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Information Technology Average Salaries in South Africa 2019

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in South Africa?

30,394 ZAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Information Technology in South Africa typically earns around 30,394 ZAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Information Technology jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer30,680 ZAR
ABAP Developer27,654 ZAR
Advertising Account Planner28,831 ZAR
Android Developer28,855 ZAR
Angular Developer28,455 ZAR
Application Consultant35,829 ZAR
Applications System Specialist27,502 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist36,563 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence Developer33,615 ZAR
AS400 Programmer31,351 ZAR
Assistant Information Technology Manager37,250 ZAR
Assistant Service Delivery Manager37,171 ZAR
Avaloq Developer28,409 ZAR
BizTalk Developer 31,458 ZAR
Blockchain Associate30,672 ZAR
Blockchain Developer28,686 ZAR
Build and Release Engineer30,013 ZAR
Business Intelligence Analyst35,119 ZAR
Business Intelligence Developer32,495 ZAR
Business Objects Developer28,306 ZAR
Business Process Consultant32,195 ZAR
Business Systems Analyst28,283 ZAR
C# Developer30,141 ZAR
C++ Developer32,685 ZAR
Capacity Planning Manager42,592 ZAR
Change Administrator27,751 ZAR
Chief Information Security Officer43,062 ZAR
Client Delivery Manager39,842 ZAR
CMS Developer25,497 ZAR
Computer Animator27,530 ZAR
Computer Hardware Engineer25,497 ZAR
Computer Networks Architect31,803 ZAR
Computer Operator21,479 ZAR
Computer Technician24,742 ZAR
Copy Editor26,394 ZAR
CRM Application Administrator28,513 ZAR
Cross Platform Security Manager35,594 ZAR
Curam Developer26,922 ZAR
Data Analyst28,306 ZAR
Data Architect30,278 ZAR
Data Center Technician27,474 ZAR
Data Entry Supervisor22,928 ZAR
Data Manager34,362 ZAR
Data Modeling Analyst30,341 ZAR
Data Quality Analyst31,691 ZAR
Data Security Analyst29,985 ZAR
Data Security Manager37,611 ZAR
Data Warehousing Manager33,559 ZAR
Data Warehousing Specialist28,847 ZAR
Database Administration Manager33,200 ZAR
Database Administrator30,889 ZAR
Database Analyst32,095 ZAR
Database Developer31,348 ZAR
Database Report Writer29,027 ZAR
Delivery Manager32,550 ZAR
Developer / Programmer29,359 ZAR
Development Manager36,580 ZAR
Director of Application Development39,314 ZAR
Director of Technology47,674 ZAR
Disaster Recovery Analyst29,508 ZAR
Documentation Specialist27,640 ZAR
E-Commerce Manager38,739 ZAR
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst37,128 ZAR
E-Commerce Marketing Manager40,470 ZAR
E-Commerce Sales Manager42,162 ZAR
E-Commerce Strategy Manager44,686 ZAR
Enterprise Architecture Manager39,873 ZAR
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect34,328 ZAR
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager45,611 ZAR
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant31,870 ZAR
ERP Analyst33,164 ZAR
ERP Project Manager42,805 ZAR
Ethical Hacker28,279 ZAR
Financial Systems Manager44,890 ZAR
Flash Developer28,128 ZAR
Front End Developer26,604 ZAR
Full Stack Developer31,536 ZAR
Functional Analyst33,849 ZAR
Game Developer29,638 ZAR
GIS Analyst27,398 ZAR
GIS Developer30,463 ZAR
Global BI Analyst32,557 ZAR
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer28,579 ZAR
Graphics Programmer28,965 ZAR
Graphics Web Designer25,459 ZAR
Hardware Design Engineer29,174 ZAR
Hardware Engineering Manager46,160 ZAR
Hardware Technician23,364 ZAR
Head of Development43,896 ZAR
Help Desk Analyst31,010 ZAR
Help Desk Manager30,472 ZAR
Help Desk Support21,236 ZAR
Helpdesk Manager36,790 ZAR
Imaging Programmer28,607 ZAR
Informatics Optimization Specialist31,819 ZAR
Information Assurance Analyst32,290 ZAR
Information Program Director40,212 ZAR
Information Security Administrator30,117 ZAR
Information Security Analyst32,199 ZAR
Information Security Engineer27,620 ZAR
Information Security Manager38,878 ZAR
Information Security Specialist32,166 ZAR
Information Services Consultant33,477 ZAR
Information Technology Administrator25,095 ZAR
Information Technology Asset Manager37,457 ZAR
Information Technology Consultant31,445 ZAR
Information Technology Coordinator25,352 ZAR
Information Technology Director48,371 ZAR
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer27,916 ZAR
Information Technology Manager47,067 ZAR
Information Technology Operations Manager44,966 ZAR
Information Technology Product Manager42,421 ZAR
Information Technology Project Administrator25,101 ZAR
Information Technology Project Coordinator33,218 ZAR
Information Technology Project Leader37,355 ZAR
Information Technology Project Manager39,039 ZAR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager37,843 ZAR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)34,823 ZAR
Information Technology Quality Specialist31,766 ZAR
Information Technology Support20,120 ZAR
Information Technology Team Leader38,853 ZAR
Information Technology Trainer32,777 ZAR
Information Technology Training Analyst31,049 ZAR
Interface Design Manager39,660 ZAR
Interface Designer25,632 ZAR
IOS Developer29,728 ZAR
Java Developer30,317 ZAR
Javascript Developer28,961 ZAR
Lead Developer31,186 ZAR
