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IT Management Average Salaries in South Africa 2020

How much money does a person working in IT Management make in South Africa?

Average Monthly Salary
37,400 ZAR
( 448,000 ZAR yearly)


A person working in IT Management in South Africa typically earns around 37,400 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 IT Management 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
Assistant Information Technology Manager37,300 ZAR
Assistant Service Delivery Manager37,200 ZAR
Capacity Planning Manager42,600 ZAR
Client Delivery Manager39,800 ZAR
Delivery Manager32,500 ZAR
Development Manager36,600 ZAR
Director of Technology47,700 ZAR
Enterprise Architecture Manager39,900 ZAR
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager45,600 ZAR
ERP Project Manager42,800 ZAR
Financial Systems Manager44,900 ZAR
Hardware Engineering Manager46,200 ZAR
Head of Development43,900 ZAR
Helpdesk Manager36,800 ZAR
Information Technology Asset Manager37,500 ZAR
Information Technology Director48,400 ZAR
Information Technology Manager47,100 ZAR
Information Technology Operations Manager45,000 ZAR
Information Technology Product Manager42,400 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 Team Leader38,900 ZAR
Interface Design Manager39,700 ZAR
Major Incident Manager36,400 ZAR
Multimedia Services Manager36,100 ZAR
Network Administration Team Lead36,300 ZAR
Network and Infrastructure Manager44,300 ZAR
Service Delivery Manager41,800 ZAR
Service Level Manager40,300 ZAR
Service Support Lead31,400 ZAR
SOC Engineer29,800 ZAR
Supervisor29,100 ZAR
Technical Manager34,200 ZAR
Technical Project Manager41,300 ZAR
Technology Director40,400 ZAR

IT Management Jobs Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa IT Management

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

  • Salary Range

    The IT Management 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 36,600 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in IT Management are earning less than 36,600 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 36,600 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 IT Management are earning less than 18,500 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 18,500 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in IT Management are earning less than 40,800 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 40,800 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

IT Management Salary Forecast and Trend in South Africa

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa IT Management
Average Salary 2016
33,200 ZAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
34,400 ZAR
Average Salary 2018+2%
35,100 ZAR
Average Salary 2019+3%
36,000 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
IT Management 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.

IT Management Hourly Average Wage in South Africa

220 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for IT Management is 220 ZAR. This means that the average person in South Africa earns approximatly 220 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.

IT Management VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between IT Management and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for IT Management, Information Technology, and All Jobs and we found that IT Management salaries are 23% more than those of Information Technology. We also found out that Information Technology salaries are 3% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein36,300 ZAR
Cape Town43,500 ZAR
Durban41,600 ZAR
Johannesburg40,000 ZAR
Port Elizabeth37,700 ZAR
Pretoria39,300 ZAR
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