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Hot jobs and growing industries in Malaysia

by on July 18, 2019 | Top Stories

Hot jobs and growing industries in Malaysia -

Just graduated and looking for a job? Or are you thinking of a career change? Read all about the hiring and salary outlook in Malaysia in this 2019 report by Kelly Services and Capita Global.

Industries expected to grow in 2019

For 2019, the IT and Engineering industries are expected to record growth. This is in contrast with the Salary Report of 2018/19 where the Banking & Finance, Manufacturing, and Property & Construction industries were favoured with the biggest growth.

Hot jobs by industry

Want to know which jobs are in the most demand and how much they pay?

Information Technology Engineering
  • Project manager RM8,000 – RM 15,000
  • SAP team lead RM17,000 – RM 35,000
  • Web designer RM5,000 – RM8,000
  • Helpdesk tech support (foreign language expertise) RM6,000 – RM12,000
  • Programmer RM4,500 – RM8,000
  • Information security manager RM12,000 – RM20,000
Could a career in IT be what you’re looking for?
  • Head of production RM18,000 – RM25,000
  • Project manager RM10,000 – RM15,000
  • HSE manager (health, safety & environment) RM10,000 – RM18,000
Thinking of studying an engineering degree? Read this first.
Banking & Financial Services Sales & Marketing
  • Financial analyst RM4,000 – RM6,500
  • Accounts specialist, AP/AR RM3,000 – RM5,000
Can a career in banking or finance be for you?
  • Key account manager (FMCG) RM6,000 – RM12,000
  • Business development manager (across industries) RM5,000 – RM18,000
This could be your pitch! Read more about sales and marketing careers here.

Source: Malaysia 2019 Salary Guide by Kelly Services Malaysia and Capita Global

Kelly Services Malaysia and Capita Global operates under the PERSOLKELLY company, a joint venture between PERSOL Holdings and Kelly Services, forming one of the largest HR Solutions companies in APAC with its headquarters in Singapore.

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