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Re: IT Professionals' Salary In Nigeria? by AjanleKoko: 5:42pm On Nov 17, 2009
candylips:

AjanleKoko i think it gets to a point when one will have acquired the required experience and will be really looking into making some really cool money.
I am probably in the same both as the gentleman. Will like to come to 9ja someday and make some serious money while hoping to use the expereince i have gained abroad to improve standards and practices. surely this should not be that hard right
@ candylips, I need to ask you a sincere question. Is it just money you are looking for, or you want to contribute to the development of the software industry in Nigeria? If it is both, you are better off coming here to start your own business, not looking for a job. If it is money only, I am not sure how wise that is. Lots of my former colleagues in the telco industry have relocated,and are contracting for anything between 500 and 1500 Euros a day across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, North America, etc. That is higher than what any permanent job anywhere can pay you. If you don't believe me, get a mod to send me your email address via PM and I can give you more insight.
If it's about just contributing, you can start a nonprofit, or start a business and not expect any serious profit.

The problem is, the places where you can get paid a good wage in Nigeria are very few and far between, and, because the issue of improving standards and practices is not on you, you would have to forget about that. If you get a job in, say, an oil major (Shell/Mobil/Chevron/Total) and the likes, you're probably secure. You won't do much to improve any standards because what is needed in those operations are faciliators and expediters. Their ERP is usually from SAP, acquired by global contract, implementation and support fully outsourced, and all you get to do is faciliate operational and procurement processes for these vendors. If there is any major upheaval in that business (for example, if the NNPC actually go ahead to sell their JV stake to the Chinese, as has been reported in the papers of late), then there goes your money and your job. Reason? I know you're a developer by your posts. But the oil majors are not software companies, so you have to adapt to become an all-round company man. If you're cool with that, no problem.

There are some opportunities for some fringe business process automation projects, that are outsourced to local software houses. My first job was with a software company selling HR and accounting software. We had Shell Trustees and NLNG as part of our clients. Over time, these guys have gone for SAP or Oracle HR or Financials, and have been progressively dumping the locals in that area. For example my company started with Systemspecs Human Manager, but we've dumped it for Oracle HR. A software company called Magic Software which was really big when I started working is now dead as a dodo, no clients. My point is, there are lots of quick wins in Nigeria, as far as IT is concerns, but when it comes to the long haul, the foreign vendors win every time.

You might just wonder what this guy's problem is. But I'll tell you something. I've been around for just a decade, have done reasonably well compared to most, maybe not as good as some. But when I sit and think about where we were in the early 2000s, and where we are now, I wonder what progress we have really made in IT. We just seem to be going round and round in circles. I was at the West Africa Com World Series in Abuja in June, and believe it or not, no single local vendor was exhibiting telecom solutions of any kind, after almost nine years of GSM in Nigeria. I find that particularly tragic.
Re: IT Professionals' Salary In Nigeria? by candylips(m): 6:01pm On Nov 17, 2009
@AjanleKoko

Your post seems to be missing but i have checked in your profile

You are right. Can we get in touch in private. My email is in my profile.
Re: IT Professionals' Salary In Nigeria? by joyboss: 12:28pm On Nov 18, 2009
hello dear we have to put some things in consideration before we conclude here.
what aspect of IT are u specalized in like software development , network engineer , a multimedia specialist. which ever all these career all have levels of qualifications. if you have skills with the latest and current technologies then you would get a high paying job. if not then try to upgrade your self.
Re: IT Professionals' Salary In Nigeria? by DL(m): 4:25pm On Dec 29, 2009
Come back home bro. I.T companies pay fairly well, definitely not as much as banks, telecomms and ultimately oil companies. It all boils down to

your competence (including cerifications), experience (foreign work experience is a lil' bit of an advantage), and negotiating power. Another thing,

as Ajanlekoko pointed is that the Multinationals are king, so that should be your target if you are all about the doe. I think u should also consider

coming back to contribute to the development of whatever sector you are in especially if u left for the sole purpose of a better education.

Naija Breed!!!
Re: IT Professionals' Salary In Nigeria? by marvo09: 2:15pm On Jun 19, 2010
No one can compare IT in Nigeria and the UK . I am an IT professional in the UK. I earn at Least £300 per day. Thats N75,000 a day and N750,000 in two weeks . I bought my mortgage house in less than 5 months . I am living great . How can u even think of going back to Nigeria to do IT? Its unthinkable brov. What area of IT are u involved in ? Men Uk experience cannot be compared with what ever is happening in Nigeria men. Get to know whats happening .
Re: IT Professionals' Salary In Nigeria? by candylips(m): 5:40pm On Jun 19, 2010
^^ that is a very myopic post
Re: IT Professionals' Salary In Nigeria? by marvo09: 5:51pm On Jun 19, 2010
@candyLips --- So give us a more foresighted reply or post . We will like to know ur view. Take it away.
Re: IT Professionals' Salary In Nigeria? by BILLIONs1: 11:55pm On Jun 29, 2010
@ marvo09

I think you still fall short of N10,000,000 a year after taxes and bills, for which some collect higher in Naija. You hav'nt quite hit the top
Re: IT Professionals' Salary In Nigeria? by tboy1(m): 4:02pm On Jun 30, 2010
marvo09:

No one can compare IT in Nigeria and the UK . I am an IT professional in the UK. I earn at Least  £300 per day. Thats N75,000 a day and N750,000 in two weeks . [b]I bought my mortgage house in less than 5 months . I am living great . [/b]How can u even think of going back to Nigeria to do IT? Its unthinkable brov. What area of IT are u involved in ? Men Uk experience cannot be compared with what ever is happening in Nigeria men. Get to know whats happening .

Buy or Paid Off? You're the first IT professional i know who makes > 300perday and boast he's living great.
Because from what i know the more money you make the more you spend.
P.S: You cannot compare IT salary in UK to Nigeria because you have to consider Bills, Insurance(depends how many you have) and Taxes in UK
Re: IT Professionals' Salary In Nigeria? by Drslow: 10:57am On Sep 23, 2012
The problem is always the experience clause which I don't think should b dat relevant or at most jus relatively so bcause we all know IT training is hands on training in programming you deal with source codes we see a lot of codes we type a lot compile, test run, all this while training and its not counted as experienc. Finding entry level employument wich wud b recognised on ur CV is quite difficult so what do we do
I for one went to NIIT mastermind series software engineering for one year, choosing java pltform ova dot net worked on our isas project developing client server applications, applets servlets midlets using various packages from the java lib, as well as database design and administration using microsoft server 2000, web content development html dhtml xhtml and some scripting lanaguages like javascript and some php, using xml with the SQl database over the web. Knowledge of Networking concepts. As well as (red hat)linux syatem administration inmplementing security and firewalls over the network as well as kernel optimisatio to name a few. But I have no real life programming experience so how do I get a job the system is messed up 4real

Re: IT Professionals' Salary In Nigeria? by Drslow: 11:24am On Sep 23, 2012
For your infoz ma uncle came to work in d country he being paid abt $10,000 a month in d one time oceanic bank
Re: IT Professionals' Salary In Nigeria? by Mellorix: 12:49pm On Oct 16, 2013
Any more info on this topic... quite interesting ...
Re: IT Professionals' Salary In Nigeria? by snipesdam(m): 2:10pm On Aug 02
Pls I need info on IT Pro pay grades in nigeria especially Networking area.
Re: IT Professionals' Salary In Nigeria? by mikeyj: 11:55pm On Sep 16
snipesdam: Pls I need info on IT Pro pay grades in nigeria especially Networking area.

very broad question unfortunately

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