Singapore: IT Salary Benchmark 2010

Respondents with IT management responsibilities in legal and finance sector were highest paid among their peers in Singapore, pulling average annual paycheck of S$106,635.

ZDNet Asia conducted an online survey between October 2009 and November 2010, to gain insights into salary trends and the IT workforce in Asia.

The study polled a total of 14,998 respondents from various sectors including government, healthcare, IT, services, telecommunications, legal and finance, and across eight Asian economies: China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

There were 1,570 respondents from Singapore, holding full-time positions with job functions that cut across several areas such as systems development, project management and support.

In addition, 91 respondents from the economy were either contract or independent consultants, while another 10 held part-time positions, working fewer than 28 hours a week.

Respondents who had IT management responsibilities in the legal and finance sector were the highest paid among their peers in Singapore, pulling in an average salary of S$106,635 a year.

In the following charts, S$ denotes the Singapore dollar.

Average annual salary by IT skills and years of experience (S$)

IT Skills
Years of Experience
Less than 5 years
5-10 years
More than 10 years
Application Development
43,221
64,751
92,546
Desktops/Software
42,114
57,468
84,179
Operating Systems
39,682
57,844
83,188
Servers/Networking
43,101
62,220
84,596
Web Development
36,190
61,119
-
Systems Administration
38,819
59,455
82,665
Database Management
38,916
-
90,498
Enterprise Applications
44,062
67,258
95,597
Consulting/Business Services
-
72,244
100,461
IT Security
43,666
-
-
Infrastructure Management
-
65,791
90,571
IT Outsourcing
-
63,941
94,306
Web Services
38,692
-
-

Average annual salary by job function and years of experience (S$)

Job Function
Years of Experience
Less than 5 years
5-10 years
More than 10 years
IT Management
50,507
84,115
109,470
Project Management
45,680
65,779
90,806
Systems Development
38,255
55,980
69,517
Communications
36,463
69,396
75,465
Support
41,092
46,163
61,982
Administration
38,758
56,337
68,522
Other IT Professionals
52,972
64,216
93,617
Overall
41,215
63,092
91,306

Average annual salary of Top 10 most popular IT skills (S$)

Rank
% of Respondents
IT Skills
Average Annual Salary
#1
50.3
Application Development
69,928
#2
36
Desktops/Software
63,470
#3
34.2
System Administration
64,739
#4
34.1
Operating Systems
64,079
#5
32.8
Servers/Networking
67,282
#6
29.4
Enterprise Applications
76,899
#7
28.2
Web Development
62,993
#8
26.2
Infrastructure Management
76,594
#9
25.9
Consulting/Business Services
82,664
#10
24.8
Database Management
68,571

Average annual salary by job function and industry (S$)

Job Function
INDUSTRY
IT, Web & Telecom
Government, Education
& Health
Legal & Finance
Media, Marketing
& Sales
(non-IT)
Manufacturing, Services
& Others (non-IT)
Overall
IT Management
97,975
102,188
106,635
78,625
97,853
98,822
Project Management
69,497
70,120
84,091
68,763
66,684
71,336
Systems Development
47,111
53,479
69,485
39,584
51,916
50,602
Communications
68,211
48,460
84,750
59,000
48,633
63,429
Support
47,979
38,147
53,450
31,800
45,201
46,175
Administration
58,837
49,947
65,455
46,950
50,974
55,824
Other IT Professionals
73,562
63,270
36,000
68,764
70,811
71,409
Overall
64,718
65,456
81,471
57,566
65,209
66,790

Select country to view related salary figures.

Newsletters

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
See All
See All