The field of Information Technology is continuously evolving, something which directly influences the demand and salaries of IT professionals.
A certain qualification or skill set which was in high demand (and hence resulted in high salaries) a year or two ago can easily decline in popularity in a short period of time and make such a qualification nearly worthless in the current market.
This is one of the main reasons why IT professionals often re-skill or upgrade their qualification to stay ahead of the curve.
The latest CareerJunction Index (CJI) sheds some light on the demand for certain IT skills, and further indicates which IT professionals can demand the highest salaries.
The following table provides an overview of how difficult it is to find certain IT-related skills in South Africa.
|Occupational Field||Recruitment Conditions|
|Business Analysis||Very Difficult|
|Development & Software||Difficult|
|Systems & Network Administration||Easy|
|Database Administration||Very Easy|
|IT Research||Very Easy|
|Web & Internet||Very Easy|
|IT Management||Very Easy|
The following table provides an overview of the Top Salary Level (and seniority level where that salary is achieved) per occupational field:
|Occupational Field||Top salary & seniority level|
|Business Analysis||R51,180.56 (Management)|
|Development & Software||R46,897.85 (Management)|
|Software Testing||R22,347.22 (Mid-level)|
|Systems & Network Administration||R50,392.28 (Management)|
|Database Administration||R37,971.22 (Senior Level)|
|IT Research||R37,500.00 (Senior Level)|
|Web & Internet||R28,247.02 (Senior Level)|
|IT Management||R79,166.67 (Executive Level)|
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