A person working in Information Technology in Riyadh typically earns around 17,700 SAR per month. Salaries range from 9,190 SAR (lowest average) to 28,900 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||16,200 SAR|
|ABAP Developer||15,300 SAR|
|Advertising Account Planner||14,800 SAR|
|Android Developer||16,700 SAR|
|Angular Developer||14,500 SAR|
|Application Consultant||19,500 SAR|
|Applications System Specialist||14,100 SAR|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||20,500 SAR|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||19,500 SAR|
|AS400 Programmer||16,800 SAR|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||19,500 SAR|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||20,100 SAR|
|Avaloq Developer||15,200 SAR|
|BizTalk Developer||17,900 SAR|
|Blockchain Associate||15,800 SAR|
|Blockchain Developer||15,500 SAR|
|Build and Release Engineer||15,500 SAR|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||17,100 SAR|
|Business Intelligence Developer||17,000 SAR|
|Business Objects Developer||16,000 SAR|
|Business Process Consultant||17,900 SAR|
|Business Systems Analyst||15,500 SAR|
|C# Developer||18,300 SAR|
|C++ Developer||17,500 SAR|
|Capacity Planning Manager||22,700 SAR|
|Change Administrator||14,900 SAR|
|Chief Information Security Officer||24,900 SAR|
|Client Delivery Manager||21,200 SAR|
|CMS Developer||13,500 SAR|
|Computer Animator||14,900 SAR|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||13,500 SAR|
|Computer Networks Architect||17,500 SAR|
|Computer Operator||11,000 SAR|
|Computer Technician||13,300 SAR|
|Copy Editor||13,500 SAR|
|CRM Application Administrator||15,500 SAR|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||22,000 SAR|
|Curam Developer||13,500 SAR|
|Data Analyst||16,000 SAR|
|Data Architect||16,200 SAR|
|Data Center Technician||14,900 SAR|
|Data Entry Supervisor||11,000 SAR|
|Data Manager||21,100 SAR|
|Data Modeling Analyst||16,200 SAR|
|Data Quality Analyst||16,600 SAR|
|Data Security Analyst||16,900 SAR|
|Data Security Manager||23,600 SAR|
|Data Warehousing Manager||22,300 SAR|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||15,400 SAR|
|Database Administration Manager||20,000 SAR|
|Database Administrator||17,300 SAR|
|Database Analyst||17,000 SAR|
|Database Developer||17,500 SAR|
|Database Report Writer||15,400 SAR|
|Delivery Manager||16,600 SAR|
|Developer / Programmer||17,100 SAR|
|Development Manager||23,600 SAR|
|Director of Application Development||23,700 SAR|
|Director of Technology||28,900 SAR|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||15,400 SAR|
|Documentation Specialist||14,900 SAR|
|E-Commerce Manager||20,600 SAR|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||18,700 SAR|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||21,400 SAR|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||21,200 SAR|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||23,600 SAR|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||20,400 SAR|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||21,900 SAR|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||26,300 SAR|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||17,700 SAR|
|ERP Analyst||17,300 SAR|
|ERP Project Manager||21,800 SAR|
|Ethical Hacker||15,300 SAR|
|Financial Systems Manager||24,900 SAR|
|Flash Developer||13,900 SAR|
|Front End Developer||13,700 SAR|
|Full Stack Developer||16,500 SAR|
|Functional Analyst||16,600 SAR|
|Game Developer||14,800 SAR|
|GIS Analyst||14,600 SAR|
|GIS Developer||15,700 SAR|
|Global BI Analyst||17,300 SAR|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||14,900 SAR|
|Graphics Programmer||14,900 SAR|
|Graphics Web Designer||13,700 SAR|
|Hardware Design Engineer||15,600 SAR|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||23,500 SAR|
|Hardware Technician||13,100 SAR|
|Head of Development||23,600 SAR|
|Help Desk Analyst||15,400 SAR|
|Help Desk Manager||18,700 SAR|
|Help Desk Support||12,000 SAR|
|Helpdesk Manager||18,500 SAR|
|Imaging Programmer||14,100 SAR|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||16,400 SAR|
|Information Assurance Analyst||16,600 SAR|
|Information Program Director||23,600 SAR|
|Information Security Administrator||18,200 SAR|
|Information Security Analyst||20,500 SAR|
|Information Security Engineer||16,000 SAR|
|Information Security Manager||24,900 SAR|
|Information Security Specialist||19,500 SAR|
|Information Services Consultant||19,300 SAR|
|Information Technology Administrator||13,800 SAR|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||22,600 SAR|
|Information Technology Consultant||19,300 SAR|
|Information Technology Coordinator||13,600 SAR|
|Information Technology Director||28,900 SAR|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||14,900 SAR|
|Information Technology Manager||27,400 SAR|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||27,100 SAR|
|Information Technology Product Manager||24,900 SAR|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||14,200 SAR|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||16,800 SAR|
|Information Technology Project Leader||20,500 SAR|
