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Information Technology Average Salaries in South Africa 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
30,400 ZAR
( 365,000 ZAR yearly)


A person working in Information Technology in South Africa typically earns around 30,400 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 4,440 ZAR (lowest) to 48,300 ZAR (highest).

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 Engineer30,700 ZAR
ABAP Developer27,700 ZAR
Advertising Account Planner28,800 ZAR
Android Developer28,900 ZAR
Angular Developer28,500 ZAR
Application Consultant35,800 ZAR
Applications System Specialist27,500 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist36,600 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence Developer33,600 ZAR
AS400 Programmer31,400 ZAR
Assistant Information Technology Manager37,300 ZAR
Assistant Service Delivery Manager37,200 ZAR
Avaloq Developer28,400 ZAR
BizTalk Developer 31,500 ZAR
Blockchain Associate30,700 ZAR
Blockchain Developer28,700 ZAR
Build and Release Engineer30,000 ZAR
Business Intelligence Analyst35,100 ZAR
Business Intelligence Developer32,500 ZAR
Business Objects Developer28,300 ZAR
Business Process Consultant32,200 ZAR
Business Systems Analyst28,300 ZAR
C# Developer30,100 ZAR
C++ Developer32,700 ZAR
Capacity Planning Manager42,600 ZAR
Change Administrator27,800 ZAR
Chief Information Security Officer43,100 ZAR
Client Delivery Manager39,800 ZAR
CMS Developer25,500 ZAR
Computer Animator27,500 ZAR
Computer Hardware Engineer25,500 ZAR
Computer Networks Architect31,800 ZAR
Computer Operator21,500 ZAR
Computer Technician24,700 ZAR
Copy Editor26,400 ZAR
CRM Application Administrator28,500 ZAR
Cross Platform Security Manager35,600 ZAR
Curam Developer26,900 ZAR
Data Analyst28,300 ZAR
Data Architect30,300 ZAR
Data Center Technician27,500 ZAR
Data Entry Supervisor22,900 ZAR
Data Manager34,400 ZAR
Data Modeling Analyst30,300 ZAR
Data Quality Analyst31,700 ZAR
Data Security Analyst30,000 ZAR
Data Security Manager37,600 ZAR
Data Warehousing Manager33,600 ZAR
Data Warehousing Specialist28,800 ZAR
Database Administration Manager33,200 ZAR
Database Administrator30,900 ZAR
Database Analyst32,100 ZAR
Database Developer31,300 ZAR
Database Report Writer29,000 ZAR
Delivery Manager32,500 ZAR
Developer / Programmer29,400 ZAR
Development Manager36,600 ZAR
Director of Application Development39,300 ZAR
Director of Technology47,700 ZAR
Disaster Recovery Analyst29,500 ZAR
Documentation Specialist27,600 ZAR
E-Commerce Manager38,700 ZAR
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst37,100 ZAR
E-Commerce Marketing Manager40,500 ZAR
E-Commerce Sales Manager42,200 ZAR
E-Commerce Strategy Manager44,700 ZAR
Enterprise Architecture Manager39,900 ZAR
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect34,300 ZAR
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager45,600 ZAR
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant31,900 ZAR
ERP Analyst33,200 ZAR
ERP Project Manager42,800 ZAR
Ethical Hacker28,300 ZAR
Financial Systems Manager44,900 ZAR
Flash Developer28,100 ZAR
Front End Developer26,600 ZAR
Full Stack Developer31,500 ZAR
Functional Analyst33,800 ZAR
Game Developer29,600 ZAR
GIS Analyst27,400 ZAR
GIS Developer30,500 ZAR
Global BI Analyst32,600 ZAR
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer28,600 ZAR
Graphics Programmer29,000 ZAR
Graphics Web Designer25,500 ZAR
Hardware Design Engineer29,200 ZAR
Hardware Engineering Manager46,200 ZAR
Hardware Technician23,400 ZAR
Head of Development43,900 ZAR
Help Desk Analyst31,000 ZAR
Help Desk Manager30,500 ZAR
Help Desk Support21,200 ZAR
Helpdesk Manager36,800 ZAR
Imaging Programmer28,600 ZAR
Informatics Optimization Specialist31,800 ZAR
Information Assurance Analyst32,300 ZAR
Information Program Director40,200 ZAR
Information Security Administrator30,100 ZAR
Information Security Analyst32,200 ZAR
Information Security Engineer27,600 ZAR
Information Security Manager38,900 ZAR
Information Security Specialist32,200 ZAR
Information Services Consultant33,500 ZAR
Information Technology Administrator25,100 ZAR
Information Technology Asset Manager37,500 ZAR
Information Technology Consultant31,400 ZAR
Information Technology Coordinator25,400 ZAR
Information Technology Director48,400 ZAR
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer27,900 ZAR
Information Technology Manager47,100 ZAR
Information Technology Operations Manager45,000 ZAR
Information Technology Product Manager42,400 ZAR
Information Technology Project Administrator25,100 ZAR
Information Technology Project Coordinator33,200 ZAR
Information Technology Project Leader37,400 ZAR
Information Technology Project Manager39,000 ZAR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager37,800 ZAR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)34,800 ZAR
Information Technology Quality Specialist31,800 ZAR
Information Technology Support20,100 ZAR
Information Technology Team Leader38,900 ZAR
Information Technology Trainer32,800 ZAR
Information Technology Training Analyst31,000 ZAR
