Career in Malaysia ICT (IT) sector

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Presentation to the 1st year students in Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology in University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Kampar Campus, Malaysia.
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1. Statistics of ICT job market in Malaysia.
2. 10 commandments for success in ICT career

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Career in Malaysia ICT (IT) sector

  1. 1. Career in Malaysia ICT sector and how you can succeed in it. Competence – Progressive – Upskilling Jun 2009
  2. 2. My Journey so far… $alary: 2300 3250 3500 4500 6000 8000 10000 B.Sc Comp Sc from UNSW, Senior Product Australia Manager Grad Dip Info Sys Senior IT Manager from UNSW ITS Manager 36 Group Leader 34 I.T. Engineer Age: 21 28 30 2009 25 32 22 23 1994 27 2001 2007 1998 2003 2005 1995 1996 2000 Product Management Project Management COBOL Oracle DBA BASIC SQL Server Leadership… PowerBuilder BaaN Business & Marketing ASP VB 6.0 Negotiation Cyrstal Report IIS 2.0 Innovation Slide 2 All Copyrights reserved
  3. 3. What’s ICT? Human Factors Information User Interface Content Web 2.0 News Entertainment Video Broadcasting SMS Internet Mobile Multimedia Communication email IP Telephony LAN / WAN WiMax 3G/4G Artificial Intelligence Operating Systems Virtualization J2EE OpenSource Database Storage PC / Server Security Microsoft .Net Technology Slide 3 All Copyrights reserved
  4. 4. ICT is a key contributor to Malaysia economy Slide 4 All Copyrights reserved
  5. 5. Out of 40,000 new jobs in JobStreet.com Q1 2009… Others , 43% IT/Computer - Software, 7% IT, 15% Engineering, 12% IT/Computer - Ha rdwa re, 1% Fi na nce, 13% IT/Computer - Network/Sys tem/ Da ta bas e Admin, 7% Sal es & Ma rketing, 17% Source: JobStreet.com Slide 5 All Copyrights reserved
  6. 6. Am I in the right field? Plenty of opportunities. ICT contributes 10% of our country’s economy. 15% of new jobs created are in ICT. Strong support from MDeC and government. ICT is fun – it is also entertainment, music, games, animation, fashion etc. ICT is about working with people, helping people and solving people’s problems. Whatever career options you may choose later, studying ICT can help you achieve it. ICT is a global career – you can work with the whole world and travel to places. ICT = great job + good money + hip lifestyle. Slide 6 All Copyrights reserved
  7. 7. Top 10 most popular IT profession 1. Software Programmer/Engineer (21.0%) 2. Network/System Engineer (8.4%) 3. IT Executive / MIS (7.2%) 4. Functional Consultant / Business Analyst (6.0%) 5. I.T. / Department Manager (6.0%) 6. Technical Support (4.8%) 7. System Administrator (4.8%) 8. Supervisor / Team Lead in Software (4.7%) 9. Project Management in Software (4.3%) 10. System Analyst (4.1%) That’s 71.3% of the ICT technical workforce. Source: JobStreet.com Slide 7 All Copyrights reserved
  8. 8. Salary by Industry – for Fresh Graduate level Northern Malaysia Central Malaysia Southern Malaysia Industry 50th Percentile 50th Percentile 50th Percentile (RM) (RM) (RM) Bank - 2,000.00 - Call Center/IT-Enabled Services 2,200.00 2,000.00 1,500.00 Computer/IT (Hardware) 2,000.00 1,995.00 - Computer/IT (Software) 2,000.00 2,000.00 2,000.00 Consulting (Business/Technical) - 2,150.00 - Education 1,900.00 1,800.00 - Electrical & Electronics 2,100.00 - - Financial Services/Securities/Insurance - 2,150.00 - Manufacturing 1,900.00 2,000.00 - Oil/Gas/Petroleum - 2,500.00 - Science & Technology/Aerospace/BioTechnology - 1,900.00 - Semiconductor/Wafer Fabrication 2,680.00 - - Services - 1,700.00 - Telecommunication - 2,300.00 - Wholesale/Retail/Trading - 1,600.00 - Source: JobStreet.com Slide 8 All Copyrights reserved
  9. 9. Salary by Industry – for Senior level (4+ years experience) Northern Malaysia Central Malaysia Southern Malaysia Industry 50th Percentile (RM) 50th Percentile (RM) 50th Percentile (RM) Agriculture/Plantations/Aquaculture - 3,350.00 - Automotive/Heavy Industry/Machinery 3,800.00 3,980.00 - Bank 3,200.00 4,000.00 - Call Center/IT-Enabled Services 3,500.00 4,000.00 3,400.00 Chemical - 4,300.00 - Computer/IT (Hardware) 3,200.00 3,500.00 2,700.00 Computer/IT (Software) 3,500.00 4,100.00 3,300.00 Construction/Building - 3,200.00 - Consulting (Business/Technical) 3,592.50 4,500.00 3,434.00 Education 2,500.00 3,080.00 2,800.00 Electrical & Electronics 4,000.00 3,400.00 3,050.00 Financial Services/Securities/Insurance 2,900.00 4,200.00 3,900.00 Hotel/Restaurant/Food Service 2,800.00 3,200.00 2,725.00 Manufacturing 3,800.00 3,625.50 3,500.00 Oil/Gas/Petroleum - 5,600.00 4,042.00 Printing/Publishing - 3,440.00 - Property/Real Estate - 3,500.00 - Science & Technology/Aerospace/BioTechnology 4,850.00 4,175.00 3,000.00 Semiconductor/Wafer Fabrication 4,167.00 5,600.00 3,950.00 Services 3,600.00 3,500.00 3,000.00 Telecommunication 4,307.00 4,470.00 3,863.00 Transport/Storage/Freight/Shipping 3,200.00 4,000.00 3,000.00 Utilities - 3,340.00 - Wholesale/Retail/Trading 2,500.00 3,350.00 2,500.00 Source: JobStreet.com Slide 9 All Copyrights reserved
