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IT salary in Singapore

Post by revhappy » Sun, 14 Jun 2009 6:48 pm

Hi Guys,

I have 7 years exp in Microsoft Business Intelligence and from Bangalore and have been offered a job in an Investment Bank in Singapore on the payrolls of a consultant

I would like to know if this salary is in the 90th percentile or not.

I had a look at the kelly services salary guide
http://www.kellyservices.com.sg/res/con ... book08.pdf

What do you guys suggest should I go ahead and take this offer?

Cheers,
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 14 Jun 2009 7:21 pm

If you are from Bangalore, the the salary is about right. Raw deal? Maybe, but that's life here..... :-|
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Post by AngMoKio » Sun, 14 Jun 2009 11:54 pm

As a non bangalorian working at the local wage I think that salary may in fact be a little high. True expat salaries are harder to come by now.

The good new is that if you want stay at least you won't be facing that call back to home or imminent retrenchment.

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Post by revhappy » Mon, 15 Jun 2009 12:39 am

@AngMoKio: Thanks for your response. I couldnt quite get what you meant by

"The good new is that if you want stay at least you won't be facing that call back to home or imminent retrenchment"

Do you mean the market is now better than what it was earlier or the fact that they are recruiting me now means chances of retrenchment are lower?

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Post by madura » Mon, 15 Jun 2009 2:50 pm

I'll take the kelly services salary guide with a huge pinch of salt.

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Post by revhappy » Tue, 16 Jun 2009 3:37 pm

madura wrote:I'll take the kelly services salary guide with a huge pinch of salt.
Hi Madura,

You mean to say salary is good enough?

Cheers,
Revhappy
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 16 Jun 2009 3:58 pm

Frankly, right now if someone is offering you 6.5K if you want to come here, you better keep your mouth shut and grab it else is will disappear and you will end up with less than 5K/mo.
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Post by revhappy » Tue, 16 Jun 2009 8:22 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Frankly, right now if someone is offering you 6.5K if you want to come here, you better keep your mouth shut and grab it else is will disappear and you will end up with less than 5K/mo.
Thanks! I get the sentiment behind your statement. It must be a good salary.

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Post by AngMoKio » Wed, 17 Jun 2009 9:28 pm

revhappy wrote:Do you mean the market is now better than what it was earlier or the fact that they are recruiting me now means chances of retrenchment are lower?
What I meant was that some (expats) had highly inflated salaries and in some cases were the first to get cut when the going to tougher. In some cases they were here for the shorter term and their parent companies found it preferable to bring them back home where they didn't have to pay for a full 'package'

Honestly, I think in our case we are here and employed due to a vacuum created when some of these highly paid employees left.

Working at a local skilled fair wage has some advantages.

If you don't own a car Singapore can be quite affordable and has much to offer at local wages. It is a very livable city and as I am personally not concerned with preserving my wage history so that I can return home to the same salary I find it very agreeable.

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Post by trueman » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 2:10 pm

come to singapore 1 yr later, you will be paid more.

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Post by haggle » Sat, 27 Jun 2009 12:21 am

Depends on you skills in this complex sector. Salaries for some IT jobs such as VMware are going up with demand for those applications.

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