Entry-level IT jobs will continue to see low wage as the Indian software services industry foresees a slowdown in offshore services to the country in future.
Salary growth prospects for entry-level IT professionals will not be much given the fact that offshore jobs will not come in large quantities in contrast with the sharply growing number of information technology graduates, said a report by Everest Group, a Dallas, US-based IT consulting and research firm.
“More competition will keep the salary down over the 25-35 years horizon. The wage growth will remain muted. People were getting 8-10 per cent growth (on an average), but they will now be getting 4-5 per cent as they move up the pyramid. But the pressure will still remain on the entry-level positions,” said Michel Janssen, Chief Research Guru, Everest Group, Dallas, US-based IT research firm.