The jobs that are the most in-demand for expats in Malaysia


We invite you to share some information regarding the job market for expats in Malaysia. This information will be incredibly helpful to anyone considering moving there, so we're very grateful for your contribution.

What are the types of jobs that are easily accessible to expats in Malaysia?

What are the ones most in-demand for expats?

Which industry and/or jobs have limited workforce?

Are there any existing surveys, data, or reports done regarding this topic?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


With technology growing rapidly, more firms will use digital channels to boost revenue so they need IT specialists skilled in big data and e-commerce, she says.

“We’re anticipating growth in IT with companies moving their development hubs to Malaysia for cost efficiency.

Some 6% of foreign workers are in high-skilled jobs, Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan shares. He admits there’s a need for more highly skilled expatriates to meet demand for specialised skills, adding that there were 151,687 expatriates in Malaysia from January to August last year.

The majority came from Bangladesh, followed by India, China and the Philippines. They were mainly employed in the services, ICT, manufacturing and construction sectors.

There’s a growing call for the Government to review the current policy of bringing in expatriates for mid-level categories as they would be competing with locals for jobs, he says.

I think Customer service Executives for local companies selling their product for export as locals’s English is not that good and the accent is terrible. So the expat has a good opportunity if their English is good. But knowledge of Malay is necessary to communicate with your coworkers.

I'm so grateful to be a member of expat Malaysia, coz we can help somebody finding employer or finding a worker ,

The Digital skills in software development like Big Data,IOT,Software developers in Java,.Net and Mobility Developers in Android and iOS are in demand.
Definitely in short IT in my opinion is trending and is considered as Hot Skills for any Expat.

Good day! I am one of the directors of one of the companies in Malaysia. SIR CREACTS SDN BHD is a manpower provider to Aircraft Maintenance Organizations or MROs like Sepang Aircraft Engineering, Airod, AAT or even MAS. My answer to your inquiry or my opinion is AVIATION INDUSTRY, post of Sheetmetal Technicians, Painters, these are few of the post that has shortages in Malaysia.

HI..  If you are trained or with experience in teaching field may it be kindergarten, primary or middle school , there is always vacancy in and around where you stay.
All the best.

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