2016 IT salaries in South Africa – how much people really earn

CareerJunction has released its 2016 Salary Review, which provides insight into the average salaries of IT professionals in South Africa [See all non-IT salaries here].

The CareerJunction Salary Review has been compiled for South African job seekers and the recruitment industry to provide an overview of salaries in the country.

It contains current salary information using salary offerings on the CareerJunction website for job postings between October 2015 and February 2016.

The salary ranges listed in the table below are based on salary offerings for skilled and senior-level candidates.

The salary ranges represent monthly “cost to company” remuneration, and serve as an indication of the average salary offerings for each occupation.

Junior IT professionals are likely to earn less than the quoted figures, while senior employees can expect to earn more that the salaries below.

IT salaries in South Africa

2016 ICT Salaries
Profession Scale Skilled Senior
Networking Planning, Design & Installation From R19,910 R28,178
To R26,757 R36,089
Radio & Satellite Technology From R22,270 R27,183
To R30,711 R37,489
Software Development From R25,661 R38,998
To R37,278 R49,838
Technical & Business Architecture From R46,083 R46,771
To R56,477 R58,659
Business Analysis From R32,790 R42,752
To R41,726 R49,537
Systems Analysis From R31,894 R42,690
To R42,532 R49,405
Database Design, Development & Administration From R25,637 R36,941
To R34,285 R49,167
Systems & Network Administration From R22,567 R27,173
To R27,671 R34,942
UX & GUI Design From R26,507 R33,230
To R33,659 R45,315

IT salaries: Gauteng vs Western Cape vs KwaZulu-Natal

There is only a small difference between Gauteng and the Western Cape when comparing SA IT salaries.

Salary offerings in KwaZulu-Natal, however, are significantly lower when compared to these regions.

This likely due to the fact that most large ICT corporations are situated in Gauteng and the Western Cape.

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