IT jobs in South Africa where your salary will increase the most

MyBroadband recently reported on the starting salaries of IT professionals in South Africa, which showed that programmers and software engineers enjoy the biggest entry-level pay.

However, it is not only the starting salary which is important. The ability to grow your salary as you become more experienced is a more important aspect to look at when choosing a career.

To find out which IT professionals enjoy the biggest salary increases, MyBroadband looked at the difference between entry-level, mid-level, and senior-level salaries for various jobs.

We used data from various sources, including South African IT salary surveys, and the salaries advertised on the CareerJunction and Careers24 websites.

To calculate the mid-level salaries, years-of-experience and seniority for the various IT professions were used.

The table below ranks IT professions based on the salary increases between entry-level, mid-level, and senior-level employees.

IT salary increases
Profession Starting salary Mid-level salary Senior salary Average salary increase*
Sales and marketing R8,465 R28,433 R45,283 148%
Database design and administration R11,755 R34,101 R62,905 137%
Programming and software development R13,318 R37,997 R60,185 122%
Security R11,887 R28,336 R49,304 106%
Design R11,683 R30,417 R45,712 105%
Web design R9,060 R17,907 R37,398 103%
Tech support R9,420 R20,016 R30,677 83%
System administration R13,735 R26,523 R45,392 82%
Education and training R14,012 R31,253 R42,909 80%
Network administrator R11,914 R24,543 R37,427 79%
Project management R22,400 R39,448 R66,000 72%
Analyst and consultant R21,922 R40,194 R59,461 66%
Communications, writer, and media R14,459 R27,792 R37,377 63%

*Average salary increase = [(Salary increase from entry-level to mid-level) + (Salary increase from mid-level to senior-level)]/2

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