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Other IT Average Salaries in South Africa 2019

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

27,402 ZAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Other IT in South Africa typically earns around 27,402 ZAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Other IT 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
Applications System Specialist27,502 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist36,563 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence Developer33,615 ZAR
Blockchain Associate30,672 ZAR
Blockchain Developer28,686 ZAR
Computer Animator27,530 ZAR
Computer Hardware Engineer25,497 ZAR
Computer Operator21,479 ZAR
Computer Technician24,742 ZAR
Copy Editor26,394 ZAR
Data Center Technician27,474 ZAR
Documentation Specialist27,640 ZAR
Ethical Hacker28,279 ZAR
GIS Analyst27,398 ZAR
Global BI Analyst32,557 ZAR
Hardware Design Engineer29,174 ZAR
Hardware Technician23,364 ZAR
Help Desk Analyst31,010 ZAR
Informatics Optimization Specialist31,819 ZAR
Information Assurance Analyst32,290 ZAR
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer27,916 ZAR
Information Technology Quality Specialist31,766 ZAR
Information Technology Trainer32,777 ZAR
Interface Designer25,632 ZAR
Microsystems Engineer30,423 ZAR
Numerical Control Programmer25,907 ZAR
Records Manager27,450 ZAR
Scrum Master24,378 ZAR
Software Sales28,535 ZAR
Software Specialist26,480 ZAR
Storage Engineer26,557 ZAR
Systems Engineer24,762 ZAR
Systems Integrator29,901 ZAR
Technical Sales30,605 ZAR
Technical Trainer32,268 ZAR
Technical Writer28,213 ZAR
Tester26,606 ZAR
Usability Engineer28,817 ZAR
User Experience Consultant35,340 ZAR
User Experience Design Expert31,574 ZAR
User Experience Researcher34,337 ZAR
User Interface Designer28,907 ZAR
Video Game Designer26,278 ZAR
Visual Information Specialist27,937 ZAR
Writer and Documentor27,889 ZAR

Other IT Jobs Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Other IT

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Other IT salaries in South Africa range between 20,467 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 33,979 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 27,676 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Other IT are earning less than 27,676 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 27,676 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 Other IT are earning less than 21,664 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 21,664 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Other IT are earning less than 31,444 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 31,444 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

Other IT Salary Forecast and Trend in South Africa

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa Other IT
Average Salary 2016    =  
25,226 ZAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
26,159 ZAR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
26,891 ZAR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
27,402 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Other IT 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 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.

Other IT Hourly Average Wage in South Africa

158 ZAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Other IT is 158 ZAR. This means that the average person in South Africa earns approximatly 158 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.

Other IT VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Other IT 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
Bloemfontein26,614 ZAR
Cape Town31,886 ZAR
Durban30,466 ZAR
Johannesburg29,335 ZAR
Port Elizabeth27,674 ZAR
Pretoria28,783 ZAR
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