A person working in Information Technology in Mombasa typically earns around 156,000 KES per month. Salaries range from 22,800 KES (lowest average) to 248,000 KES (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||145,000 KES|
|ABAP Developer||127,000 KES|
|Advertising Account Planner||136,000 KES|
|Android Developer||132,000 KES|
|Angular Developer||128,000 KES|
|Application Consultant||158,000 KES|
|Applications System Specialist||124,000 KES|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||163,000 KES|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||148,000 KES|
|AS400 Programmer||144,000 KES|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||182,000 KES|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||170,000 KES|
|Avaloq Developer||134,000 KES|
|BizTalk Developer||139,000 KES|
|Blockchain Associate||142,000 KES|
|Blockchain Developer||131,000 KES|
|Build and Release Engineer||131,000 KES|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||152,000 KES|
|Business Intelligence Developer||159,000 KES|
|Business Objects Developer||138,000 KES|
|Business Process Consultant||161,000 KES|
|Business Systems Analyst||142,000 KES|
|C# Developer||137,000 KES|
|C++ Developer||147,000 KES|
|Capacity Planning Manager||204,000 KES|
|Change Administrator||135,000 KES|
|Chief Information Security Officer||198,000 KES|
|Client Delivery Manager||194,000 KES|
|CMS Developer||130,000 KES|
|Computer Animator||135,000 KES|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||130,000 KES|
|Computer Networks Architect||149,000 KES|
|Computer Operator||104,000 KES|
|Computer Technician||118,000 KES|
|Copy Editor||124,000 KES|
|CRM Application Administrator||142,000 KES|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||179,000 KES|
|Curam Developer||129,000 KES|
|Data Analyst||138,000 KES|
|Data Architect||145,000 KES|
|Data Center Technician||126,000 KES|
|Data Entry Supervisor||108,000 KES|
|Data Manager||166,000 KES|
|Data Modeling Analyst||156,000 KES|
|Data Quality Analyst||153,000 KES|
|Data Security Analyst||152,000 KES|
|Data Security Manager||186,000 KES|
|Data Warehousing Manager||166,000 KES|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||144,000 KES|
|Database Administration Manager||162,000 KES|
|Database Administrator||148,000 KES|
|Database Analyst||152,000 KES|
|Database Developer||146,000 KES|
|Database Report Writer||148,000 KES|
|Delivery Manager||149,000 KES|
|Developer / Programmer||130,000 KES|
|Development Manager||170,000 KES|
|Director of Application Development||187,000 KES|
|Director of Technology||226,000 KES|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||146,000 KES|
|Documentation Specialist||128,000 KES|
|E-Commerce Manager||181,000 KES|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||171,000 KES|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||184,000 KES|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||189,000 KES|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||197,000 KES|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||183,000 KES|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||168,000 KES|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||206,000 KES|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||155,000 KES|
|ERP Analyst||160,000 KES|
|ERP Project Manager||211,000 KES|
|Ethical Hacker||129,000 KES|
|Financial Systems Manager||218,000 KES|
|Flash Developer||123,000 KES|
|Front End Developer||118,000 KES|
|Full Stack Developer||147,000 KES|
|Functional Analyst||146,000 KES|
|Game Developer||141,000 KES|
|GIS Analyst||130,000 KES|
|GIS Developer||131,000 KES|
|Global BI Analyst||166,000 KES|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||136,000 KES|
|Graphics Programmer||125,000 KES|
|Graphics Web Designer||120,000 KES|
|Hardware Design Engineer||150,000 KES|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||221,000 KES|
|Hardware Technician||119,000 KES|
|Head of Development||204,000 KES|
|Help Desk Analyst||139,000 KES|
|Help Desk Manager||144,000 KES|
|Help Desk Support||109,000 KES|
|Helpdesk Manager||165,000 KES|
|Imaging Programmer||134,000 KES|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||152,000 KES|
|Information Assurance Analyst||150,000 KES|
|Information Program Director||191,000 KES|
|Information Security Administrator||147,000 KES|
|Information Security Analyst||151,000 KES|
|Information Security Engineer||142,000 KES|
|Information Security Manager||187,000 KES|
|Information Security Specialist||153,000 KES|
|Information Services Consultant||161,000 KES|
|Information Technology Administrator||126,000 KES|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||178,000 KES|
|Information Technology Consultant||156,000 KES|
|Information Technology Coordinator||120,000 KES|
|Information Technology Director||242,000 KES|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||125,000 KES|
|Information Technology Manager||219,000 KES|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||216,000 KES|
|Information Technology Product Manager||194,000 KES|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||129,000 KES|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||150,000 KES|
|Information Technology Project Leader||167,000 KES|
|Information Technology Project Manager||190,000 KES|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||182,000 KES|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||160,000 KES|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||143,000 KES|
