What is the average salary for Information Technology professional in Nigeria? I guess this is the big question you might have asked that made you stumbled upon this post. Well, you are on the right place as this post will reveal to you all the Information Technology professionals salaries in Nigeria.

Information Technology Professionals Salaries in Nigeria

The popularity of Information Technology (IT) has been on the increase especially in this 21st century, and many people of today wants to secure a career in that field. According to a LinkedIn report in 2018, IT jobs are one of the top skills employers are recruiting. Apart from its vast importance, it is also one of the most attractive and well-paid careers in the world today. In this article, we shall be looking at the Information Technology Professionals salaries in Nigeria.

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Information Technology Professionals and Their Basic Monthly Salary in Nigeria  

We shall be looking at the most popular skills in the IT industry and their respective take home income per month. You also get to see the job description of each of the professionals.

Web Developer/Programmer 

Web developers design, create, and modify websites. They are responsible for maintaining a user-friendly, stable website that offers the necessary functionality for their client’s needs. Web developers’ job is no easy task because they essentially have to take a language we understand, such as English, and translate it into a language that a computer understands, such as HTML or Python and this requires a detailed understanding of various programming languages and how they are used.

The average monthly salary of Web a Developer or Programmer in Nigeria is ≈ ₦105k

Network Engineer

A network engineer, also known as “security systems engineers” is a technology professional who has the necessary skills to plan, implement and oversee the computer networks that support in-house voice, data, video and wireless network services. Network Engineers focus on delivering high-availability network infrastructure to sustain the online and on-site information technology activities of users. They must be knowledgeable of a variety of networking technologies, such as routing, cryptographic tunneling, firewalls, and others. A telecoms or computer science-related degree is needed for this role.

The average monthly salary of a Network Engineer in Nigeria is ≈ ₦126k

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Network Administrator

Network administrators are I.T experts responsible for making sure that computer hardware and network infrastructure related to an organization’s data network are effectively maintained. They install, maintain and upgrade any software or hardware required to efficiently run a computer network.

The average monthly salary of a Network Administrator In Nigeria is ≈ ₦86k

I.T Manager

Information technology managers are mainly responsible for planning, coordinating and directing activities that have to do with the computer and information systems of a company. From the hardware to software to the network of an organization, I.T managers are in charge of their installation and maintenance. They also ensure the security of the company’s electronic data and manage other IT personnel who report to them within the organization.

The average monthly salary of an I.T Manager in Nigeria is ≈ ₦204k

I.T Consultant

These set of people work closely with clients by advising them on how to use technology to overcome problems or meet their business needs. Their primary duties are; implementing technological solutions to solve business problems, implementation, and testing of technology and working with in-house technical teams to ensure consistency of use.

The average monthly salary of an I.T Consultant in Nigeria is ≈ ₦128k

Computer Scientist

These are people who solve problems using technology. They develop new technologies, systems and computer-based solutions, in order to solve problems in a variety of fields. Computer scientists create applications for mobile devices, develop websites and program software.

The average monthly salary of a Computer Scientist in Nigeria is ≈ ₦79k

Technical Support

These are people who provide technical expertise, develop and implement IT systems, manage IT projects, provide after-sales support, or even develop code for external clients. A technical degree is needed for this role.

The average monthly salary of a Technical Support Officer in Nigeria is ≈ ₦56k

Systems Analyst

Systems analysts help companies or other organizations use computer technology effectively and efficiently. They are responsible for defining and analyzing system problems; designing and testing standards that provide a feasible solution, typically in response to requests from their business or a customer. They gather requirements and identify the costs and the time needed to implement the project.

The average monthly salary of a System Analyst in Nigeria is ≈ ₦166k

Business Analyst

They are responsible for conducting research and analysis that proffers solutions to business problems and help to introduce the systems to businesses and their clients. They help organizations to make more money, solve existing business problems and/or better achieve their goals. To be a business analyst, you should at least have a degree in business, computing, economics, or numeracy-related subject.

The average monthly salary of a Business Analyst in Nigeria is ≈ ₦208k

Software Tester

These are people who analyze software and systems to avert risk and prevent issues. They are involved in the quality assurance stage of software development and deployment by conducting tests to ensure the software created by developers fits for purpose, and they also remove issues within a product before it is displayed. Software testers create software systems and technical products including vehicles, defense, electronic goods and many more. They are also known as test analysts or quality assurance tester.

The average monthly salary of a Software Tester in Nigeria is ≈ ₦130k


It is important for you to note that these are the average monthly basic salaries on Information Technology professionals in Nigeria. The estimated salary are given based on salaries collated from different IT employees from different companies in Nigeria. If you are already a working professional in any of these fields, you can give us a better insight by mentioning your current monthly salary in the comment box below.