ICT has among best-paying jobs in Malaysia: JobStreet survey
- Malaysian jobseekers say salary is single-most important consideration
- Most jobs in top 10 best-paying list tend to be technical- or science-based
WHILE salaries in Malaysia’s ICT (information and communications technology) industry lag others in South-East Asia, the industry still has some of the top 10 best-paying jobs in the country.
In a JobStreet.com report on the top 10 best-paying jobs in Malaysia, careers in technical fields still give a good return on investment, especially in software-related fields, and get even better as a candidate’s career progresses.
This is in contrast to the annual ICT Job Market Outlook report released by the National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom), which JobStreet.com also helps compile and whose data is analysed by consultancy firm KPMG. In the most recent report, it was found that ICT jobs in Malaysia paid significantly less than those in Singapore, Thailand and even Vietnam; but higher than in the Philippines and Indonesia.
Salaries are a predominant factor with Malaysian jobseekers, JobStreet.com noted, citing a recent Nielsen survey that showed that when it came to choosing a job, salary is their most important consideration.
This is why JobStreet.com introduced a salary-matching feature on its recruitment portal last December, saying it was the first job site in South-East Asia to do so.
Using that feature, the company compiled a report on the Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in Malaysia, which showed that most jobs in the top 10 list tend to be technical- or science-based.
Candidates at the executive level who specialised in Medical, Engineering, Finance and IT generally earned above-average salaries of RM2,800. As for managerial levels and above, specialisations such as IT, Science and Engineering gave better compensations, the company said in a statement.
The following is the list of jobs with the highest average salaries across all position levels, based on the salaries posted by employers on JobStreet.com from Jan 1 to Aug 31, 2013.