Indonesia: IT Salary Benchmark 2012

IT management professionals are the top earners in Indonesia's IT industry, especially those in legal and finance who receives 250 million rupiah a year.

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.

Indonesia contributed 78 participants to the survey. Of these, 37 of them had less than 5 years of working experience in the industry and 30 had between 5 and 10 years, while 11 had more than 10 years' worth of experience.

In terms of pay, those in IT management within the country's legal and finance sector head the top earners list with an average annual salary of 250 million rupiah, beating out their counterparts in the IT, Web and telecom sector who earned 215 million rupiah a year.

In the following charts, IDR denotes the Indonesian rupiah.

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

IT skills
Years of Experience
Less than 5 years
5-10 years
More than 10 years
Web Development
58,629,412
106,770,000
-
Application Development
66,476,923
120,018,182
138,833,333
Web Services
57,909,091
62,866,667
-
Database Management
65,800,000
145,855,556
99,333,333
Desktops/Software
62,700,000
125,493,088
147,000,000
Servers/Networking
75,583,333
105,866,360
107,500,000
Enterprise Applications
63,283,333
132,038,480
99,333,333
System Administration
42,000,001
124,561,554
107,500,000
Data Center
35,250,001
175,246,175
106,666,667
Operating Systems
13,400,000
121,491,360
113,333,333
Consulting/Business Services
-
-
153,750,000
Infrastructure Management
-
-
143,000,000

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

Job Function
Years of Experience
Less than 5 years
5-10 years
More than 10 years
IT Management
100,500,000
229,675,840
231,000,000
Project Management
49,550,000
7,8375,000
158,333,333
Systems Development
69,541,667
67,633,333
109,000,000
Communications
15,800,000
-
-
Support
53,333,333
150,000,000
20,000,000
Administration
19,179,750
90,750,000
-
Other IT Professionals
4,000,000
42,500,000
-
Overall
51,883,414
114,958,880
146,875,000

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

Ranking
% of Respondents
IT Skills
Average Annual Salary
#1
54.6
Application Development
100,580,000
#2
52.7
Web Development
74,220,690
#3
41.8
Desktops/ Software
108,327,429
#4
40.0
Database Management
103,122,727
#5
32.7
Servers/ Networking
96,135,049
#6
32.7
Web Services
57,455,556
#7
27.3
System Administration
97,995,392
#8
27.3
Enterprise Applications
97,995,392
#9
27.3
Operating Systems
91,035,392
#10
21.8
Data Center
111,435,907

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

Job Function
IT, Web & Telecom
Government,
Education & Health
Legal & Finance
Media,
Marketing & Sales
(non-IT)
Manufacturing,
Services & Others (non-IT)
Overall
IT Management
170,000,000
215,000,000
250,000,000
-
214,046,175
217,023,088
Project Management
105,212,500
-
67,800,000
6,250,000
96,000,000
83,523,077
Systems Development
85,766,667
32,425,000
100,000,000
-
48,333,333
72,226,087
Communications
-
-
-
-
15,800,000
15,800,000
Support
67,500,000
-
-
-
60,000,000
66,000,000
Administration
48,043,800
-
-
-
18,000,000
43,036,500
Other IT Professionals
42,500,000
-
-
4,000,000
-
32,875,000
Overall
81,553,306
93,283,333
147,120,000
5,500,000
109,294,683
89,976,982

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