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Jobs that are in high demand according to the Jobstore 2017/2018 salary report

by StudyMalaysia.com on June 14, 2018 | Top Stories

Jobs that are in high demand according to the Jobstore 2017/2018 salary report - StudyMalaysia.com

Are you a jobseeker looking for better opportunities or a high school leaver trying to decide which career to pursue? In Jobstore’s 2017/2018 salary report, we find out which jobs are among the highest paid and highest in demand.


Top 6 job categories in high demand

Sales & Marketing

  • Revenue-generating roles are very crucial in this fast-pace competitive business environment
  • Increased focus in Branding and Digital Effort to continuously engage with customers or potential customers - Marketing Manager, Product Manager

 

Information Technology

  • Continued high demand for Software Engineers and Data Scientist
  • Emerging Technologies (Blockchain) and Maturing Technologies (Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data) requires niche skills

Finance & Accounting

  • Increasing demand for credit risk and regulatory reporting skill due to tighter and ever-changing financial regulations
  • Growing demands for technical-savvy analyst roles who can decipher data and make informed financial decisions

Customer Service

  • Expanding shared or outsourcing services in the region and increased focus on customer experience
  • The rise of “ Empathy Economy” from the Sharing Economy and Job loss from automation makes CS the new star

 

F&B / Tourism / Hospitality

  • Steady annual growth of F&B, tourism and hospitality establishments in Malaysia since 2010
  • Growth in international arrivals - Malaysia is still an attractive destination for tourists

Engineering

  • Civil, industrial, production, mechanical, chemical, mining, electrical, electronic, telecommunication engineers are in high demand
  • More opportunities in thriving cities like Penang and Kulim acting as hubs for semiconductors and E&E manufacturing

 

Top 6 highest paid industries in Malaysia

  • Finance
  • Health
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Legal
  • Digital Art
  • Construction

Source: Top 6 Highest Paid Industries in Malaysia That Will Surprise You


Top 3 positions with the highest pay in various industries in Malaysia 2017/2018

This report by Jobstore provides insight into hiring and salary trends in Malaysia. This report was produced based on the analysis of job placements in 22 job categories presented in Jobstore.com as well as jobs from its 20+ partner job sites, salary surveys, recruitment trend researches and industry reports.

Industry Level Position Experience needed (in years) Minimum salary* Maximum salary*
  • Administrative/ Clerical
Manager
  • Personal Assistant to CEO
5-10 5,000 12,000
Manager
  • Administration/Office Manager
    • Safety Manager
5-8 6,000 10,000
Senior/
Junior Executive
  • Personal Assistant
    • Secretary
3-10 4,500 10,000
  • Accounting/ Auditing
  • Finance/ Banking/ Insurance
Director/ C-Level
  • Chief Financial Officer
15 and above 20,000 53,000
Director/ C-Level
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Director of Compliance
  • Finance Director
10-20 12,000 28,000
Senior Manager
  • Corporate Finance Manager
  • Finance Head
  • Financial Controller
  • Risk Manager
  • Senior Finance Manager
  • Strategic Planning & Analysis Manager
  • Tax Manager
  • Treasury Manager
5-10 7,500 25,000
  • Art/ Design/ Entertainment
Senior Manager, Manager
  • Design Manager
  • Design Planning & Development
  • Senior Animator
  • Senior Art Director
  • Senior Design Manager
6-12 6,000 15,000
Senior Executive
  • 2D & 3D Motion Graphics
  • Senior interior Designer
  • UX Designer/ Animator
3-6 2,500 6,500
Junior Executive
  • Draughtsman
  • Interior Designer
  • Web/ Graphic Designer
1-3 1,800 4,000
  • Education/ Training
  • Human Resource
Director/ C-Level
  • Chief HR Officer
  • Chief People Officer
  • HR Director
15 and above 15,000 50,000
Director/ C-Level, Senior Manager
  • Head (Recruitment, Talent Management, Change Management, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Organizational Development)
  • Regional HR Manager
  • Vice President
10-15 10,000 25,000
Senior Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Senior HR Manager
  • Senior Recruitment Manager
  • Training & Development Manager
7-12 7,000 15,000
  • Engineering
  • Construction/ Property
  • Manufacturing/ Production
  • Science/ R&D/ Research
Director/ C-Level, Senior Manager
  • General Manager
  • HSE Director
  • Operations Director
  • Quality Director
10 and above 20,000 32,000
Senior Manager, Manager
  • Engineering Manager
  • General Manager
  • Utilities Manager
8-10 12,000 23,500
Senior Manager, Manager
  • Construction Manager
8-15 9,000 18,000
  • Information Technology
Director/ C-Level, Senior Manager
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • IT Director
  • VP of IT
15-25 15,000 50,000
Director/ C-Level, Senior Manager
  • Project Director
15-25 10,000 22,000
Senior Manager
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Senior Program Manager
8-15 9,000 30,000
  • Business Management/ Project/ Planning
  • Customer Service
    PR/ Media/ Communications
  • Sales/ Marketing
Director/ C-Level, Senior Manager
  • Business Development Director
  • Chief Operation Officer
  • Head of Sales
  • Managing Director
  • Sales Director (Regional)
  • Vice President (Sales & Marketing, Strategic & Planning)
10 and above 15,000 50,000
Senior Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Country Manager
  • General Manager
  • Head of Sales
  • Sales Director
  • Senior Marketing Manager
  • Senior Project Manager
8 and above 12,000 40,000
Manager
  • Key Account Manager
  • Sales Manager
5-10 6,000 30,000
  • F&B/ Tourism/ Hospitality
Director/ C-Level, Senior Manager
  • F&B Director
4-10 7,000 12,000
Senior Manager, Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Operation Manager
  • Sushi Chef
4-10 5,000 10,000
Manager
  • F&B Manager
5 and above 5,000 6,500
  • Health/ Beauty/ Fitness
Director/ C-Level
  • Medical Director
10 and above 20,000 30,000
Director/ C-Level, Senior Manager, Manager
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Director of Nursing
  • General Manager
  • Market Access Manager
10 and above 10,000 18,000
Senior Manager, Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager (Regional)
5 and above 10,000 15,000
  • Legal/ Public/ Security
Director/ C-Level, Senior Manager
  • Head of Compliance
  • Head of Legal
  • Head of Regulatory
  • Legal & Compliance
  • General Manager (Legal)
  • Group Legal & Compliance
  • Regional Legal Head
  • Section Head
  • Vice President Legal
Above 8 10,000 25,000
Manager, Senior Executive
  • Group Company Secretary
  • Legal & Corporate Secretarial
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • Legal Manager/ VP
  • Legal Manager
  • Senior Legal Manager
5-10 7,500 15,000
Senior Executive
  • Legal Counsel
  • Senior Secretarial Executive
2-6 3,000 6,000
  • Maintenance/ Repair
  • Quality Assurance
  • Purchasing/ Procurement/
  • Inventory
    Production/Manufacturing
  • Transportation/ Logistics
Director/ C-Level
  • Airfreight/Sea freight Director
  • Operations Director
  • Procurement Director
  • Supply Chain Director
Above 10 20,000 40,000
Senior Manager
  • General Manager
  • Senior Logistics/ Transportation Manager
  • Regional Procurement Manager
  • Senior Supply Chain Manager
8-12 10,000 25,000
Manager
  • Strategic Sourcing Manager
8-12 13,000 19,200

*Note: denotes monthly salary in RM and may include bonuses and commission

Source: Jobstore 2017/2018 Salary Report

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