IT Salary in India

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 FunctionOverall Annual Average Salaries
Software DeveloperINR 315,663
IT ManagementINR 1,000,012
Senior Software EngineerINR 608,442
AdministrationINR 489, 936
Software EngineerINR 350,583
Project ManagementINR 965,149
SupportINR 462,599
Systems DevelopmentINR 585, 276
Other IT ProfessionalsINR 834, 250

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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 SkillsYears of ExperienceAnnual Average Salaries
Web ServicesLess than 5 yearsINR 421,458
Business or Consulting Services5-10 years 10 years and moreINR 993,250 INR 1,326,471
Application DevelopmentLess than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and moreINR 431,616 INR 881,376 INR 1,364,788
Database ManagementLess than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and moreINR 386,741 INR 685,909 INR 1,214,667
Web Development5-10 years 10 years and moreINR 798,637 INR 1,271, 278
System AdministrationLess than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and moreINR 295,679 INR 617, 957 INR 979,079
Enterprise Applications5-10 years 10 years and moreINR 892,982 INR 1,292, 105
Operating SystemsLess than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and moreINR 293,032 INR 661,507 INR 954,408
IT OutsourcingLess than 5 years INR 419,391
Infrastructure ManagementLess than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and moreINR 334,958 INR 781,422 INR 1,209, 714
Desktop/SoftwareLess than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and moreINR 318,395 INR 640,154 INR 949,618
Networking/ServersLess than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and moreINR 349,295 INR 666,986 INR 1,073,571
Job FunctionYears of ExperienceAnnual Average Salaries
CommunicationsLess than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and moreINR 303,692 INR 802,643 INR 824,00
IT ManagementLess than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and moreINR 299,850 INR 798,242 INR 903,216
AdministrationLess than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and moreINR 286,227 INR 586,295 INR 614,571
Systems DevelopmentLess than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and moreINR 410,871 INR 777,586 INR 563,333
Project ManagementLess than 5 years 5-10 years 10 years and moreINR 546,920 INR 887,153 INR 1,298,958
OthersLess than 5 yearsINR 900,000

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:

CitiesAverage Annual Salaries
New Delhi, DelhiINR 468,111
Bengaluru, KarnatakaINR 581,564
Pune, MaharashtraINR 520,722
Hyderabad, Andhra PradeshINR 485,301
Chennai, Tamil NaduINR 441,134

Salary in IT by Companies

Here is how the leading companies pay their employees:

CompanyAverage Annual Salaries
WiproINR 145,745 - INR 1,055,895
GenpactINR 160,855 - INR 1,075,485
Infosys LimitedINR 273,522 - INR 1,236,326
Oracle CorpINR 302,585 - INR 1,720,303
Accenture Technology SolutionsINR 267,700 - INR 1,267,502
Tata Consultancy Services LimitedINR 232,937 - INR 986,464

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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


Last Updated: 06/12/2014