A person working in Information Technology in Sri Lanka typically earns around 90,100 LKR. Salaries range from 46,700 LKR (lowest average) to 147,000 LKR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Information Technology domain in Sri Lanka exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||89,300 LKR|
|ABAP Developer||85,100 LKR|
|Advertising Account Planner||78,700 LKR|
|Android Developer||91,600 LKR|
|Angular Developer||84,000 LKR|
|Application Consultant||104,000 LKR|
|Applications System Specialist||82,000 LKR|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||113,000 LKR|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||114,000 LKR|
|AS400 Programmer||95,800 LKR|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||105,000 LKR|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||111,000 LKR|
|Avaloq Developer||85,900 LKR|
|BizTalk Developer||93,500 LKR|
|Blockchain Associate||91,000 LKR|
|Blockchain Developer||85,300 LKR|
|Build and Release Engineer||84,000 LKR|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||97,600 LKR|
|Business Intelligence Developer||91,300 LKR|
|Business Objects Developer||82,600 LKR|
|Business Process Consultant||97,400 LKR|
|Business Systems Analyst||80,700 LKR|
|C# Developer||94,800 LKR|
|C++ Developer||95,800 LKR|
|Capacity Planning Manager||127,000 LKR|
|Change Administrator||77,000 LKR|
|Chief Information Security Officer||139,000 LKR|
|Client Delivery Manager||119,000 LKR|
|CMS Developer||76,900 LKR|
|Computer Animator||82,400 LKR|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||76,900 LKR|
|Computer Networks Architect||90,200 LKR|
|Computer Operator||64,400 LKR|
|Computer Technician||74,400 LKR|
|Copy Editor||72,000 LKR|
|CRM Application Administrator||83,300 LKR|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||129,000 LKR|
|Curam Developer||78,100 LKR|
|Data Analyst||82,600 LKR|
|Data Architect||88,600 LKR|
|Data Center Technician||81,700 LKR|
|Data Entry Supervisor||57,500 LKR|
|Data Manager||117,000 LKR|
|Data Modeling Analyst||89,400 LKR|
|Data Quality Analyst||84,900 LKR|
|Data Security Analyst||88,600 LKR|
|Data Security Manager||120,000 LKR|
|Data Warehousing Manager||118,000 LKR|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||85,500 LKR|
|Database Administration Manager||112,000 LKR|
|Database Administrator||92,300 LKR|
|Database Analyst||96,200 LKR|
|Database Developer||94,300 LKR|
|Database Report Writer||87,500 LKR|
|Delivery Manager||89,400 LKR|
|Developer / Programmer||89,400 LKR|
|Development Manager||120,000 LKR|
|Director of Application Development||128,000 LKR|
|Director of Technology||159,000 LKR|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||84,400 LKR|
|Documentation Specialist||75,700 LKR|
|E-Commerce Manager||111,000 LKR|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||106,000 LKR|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||116,000 LKR|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||122,000 LKR|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||129,000 LKR|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||110,000 LKR|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||115,000 LKR|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||135,000 LKR|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||97,000 LKR|
|ERP Analyst||95,500 LKR|
|ERP Project Manager||118,000 LKR|
|Ethical Hacker||84,100 LKR|
|Financial Systems Manager||129,000 LKR|
|Flash Developer||77,100 LKR|
|Front End Developer||77,800 LKR|
|Full Stack Developer||95,900 LKR|
|Functional Analyst||95,000 LKR|
|Game Developer||79,700 LKR|
|GIS Analyst||82,200 LKR|
|GIS Developer||89,800 LKR|
|Global BI Analyst||98,200 LKR|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||78,500 LKR|
|Graphics Programmer||83,000 LKR|
|Graphics Web Designer||73,200 LKR|
|Hardware Design Engineer||85,900 LKR|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||128,000 LKR|
|Hardware Technician||69,000 LKR|
|Head of Development||120,000 LKR|
|Help Desk Analyst||84,400 LKR|
|Help Desk Manager||99,800 LKR|
|Help Desk Support||61,200 LKR|
|Helpdesk Manager||106,000 LKR|
|Imaging Programmer||78,900 LKR|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||93,800 LKR|
|Information Assurance Analyst||95,800 LKR|
|Information Program Director||130,000 LKR|
