The South African IT jobs that pay over R1 million

Michael Page has released its 2019 salary trends survey for South Africa, detailing how much professionals earn in the country.

The company said that the local labour market has “once again been unpredictable”, despite a short recovery in the first half of 2018.

The official unemployment rate is back at its 2017 level due to weak investment and consumer confidence, it said.

There is some hope, however.

“With the economic stimulus package announced in September 2018 and a heightened commitment to attract foreign investment, we are expecting a positive economic impact on the GDP growth and the unemployment rate for 2019,” it said.

Tech salaries

Part of the salary report looks at the IT industry, which Michael Page said will be one of the drivers of growth in the country.

In terms of salaries in South Africa, it stated that wages and bonuses have “tended to follow a consistent pattern over the past five years, with steady increases to reflect inflationary pressures”.

“In the current market, there are a number of candidates with niche skill sets or relevant experience who are able to command higher salaries, due to a low supply of talent.”

The table below details the average “Technology” salaries earned in South Africa in small-to-medium enterprises and multinational companies.

Technology Salaries
Position Average SME Average MNC
CIO R1.35 million R1.65 million
CTO R1.20 million R1.45 million
CISO R1.25 million R1.50 million
IT Director R1.40 million R1.65 million
Head of IT R1.40 million R1.65 million
IT Manager R900,000 R1.30 million
IT Security Manager R1.00 million R1.30 million
IT Security Engineer R800,000 R950,000
IT Security Analyst R400,000 R450,000
IT Applications Director R1.10 million R1.40 million
Business Applications Manager R850,000 R1.20 million
Applications Developer R650,000 R700,000
Technical Consultant R900,000 R900,000
Business Analysis/Management
Head of Project Management R1.20 million R1.50 million
Business Intelligence Manager R850,000 R1.50 million
IT Business Partner R800,000 R1.00 million
Programme Manager R900,000 R1.40 million
IT Project Manager R650,000 R950,000
Senior IT Business Analyst R700,000 R800,000
Business Analyst R500,000 R600,000
BI Analyst R500,000 R650,000
Chief Enterprise Architect R1.20 million R1.40 million
Enterprise Architect R1.00 million R1.30 million
Senior Information Architect R900,000 R1.00 million
Information Architect R800,000 R850,000
Network Manager R600,000 R900,000
Network Architect R700,000 R900,000
Network Engineer R350,000 R400,000
Network Administrator R250,000 R350,000
Database Administration
Data Architect R950,000 R1.20 million
Data Analytics Manager R900,000 R1.40 million
Data Scientist R800,000 R1.20 million
Database Administrator R750,000 R850,000
Database Developer R650,000 R750,000
Data Analyst R500,000 R500,000
Technical Services
Technical Support Manager R650,000 R700,000
Application Support Analyst R600,000 R600,000
IT Support Engineer R400,000 R500,000

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