IT salaries in SA: the least you should earn

ActiveTechPros’s IT Salary Benchmark Wizard offers insight into the salaries of South African IT professionals.

The online platform allows IT professionals to benchmark their salary against other local IT professionals with information updated daily.

The salary information is based on profiles of IT professionals who registered on the ActiveTechPros website.

MyBroadband looked at some of the most popular IT job categories, and listed the salaries based on years of experience.

It should be noted that these average salaries are for professionals in any sized business, different skill levels, and across South Africa.

This means that these average salaries may be significantly lower than salaries for qualified professionals working at large companies in Gauteng, Cape Town, or Durban.

Database Administrator salary – R308,872 per year

The survey showed that the average salary of a database administrator in South Africa is R308,872 per year. The average salary based on years of experience is provided below (sample size = 148).

Database Administrator salary
Database Administrator salary – from ActiveTechPros

Desktop Support Specialist and Help Desk agent salary – R148,698 per year

The survey showed that the average annual salary for a Desktop Support Specialist or Help Desk agent in South Africa is R148,698 per year. The average salary based on years of experience is provided below (sample size = 656).

Desktop support specialist salary
Desktop support specialist and help desk salary – from ActiveTechPros

Developer salary – R274,930 per year

The survey showed that the average annual salary for a Developer in South Africa is R274,930 per year. The average salary based on years of experience is provided below (sample size = 804).

Developer salary
Developer salary – from ActiveTechPros

Network engineer and Network Designer salary – R241,437

The survey showed that the average annual salary for a Network Engineer or Network Designer in South Africa is R241,437 per year. The average salary based on years of experience is provided below (sample size = 522).

Network engineer salary
Network engineer salary – from ActiveTechPros

Systems Administrator or systems professional – R211,415 per year

The survey showed that the average annual salary for a Systems administrator or systems professional in South Africa is R211,415 per year. The average salary based on years of experience is provided below (sample size = 695).

System administrator salary
System administrator salary – from ActiveTechPros

Web Developer or designer salary – R206,806

The survey showed that the average annual salary for a web developer or designer in South Africa is R206,806 per year. The average salary based on years of experience is provided below (sample size = 123).

Web developer salary
Web developer salary – from ActiveTechPros

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