|Information Security Administrator||97,500 LKR|
|Information Security Analyst||105,000 LKR|
|Information Security Engineer||88,000 LKR|
|Information Security Manager||127,000 LKR|
|Information Security Specialist||105,000 LKR|
|Information Services Consultant||112,000 LKR|
|Information Technology Administrator||71,600 LKR|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||124,000 LKR|
|Information Technology Consultant||111,000 LKR|
|Information Technology Coordinator||70,700 LKR|
|Information Technology Director||148,000 LKR|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||78,900 LKR|
|Information Technology Manager||151,000 LKR|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||144,000 LKR|
|Information Technology Product Manager||137,000 LKR|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||72,300 LKR|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||93,600 LKR|
|Information Technology Project Leader||109,000 LKR|
|Information Technology Project Manager||140,000 LKR|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||108,000 LKR|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||97,800 LKR|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||87,500 LKR|
|Information Technology Support||58,400 LKR|
|Information Technology Team Leader||112,000 LKR|
|Information Technology Trainer||92,000 LKR|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||94,200 LKR|
|Interface Design Manager||111,000 LKR|
|Interface Designer||70,400 LKR|
|IOS Developer||94,300 LKR|
|Java Developer||97,800 LKR|
|Lead Developer||104,000 LKR|
|Linux Administrator||91,900 LKR|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||90,500 LKR|
|Lotus Notes Developer||87,200 LKR|
|Mail Server Administrator||84,000 LKR|
|Major Incident Manager||109,000 LKR|
|Managed Service Specialist||94,000 LKR|
|Microsystems Engineer||93,600 LKR|
|Mobile Developer||94,500 LKR|
|Multimedia Developer||79,500 LKR|
|Multimedia Services Manager||101,000 LKR|
|Network Administration Team Lead||104,000 LKR|
|Network Administrator||81,100 LKR|
|Network Analyst||86,200 LKR|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||138,000 LKR|
|Network Engineer||82,900 LKR|
|Network Engineering Manager||109,000 LKR|
|Network Security Systems Manager||116,000 LKR|
|Network Specialist||92,400 LKR|
|Network Technician||73,200 LKR|
|Nodejs Developer||95,800 LKR|
|NT Systems Administrator||83,100 LKR|
|Numerical Control Programmer||77,500 LKR|
|Online Banking Manager||151,000 LKR|
|Online Banking Specialist||113,000 LKR|
|OPS Manager||124,000 LKR|
|Oracle Database Administrator||88,100 LKR|
|Oracle Developer||92,000 LKR|
|Perl Developer||77,500 LKR|
|PHP Developer||81,300 LKR|
|Python Developer||99,200 LKR|
|Records Manager||76,600 LKR|
|Remedy Developer||75,700 LKR|
|Reporting Analyst||91,700 LKR|
|Ruby Developer||85,400 LKR|
|Salesforce Administrator||86,900 LKR|
|Salesforce Developer||71,900 LKR|
|SAP Consultant||93,900 LKR|
|SAS Programmer||83,500 LKR|
|Scrum Master||70,700 LKR|
|SEO Associate||75,400 LKR|
|SEO Manager||110,000 LKR|
|Service Delivery Manager||113,000 LKR|
|Service Level Manager||119,000 LKR|
|Service Support Lead||93,000 LKR|
|SharePoint Administrator||89,600 LKR|
|Sharepoint Consultant||89,400 LKR|
|Sharepoint Developer||97,300 LKR|
|Shift Leader||91,300 LKR|
|SOA Analyst||89,100 LKR|
|SOC Engineer||87,500 LKR|
|Software Analyst||92,000 LKR|
|Software Architect||87,800 LKR|
|Software Development Manager||114,000 LKR|
|Software Engineer||89,300 LKR|
|Software QA Engineer||80,000 LKR|
|Software Sales||78,900 LKR|
|Software Specialist||78,200 LKR|
|Software Support Engineer||71,000 LKR|
|Software Test Engineer||75,800 LKR|
|Solutions Architect||118,000 LKR|
|Storage Engineer||77,500 LKR|
|Support Analyst||80,300 LKR|
|Support Specialist||93,500 LKR|
|System Administrator||83,500 LKR|
|Systems Analyst||87,300 LKR|
|Systems Architect||90,000 LKR|
|Systems Consultant||112,000 LKR|
|Systems Engineer||75,100 LKR|
|Systems Integrator||91,000 LKR|
|Technical Analyst||76,400 LKR|
|Technical Consultant||106,000 LKR|
|Technical Manager||97,400 LKR|
|Technical Project Manager||119,000 LKR|
|Technical Sales||84,900 LKR|
|Technical Trainer||89,800 LKR|
|Technical Writer||78,700 LKR|
|Technology Business Analyst||89,400 LKR|
|Technology Director||146,000 LKR|
