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Indonesia: IT Salary Benchmark 2009

In this year's IT salary benchmark survey, 2,577 respondents were from Indonesia, pulling in an average paycheck of US$6,398 a year.
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ZDNet Asia conducted an online survey between October 2008 and May 2009, to gain insights into salary trends and IT workforce across Asia.

Respondent Profile by Job Function
IT Management533
Project Management573
Systems Development819
Communications317
Support374
Administration285
Other IT Professionals157
TOTAL (including part-time/contract)3,058

The study polled a total of 21,627 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.

Some 2,577 respondents were from Indonesia, holding full-time positions with job functions that cut across several areas such as systems development, project management and support.

In addition, 354 respondents from the country were either contract or independent consultants, while another 127 held part-time positions, working fewer than 28 hours a week.

Respondents who held IT management responsibilities in the legal and finance industry were the highest paid among their peers in Indonesia, pulling in an average salary of about 132.33 million rupiah a year.

In the following charts, IDR denotes the Indonesian rupiah.

Average Annual Salary by Job Function and Industry (IDR)

Job Function Industry
IT, Web & Telecom Goverment, Education & Health Legal & Finance Media, Marketing & Sales (non-IT) Manufacturing, Services & Others (non-IT) OVERALL
IT Management 111,302,069 95,178,513 132,326,964 98,161,731 97,814,131 105,579,048
Project Management 85,886,770 54,983,333 73,620,930 47,712,500 89,232,695 82,555,778
Systems Development 431,99,296 28,052,326 54,102,194 47,530,556 59,275,456 46,434,608
Communications 58,372,642 29,619,318 43,409,524 33,536,000 53,445,862 52,675,103
Support 38,295,623 43,081,212 45,307,756 27,942,620 41,056,354 39,656,423
Administration 50,817,214 42,684,138 51,531,707 30,328,947 55,702,636 49,727,954
Other IT Professionals 67,972,910 15,078,125 50,625,000 35,316,667 48,752,941 57,879,874
OVERALL 64,724,125 54,935,203 70,481,329 55,552,335 69,686,880 65,003,583

Average Annual Salary by IT Skills and Years of Experience (IDR)

IT Skills Years of Experience
Less than 5 years 5-10 years More than 10 years
Application Development 36,716,653 80,923,419 118,669,660
Desktops/Software 33,446,859 70,661,308 126,608,647
Servers/Networking 33,586,456 71,923,677 125,337,538
Web Development 34,884,573 74,128,931 -
Database Management 35,421,033 78,160,967 113,089,416
Operating Systems 31,087,117 69,536,394 122,256,290
Systems Administration 31,945,344 74,295,504 114,584,850
IT Security 34,746,186 73,656,246 -
Enterprise Applications 49,659,193 93,419,879 126,117,351
Data Center 30,053,477 - 121,457,500
Infrastructure Management - 81,345,486 130,919,278
Consulting/Business Services - - 136,790,476

Average Annual Salary by Job Function and Years of Experience (IDR)

Job Function Years of Experience
Less than 5 years 5-10 years More than 10 years
IT Management 50,699,261 105,593,432 130,585,337
Project Management 49,729,736 92,866,855 118,970,588
Systems Development 33,583,008 59,638,821 91,420,000
Communications 31,653,345 64,202,717 113,392,857
Support 28,630,016 47,059,922 79,596,296
Administration 31,837,744 63,417,392 80,657,692
Other IT Professionals 31,987,727 67,936,469 122,964,286
OVERALL 35,912,288 76,315,033 115,908,203

Average Annual Salary of the Top 10 Most Popular IT Skills (IDR)

Rank % of Respondents IT Skills Average Annual Salary
1 46.7 Application Development 71,246,301
2 39.9 Servers/Networking 68,319,437
3 38.4 Desktops/Software 65,608,190
4 36.5 Operating Systems 66,636,752
5 35.7 Systems Administration 69,192,643
6 33.1 Database Management 67,781,815
7 26.4 Web Development 60,099,825
8 23.8 Enterprise Applications 88,553,051
9 22.4 IT Security 72,795,281
10 22 Infrastructure Management 87,566,872





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