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Payscale report: B'luru #1 among tier-1 cities for junior and mid-level jobs

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The Economic Times
03rd January, 2022 17:56 IST

India’s IT capital Bengaluru has ranked top among Tier-I cities in salary pay-scales across junior and mid-levels in job level hierarchies, the 2021 edition of the Randstad Salary Trends Report has shown.

However, Mumbai takes the top spot when it comes to senior-level jobs, with an average CTC of Rs 35.7 lakh per annum. It may be noted that junior-level jobs take into account those with 0-5 years of experience, mid-level jobs 6-14 years, and senior-level above 15 years of experience.

Junior executives in Bengaluru (Rs 6.71 lakh per annum) on average drew a salary that is 11.6% higher than Hyderabad (Rs 5.93 lakh per annum) which ranks second. The junior executives drew a salary that is, on an average 17.8% higher than all its Tier-I counterparts factored in the study.

When it comes to senior-level jobs, Mumbai ranks 3.4% higher than Bengaluru (Rs 34.5 lakh per annum) and 8.8% higher than the Tier-I cities on average. The study shows that Mumbai’s higher cost of living has pushed the salaries of analytics professionals in these niche sectors northward as compared to all the Tier-1 cities.

Among the Tier-II studies which form a part of the report, Chandigarh has topped the chart in salaries paid at the junior (Rs 5.67 lakh per annum) and mid-levels (Rs 13.70 lakh per annum). For senior-level jobs, Odisha’s capital city of Bhubaneshwar (Rs 31.15 lakh per annum) tops the table with an average CTC that is on par with the median level of Tier-1 cities.

For junior-level jobs, Chandigarh tops the list, followed by Thiruvananthapuram (Rs 5.47 lakh per annum), Kochi (Rs 5.03 lakh per annum), Jaipur (Rs 4.39 lakh per annum) and Nagpur (Rs 4.21 lakh per annum). For mid-level jobs, Chandigarh tops the list, followed by Thiruvananthapuram (Rs 13.44 lakh per annum), Nagpur (Rs 12.71 lakh per annum), Kochi (Rs 12.08 lakh per annum) and Jaipur (Rs 12 lakh per annum).

Top paying jobs for mid-level professionals Job Average annual salary (CTC ₹ in lakhs)
1 Hadoop Specialist 24.81
2 Testing Practioner 22.89
3 Specialty Doctors 22.50
4 AWS Specialist 21.73
5 Manual Testing Practioner 20.86
A premium for the seniority of job levels is seen here, as in Tier-1 cities. “On a national scale, and across individual Tier-2 cities, the average mid-level salaries are approximately 2.5 times that of the junior levels (Rs 11.02 and 4.42 lakhs respectively), while the senior level salaries are twice that of the mid-levels (Rs 22.89 and 11.02 lakhs respectively),” the report says.

The report notes that fresher salaries in the IT industry have stagnated over the last decade as companies find that a good part of the 10-15 lakh engineers who graduate each year are not employable.

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