The Indian IT industry which has been one of the driving forces of our economy since the past 10 years, has always managed to resist adverse effects of major economic downturns Recession and the Eurozone crisis in recent years. No doubt some problems cropped up, but the overall scenario remained promising- never desisting the Indian youth to seek jobs in this sector. According to NASSCOM, the industry raked in money worth USD 87.6 billion in Financial Year 2011-2012 and is likely to grow by 19 percent during the next financial years. Let us find out how the IT employees are paid.

Salaries in IT Sector

The varying job functions in the huge sector attract different kinds of salary ranges:

Job Function Overall Annual Average Salaries
Software Developer INR 315663
IT Management INR 1000012
Senior Software Engineer INR 608442
Administration INR 489 936
Software Engineer INR 350583
Project Management INR 965149
Support INR 462599
Systems Development INR 585 276
Other IT Professionals INR 834 250

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It Salary by Experience

As an employee gains experience in terms of number of years in an organization, the average salary range he is entitled to generally goes steadily upwards:

IT Skills Years of Experience Annual Average Salaries
Web Services Less than 5 years INR 421458
Business or Consulting Services 5-10 years 10 years and more INR 993250 INR 1326471
Application Development Less than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and more INR 431616 INR 881376 INR 1364788
Database Management Less than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and more INR 386741 INR 685909 INR 1214667
Web Development 5-10 years 10 years and more INR 798637 INR 1271 278
System Administration Less than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and more INR 295679 INR 617 957 INR 979079
Enterprise Applications 5-10 years 10 years and more INR 892982 INR 1292 105
Operating Systems Less than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and more INR 293032 INR 661507 INR 954408
IT Outsourcing Less than 5 years INR 419391
Infrastructure Management Less than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and more INR 334958 INR 781422 INR 1209 714
Desktop/Software Less than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and more INR 318395 INR 640154 INR 949618
Networking/Servers Less than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and more INR 349295 INR 666986 INR 1073571
Job Function Years of Experience Annual Average Salaries
Communications Less than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and more INR 303692 INR 802643 INR 82400
IT Management Less than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and more INR 299850 INR 798242 INR 903216
Administration Less than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and more INR 286227 INR 586295 INR 614571
Systems Development Less than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and more INR 410871 INR 777586 INR 563333
Project Management Less than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and more INR 546920 INR 887153 INR 1298958
Others Less than 5 years INR 900000

It Salary by Cities


Different cities are ready to shell out good salary in IT, which are compatible to the costs of living in those cities:

Cities Average Annual Salaries
New Delhi Delhi INR 468111
Bengaluru Karnataka INR 581564
Pune Maharashtra INR 520722
Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh INR 485301
Chennai Tamil Nadu INR 441134

Salary in IT by Companies


Here is how the leading companies pay their employees:

Company Average Annual Salaries
Wipro INR 145745 – INR 1055895
Genpact INR 160855 – INR 1075485
Infosys Limited INR 273522 – INR 1236326
Oracle Corp INR 302585 – INR 1720303
Accenture Technology Solutions INR 267700 – INR 1267502
Tata Consultancy Services Limited INR 232937 – INR 986464

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Some of highest paying IT jobs according to a latest survey by ZDNet Asia:

  • Infrastructure Management
  • Application Development
  • Enterprise Applications
  • Servers/Networking
  • Database Management
  • Web Development
  • Systems Administration

*Information regarding salaries is sourced from a recent survey by ZDNet Asia (primarily based on response from several employees) along with other sources- they are subject to change without prior notice