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Information Technology Average Salaries in Kenya 2019

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

178,535 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Information Technology in Kenya typically earns around 178,535 KES 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
Business Analyst66,000 KES
Business Process Consultant375,000 KES
Business Systems Analyst170,000 KES
C# Developer18,000 KES
C++ Developer50,000 KES
Computer Operator52,500 KES
Computer Technician32,333 KES
Data Entry Supervisor35,000 KES
Database Administration Manager50,000 KES
Database Administrator125,000 KES
Delivery Manager135,000 KES
Developer / Programmer (General)392,200 KES
Development Manager342,857 KES
Director of Application Development209,000 KES
Documentation Specialist120,000 KES
Enterprise Architecture Manager1,166,667 KES
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect430,000 KES
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager212,000 KES
ERP / CRM - Technical Consultant248,333 KES
Help Desk Support36,500 KES
Information Services Consultant100,000 KES
IT Administrator79,733 KES
IT Manager313,725 KES
IT Service Management Architect100,000 KES
IT Support50,938 KES
Network Administrator100,000 KES
Network Engineer70,000 KES
Network Engineering Manager155,000 KES
Network Specialist330,000 KES
Network Technician50,000 KES
NT Systems Administrator102,500 KES
PHP Developer50,000 KES
Project Leader165,000 KES
Project Manager185,893 KES
Sales Support Manager97,500 KES
Scrum Master300,000 KES
Security Administrator220,000 KES
Security Analyst43,000 KES
Security Manager100,000 KES
Senior Application Consultant74,000 KES
Senior Software Developer210,000 KES
Senior Software Engineer89,000 KES
Service Delivery Manager180,000 KES
Software Engineer131,533 KES
Software Support Engineer139,500 KES
System Administrator69,429 KES
Systems Analyst118,750 KES
Systems Architect262,500 KES
Systems Consultant39,000 KES
Technical Manager250,000 KES
Web Designer25,061 KES
Web Developer57,000 KES
Windows System Administrator42,000 KES

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Kenya

25% of people earn
50,000 KES
or less
50% of people earn
100,000 KES
or less
75% of people earn
225,000 KES
or less

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Information Technology salaries in Kenya range between 15,000 KES per month (minimum salary) to 1,480,000 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 100,000 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 100,000 KES while the other half are earning more than 100,000 KES. 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 50,000 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 50,000 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 225,000 KES while 25% are earning more than 225,000 KES.

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 Kenya

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

Average Salary 2016    =  
167,257 KES
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
171,940 KES
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
174,691 KES
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
178,535 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Information Technology salaries in Kenya are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% 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 Kenya

916 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya for Information Technology is 916 KES. This means that the average person in Kenya earns approximatly 916 KES 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.

Salary Comparison of Information Technology Jobs in Kenya

178,535 KES
145,371 KES
Average Salary
Information Technology
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Kenya salaries for Information Technology and All Jobs and we found that Information Technology salaries are 23% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Mombasa73,187 KES
Nairobi188,179 KES
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