|Information Technology Project Manager||24,900 SAR|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||20,100 SAR|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||18,600 SAR|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||17,100 SAR|
|Information Technology Support||11,400 SAR|
|Information Technology Team Leader||19,500 SAR|
|Information Technology Trainer||17,500 SAR|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||16,400 SAR|
|Interface Design Manager||21,200 SAR|
|Interface Designer||13,100 SAR|
|IOS Developer||18,400 SAR|
|Java Developer||18,400 SAR|
|Lead Developer||18,700 SAR|
|Linux Administrator||16,200 SAR|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||16,600 SAR|
|Lotus Notes Developer||16,200 SAR|
|Mail Server Administrator||15,500 SAR|
|Major Incident Manager||19,700 SAR|
|Managed Service Specialist||16,900 SAR|
|Microsystems Engineer||16,900 SAR|
|Mobile Developer||16,200 SAR|
|Multimedia Developer||14,100 SAR|
|Multimedia Services Manager||19,300 SAR|
|Network Administration Team Lead||19,900 SAR|
|Network Administrator||14,900 SAR|
|Network Analyst||15,000 SAR|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||24,900 SAR|
|Network Engineer||15,100 SAR|
|Network Engineering Manager||18,700 SAR|
|Network Security Systems Manager||21,000 SAR|
|Network Specialist||15,800 SAR|
|Network Technician||13,100 SAR|
|Nodejs Developer||17,900 SAR|
|NT Systems Administrator||14,600 SAR|
|Numerical Control Programmer||14,000 SAR|
|Online Banking Manager||26,200 SAR|
|Online Banking Specialist||20,600 SAR|
|OPS Manager||23,600 SAR|
|Oracle Database Administrator||16,000 SAR|
|Oracle Developer||17,900 SAR|
|Perl Developer||14,400 SAR|
|PHP Developer||14,300 SAR|
|Python Developer||17,900 SAR|
|Records Manager||13,500 SAR|
|Remedy Developer||13,100 SAR|
|Reporting Analyst||16,600 SAR|
|Ruby Developer||14,700 SAR|
|Salesforce Administrator||16,200 SAR|
|Salesforce Developer||12,700 SAR|
|SAP Consultant||17,900 SAR|
|SAS Programmer||15,300 SAR|
|Scrum Master||13,800 SAR|
|SEO Associate||14,000 SAR|
|SEO Manager||20,600 SAR|
|Service Delivery Manager||21,900 SAR|
|Service Level Manager||20,800 SAR|
|Service Support Lead||17,100 SAR|
|SharePoint Administrator||15,400 SAR|
|Sharepoint Consultant||16,600 SAR|
|Sharepoint Developer||17,000 SAR|
|Shift Leader||17,000 SAR|
|SOA Analyst||16,500 SAR|
|SOC Engineer||16,200 SAR|
|Software Analyst||16,600 SAR|
|Software Architect||16,600 SAR|
|Software Development Manager||22,300 SAR|
|Software Engineer||16,000 SAR|
|Software QA Engineer||14,800 SAR|
|Software Sales||14,600 SAR|
|Software Specialist||14,900 SAR|
|Software Support Engineer||13,100 SAR|
|Software Test Engineer||14,700 SAR|
|Solutions Architect||21,800 SAR|
|Storage Engineer||13,300 SAR|
|Support Analyst||14,300 SAR|
|Support Specialist||17,300 SAR|
|System Administrator||15,300 SAR|
|Systems Analyst||16,400 SAR|
|Systems Architect||16,000 SAR|
|Systems Consultant||20,400 SAR|
|Systems Engineer||13,100 SAR|
|Systems Integrator||16,600 SAR|
|Technical Analyst||14,700 SAR|
|Technical Consultant||18,200 SAR|
|Technical Manager||17,300 SAR|
|Technical Project Manager||22,200 SAR|
|Technical Sales||16,400 SAR|
|Technical Trainer||16,400 SAR|
|Technical Writer||15,100 SAR|
|Technology Business Analyst||16,400 SAR|
|Technology Director||28,900 SAR|
|Technology Specialist||20,000 SAR|
|Teradata Developer||13,300 SAR|
|Test Analyst||15,600 SAR|
|Testing Manager||22,300 SAR|
|TIBCO Developer||13,700 SAR|
|UNIX Administrator||16,200 SAR|
|Usability Engineer||16,200 SAR|
|User Experience Consultant||17,000 SAR|
|User Experience Design Expert||16,800 SAR|
|User Experience Designer||14,900 SAR|
|User Experience Researcher||17,900 SAR|
|User Interface Designer||15,400 SAR|
|VB Developer||13,100 SAR|
|VB.NET Developer||16,500 SAR|
|Video Game Designer||13,900 SAR|
|Visual Information Specialist||15,500 SAR|
|Web Applications Manager||18,900 SAR|
|Web Content Specialist||17,300 SAR|
|Web Designer||14,900 SAR|
|Web Developer||14,300 SAR|
|Web Editor||14,000 SAR|
|Web Project Manager||19,000 SAR|
|Web Promotions Specialist||15,800 SAR|
|Web Security Administrator||17,300 SAR|
|Web Security Manager||23,700 SAR|
|Web Support Analyst||12,100 SAR|
|Web Writer||13,600 SAR|
|Windows System Administrator||15,300 SAR|
|Wireless Consultant||19,700 SAR|
|Writer and Documentor||14,100 SAR|
Information Technology salaries in Riyadh range from 9,190 SAR per month (minimum average salary) to 28,900 SAR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 18,800 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 18,800 SAR while the other half are earning more than 18,800 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 12,600 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 12,600 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 25,300 SAR while 25% are earning more than 25,300 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 14% 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.
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 0% more than that of All Jobs.
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.