  10. 10. Salary by Industry at Senior Management level Central Malaysia 25th 50th 75th Industry Percentile Percentile Percentile (RM) (RM) (RM) Bank 7,079.00 8,000.00 9,530.00 Call Center/IT-Enabled Services 8,050.00 12,255.00 13,000.00 Computer/IT (Hardware) 5,125.00 8,750.00 11,860.00 Computer/IT (Software) 7,000.00 8,500.00 11,587.50 Consulting (Business/Technical) 6,500.00 8,500.00 11,000.00 Financial Services/Securities/Insurance 8,500.00 10,500.00 12,000.00 Manufacturing 9,650.00 12,720.00 13,587.50 Services 8,850.00 10,000.00 12,750.00 Telecommunication 5,850.00 8,375.00 11,750.00 Wholesale/Retail/Trading 6,360.00 8,500.00 9,425.00 Source: JobStreet.com Slide 10 All Copyrights reserved
  11. 11. ICT Salary Comparison in the region Source: ZDNetAsia/ActiveTechPros Annual IT Professional Salary Survey 2008 Slide 11 All Copyrights reserved
  12. 12. Strength of Malaysian ICT sector Good knowledge and domain – Experience learned from servicing the MNCs in the manufacturing sector. Diverse culture. Cost competitive. Well placed by renowned analysts in the ICT and outsourcing sector: Frost & Sullivan – Strength in finance, logistics, energy and outsourcing. AT Kearney – 3rd most attractive global services location. neoIT – Malaysian services providers are among top 100 global firms, e.g. eaCAP, SnT, Vsource, Scicom. Slide 12 All Copyrights reserved
  13. 13. Challenges for Malaysia ICT sector Factors inhibiting growth / risk factor: Limited market size. Funding difficulties especially for growing SMEs. Infrastructure – e.g. Broadband. “Buy local” mindset is lacking. Shortage of talent. Source: PIKOM Slide 13 All Copyrights reserved
  14. 14. But… Slide 14 All Copyrights reserved
  15. 15. For Successful Career in ICT Slide 15 All Copyrights reserved
  16. 16. Be Strong in I Fundamental Knowledge Slide 16 All Copyrights reserved
  17. 17. II #1 reason why IT projects fail – failure to communicate requirements. Slide 17 All Copyrights reserved
  18. 18. III Slide 18 All Copyrights reserved
  19. 19. Think “benefit”, not “feature”. Think “Business”, IV not “Technology”. Slide 19 All Copyrights reserved
  20. 20. V Problem Solving Ability How many durian trees are there in Perak? Slide 20 All Copyrights reserved
  21. 21. If it's never our fault, we can't take responsibility for it. If we can't take responsibility for it, we'll always be its victim. ~Richard Bach VI Take Responsibility. Slide 21 All Copyrights reserved
  22. 22. VII Take Initiatives "Men who do things without being told draw the most wages." -Edwin H. Stuart Slide 22 All Copyrights reserved
  23. 23. "640K ought to be enough for anybody." Bill Gates, 1981 VIII Slide 23 Learning Attitude All Copyrights reserved
  24. 24. IX Slide 24 All Copyrights reserved
  25. 25. The X Factor Slide 25 All Copyrights reserved
  26. 26. How to move up the career ladder People who know which problem to solve People who can solve problems People who can see problems Slide 26 All Copyrights reserved
  27. 27. Invest in YOU $alary: 2300 3250 3500 4500 6000 8000 10000 B.Sc Comp Sc from UNSW, Senior Product Australia Manager Grad Dip Info Sys Senior IT Manager from UNSW ITS Manager 36 Group Leader 34 I.T. Engineer Age: 21 28 30 2009 25 32 22 23 1994 27 2001 2007 1998 2003 2005 Certified Coach 1995 1996 2000 Investment Strategies Certified NLP Practitioner Diploma in Memory Techniques Accounting Sales Leadership & Finance Marketing Strategies >$200,000 invested Leadership Academy National Achiever’s Congress Speed Reading Wealth Mastery AR’s Unleash the Power Within Slide 27 All Copyrights reserved
  28. 28. Improving Lives Through Better Careers Thank You & All the Best For more career advice, go to http://forum.jobstreet.com/ Contact me mailto:wkteoh@jobstreet.com http://facebook.com/wkteoh Slide 28 All Copyrights reserved
  29. 29. Acknowledgement Sources of images/graphics used in this presentation, wherein full copy right belongs to: Slide 14: Montville Township School District http://www.montville.net/ Slide 15: Pierre Phaneuf http://www.flickr.com/photos/pphaneuf/502372884 Slide 16: MatJun http://matjun.blogspot.com Slide 17: ITS Tutorial School http://www.tuition.com.hk Slide 21: Prof Bernd Heesen http://www.profheesen.de Slide 22: People’s CyberNation http://www.cybernation.com Slide 29 All Copyrights reserved
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