has released its latest “Jobstore Salary Report 2018/2019”. According to the report, salary for fresh graduates has gradually climbed by 6 per cent to keep up with inflation while helping companies to attract the most qualified candidates.

The report revealed that the average fresh graduate will earn around RM2,635 per month. This shows an increase from RM2,482 in 2018. These results are aligned with data collected by the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) Salary Survey.

The salary report is designed to provide a standard for the average monthly earnings offered by companies in Malaysia. The salary values are subject to industry’s market rate in terms of knowledge, skills and experience required by the respective role. Jobstore has also managed to identify 10 of the most in-demand job categories of 2018-2019.

  1. Sales & Marketing
  2. Information Technology
  3. Accounting & Auditing
  4. Customer Service
  5. F&B/Tourism/Hospitality
  6. Art/Design/Entertainment
  7. Engineering
  8. Construction/Property
  9. Human Resource
  10. Business Management/Project/Planning

“The report highlights that the acceleration of digital transformation creates an indistinguishable border between tasks performed by humans and those by machines and algorithms, thus causing major changes to the current global job landscape”, said General Manager of, Carmen Chong.

The job market is becoming more complex by the year. Both employers and employees have to adapt to changing trends in the economic ecosystem in order to keep up. With hundreds of new trends emerging every year, it would be impossible to list them all. Jobstore provides us with three emerging trends that they believe are important for 2019:

  • The hybridisation of jobs in Malaysia has become a trend in transforming the job market and changing what employers look for in prospective employees.
  • Malaysian employers are investing in digitising companies to enhance their global competitiveness, strengthen growth and increase productivity while creating high value-added jobs instead of relying on foreign labour.
  • Agile talents are becoming more in-demand as start-up companies are in constant competition to create new and innovative products and services for better customer experience.

The Jobstore Salary Report 2018/2019 can be downloaded here.