Robert Walters Global Salary Survey


Fairly subdued recruitment levels expected in 2017

The Robert Walters Global Salary Survey for 2017 has been released. The annual survey contains recruitment market updates, hiring advice and benchmarks salaries across our global markets.

Here we discuss the employment outlook for Malaysia in 2017.

Hiring trends in Malaysia

In 2017, we expect that most businesses will continue to maintain or possibly even reduce headcount across non-critical areas. In particular, market conditions will remain challenging for the oil and gas, electrical and electronic manufacturing sectors.

However, hiring activity is expected to remain strong in digital marketing and e-commerce throughout 2017 with the expansion of new businesses. As a result, technology professionals with good programming skills will continue to be in demand. 

About the Global Salary Survey

Now in its eighteenth edition, the annual Global Salary Survey is the most comprehensive review of professional salaries and recruitment trends around the world.

The comprehensive book, covering 27 countries, is free and covers the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand as well as North and South America.The Global Salary Survey is based on the analysis of permanent, interim and contract placements made across each of our geographies and recruitment disciplines during 2016.

Download the Salary Survey

For a more in-depth look at our expectations for the recruitment market in Malaysia, request your free copy of the 2017 Malaysia Salary Survey today.

Compare your salary across a range of global markets and industries. The Salary Survey is also available as an App for download on iOS and Android.

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