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IT Management Average Salaries in South Africa 2019

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

37,374 ZAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in IT Management in South Africa typically earns around 37,374 ZAR per month.
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 Manager37,250 ZAR
Assistant Service Delivery Manager37,171 ZAR
Capacity Planning Manager42,592 ZAR
Client Delivery Manager39,842 ZAR
Delivery Manager32,550 ZAR
Development Manager36,580 ZAR
Director of Technology47,674 ZAR
Enterprise Architecture Manager39,873 ZAR
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager45,611 ZAR
ERP Project Manager42,805 ZAR
Financial Systems Manager44,890 ZAR
Hardware Engineering Manager46,160 ZAR
Head of Development43,896 ZAR
Helpdesk Manager36,790 ZAR
Information Technology Asset Manager37,457 ZAR
Information Technology Director48,371 ZAR
Information Technology Manager47,067 ZAR
Information Technology Operations Manager44,966 ZAR
Information Technology Product Manager42,421 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 Team Leader38,853 ZAR
Interface Design Manager39,660 ZAR
Major Incident Manager36,434 ZAR
Multimedia Services Manager36,052 ZAR
Network Administration Team Lead36,320 ZAR
Network and Infrastructure Manager44,350 ZAR
Service Delivery Manager41,780 ZAR
Service Level Manager40,278 ZAR
Service Support Lead31,450 ZAR
SOC Engineer29,778 ZAR
Supervisor29,103 ZAR
Technical Manager34,175 ZAR
Technical Project Manager41,276 ZAR
Technology Director40,369 ZAR

IT Management Jobs Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa IT Management

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The IT Management 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 36,627 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in IT Management are earning less than 36,627 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 36,627 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 IT Management are earning less than 18,480 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 18,480 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in IT Management are earning less than 40,750 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 40,750 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

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    =  
34,405 ZAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
35,678 ZAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
36,356 ZAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
37,374 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
IT Management 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.

IT Management Hourly Average Wage in South Africa

216 ZAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for IT Management is 216 ZAR. This means that the average person in South Africa earns approximatly 216 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 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
Bloemfontein36,299 ZAR
Cape Town43,489 ZAR
Durban41,554 ZAR
Johannesburg40,010 ZAR
Port Elizabeth37,746 ZAR
Pretoria39,257 ZAR
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