IT Salaries: SA’s cities compared

The 2011 activeTechPros IT Salary and Skills Report was unveiled recently, using aggregated data from the last year to compile an extensive set of salary data.

The 2011 South African portion of the report is based on the feedback from 1,516 respondents across the country working for companies of varying sizes.

One of the interesting aspects of the report is a comparison of salary levels per city. This data gives an overview of what IT professionals typically earn in certain regions of South Africa.

Unsurprisingly, IT professionals in Gauteng earn the highest salaries, followed by KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.

At city level, people working in Johannesburg typically out-earn their Pretoria and Cape Town counterparts as shown in the tables below.

Annual Salary by Job Function and Province (ZAR)
Job Function Gauteng Western Cape KwaZulu-Natal
IT Management 496,242 448,994 465,130
Project Management 368,751 292,259 203,458
Systems Development 318,433 254,831 252,000
Communications 294,610 272,867 286,975
Support 175,383 120,371 130,832
Administration 296,486 244,028 204,029
Other IT Professionals 330,800 152,000 439,000
Total 353,108 277,554 276,294
Annual Salary by Job Function and City (ZAR)
Job Function Johannesburg Cape Town Pretoria
IT Management 467,438 434,656 447,330
Project Management 400,107 261,545 352,000
Systems Development 299,712 262,500 367,286
Communications 218,500 191,358 244,586
Support 195,833 123,198 133,650
Administration 216,190 162,204 344,018
Other IT Professionals 391,950 330,000 120,000
Total 332,064 250,339 327,401

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