South African tech companies that pay the highest salaries

Information technology and telecommunications professionals are typically well paid, especially at companies where IT relates to their core business.

The shortage of engineering, IT, and telecommunications skills in South Africa further increases salaries of employees with these sought-after skills.

However, not all companies are the same when it comes to salary levels. South African state-owned enterprises, for example, pay higher average salaries than most of their private counterparts.

MyBroadband set out to establish which IT companies had the highest wealth distributed across employees.

To calculate the average compensation per employee, we used the company’s total staff bill and divided it by the total number of employees.

It should be noted that the calculation does not take bonuses, car allowances, long and short-term incentive schemes, seniority, and tenure into account.

The figures in the infographic below are therefore rough estimates of the average annual compensation per employee.

Average Employee Compensation
Average Employee Compensation

Note: EOH’s lower average salary may be related to the company’s acquisitions, which added many new employees.

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South African tech companies that pay the highest salaries