South African IT salaries – Which jobs pay the most

CareerJunction has released its latest salary review for South Africa.

The review covers the top 10 employment sectors in the country, and has been compiled using up-to-date salary information based on real-world offers.

It also includes regional differences in salaries for the covered employment sectors.

CareerJunction said the information, based on the 16,000 jobs it posts monthly, was measured from December 2017 to May 2018.

The company stated that in interpreting the data, the skills levels referenced are defined as follows:

  • Intermediate – You have more skills than a beginner, but you’re not quite an expert yet.
  • Senior – You have more skills and experience compared to a person with intermediate skills.

IT salaries in South Africa

The table below details the average salaries of IT professionals in South Africa.

IT Salaries
Position Intermediate Salary Senior Salary
Software Development R34,616 – R46,342 R42,493 – R54,924
Technical & Business Architecture R41,056 – R56,833 R41,146 – R58,981
Business Analysis R39,679 – R46,046 R48,864 – R57,907
Systems Analysis R30,654 – R35,167
Database Design, Development & Administration R31,611 – R39,929
Systems & Network Administration R28,239 – R34,440 R32,485 – R38,735
UX & GUI Design R29,048 – R44,381 R38,848 – R51,970
IT Project Administration & Management R34,740 – R44,951 R44,510 – R54,688
Data Analysis & Data Warehousing R32,901 – R43,308 R39,111 – R47,833
IT Management R56,726 – R66,012 R57,361 – R68,281

Regional differences

The differences in IT salaries based on geographic regions are detailed in the image below.

The review stated that, on average, the Western Cape and Gauteng remain favourable locations to work for IT professionals.

“Salaries in these regions are very close to the national average, while salaries in KwaZulu-Natal are not nearly as competitive,” said CareerJunction

Salary Differences


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