There are plenty of opportunities for job seekers in the industry. According to a study by JobStreet.com, ICT Software jobseekers in Malaysia are high in demand, but the average application is the lowest. The salary increase for ICT professionals is one of the highest amongst other job categories due to it’s huge demand.
Key Takeaways from this study:
– Certain scenarios for the demand and supply situation in Malaysia bring up an over-supply of ICT graduates. This over-supply however should be considered in the light of the fact that employers deem graduates from local IHLs to be lacking in quality and not all employable
– Curricula in local IHLs are perceived by employers to not be aligned with the requirements of the industry
– As ICT is transcending its role from just a support function to a business enabler, there is an increasing and as yet unmet demand for ICT graduates that are well-equipped in business/communication skills
– The MSC cluster has performed impressively in the light of the tough economic times over the last year, with SSO as the chief growth engine
– The MSC cluster is poised to add 50,000 new knowledge workers over the next three years (2010-2012)