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IT Consultancy Average Salaries in South Africa 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
32,000 ZAR
( 384,000 ZAR yearly)


A person working in IT Consultancy in South Africa typically earns around 32,000 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 27,400 ZAR (lowest) to 37,500 ZAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries differ drasticly between different IT Consultancy 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
Advertising Account Planner28,800 ZAR
Application Consultant35,800 ZAR
Business Process Consultant32,200 ZAR
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant31,900 ZAR
Information Program Director40,200 ZAR
Information Services Consultant33,500 ZAR
Information Technology Consultant31,400 ZAR
SAP Consultant32,700 ZAR
Sharepoint Consultant30,900 ZAR
Systems Consultant32,700 ZAR
Technical Consultant32,800 ZAR
Test Analyst31,100 ZAR
Testing Manager37,800 ZAR

IT Consultancy Jobs Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa IT Consultancy

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

  • Salary Range

    The IT Consultancy salaries in South Africa range between 27,400 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 37,500 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 31,300 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in IT Consultancy are earning less than 31,300 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 31,300 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 Consultancy are earning less than 26,400 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 26,400 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in IT Consultancy are earning less than 33,000 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 33,000 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 Consultancy Salary Forecast and Trend in South Africa

How do IT Consultancy 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 Consultancy
Average Salary 2016
28,400 ZAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
29,400 ZAR
Average Salary 2018+2%
30,000 ZAR
Average Salary 2019+3%
30,800 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
IT Consultancy 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 Consultancy Hourly Average Wage in South Africa

180 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for IT Consultancy 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.

IT Consultancy VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between IT Consultancy and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for IT Consultancy, Information Technology, and All Jobs and we found that IT Consultancy salaries are 5% 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
Bloemfontein31,100 ZAR
Cape Town37,200 ZAR
Durban35,500 ZAR
Johannesburg34,200 ZAR
Port Elizabeth32,300 ZAR
Pretoria33,600 ZAR
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