electrical Engineers

Description: Electrical Engineers conduct research and advise on, design and direct the construction and operation of electrical systems, components, motors and equipment, and advise on and direct their maintenance and repair, or study and advise on technological aspects of electrical engineering materials, products and processes.

Other similar job titles: Embedded System/ Firmware Engineer

Electronic Engineers

Description: Electronic Engineers conduct research on, design and direct the maintenance and repair of electronic systems. They study and advise on technological aspects of electronic engineering materials, products and processes.

Other similar job titles: Systems Engineer

Graphic and Multimedia Designers

Description: Graphic and Multimedia Designers design information content for visual and audio communication, publications and display using film, electronic, digital and other forms of visual and audio media.

Other similar job titles: Web Designer, Graphic Designer, Designer, Digital Artist, Animator, Screenwriter, 3D Artist, 3D Modeller

Accountants

Description: Accountants plan, organise and administer accounting systems, and examine and analyse the accounting and financial records of individuals and establishments to ensure accuracy and compliance with established accounting standards and procedures.

Other similar job titles: Tax Accountant, Management Accountant, Account Executive, Bank Accounting Analyst, Auditor, Compliance Analyst

Financial and Investment Advisers

Description: Financial and Investment Advisers develop financial plans for individuals and organisations and invest and manage funds on their behalf.

Other similar job titles: E-Commerce Adviser

Financial Analysts

Description: Financial Analysts conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investments in public and private institutions.

Other similar job titles: Financial Analyst

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sales Professionals

Description: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sales Professionals sell a range of computer hardware, software and other information and communications technology goods and services including installation and provide specialised information as required.

Other similar job titles: Information Technology Sales Engineer, Customer Support Representative, Product Development Engineer

Systems Analysts

Description: : This unit group covers Software and Application Developers and Analysts Not Elsewhere Classified in minor group 251: Software and Application Developers and Analysts.

Other similar job titles: Electronic Data Processing Analyst, IT Business Analyst, .Net Consultant, Java Consultant, IT Specialist (SAP), Security Analyst (IT), Integrated Circuit (IC) Designer (IT), Technical Helpdesk Analyst

Software Developers

Description: Software Developers study, analyse and evaluate requirements for existing or new software applications and operating systems, and design, develop, test and maintain software solutions to meet the requirements.

Other similar job titles: Software Developer, Software Designer, Software Engineer, Java Developer, OpenText Developer

Applications Programmers

Description: Application Programmers write and maintain programmable code outlined in technical instructions and specifications for software applications and operating systems.

Other similar job titles: Systems Programmer, Analyst Programmer, Applications Programmer, .Net Programmer, C/C++ Programmer, Cobol Programmer, Java Programmer, Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) Programmer, Android/iOS Programmer, Animation Programmer, Computer Games Programmer, User Interface (UI)/ Gameplay Coders, Game Engine Programmers, Computer Infrastructure Specialist

Software and Applications Developers Not Elsewhere Classified

Description: This unit group covers Software and Application Developers and Analysts Not Elsewhere Classified in minor group 251: Software and Application Developers and Analysts.

Other similar job titles: Test Engineer (IT), Solution Architect (IT), Software Quality Assurance Engineer (IT)

Databases and Administrators

Description: Database Designers and Administrators design, develop, control, maintain and support the optimal performance and security of databases.

Other similar job titles: Database Architect, Database Designer, Oracle Database Specialist Structured Query Language (SQL) Database Administrator.

Systems Administrators

Description: System Administrators develop, maintain and support optimal performance and control security of information technology systems.

Other similar job titles: Systems Administrator, Project Coordinator (IT), Computer Support Engineer

Computer Network Professionals

Description: Computer Network Professionals research, analyse and recommend strategies for network architecture and development. They implement, manage, maintain and configure network hardware and software, and monitor, troubleshoot and optimise performance.

Other similar job titles: Network Administrator, Network Engineer

Database and Network Professionals Not Elsewhere Classified

Description: This unit group covers Database and Network Professionals Not Elsewhere Classified in Minor Group 252: Database and Network Professionals.

Other similar job titles: Digital Forensic Specialist, Security Specialist (IT), IT Security Architect, Penetration Testers

Film, Stage and Related Directors and Producers

Description: Film, Stage and Related Directors and Producers oversee, control and direct the technical and artistic aspects in film, television or radio productions or stage shows.

Other similar job titles: Motion Picture Producer, Television Producer

10 critical occupations in ICT in Malaysia

More about the COL and the Critical Skills Monitoring Committee

As part of efforts under the 11th Malaysia Plan to address skill mismatches in the labour market, the Critical Skills Monitoring Committee (CSC) was established, jointly led by TalentCorp and the Institute of Labour Market Information and Analysis (ILMIA), MOHR. One of the CSC’s key initiatives is to construct a COL that will be evidence-based and reflects the most sought-after occupations by industry, which may also be hard-to-fill positions.

The pilot COL for 2015/2016 covered six key economic sectors: Electrical & Electronics, Oil & Gas, Information and Communication Technology & Global Business Services (ICT & GBS), Telecommunications & Multimedia, Financial Services and Accounting.

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