2021 Review: The Most In-demand and Highest Paying IT Jobs in Malaysia

There are several reasons for Malaysia’s healthy economic condition, among them its growing status as a significant commercial force in the Asia-Pacific region, and its links to China and other growing regional economies.

This all bodes well for employment prospects in IT as well as other industries – if you have the right skills and certifications. Here are some of the top available jobs in Malaysia, both in terms of demand and reward:

  1. IT Systems Architect

    Average salaries here are around RM140,000 per annum. Senior positions may carry a much higher remuneration. Currently, Jobstore.com is showing 200 vacancies nationwide.

  2. IT Manager

    These roles are less to do with “administrative management” and more to do with your ability to be an agent of change through the effective deployment of technology. When consulting on leveraging business benefits out of IT, senior roles here can earn an average of RM120,000 per annum. Vacancy statistics are showing around 1,500 such positions available on Jobstore.com.

  3. IT Security Architect

    Our society is increasingly aware of the need for a higher emphasis on all-round IT security. As such, the demand for experienced IT Security Architects has never been greater. Currently, experienced professionals in this discipline are earning salaries of RM200,000 per annum on average. There are approximately 300 vacancies in this domain.

  4. Cloud Engineers

    Another area where demand and salaries are high, experienced Cloud Engineers can expect to earn average salaries in the region of RM180,000 per annum. Vacancies in this area are also high – numbering approximately 700 across Malaysia.

  5. Data Scientist

    Data scientists are essential to many systems development and exploitation activities. Positions in this skills domain carry an average salary of around RM180,000. There are plenty of positions around too – approximately 20 of them across the country.

  6. Python Developers

    One of the most popular development languages around, Python is now a significant force in the IT industry. Salaries for experienced Python developers average around RM120,000. There are currently around 600 vacancies for such developers across the country.
  7. Project Managers

    The business world is always on the lookout for more people with skills in recognized PM methodologies. Salaries are around an average of RM120,000. Right now, there are in the region of 634 such positions available in various locations.

  8. DevOps Engineer

    People with this broad-based skill set can expect average salaries in the region of RM80,000. There are at least 400 such positions currently being advertised.

To secure these types of positions, and others like them, you’ll need experience and the right form of industry-recognized certifications.

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