Thailand: IT Salary Benchmark 2010

Respondents who had project management responsibilities in legal and finance sector were highest paid among their peers in Thailand.

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 450 respondents from Thailand, holding full-time positions with job functions that cut across several areas such as systems development, project management and support.

In addition, 35 respondents from the economy were either contract or independent consultants, while another nine held part-time positions, working fewer than 28 hours a week.

Respondents who had project management responsibilities in the legal and finance sector were the highest paid among their peers in Thailand, pulling in an average salary of about 1.04 million baht a year.

In the following charts, BHT denotes the Thai baht.

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

IT Skills
Years of Experience
Less than 5 years
5-10 years
More than 10 years
Application Development
367,796
549,561
1,046,620
Web Development
346,943
497,361
-
Servers/Networking
318,287
480,822
1,013,390
Enterprise Applications
-
588,826
1,230,404
Operating Systems
306,333
531,646
1,020,349
Desktops/Software
339,320
462,501
918,606
IT Outsourcing
332,703
-
1,093,974
Database Management
-
588,591
1,028,947
Systems Administration
314,975
501,594
921,565
IT Security
364,346
-
-
Infrastructure Management
-
593,937
1,017,438
Consulting/Business Services
456,389
651,089
1,028,261

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

Job Function
Years of Experience
Less than 5 years
5-10 years
More than 10 years
IT Management
782,775
575,460
1,130,416
Project Management
415,158
678,961
1,080,263
Systems Development
284,592
509,327
743,636
Communications
268,180
516,980
1,297,500
Support
214,885
507,380
423,793
Administration
410,277
426,350
545,389
Other IT Professionals
208,500
464,250
829,727
Overall
340,332
547,192
990,432

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

Rank
% of Respondents
IT Skills
Average Annual Salary
#1
49.5
Application Development
689,867
#2
37.2
Servers/Networking
603,027
#3
37.2
System Administration
565,443
#4
36.5
Desktops/Software
578,941
#5
33.8
Operating Systems
632,036
#6
32.2
Consulting/Business Services
772,837
#7
30.8
Enterprise Applications
853,472
#8
30.4
Database Management
685,907
#9
29.7
Web Development
595,314
#10
25.6
IT Outsourcing
680,522

Average annual salary by job function and industry (BHT)

Job Function
INDUSTRY
IT, Web & Telecom
Government, Education
& Health
Legal & Finance
Media, Marketing &
Sales (non-IT)
Manufacturing, Services
& Others (non-IT)
Overall
IT Management
991,390
1,010,000
903,375
960,800
923,236
963,866
Project Management
799,950
675,520
1,035,125
961,667
420,667
757,983
Systems Development
452,960
343,222
468,627
353,333
328,615
428,563
Communications
533,085
-
-
540,000
349,117
490,897
Support
409,185
292,097
196,497
-
459,048
386,882
Administration
385,421
441,047
573,091
320,000
458,880
444,943
Other IT Professionals
705,733
373,500
250,000
-
319,000
572,326
Overall
648,473
509,391
640,484
754,986
573,916
625,263

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