Philippines: IT Salary Benchmark 2012

Project management professionals are the top earners in Philippine's IT industry, especially those in manufacturing, services and others (non-IT) sector who receive slightly over 1.3 million pesos 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.

The Philippines contributed 107 participants to the survey. Of these, 44 of them had less than 5 years of working experience in the industry and 45 had between 5 and 10 years, while 18 had more than 10 years' worth of experience.

In terms of pay, those in project management within the country's manufacturing, services and others (non-IT) sector head the top earners list with an average annual salary of just over 1.3 million pesos, trumping their IT management counterparts in the same sector who earn slightly over a million pesos a year.

In the following charts, PHP denotes the Philippine peso.

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

IT skills
Years of Experience
Less than 5 years
5-10 years
More than 10 years
Application Development
355,358
489,526
679,673
Operating Systems
340,625
401,188
503,333
Desktops/Software
246,822
423,773
637,378
Web Development
424,737
576,000
748,057
Servers/Networking
317,857
449,700
542,725
IT Outsourcing
329,763
562,300
-
Web Services
448,632
-
-
IT Security
405,715
350,182
527,218
Database Management
336,432
499,273
711,754
Consulting/Business Services
315,012
-
752,343
System Administration
-
443,789
676,316
Enterprise Applications
-
548,600
-
Infrastructure Management
-
-
554,088

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

Job Function
Years of Experience
Less than 5 years
5-10 years
More than 10 years
IT Management
432,162
666,000
691,766
Project Management
501,772
612,800
880,000
Systems Development
411,828
571,500
548,057
Communications
587,333
322,833
-
Support
122,200
382,333
-
Administration
326,000
366,167
-
Other IT Professionals
175,000
175,000
-
Overall
376,084
495,214
647,251

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

Ranking
% of Respondents
IT Skills
Average Annual Salary
#1
54.6
Application Development
500,993
#2
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Desktops/ Software
436,769
#3
46.8
Servers/ Networking
447,320
#4
41.6
System Administration
477,673
#5
39.0
Operating Systems
405,467
#6
33.8
Web Development
581,599
#7
29.9
IT Security
416,135
#8
28.6
Database Management
520,213
#9
28.6
Consulting/ Business Services
509,612
#10
24.7
Enterprise Applications
521,477

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

Job Function
IT, Web & Telecom
Government,
Education & Health
Legal & Finance
Media,
Marketing & Sales
(non-IT)
Manufacturing,
Services & Others (non-IT)
Overall
IT Management
695,556
624,072
416,000
-
1,040,000
664,268
Project Management
538,451
695,000
288,575
-
1,310,000
602,664
Systems Development
484,965
472,500
600,000
490,500
200,000
482,670
Communications
494,125
364,000
-
-
390,000
455,083
Support
292,750
-
311,250
163,000
163,000
264,091
Administration
292,389
233,000
908,000
360,000
560,000
351,821
Other IT Professionals
390,000
207,500
-
-
260,000
307,500
Overall
479,035
468,086
447,358
414,167
510,750
472,991

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