Malaysia’s oil & gas industry registered an 8.6% rise in IT hiring activity in September 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 0.08% in September 2022 when compared with August 2022.

Out of the oil & gas industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed an 11.56% share in September 2022, recording a decrease of 1.73% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Malaysia’s oil & gas industry’s IT recruitment activity in September 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 96.88% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Malaysia’s oil & gas industry in September 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 37.5% in September 2022, registering a 57.14% decline over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Analysts claimed a 21.88% share, an increase of 75% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 21.88%, registering a 40% rise from August 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 9.38%, flat growth over the previous month.

Top five oil & gas companies in Malaysia’s IT recruitment activity in September 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 30.3% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Malaysia’s oil & gas industry during September 2022 over August 2022.

BASF posted 8 IT jobs in September 2022 and registered a drop of 50% over the previous month, followed by Shell with 5 jobs and a 54.55% drop. Worley with 4 IT jobs and Evonik Industries with 3 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Petronas Dagangan recorded a flat growth with 3 job postings during September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 59.38%, down by 24% from August 2022. Mid Level positions with a 31.25% share, registered a decline of 16.67% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 9.38% share, down 40% over August 2022.