A person working in Information Technology in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 16,900 SAR per month. Salaries range from 8,700 SAR (lowest average) to 27,300 SAR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||14,900 SAR|
|ABAP Developer||14,500 SAR|
|Advertising Account Planner||14,100 SAR|
|Android Developer||15,100 SAR|
|Angular Developer||13,700 SAR|
|Application Consultant||18,000 SAR|
|Applications System Specialist||14,000 SAR|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||18,200 SAR|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||18,000 SAR|
|AS400 Programmer||15,400 SAR|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||19,000 SAR|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||19,100 SAR|
|Avaloq Developer||14,200 SAR|
|BizTalk Developer||16,300 SAR|
|Blockchain Associate||14,400 SAR|
|Blockchain Developer||14,800 SAR|
|Build and Release Engineer||14,600 SAR|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||16,700 SAR|
|Business Intelligence Developer||16,600 SAR|
|Business Objects Developer||14,600 SAR|
|Business Process Consultant||16,300 SAR|
|Business Systems Analyst||13,700 SAR|
|C# Developer||16,900 SAR|
|C++ Developer||16,900 SAR|
|Capacity Planning Manager||20,800 SAR|
|Change Administrator||12,900 SAR|
|Chief Information Security Officer||23,700 SAR|
|Client Delivery Manager||21,100 SAR|
|CMS Developer||13,000 SAR|
|Computer Animator||13,900 SAR|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||13,000 SAR|
|Computer Networks Architect||15,700 SAR|
|Computer Operator||10,700 SAR|
|Computer Technician||12,200 SAR|
|Copy Editor||12,900 SAR|
|CRM Application Administrator||14,100 SAR|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||21,700 SAR|
|Curam Developer||13,200 SAR|
|Data Analyst||14,600 SAR|
|Data Architect||15,500 SAR|
|Data Center Technician||14,100 SAR|
|Data Entry Supervisor||9,900 SAR|
|Data Manager||21,100 SAR|
|Data Modeling Analyst||15,200 SAR|
|Data Quality Analyst||14,500 SAR|
|Data Security Analyst||14,800 SAR|
|Data Security Manager||22,000 SAR|
|Data Warehousing Manager||19,300 SAR|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||14,100 SAR|
|Database Administration Manager||19,900 SAR|
|Database Administrator||16,200 SAR|
|Database Analyst||16,700 SAR|
|Database Developer||16,200 SAR|
|Database Report Writer||14,800 SAR|
|Delivery Manager||15,600 SAR|
|Developer / Programmer||15,600 SAR|
|Development Manager||21,300 SAR|
|Director of Application Development||22,600 SAR|
|Director of Technology||26,600 SAR|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||14,200 SAR|
|Documentation Specialist||13,400 SAR|
|E-Commerce Manager||18,000 SAR|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||17,100 SAR|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||20,400 SAR|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||21,100 SAR|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||22,100 SAR|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||19,100 SAR|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||19,000 SAR|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||23,200 SAR|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||15,800 SAR|
|ERP Analyst||17,200 SAR|
|ERP Project Manager||20,100 SAR|
|Ethical Hacker||14,600 SAR|
|Financial Systems Manager||21,700 SAR|
|Flash Developer||13,200 SAR|
|Front End Developer||13,700 SAR|
|Full Stack Developer||15,800 SAR|
|Functional Analyst||16,300 SAR|
|Game Developer||14,800 SAR|
|GIS Analyst||14,300 SAR|
|GIS Developer||15,400 SAR|
|Global BI Analyst||16,600 SAR|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||13,300 SAR|
|Graphics Programmer||13,000 SAR|
|Graphics Web Designer||12,500 SAR|
|Hardware Design Engineer||14,600 SAR|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||23,500 SAR|
|Hardware Technician||11,600 SAR|
|Head of Development||21,300 SAR|
|Help Desk Analyst||14,900 SAR|
|Help Desk Manager||17,000 SAR|
|Help Desk Support||11,400 SAR|
|Helpdesk Manager||18,400 SAR|
|Imaging Programmer||13,200 SAR|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||15,300 SAR|
|Information Assurance Analyst||15,200 SAR|
|Information Program Director||21,700 SAR|
|Information Security Administrator||17,700 SAR|
|Information Security Analyst||18,400 SAR|
|Information Security Engineer||14,900 SAR|
|Information Security Manager||22,800 SAR|
|Information Security Specialist||18,600 SAR|
|Information Services Consultant||17,900 SAR|
|Information Technology Administrator||12,200 SAR|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||19,700 SAR|
|Information Technology Consultant||18,300 SAR|
|Information Technology Coordinator||12,800 SAR|
|Information Technology Director||26,900 SAR|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||13,500 SAR|
|Information Technology Manager||27,000 SAR|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||25,400 SAR|
|Information Technology Product Manager||23,700 SAR|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||13,500 SAR|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||16,300 SAR|
|Information Technology Project Leader||18,600 SAR|
|Information Technology Project Manager||23,700 SAR|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||18,000 SAR|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||17,200 SAR|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||15,100 SAR|
