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The 2019 Salary Survey is here

The latest version of the Robert Walters Salary Survey is here and you can request for a free printed copy now. Don’t miss out on the most up to date salary information and employment trends in Kuala Lumpur & Penang. The annual book contains recruitment market updates, hiring advice and salary information from across our global markets.

For employers - With the latest information on salaries and employment trends across a range of industries, as well as hiring tips and advice, our 2019 Salary Survey will ensure you are best positioned to attract and retain top talent in your sector.

For employees - Due a pay rise in 2019? Find out what you’re worth with the most comprehensive list of global salaries in the industry. Or if you’re considering making a move, find out what skills and experience employers are looking for, across a range of sectors worldwide.

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About the Salary Survey

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

The Greater China & South East Asia book consisting of 9 countries, is free, and covers China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Our Salary Survey is based on the analysis of permanent, interim and contract placements made across each of our geographies and recruitment disciplines during 2018.

Hiring trends – Malaysia 

Recruitment activity is expected to be more positive in 2019. Digitalisation will continue to be a key market driver, and skilled tech talent will remain sought after. Other roles that will see high demand include risk and compliance in financial services and sales and marketing in the fast-moving consumer goods sectors. Overall, companies are looking for professionals who have strong business acumen in addition to expertise in their own roles. 

In Penang, we expect to see continued demand for engineering roles as Penang remains a strong manufacturing hub. The government’s plan to introduce further business-friendly measures will likely attract potential investment and expansion that will drive recruitment activity in 2019.