How much South African IT employees earn

CareerJunction has released its latest South African salary survey, which details what salaries are being earned in South Africa.

The salary review gives a “true representation of cost-to-company salary packages in South Africa”, said CareerJunction.

“It contains up-to-date salary information as well as regional differences in monthly remuneration using actual salary offerings on our website for the latest measurable period – May to November 2018.

Sectors covered in the report include the IT market, and it details what salaries people earn in positions ranging from software development to UX design.

The reprot further details the salary differences between regions, namely KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, and the Western Cape.

IT salaries

The table below details the salary information from the IT section in the report.

Positions are listed along with the “intermediate” and “senior” salary ranges.

IT Salaries
Position Intermediate Senior
Software Development R36,374 – R44,306 R42,118 – R53,782
Technical & Business Architecture R40,485 – R48,897 R46,939 – R56,160
Business Analysis R35,560 – R42,236 R43,429 – R54,138
Systems Analysis R34,722 – R44,484 R43,311 – R53,194
Database Design, Development & Administration R30,333 – R36,767 R30,906 – R39,799
Systems & Network Administration R27,667 – R34,970 R35,478 – R40,625
UX & GUI Design R34,421 – R46,227 R36,987 – R49,414
IT Project Administration & Management R36,590 – R47,387 R41,707 – R52,517
Data Analysis & Data Warehousing R34,231 – R43,158 R45,392 – R52,974
IT Management R48,059 – R58,371 R55,718 – R66,141

Regional differences

The report also detailed the regional salary differences in the IT sector.

It stated that Gauteng and the Western Cape are neck-and-neck when it comes to IT salaries and demand for IT jobs.

KwaZulu-Natal, however, falls far behind – offering 5%-15% below the average. This is shown in the image below.


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