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Systems Analyst Average Salary in South Africa 2019

How much money does a Systems Analyst make in South Africa?

30,057 ZAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Systems Analyst in South Africa typically earns around 30,057 ZAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Systems Analyst salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Systems Analyst Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Systems Analyst

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Systems Analyst salaries in South Africa range between 12,323 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 46,288 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 31,260 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Systems Analyst are earning less than 31,260 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 31,260 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 Systems Analyst are earning less than 19,612 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 19,612 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Systems Analyst are earning less than 41,876 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 41,876 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

Systems Analyst Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
14,191 ZAR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
19,456 ZAR
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
24,550 ZAR
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
29,645 ZAR
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
34,740 ZAR
20+ Years    +24%  
43,061 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 Systems Analyst salaries by experience level. A Systems Analyst with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 14,191 ZAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 19,456 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 24,550 ZAR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Systems Analyst(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 29,645 ZAR per month, 21% 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 34,740 ZAR per month, 17% 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 43,061 ZAR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly South Africa Systems Analyst

Systems Analyst Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
17,927 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
25,060 ZAR
Master's Degree    +41%  
35,249 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 Systems Analyst salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Systems Analyst is 17,927 ZAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 25,060 ZAR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 35,249 ZAR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly South Africa Systems Analyst


Systems Analyst Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
27,202 ZAR
Male    +21%  
32,913 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 Systems Analyst employees in South Africa earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa Systems Analyst

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
25,699 ZAR
Public Sector    +34%  
34,416 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 Systems Analyst employees in South Africa earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly South Africa Systems Analyst

Systems Analyst Salary Trend and Forecast in South Africa

How are Systems 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 Systems Analyst
Average Salary 2016    =  
26,954 ZAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
27,951 ZAR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
28,985 ZAR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
30,057 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Systems 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 4% 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.

Systems Analyst Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

173 ZAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Systems Analyst is 173 ZAR. This means that the average Systems Analyst in South Africa earns approximatly 173 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.

Systems Analyst VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Systems Analyst and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for Systems Analyst, Information Technology, and All Jobs and we found that Systems Analyst salaries are 1% less 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

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Director of Application Development39,314 ZAR+31%
Disaster Recovery Analyst29,508 ZAR-2%
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect34,328 ZAR+14%
ERP Analyst33,164 ZAR+10%
Functional Analyst33,849 ZAR+13%
Information Technology Training Analyst31,049 ZAR+3%
OPS Manager36,873 ZAR+23%
Reporting Analyst29,963 ZAR-0%
Salesforce Administrator31,221 ZAR+4%
SOA Analyst32,523 ZAR+8%
Software Analyst30,765 ZAR+2%
Software Architect30,395 ZAR+1%
Software Engineer30,829 ZAR+3%
Solutions Architect35,873 ZAR+19%
Systems Analyst30,057 ZAR=
Systems Architect30,892 ZAR+3%
Technical Analyst27,394 ZAR-9%
Technology Business Analyst31,434 ZAR+5%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein26,465 ZAR
Cape Town34,235 ZAR
Durban30,665 ZAR
Johannesburg30,635 ZAR
Port Elizabeth29,133 ZAR
Pretoria31,144 ZAR
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