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Data Analysis Average Salaries in South Africa 2019

How much money does a person working in Data Analysis make in South Africa?

30,863 ZAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Data Analysis in South Africa typically earns around 30,863 ZAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Data Analysis 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
Business Intelligence Analyst35,119 ZAR
Business Systems Analyst28,283 ZAR
Data Quality Analyst31,691 ZAR
Director of Application Development39,314 ZAR
Disaster Recovery Analyst29,508 ZAR
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect34,328 ZAR
ERP Analyst33,164 ZAR
Functional Analyst33,849 ZAR
Information Technology Training Analyst31,049 ZAR
OPS Manager36,873 ZAR
Reporting Analyst29,963 ZAR
Salesforce Administrator31,221 ZAR
SOA Analyst32,523 ZAR
Software Analyst30,765 ZAR
Software Architect30,395 ZAR
Software Engineer30,829 ZAR
Solutions Architect35,873 ZAR
Systems Analyst30,057 ZAR
Systems Architect30,892 ZAR
Technical Analyst27,394 ZAR
Technology Business Analyst31,434 ZAR

Data Analysis Jobs Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Data Analysis

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Data Analysis salaries in South Africa range between 25,101 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 38,228 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 32,098 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Data Analysis are earning less than 32,098 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 32,098 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 Data Analysis are earning less than 25,740 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 25,740 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Data Analysis are earning less than 37,976 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 37,976 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

Data Analysis Salary Forecast and Trend in South Africa

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa Data Analysis
Average Salary 2016    =  
27,676 ZAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
28,700 ZAR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
29,762 ZAR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
30,863 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Data Analysis 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 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.

Data Analysis Hourly Average Wage in South Africa

178 ZAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Data Analysis is 178 ZAR. This means that the average person in South Africa earns approximatly 178 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.

Data Analysis VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Data Analysis 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
Bloemfontein29,976 ZAR
Cape Town35,913 ZAR
Durban34,315 ZAR
Johannesburg33,040 ZAR
Port Elizabeth31,170 ZAR
Pretoria32,418 ZAR
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