IT Salary Indonesia (ZDNet Asia)

Systems administrators among Indonesia’s most wanted

By Victoria Ho, ZDNet Asia
Thursday, June 05, 2008 11:46 AM


Systems administrators are among the most sought-after IT workers in Indonesia.

According to the ZDNet Asia IT Salary Benchmark Survey 2008, those with systems administration skills pulled the highest average salary, at 78,606,878 rupiah (US$8,332) per annum, compared to the other skill sets listed as the top five most popular IT skills. Systems administration skills were also the least common within the top five list, with 34.8 percent of respondents owning this expertise.

The survey polled a total of 3,267 respondents from Indonesia.

The most common skill was application development, at 53.6 percent, followed by desktops and software at 40 percent, servers and networking at 37.2 percent, and database management at 36.6 percent.

In comparison, last year’s survey reflected a high demand for networking skills, which dropped to third place this year.

Similar to last year’s survey findings, the Cisco Systems Certified Network Associate (CCNA) was again the professional certification most commonly possessed by Indonesian respondents this year, with 32.5 percent of respondents holding it. This was followed by the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification at 18.3 percent.

The survey also found a significant gap between the incomes of IT managers and those in other job functions. IT managers had an average income of 137,312,025 rupiah (US$14,555) per annum–almost twice the overall average annual salary of 69,714,408 rupiah (US$7,389).

IT professionals in the legal and finance sectors were paid the highest average annual salaries at 80,849,908 rupiah (US$8,570), followed by manufacturing and services at 77,893,428 rupiah (US$8,256).

Andrew Peters, a spokesperson for job search engine, told ZDNet Asia in an e-mail interview that salaries in Indonesia have gone up by 10 percent to 12 percent, in line with the country’s growing inflation at around 6.8 percent. sees the strongest salary growth from the telecommunications and banking sectors, said Peters.

According to ZDNet Asia’s survey, IT professionals in government, education and health sectors have the lowest average annual salary of 51,612,309 rupiah (US$5,470).

Furthermore, the survey found those working in large enterprises (with over 1,000 employee) had higher average annual salaries than those in SMBs (small to midsize businesses), earning 100,945,095 rupiah (US$10,700) per annum. Employees from companies with between 100 and 999 employee, earned 69,593,702 rupiah (US$7,376) on average, while companies with fewer than 100 employees paid their staff 58,303,426 rupiah (US$6,180).

According to AMI-Partners, a surge in the number of SMBs in Indonesia and a rise in the overall economy have prompted more SMBs to consider hiring more people. This will help relieve pressure on an otherwise high unemployment rate in Indonesia, the research firm said.

Compared to the rest of the region, the ZDNet Asia survey revealed that Indonesia’s IT professionals had the lowest average annual salary in U.S. dollars, at 69,714,408 rupiah (US$7,389).


IT Salary Benchmark Survey 2008

ZDNet Asia conducted an online survey between late-2007 and early-2008 to gain insights into Asia’s IT workforce and salary trends. It drew 21,635 respondents from sectors such as government, healthcare, IT, services, telecommunications, legal and finance, and across seven Asian economies: Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

Some 3,267 respondents were polled from Indonesia, of which almost half were employed in small companies which had 99 or fewer employees.

Average Annual Salary by Industry

Job Function


Government Education and Health

IT, Web & Telecom

Legal and Finance

Media, Marketing and Sales (non-IT)

turing, Services and Others (non-IT)



IT Management

IDR 94,563,582

IDR 154,673,844

IDR 156,615,412

IDR 113,919,647


IDR 137,312,025


Project management

IDR 54,464,129

IDR 81,459,429

IDR 87,724,761

IDR 45,680,876


IDR 77,588,745


Systems Development

IDR 51,752,073

IDR 41,175,231

IDR 49,289,520

IDR 38,459,063


IDR 43,479,653



IDR 31,784,953

IDR 63,625,329

IDR 44,455,458

IDR 51,144,279


IDR 65,354,143



IDR 22,050,274

IDR 41,168,653

IDR 29,533,280

IDR 26,639,319


IDR 40,554,941


Other IT Professionals

IDR 23,704,479

IDR 74,210,088

IDR 36,340,200

IDR 99,163,413


IDR 69,083,635



IDR 51,612,309

IDR 67,543,437

IDR 80,849,908

IDR 61,942,070


IDR 69,714,408


Average Annual Salary of the Top Five IT Skills

% of Respondents

IT Skills

Average Annual Salary


Application Development

IDR 72,252,511


Desktops/ Software

IDR 67,811,631



IDR 74,042,810


Database Management

IDR 73,800,635


System Administration

IDR 78,606,878

Average Annual Salary by Job Function and Employment Status

Job Function

Employment Status




IT Management

IDR 158,349,673

IDR 136,397,345

IDR 137,312,025

Project management

IDR 84,567,615

IDR 76,836,478

IDR 77,588,745

Systems Development

IDR 28,433,583

IDR 45,204,176

IDR 43,479,653


IDR 18,970,251

IDR 67,803,996

IDR 65,354,143


IDR 45,907,007

IDR 40,117,442

IDR 40,554,941

Other IT Professionals

IDR 97,628,123

IDR 65,774,129

IDR 69,083,635


IDR 60,830,400

IDR 70,527,712

IDR 69,714,408



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