|Information Technology Support||101,000 KES|
|Information Technology Team Leader||174,000 KES|
|Information Technology Trainer||151,000 KES|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||154,000 KES|
|Interface Design Manager||187,000 KES|
|Interface Designer||117,000 KES|
|IOS Developer||134,000 KES|
|Java Developer||140,000 KES|
|Lead Developer||156,000 KES|
|Linux Administrator||154,000 KES|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||147,000 KES|
|Lotus Notes Developer||153,000 KES|
|Mail Server Administrator||138,000 KES|
|Major Incident Manager||179,000 KES|
|Managed Service Specialist||149,000 KES|
|Microsystems Engineer||140,000 KES|
|Mobile Developer||135,000 KES|
|Multimedia Developer||131,000 KES|
|Multimedia Services Manager||166,000 KES|
|Network Administration Team Lead||178,000 KES|
|Network Administrator||135,000 KES|
|Network Analyst||142,000 KES|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||214,000 KES|
|Network Engineer||134,000 KES|
|Network Engineering Manager||159,000 KES|
|Network Security Systems Manager||168,000 KES|
|Network Specialist||142,000 KES|
|Network Technician||111,000 KES|
|Nodejs Developer||158,000 KES|
|NT Systems Administrator||134,000 KES|
|Numerical Control Programmer||127,000 KES|
|Online Banking Manager||235,000 KES|
|Online Banking Specialist||185,000 KES|
|OPS Manager||169,000 KES|
|Oracle Database Administrator||143,000 KES|
|Oracle Developer||155,000 KES|
|Perl Developer||125,000 KES|
|PHP Developer||128,000 KES|
|Python Developer||148,000 KES|
|Records Manager||122,000 KES|
|Remedy Developer||119,000 KES|
|Reporting Analyst||142,000 KES|
|Ruby Developer||124,000 KES|
|Salesforce Administrator||141,000 KES|
|Salesforce Developer||114,000 KES|
|SAP Consultant||160,000 KES|
|SAS Programmer||139,000 KES|
|Scrum Master||122,000 KES|
|SEO Associate||123,000 KES|
|SEO Manager||188,000 KES|
|Service Delivery Manager||196,000 KES|
|Service Level Manager||192,000 KES|
|Service Support Lead||148,000 KES|
|SharePoint Administrator||144,000 KES|
|Sharepoint Consultant||157,000 KES|
|Sharepoint Developer||140,000 KES|
|Shift Leader||159,000 KES|
|SOA Analyst||152,000 KES|
|SOC Engineer||144,000 KES|
|Software Analyst||151,000 KES|
|Software Architect||145,000 KES|
|Software Development Manager||166,000 KES|
|Software Engineer||145,000 KES|
|Software QA Engineer||136,000 KES|
|Software Sales||140,000 KES|
|Software Specialist||134,000 KES|
|Software Support Engineer||120,000 KES|
|Software Test Engineer||126,000 KES|
|Solutions Architect||176,000 KES|
|Storage Engineer||124,000 KES|
|Support Analyst||131,000 KES|
|Support Specialist||146,000 KES|
|System Administrator||133,000 KES|
|Systems Analyst||139,000 KES|
|Systems Architect||141,000 KES|
|Systems Consultant||155,000 KES|
|Systems Engineer||122,000 KES|
|Systems Integrator||146,000 KES|
|Technical Analyst||129,000 KES|
|Technical Consultant||153,000 KES|
|Technical Manager||162,000 KES|
|Technical Project Manager||195,000 KES|
|Technical Sales||149,000 KES|
|Technical Trainer||155,000 KES|
|Technical Writer||133,000 KES|
|Technology Business Analyst||145,000 KES|
|Technology Director||181,000 KES|
|Technology Specialist||163,000 KES|
|Teradata Developer||119,000 KES|
|Test Analyst||149,000 KES|
|Testing Manager||174,000 KES|
|TIBCO Developer||122,000 KES|
|UNIX Administrator||146,000 KES|
|Usability Engineer||146,000 KES|
|User Experience Consultant||172,000 KES|
|User Experience Design Expert||158,000 KES|
|User Experience Designer||133,000 KES|
|User Experience Researcher||170,000 KES|
|User Interface Designer||141,000 KES|
|VB Developer||111,000 KES|
|VB.NET Developer||126,000 KES|
|Video Game Designer||134,000 KES|
|Visual Information Specialist||136,000 KES|
|Web Applications Manager||177,000 KES|
|Web Content Specialist||161,000 KES|
|Web Designer||130,000 KES|
|Web Developer||130,000 KES|
|Web Editor||119,000 KES|
|Web Project Manager||166,000 KES|
|Web Promotions Specialist||140,000 KES|
|Web Security Administrator||159,000 KES|
|Web Security Manager||192,000 KES|
|Web Support Analyst||107,000 KES|
|Web Writer||121,000 KES|
|Windows System Administrator||129,000 KES|
|Wireless Consultant||160,000 KES|
|Writer and Documentor||126,000 KES|
Information Technology salaries in Mombasa range from 22,800 KES per month (minimum average salary) to 248,000 KES per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 169,000 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 169,000 KES while the other half are earning more than 169,000 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 86,200 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 86,200 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.
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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Kenya costs anywhere from 740,000 Kenyan Shilling(s) to 2,220,000 Kenyan Shilling(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees earn 13% more than their female counterparts.
Information Technology professionals in Kenya are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Kenya for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
67% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Kenya earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Information Technology salaries in Kenya are rising in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Information Technology is 3% less than that of All Jobs.