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Information Security Analyst Average Salary in South Africa 2019

How much money does an Information Security Analyst make in South Africa?

32,199 ZAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as an Information Security Analyst in South Africa typically earns around 32,199 ZAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Information Security Analyst salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Information Security Analyst Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Information Security Analyst

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Information Security Analyst salaries in South Africa range between 15,133 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 47,654 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 31,555 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Information Security Analyst are earning less than 31,555 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 31,555 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 as Information Security Analyst are earning less than 21,010 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 21,010 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Information Security Analyst are earning less than 38,020 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 38,020 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

Information Security Analyst Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
17,409 ZAR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
23,914 ZAR
5 - 10 Years    +12%  
26,841 ZAR
10 - 15 Years    +22%  
32,694 ZAR
15 - 20 Years    +18%  
38,548 ZAR
20+ Years    +16%  
44,565 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Information Security Analyst salaries by experience level. An Information Security Analyst with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 17,409 ZAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 23,914 ZAR per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 26,841 ZAR per month, 12% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Information Security Analyst(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 32,694 ZAR per month, 22% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 38,548 ZAR per month, 18% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 44,565 ZAR per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly South Africa Information Security Analyst

Information Security Analyst Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
21,962 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree    +47%  
32,207 ZAR
Master's Degree    +15%  
37,085 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Information Security Analyst salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Information Security Analyst is 21,962 ZAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 32,207 ZAR per month, 47% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 37,085 ZAR per month, 15% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly South Africa Information Security Analyst


Information Security Analyst Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
30,106 ZAR
Male    +16%  
34,775 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Information Security Analyst employees in South Africa earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa Information Security Analyst

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
28,496 ZAR
Public Sector    +28%  
36,385 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Information Security Analyst employees in South Africa earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly South Africa Information Security Analyst

Information Security Analyst Salary Trend and Forecast in South Africa

How are Information Security Analyst salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa Information Security Analyst
Average Salary 2016    =  
29,641 ZAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
30,738 ZAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
31,322 ZAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
32,199 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Information Security Analyst salaries in South Africa are on the rise 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.

Information Security Analyst Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

186 ZAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Information Security Analyst is 186 ZAR. This means that the average Information Security Analyst in South Africa earns approximatly 186 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 Security Analyst VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Security Analyst and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for Information Security Analyst, Information Technology, and All Jobs and we found that Information Security Analyst salaries are 6% more than those of Information Technology. We also found out that Information Technology salaries are 3% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Chief Information Security Officer43,062 ZAR+34%
Cross Platform Security Manager35,594 ZAR+11%
Data Security Manager37,611 ZAR+17%
Information Security Administrator30,117 ZAR-6%
Information Security Analyst32,199 ZAR=
Information Security Engineer27,620 ZAR-14%
Information Security Manager38,878 ZAR+21%
Information Security Specialist32,166 ZAR-0%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein30,977 ZAR
Cape Town35,238 ZAR
Durban34,637 ZAR
Johannesburg34,281 ZAR
Port Elizabeth31,839 ZAR
Pretoria31,291 ZAR
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