Philippines: IT Salary Benchmark 2010

Philippines: IT Salary Benchmark 2010

Summary: IT professionals in government, education and healthcare sector pulled average salary of 325,171 pesos a year.

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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 1,995 respondents from the Philippines, holding full-time positions with job functions that cut across several areas such as systems development, project management and support.

In addition, 152 respondents from the economy were either contract or independent consultants, while another 48 held part-time positions, working fewer than 28 hours a week.

Respondents who had IT management responsibilities in the IT, Web and telecom sector were the highest paid among their peers in the Philippines, pulling in an average salary of 672,068 pesos a year.

In the following charts, PHP denotes the Philippine peso.

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

IT Skills
Years of Experience
Less than 5 years
5-10 years
More than 10 years
Application Development
298,995
558,767
735,556
Desktops/Software
242,395
402,656
617,794
Operating Systems
232,935
382,311
590,427
Servers/Networking
250,851
381,608
630,325
Web Development
274,799
495,736
-
Systems Administration
265,678
415,505
652,934
Database Management
291,293
491,918
677,431
Enterprise Applications
346,599
565,919
812,235
Consulting/Business Services
-
-
848,819
IT Security
254,795
404,631
598,936
Infrastructure Management
-
-
692,936
IT Outsourcing
286,211
482,401
-

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

Job Function
Years of Experience
Less than 5 years
5-10 years
More than 10 years
IT Management
267,450
542,977
735,354
Project Management
325,824
604,300
672,734
Systems Development
284,071
488,553
652,545
Communications
243,140
378,546
716,429
Support
198,395
259,358
344,659
Administration
285,488
429,670
497,458
Other IT Professionals
206,324
314,842
655,709
Overall
261,324
443,741
637,882

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

Rank
% of Respondents
IT Skills
Average Annual Salary
#1
46.8
Desktops/Software
378,714
#2
41.5
Operating Systems
364,766
#3
40.3
Application Development
482,634
#4
38.6
Servers/Networking
384,314
#5
36.7
System Administration
412,040
#6
29.9
Database Management
450,737
#7
27.4
Web Development
425,221
#8
25.7
IT Security
393,649
#9
21.9
IT Outsourcing
443,555
#10
19.3
Enterprise Applications
548,196

Average annual salary by job function and industry (PHP)

Job Function
INDUSTRY
IT, Web & Telecom
Government, Education
& Health
Legal & Finance
Media, Marketing &
Sales (non-IT)
Manufacturing, Services
& Others (non-IT)
Overall
IT Management
672,068
508,337
545,897
591,885
487,338
581,539
Project Management
520,288
348,288
587,540
519,750
473,168
504,852
Systems Development
387,279
328,193
417,462
405,737
350,713
381,505
Communications
370,606
308,604
407,472
516,688
390,175
374,827
Support
249,946
221,331
208,738
272,398
202,055
233,699
Administration
405,974
270,695
287,281
378,457
380,014
368,964
Other IT Professionals
318,575
138,333
209,300
240,500
245,292
283,551
Overall
403,792
325,171
395,249
430,389
349,793
386,875

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Topic: Philippines

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