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Information Technology Average Salaries in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Saudi Arabia?

14,893 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Information Technology in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 14,893 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Information Technology jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer6,780 SAR
ABAP Developer8,000 SAR
Applications Systems Specialist9,000 SAR
AS400 Programmer20,000 SAR
Business Analyst12,745 SAR
Business Intelligence Analyst21,000 SAR
Business Process Consultant20,917 SAR
Business Systems Analyst16,667 SAR
C# Developer5,995 SAR
C++ Developer11,000 SAR
Chief Information Security Officer37,917 SAR
Chief Information Technology Officer31,504 SAR
Computer Animator7,900 SAR
Computer Operator4,350 SAR
Computer Technician3,172 SAR
Consultant19,379 SAR
CRM Application Administrator20,000 SAR
Data Analyst12,338 SAR
Data Modeling Analyst15,000 SAR
Data Warehousing Specialist17,000 SAR
Database Administrator18,250 SAR
Database Analyst10,333 SAR
Database Developer4,000 SAR
Developer / Programmer (General)11,382 SAR
Development Manager22,050 SAR
Documentation Specialist2,000 SAR
Enterprise Architecture Manager35,313 SAR
ERP / CRM - Technical Consultant16,841 SAR
ERP Analyst35,400 SAR
ERP Project Manager28,048 SAR
Hardware Engineering Manager25,000 SAR
Help Desk Manager3,000 SAR
Help Desk Support4,791 SAR
Information Services Consultant21,090 SAR
IT Administrator6,533 SAR
IT Director30,500 SAR
IT Manager20,324 SAR
IT Operations Manager15,100 SAR
IT Support6,908 SAR
Java Developer11,868 SAR
Network Administrator7,060 SAR
Network Analyst10,000 SAR
Network And Infrastructure Manager18,500 SAR
Network Engineer8,178 SAR
Network Engineering Manager17,250 SAR
Network Security Systems Manager24,000 SAR
Network Specialist9,833 SAR
Network Technician3,444 SAR
NT Systems Administrator8,500 SAR
PHP Developer22,750 SAR
Project Coordinator11,450 SAR
Project Leader19,242 SAR
Project Manager25,143 SAR
Quality Specialist10,275 SAR
Sales Support Manager12,611 SAR
SAP ABAP Developer10,000 SAR
SAP Consultant15,900 SAR
Security Administrator7,500 SAR
Security Analyst10,083 SAR
Security Manager15,500 SAR
Security Specialist15,896 SAR
Senior Application Consultant14,000 SAR
Senior Business Intelligence Developer22,000 SAR
Senior Oracle Developer8,008 SAR
SEO Manager2,500 SAR
Service Delivery Manager20,000 SAR
SharePoint Administrator12,433 SAR
Sharepoint Consultant16,000 SAR
Sharepoint Developer30,333 SAR
Software Architect25,000 SAR
Software Engineer11,583 SAR
Software Sales14,833 SAR
Software Support Engineer4,565 SAR
System Administrator11,967 SAR
Systems Analyst12,144 SAR
Systems Architect25,000 SAR
Systems Consultant4,800 SAR
Systems Engineer14,900 SAR
Technical Consultant20,240 SAR
Technical Manager13,000 SAR
Technical Sales10,980 SAR
Trainer11,779 SAR
User Experience Consultant6,500 SAR
VB Developer6,500 SAR
VB.NET Developer10,244 SAR
Web Designer11,333 SAR
Web Developer24,514 SAR
Web Security Administrator12,000 SAR
Webmaster7,000 SAR
Windows System Administrator9,814 SAR
Writer / Documentor13,000 SAR

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

25% of people earn
7,630 SAR
or less
50% of people earn
12,000 SAR
or less
75% of people earn
19,000 SAR
or less
1,000 SAR
12,000 SAR
120,000 SAR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Information Technology salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 1,000 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 120,000 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 12,000 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 12,000 SAR while the other half are earning more than 12,000 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 7,630 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,630 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 19,000 SAR while 25% are earning more than 19,000 SAR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Information Technology Salary Forecast and Trend in Saudi Arabia

How do Information Technology salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2016    =  
14,034 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
14,427 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
14,629 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
14,893 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Information Technology salaries in Saudi Arabia are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Saudi Arabia

76 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Information Technology is 76 SAR. This means that the average person in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 76 SAR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison of Information Technology Jobs in Saudi Arabia

14,893 SAR
15,773 SAR
Average Salary
Information Technology
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Information Technology and All Jobs and we found that Information Technology salaries are 6% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha6,333 SAR
Buraydah9,278 SAR
Dammam11,148 SAR
Jeddah15,646 SAR
Khubar13,914 SAR
Mecca9,700 SAR
Medina8,500 SAR
Riyadh16,022 SAR
Tabuk6,350 SAR
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