MyBroadband’s IT Jobs Stress survey has revealed that networking professionals, project managers, and general managers have the most stressful jobs.
The IT Jobs Stress survey was conducted in partnership with Between the Lines Consulting, who are experts in South African market research.
The survey asked South African IT professionals to rank the various stress factors of their jobs – including workload, working hours, time, pressure, responsibility, and organizational issues.
The survey was completed by 1,370 local IT professionals and executives, who indicated they experience a lot of stress at work.
The infographic below shows the stress levels of IT professionals in South Africa, calculated as the average of the various stress factors they face.
About the survey
Here are the prominent demographics of the South African IT professionals who completed the survey.
|IT Jobs Survey Demographics (n = 1,370)|
|Programming, software development||26%||21 to 30||35%|
|Tech support (helpdesk, IT technician)||14%||31 to 40||42%|
|Management||13%||41 to 50||16%|
|Systems administration||12%||51 to 60||5%|
|Analyst, consultant||9%||Over 60||1%|
|Project management||4%||Company size||Percentage|
|Sales, marketing||3%||10 to 100||32%|
|Security||2%||101 to 1000||24%|
|Database design and administration||2%||Over 1000||30%|
|Internet, e-commerce, website management||2%||Job level||Percentage|
|Design (website design, graphic and multimedia design)||1%||Administrative||2%|
|Education, training, research||1%||Middle management||21%|
|Communications, writer, media||1%||Professional||51%|
|Other||5%||Support (tech support, helpdesk)||17%|
|–||Top management (CEO, CFO, CIO, CTO, director)||10%|