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And The Highest Paid Employees In The Philippines Are...

Plus: Other must-know latest trends in the local job market
by Neps Firmalan | Feb 19, 2016
Most Popular Philippines released its latest National Salary Report yesterday, February 18. As in previous years, it revealed all the must-know trends in the local job market.

According to the report, computer geeks are having it good, with IT (Information Technology) specialists ranked as the highest-paid employees locally. For junior executives in the IT field, the average monthly salary is pegged at just over P38,000. For managers and supervisors, the figures are at P86,550 and P63,500, respectively. These numbers are based on the salaries on the job postings within the site.

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These findings underline the rising demand for IT professionals in the country, which has been a trend in the past few years. Knowing your tech, it seems, pays off.

The report also highlighted a few other interesting trends for both hiring managers and job seekers:

The BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) industry is still tops in terms of demand Philippines listed more than 260,000 BPO-related job postings on their site last year.


Total job advertisements rose by at least 20-percent last year compared to 2014

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According to Philip Gioca, Philippines country manager, the increase in job postings was possibly a result of our improved economy. "The number of jobs grew, so therefore we can infer from that that the economy is much better because we can afford to give more jobs," said Gicoa. The Daang Matuwid army will be proud.

Aside from IT, the Finance and Legal sectors are also paying relatively big bucks

The report showed that both industries are in the Top 5 of the highest-paying list, together with Quality Control and Customer Service.

Average salaries for in-demand jobs (e.g. IT professionals, call center agents) grew by...

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...10 percent, this according to Gioca is the highest average salary increase in the last three years. Again, he gave credit to the country's economic improvement. "This is reflective of what the economy is presenting us," he stated, as reported by


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