Linux Administrator31,355 ZAR
Lotus Domino Administrator31,835 ZAR
Lotus Notes Developer30,151 ZAR
Mail Server Administrator28,571 ZAR
Major Incident Manager36,434 ZAR
Managed Service Specialist31,236 ZAR
Microsystems Engineer30,423 ZAR
Mobile Developer28,810 ZAR
Multimedia Developer28,662 ZAR
Multimedia Services Manager36,052 ZAR
Network Administration Team Lead36,320 ZAR
Network Administrator28,800 ZAR
Network Analyst30,521 ZAR
Network and Infrastructure Manager44,350 ZAR
Network Engineer29,278 ZAR
Network Engineering Manager35,253 ZAR
Network Security Systems Manager37,838 ZAR
Network Specialist32,339 ZAR
Network Technician25,556 ZAR
Nodejs Developer31,723 ZAR
NT Systems Administrator28,194 ZAR
Numerical Control Programmer25,907 ZAR
Online Banking Manager48,870 ZAR
Online Banking Specialist38,968 ZAR
OPS Manager36,873 ZAR
Oracle Database Administrator30,262 ZAR
Oracle Developer32,995 ZAR
Perl Developer27,844 ZAR
PHP Developer28,717 ZAR
Python Developer31,986 ZAR
Records Manager27,450 ZAR
Remedy Developer24,813 ZAR
Reporting Analyst29,963 ZAR
Ruby Developer27,502 ZAR
Salesforce Administrator31,221 ZAR
Salesforce Developer25,758 ZAR
SAP Consultant32,728 ZAR
SAS Programmer29,643 ZAR
Scrum Master24,378 ZAR
SEO Associate26,375 ZAR
SEO Manager37,746 ZAR
Service Delivery Manager41,780 ZAR
Service Level Manager40,278 ZAR
Service Support Lead31,450 ZAR
SharePoint Administrator30,710 ZAR
Sharepoint Consultant30,926 ZAR
Sharepoint Developer28,299 ZAR
Shift Leader32,495 ZAR
SOA Analyst32,523 ZAR
SOC Engineer29,778 ZAR
Software Analyst30,765 ZAR
Software Architect30,395 ZAR
Software Development Manager33,280 ZAR
Software Engineer30,829 ZAR
Software QA Engineer27,504 ZAR
Software Sales28,535 ZAR
Software Specialist26,480 ZAR
Software Support Engineer24,404 ZAR
Software Test Engineer25,979 ZAR
Solutions Architect35,873 ZAR
Storage Engineer26,557 ZAR
Supervisor29,103 ZAR
Support Analyst26,952 ZAR
Support Specialist33,391 ZAR
System Administrator28,222 ZAR
Systems Analyst30,057 ZAR
Systems Architect30,892 ZAR
Systems Consultant32,726 ZAR
Systems Engineer24,762 ZAR
Systems Integrator29,901 ZAR
Technical Analyst27,394 ZAR
Technical Consultant32,759 ZAR
Technical Manager34,175 ZAR
Technical Project Manager41,276 ZAR
Technical Sales30,605 ZAR
Technical Trainer32,268 ZAR
Technical Writer28,213 ZAR
Technology Business Analyst31,434 ZAR
Technology Director40,369 ZAR
Technology Specialist32,085 ZAR
Teradata Developer26,245 ZAR
Test Analyst31,062 ZAR
Tester26,606 ZAR
Testing Manager37,798 ZAR
TIBCO Developer27,496 ZAR
UNIX Administrator31,481 ZAR
Usability Engineer28,817 ZAR
User Experience Consultant35,340 ZAR
User Experience Design Expert31,574 ZAR
User Experience Designer27,143 ZAR
User Experience Researcher34,337 ZAR
User Interface Designer28,907 ZAR
VB Developer25,361 ZAR
VB.NET Developer29,194 ZAR
Video Game Designer26,278 ZAR
Visual Information Specialist27,937 ZAR
Web Applications Manager37,761 ZAR
Web Content Specialist32,894 ZAR
Web Designer28,248 ZAR
Web Developer28,689 ZAR
Web Editor26,635 ZAR
Web Project Manager34,513 ZAR
Web Promotions Specialist31,660 ZAR
Web Security Administrator32,942 ZAR
Web Security Manager40,487 ZAR
Web Support Analyst22,701 ZAR
Web Writer25,906 ZAR
Webmaster27,186 ZAR
Windows System Administrator28,279 ZAR
Wireless Consultant32,728 ZAR
Writer and Documentor27,889 ZAR

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Information Technology

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Information Technology salaries in South Africa range between 4,439 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 48,270 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 29,786 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 29,786 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 29,786 ZAR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 15,401 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 15,401 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 37,467 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 37,467 ZAR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Information Technology Salary Forecast and Trend in South Africa

How do Information Technology salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa Information Technology
Average Salary 2016    =  
27,980 ZAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
29,015 ZAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
29,566 ZAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
30,394 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Information Technology salaries in South Africa are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in South Africa

175 ZAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Information Technology is 175 ZAR. This means that the average person in South Africa earns approximatly 175 ZAR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for Information Technology and All Jobs and we found that Information Technology salaries are 3% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein29,520 ZAR
Cape Town35,367 ZAR
Durban33,793 ZAR
Johannesburg32,538 ZAR
Port Elizabeth30,696 ZAR
Pretoria31,925 ZAR
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