The one thing IT professionals like more than money

MyBroadband’s 2019 IT Salary Survey revealed that ‘growth potential and professional development’ is the most important factor which influences happiness at work.

The survey was conducted in April and was completed by 3,055 respondents from a wide range of IT professions and companies.

The results revealed that that the average gross monthly salary for IT professionals in South Africa is R44,330 – up from R42,673 in 2018.

Happiness at work

The survey showed that South African IT professionals are generally very happy at work, with 44% of respondents rating their work happiness as 80% and above.

It further revealed that “growth potential and professional development” were the most important factor influencing happiness at work.

It was followed by salary, a healthy work-life balance, a great work environment, and interesting work.

The graphs below show the average happiness at work and the factors which influence the happiness of IT professionals in South Africa.

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