|Technology Specialist||107,000 LKR|
|Teradata Developer||73,900 LKR|
|Test Analyst||90,100 LKR|
|Testing Manager||124,000 LKR|
|TIBCO Developer||73,500 LKR|
|UNIX Administrator||93,400 LKR|
|Usability Engineer||85,100 LKR|
|User Experience Consultant||95,000 LKR|
|User Experience Design Expert||93,600 LKR|
|User Experience Designer||77,900 LKR|
|User Experience Researcher||94,600 LKR|
|User Interface Designer||86,200 LKR|
|VB Developer||71,000 LKR|
|VB.NET Developer||94,100 LKR|
|Video Game Designer||79,300 LKR|
|Visual Information Specialist||85,000 LKR|
|Web Applications Manager||110,000 LKR|
|Web Content Specialist||92,400 LKR|
|Web Designer||82,700 LKR|
|Web Developer||84,200 LKR|
|Web Editor||70,900 LKR|
|Web Project Manager||97,200 LKR|
|Web Promotions Specialist||84,600 LKR|
|Web Security Administrator||88,300 LKR|
|Web Security Manager||128,000 LKR|
|Web Support Analyst||68,100 LKR|
|Web Writer||69,900 LKR|
|Windows System Administrator||84,100 LKR|
|Wireless Consultant||103,000 LKR|
|Writer and Documentor||78,500 LKR|
Salaries in Information Technology in Sri Lanka range from 46,700 LKR (starting average salary) to 147,000 LKR (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.
The median income in the field of Information Technology is 84,500 LKR, implying that half of the workforce in Sri Lanka earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.
Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Information Technology in Sri Lanka earn less than 70,000 LKR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 96,800 LKR, while 25% earn more than that.
Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Information Technology in Sri Lanka. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 55,300 LKR to 77,600 LKR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 55,300 LKR mark, while 10% ranged from 77,600 LKR to 87,700 LKR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 87,700 LKR or higher.
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 in Information Technology in Sri Lanka 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 degree levels across many jobs in Information Technology in Sri Lanka, 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 certificate 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 Sri Lanka costs anywhere from 449,000 LKR to 1,350,000 LKR and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to 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 the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in 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? In the field of Information Technology in Sri Lanka, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 10%.
Professionals working in Information Technology in Sri Lanka are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% 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 rare 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 Sri Lanka for the year 2022. 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.
Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.
48% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 52% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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.
|Average Salary 2019|
|Average Salary 2020||+4%|
|Average Salary 2021||+3%|
|Average Salary 2022||+2%|
Salaries for individuals working in Information Technology in Sri Lanka are rising in the year 2023 based on recently submitted salaries and reports. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from one industry to another.
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 fixed 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 minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Information Technology in Sri Lanka is 270 LKR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.
Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Sri Lanka is 8% on average across all career fields.
A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 84,500 LKR and 96,800 LKR. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.
The base salary for jobs in Information Technology in Sri Lanka ranges from 70,000 LKR to 96,800 LKR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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
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