Thailand: IT Salary Benchmark 2012

Summary:Thailand's IT market puts premium on experience as top earners mainly fall under the more-than-10-years category, with an average 819,750 baht per annum salary.

ZDNet Asia conducted an online survey between March 2011 and March 2012 to look into the pay packages Asia's IT professionals were receiving and related market trends.

The study polled a total of 945 respondents from various job functions varying from administrators and support to IT management and systems development, and across seven Asian economies: China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.

Thailand contributed 36 participants to the survey. Of these, 12 of them had less than 5 years of working experience in the industry and 14 had between 5 and 10 years, while 10 had more than 10 years' worth of experience.

In terms of pay, industry experience proves significant as the top earners in the Thai IT market belonged mostly to those in the more than 10 years experience bracket, with an average annual salary of 819,750 baht.

In the following charts, THB denotes the Thai baht.

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

IT skills
Years of Experience
Less than 5 years
5-10 years
More than 10 years
Data Center
346,800
-
-
System Administration
355,000
600,500
289,000
Servers/Networking
355,000
709,000
839,500
Application Development
660,000
-
-
Desktops/Software
406,667
664,857
-
Storage
406,667
483,333
-
Operating Systems
406,667
709,000
326,000
IT Security
406,667
478,400
440,000
Web Development
406,667
-
1,600,000
Enterprise Applications
393,333
-
1,600,000
IT Outsourcing
-
800,000
1,600,000
Database Management
-
862,500
-
Infrastructure Management
-
418,000
1,086,667
Consulting/Business Services
-
1,700,000
1,119,500
Telco/Wireless/Mobile
-
-
1,990,000

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

Job Function
Years of Experience
Less than 5 years
5-10 years
More than 10 years
IT Management
1,000,000
850,000
569,500
Project Management
625,000
610,000
1,000,000
Systems Development
-
600,000
-
Communications
500,000
-
400,000
Support
360,000
327,000
500,000
Administration
338,000
600,000
-
Other IT Professionals
-
-
2,380,000
Overall
498,222
637,231
819,750

Average annual salary of Top 10 IT skills (in THB)

Ranking
% of Respondents
IT Skills
Average Annual Salary
#1
60
IT Security
458,933
#2
56
Servers/ Networking
645,143
#3
56
System Administration
485,857
#4
48
Operating Systems
537,667
#5
40
Desktops/ Software
587,400
#6
32
Consulting/ Business Services
1,172,250
#7
32
IT Outsourcing
792,500
#8
32
Data Center
372,750
#9
28
Infrastructure Management
716,286
#10
28
Storage
450,000

Average annual salary by job function and industry (in THB)

Job Function
IT, Web & Telecom
Government,
Education & Health
Legal & Finance
Media,
Marketing & Sales
(non-IT)
Manufacturing,
Services & Others (non-IT)
Overall
IT Management
816,333
480,000
600,000
-
700,000
742,000
Project Management
780,000
180,000
-
-
-
680,000
Systems Development
600,000
-
-
-
-
600,000
Communications
450,000
-
-
-
-
450,000
Support
342,000
-
-
-
396,667
374,800
Administration
500,000
500,000
-
-
314,000
469,000
Other IT Professionals
2,380,000
-
-
-
-
2,380,000
Overall
731,524
731,524
600,000
-
440,800
644,200

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