If you are an IT professional and in midst of a change of job or an appraisal, this report may be very beneficial for you. ZDNet Asia conducted an online survey between March 2011 and March 2012 to find salary packages of IT professionals from India.
The study findings are based on 508 Indian participants. Of these, 176 of them had less than 5 years of experience in IT industry and 254 had between 5 and 10 years, while 78 had more than 10 years’ worth of experience. Although this is definitely not a very large size, it is enough to draw broad conclusions about the salaries that IT professionals get in India.
So, if you are currently unsure of if your salary is more or less compared to your peers across IT Industry – This should definitely give you a good pointer at where you stand.
Average annual salary by IT skills & Experience (in rupees)
|Years of Experience|
|Less than 5 years||5-10 years||More than 10 years|
It is clear that if you are less experiences IT professional, Web development is currently the hottest thing. With everything moving on cloud, there is no doubt that web development is only going to grow. While if you are a senior IT professional or a consultant, you stand to earn higher than you peers who have other IT skills.
On the other hand system admin & Operating system jobs are lowest paid in the IT Industry on whole.
Average annual salary job function and industry (in INR)
|IT, Web & Telecom||Government, Education & Health||Legal & Finance||Media, Marketing & Sales (non-IT)||Manufacturing, Services & Others (non-IT)||Overall|
|Other IT Professionals||834,250||–||–||–||220,000||766,000|
If you are an IT professional working in IT or Telecom Industry you stand to earn much more than your peers in other Industries. Government, Education & health are the worst paying Industries for an IT professional.
Read the entire survey by ZDNet Asia who also have benchmarks based on various IT Job functions, years of experience & IT skills