1. Growing Demand
Malaysia’s ICT sector has become a crucial contributor to Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2021, contributing RM320.4 billion, and is expected to grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 8.6% over the next five years, reflecting its vital role in Malaysia's economic development. As more industries and businesses leverage technology to improve their operations and services, the demand for skilled IT professionals in Malaysia is increasing. In fact, the IT sector has been identified as one of the fastest-growing sectors in terms of job opportunities, with job vacancies available in almost every industry and sector, particularly in high-growth areas such as e-commerce, fintech, and healthcare. This makes a career in IT a promising choice for those who are looking for a stable and in-demand profession in Malaysia.
2. Lucrative Salaries
IT professionals are among the highest paid in the job market, with many roles offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits. For example, according to Glassdoor, the average salary for an entry-level Software Engineer is over RM57,600 per year, and a IT Security Specialist can earn up to RM 67,200 per year.