Interface Design Manager39,700 ZAR
Interface Designer25,600 ZAR
IOS Developer29,700 ZAR
Java Developer30,300 ZAR
Javascript Developer29,000 ZAR
Lead Developer31,200 ZAR
Linux Administrator31,400 ZAR
Lotus Domino Administrator31,800 ZAR
Lotus Notes Developer30,200 ZAR
Mail Server Administrator28,600 ZAR
Major Incident Manager36,400 ZAR
Managed Service Specialist31,200 ZAR
Microsystems Engineer30,400 ZAR
Mobile Developer28,800 ZAR
Multimedia Developer28,700 ZAR
Multimedia Services Manager36,100 ZAR
Network Administration Team Lead36,300 ZAR
Network Administrator28,800 ZAR
Network Analyst30,500 ZAR
Network and Infrastructure Manager44,300 ZAR
Network Engineer29,300 ZAR
Network Engineering Manager35,300 ZAR
Network Security Systems Manager37,800 ZAR
Network Specialist32,300 ZAR
Network Technician25,600 ZAR
Nodejs Developer31,700 ZAR
NT Systems Administrator28,200 ZAR
Numerical Control Programmer25,900 ZAR
Online Banking Manager48,900 ZAR
Online Banking Specialist39,000 ZAR
OPS Manager36,900 ZAR
Oracle Database Administrator30,300 ZAR
Oracle Developer33,000 ZAR
Perl Developer27,800 ZAR
PHP Developer28,700 ZAR
Python Developer32,000 ZAR
Records Manager27,500 ZAR
Remedy Developer24,800 ZAR
Reporting Analyst30,000 ZAR
Ruby Developer27,500 ZAR
Salesforce Administrator31,200 ZAR
Salesforce Developer25,800 ZAR
SAP Consultant32,700 ZAR
SAS Programmer29,600 ZAR
Scrum Master24,400 ZAR
SEO Associate26,400 ZAR
SEO Manager37,700 ZAR
Service Delivery Manager41,800 ZAR
Service Level Manager40,300 ZAR
Service Support Lead31,400 ZAR
SharePoint Administrator30,700 ZAR
Sharepoint Consultant30,900 ZAR
Sharepoint Developer28,300 ZAR
Shift Leader32,500 ZAR
SOA Analyst32,500 ZAR
SOC Engineer29,800 ZAR
Software Analyst30,800 ZAR
Software Architect30,400 ZAR
Software Development Manager33,300 ZAR
Software Engineer30,800 ZAR
Software QA Engineer27,500 ZAR
Software Sales28,500 ZAR
Software Specialist26,500 ZAR
Software Support Engineer24,400 ZAR
Software Test Engineer26,000 ZAR
Solutions Architect35,900 ZAR
Storage Engineer26,600 ZAR
Supervisor29,100 ZAR
Support Analyst27,000 ZAR
Support Specialist33,400 ZAR
System Administrator28,200 ZAR
Systems Analyst30,100 ZAR
Systems Architect30,900 ZAR
Systems Consultant32,700 ZAR
Systems Engineer24,800 ZAR
Systems Integrator29,900 ZAR
Technical Analyst27,400 ZAR
Technical Consultant32,800 ZAR
Technical Manager34,200 ZAR
Technical Project Manager41,300 ZAR
Technical Sales30,600 ZAR
Technical Trainer32,300 ZAR
Technical Writer28,200 ZAR
Technology Business Analyst31,400 ZAR
Technology Director40,400 ZAR
Technology Specialist32,100 ZAR
Teradata Developer26,200 ZAR
Test Analyst31,100 ZAR
Tester26,600 ZAR
Testing Manager37,800 ZAR
TIBCO Developer27,500 ZAR
UNIX Administrator31,500 ZAR
Usability Engineer28,800 ZAR
User Experience Consultant35,300 ZAR
User Experience Design Expert31,600 ZAR
User Experience Designer27,100 ZAR
User Experience Researcher34,300 ZAR
User Interface Designer28,900 ZAR
VB Developer25,400 ZAR
VB.NET Developer29,200 ZAR
Video Game Designer26,300 ZAR
Visual Information Specialist27,900 ZAR
Web Applications Manager37,800 ZAR
Web Content Specialist32,900 ZAR
Web Designer28,200 ZAR
Web Developer28,700 ZAR
Web Editor26,600 ZAR
Web Project Manager34,500 ZAR
Web Promotions Specialist31,700 ZAR
Web Security Administrator32,900 ZAR
Web Security Manager40,500 ZAR
Web Support Analyst22,700 ZAR
Web Writer25,900 ZAR
Webmaster27,200 ZAR
Windows System Administrator28,300 ZAR
Wireless Consultant32,700 ZAR
Writer and Documentor27,900 ZAR

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Information Technology

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    The Information Technology salaries in South Africa range between 4,440 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 48,300 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 29,800 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 29,800 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 29,800 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 15,400 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 15,400 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 37,500 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 37,500 ZAR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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
27,000 ZAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
28,000 ZAR
Average Salary 2018+2%
28,500 ZAR
Average Salary 2019+3%
29,300 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Information Technology salaries in South Africa are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 4% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in South Africa

180 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Information Technology is 180 ZAR. This means that the average person in South Africa earns approximatly 180 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
Bloemfontein29,500 ZAR
Cape Town35,400 ZAR
Durban33,800 ZAR
Johannesburg32,500 ZAR
Port Elizabeth30,700 ZAR
Pretoria31,900 ZAR
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