|Information Technology Support||10,600 SAR|
|Information Technology Team Leader||19,400 SAR|
|Information Technology Trainer||16,200 SAR|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||15,500 SAR|
|Interface Design Manager||20,000 SAR|
|Interface Designer||12,300 SAR|
|IOS Developer||16,300 SAR|
|Java Developer||16,200 SAR|
|Lead Developer||17,200 SAR|
|Linux Administrator||15,400 SAR|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||15,600 SAR|
|Lotus Notes Developer||16,000 SAR|
|Mail Server Administrator||13,900 SAR|
|Major Incident Manager||18,400 SAR|
|Managed Service Specialist||15,500 SAR|
|Microsystems Engineer||16,000 SAR|
|Mobile Developer||14,800 SAR|
|Multimedia Developer||13,000 SAR|
|Multimedia Services Manager||17,800 SAR|
|Network Administration Team Lead||17,300 SAR|
|Network Administrator||13,700 SAR|
|Network Analyst||14,400 SAR|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||24,900 SAR|
|Network Engineer||13,700 SAR|
|Network Engineering Manager||17,700 SAR|
|Network Security Systems Manager||18,700 SAR|
|Network Specialist||14,600 SAR|
|Network Technician||11,400 SAR|
|Nodejs Developer||16,200 SAR|
|NT Systems Administrator||13,500 SAR|
|Numerical Control Programmer||13,100 SAR|
|Online Banking Manager||25,600 SAR|
|Online Banking Specialist||18,900 SAR|
|OPS Manager||21,900 SAR|
|Oracle Database Administrator||14,700 SAR|
|Oracle Developer||16,100 SAR|
|Perl Developer||13,800 SAR|
|PHP Developer||14,300 SAR|
|Python Developer||16,100 SAR|
|Records Manager||13,500 SAR|
|Remedy Developer||12,200 SAR|
|Reporting Analyst||14,500 SAR|
|Ruby Developer||14,600 SAR|
|Salesforce Administrator||15,400 SAR|
|Salesforce Developer||12,600 SAR|
|SAP Consultant||15,500 SAR|
|SAS Programmer||14,100 SAR|
|Scrum Master||12,800 SAR|
|SEO Associate||12,300 SAR|
|SEO Manager||18,700 SAR|
|Service Delivery Manager||20,700 SAR|
|Service Level Manager||19,300 SAR|
|Service Support Lead||14,900 SAR|
|SharePoint Administrator||14,800 SAR|
|Sharepoint Consultant||16,400 SAR|
|Sharepoint Developer||16,000 SAR|
|Shift Leader||16,600 SAR|
|SOA Analyst||15,300 SAR|
|SOC Engineer||14,400 SAR|
|Software Analyst||15,500 SAR|
|Software Architect||15,600 SAR|
|Software Development Manager||20,800 SAR|
|Software Engineer||15,700 SAR|
|Software QA Engineer||14,300 SAR|
|Software Sales||13,400 SAR|
|Software Specialist||13,100 SAR|
|Software Support Engineer||12,700 SAR|
|Software Test Engineer||13,400 SAR|
|Solutions Architect||20,100 SAR|
|Storage Engineer||12,800 SAR|
|Support Analyst||14,300 SAR|
|Support Specialist||16,200 SAR|
|System Administrator||13,400 SAR|
|Systems Analyst||15,200 SAR|
|Systems Architect||15,400 SAR|
|Systems Consultant||17,800 SAR|
|Systems Engineer||12,400 SAR|
|Systems Integrator||14,800 SAR|
|Technical Analyst||13,800 SAR|
|Technical Consultant||16,600 SAR|
|Technical Manager||16,100 SAR|
|Technical Project Manager||20,200 SAR|
|Technical Sales||14,300 SAR|
|Technical Trainer||16,400 SAR|
|Technical Writer||14,200 SAR|
|Technology Business Analyst||15,400 SAR|
|Technology Director||25,600 SAR|
|Technology Specialist||19,700 SAR|
|Teradata Developer||12,900 SAR|
|Test Analyst||15,200 SAR|
|Testing Manager||20,200 SAR|
|TIBCO Developer||12,700 SAR|
|UNIX Administrator||14,800 SAR|
|Usability Engineer||14,300 SAR|
|User Experience Consultant||16,100 SAR|
|User Experience Design Expert||15,500 SAR|
|User Experience Designer||12,900 SAR|
|User Experience Researcher||15,400 SAR|
|User Interface Designer||15,300 SAR|
|VB Developer||12,300 SAR|
|VB.NET Developer||16,100 SAR|
|Video Game Designer||13,400 SAR|
|Visual Information Specialist||13,800 SAR|
|Web Applications Manager||18,100 SAR|
|Web Content Specialist||16,800 SAR|
|Web Designer||13,400 SAR|
|Web Developer||13,500 SAR|
|Web Editor||12,400 SAR|
|Web Project Manager||17,400 SAR|
|Web Promotions Specialist||14,600 SAR|
|Web Security Administrator||15,000 SAR|
|Web Security Manager||23,800 SAR|
|Web Support Analyst||11,800 SAR|
|Web Writer||12,800 SAR|
|Windows System Administrator||14,600 SAR|
|Wireless Consultant||17,100 SAR|
|Writer and Documentor||13,700 SAR|
Information Technology salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 8,700 SAR per month (minimum average salary) to 27,300 SAR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 15,900 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 15,900 SAR while the other half are earning more than 15,900 SAR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 11,100 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 11,100 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 20,300 SAR while 25% are earning more than 20,300 SAR.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Saudi Arabia costs anywhere from 83,500 Saudi Riyal(s) to 251,000 Saudi Riyal(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Saudi Arabia who work in Information Technology earn 21% more than their female counterparts on average.
Information Technology professionals in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Saudi Arabia for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
51% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 49% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Saudi Arabia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Information Technology is 1% more than that of All Jobs.