IT salaries in South Africa – 2010 vs 2016

CareerJunction recently released its 2016 Salary Review, which gives insight into the average salaries of IT professionals in South Africa.

The review lists salary bands for skilled and senior workers across various positions in the IT industry, showing what workers can expect to earn.

The review also details IT salary levels in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape – revealing that employees in KZN earn, on average, 16-18% less than their colleagues in the other provinces.

2010 vs 2016

To see how skilled IT employee salaries have changed in South Africa over the past 6 years, we took CareerJunction’s Index report figures from 2010 and compared them to this year’s salary review figures.

The positions listed below were common to 2010’s and 2016’s reports.

IT Salaries in South Africa – 2010 vs 2016
Position 2010 2016 Average % Increase
Systems & Network Administration R21,489 – R25,971 R22,567 – R27,671 5.85%
Software Development R24,916 – R32,803 R25,661 – R37,278 9.04%
Database Design, Development & Administration R25,570 – R33,692 R25,637 – R34,285 1.11%
Business Analysis R28,042 – R36,457 R32,790 – R41,726 15.53%

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