A person working in Information Technology in Uganda typically earns around 2,630,000 UGX per month. Salaries range from 1,370,000 UGX (lowest average) to 4,290,000 UGX (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||2,530,000 UGX|
|ABAP Developer||2,390,000 UGX|
|Advertising Account Planner||2,370,000 UGX|
|Android Developer||2,600,000 UGX|
|Angular Developer||2,200,000 UGX|
|Application Consultant||2,960,000 UGX|
|Applications System Specialist||2,270,000 UGX|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||3,040,000 UGX|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||3,120,000 UGX|
|AS400 Programmer||2,700,000 UGX|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||3,130,000 UGX|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||2,990,000 UGX|
|Avaloq Developer||2,320,000 UGX|
|BizTalk Developer||2,790,000 UGX|
|Blockchain Associate||2,410,000 UGX|
|Blockchain Developer||2,310,000 UGX|
|Build and Release Engineer||2,430,000 UGX|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||2,600,000 UGX|
|Business Intelligence Developer||2,730,000 UGX|
|Business Objects Developer||2,370,000 UGX|
|Business Process Consultant||2,660,000 UGX|
|Business Systems Analyst||2,430,000 UGX|
|C# Developer||2,710,000 UGX|
|C++ Developer||2,800,000 UGX|
|Capacity Planning Manager||3,370,000 UGX|
|Change Administrator||2,320,000 UGX|
|Chief Information Security Officer||3,900,000 UGX|
|Client Delivery Manager||3,230,000 UGX|
|CMS Developer||2,060,000 UGX|
|Computer Animator||2,320,000 UGX|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||2,060,000 UGX|
|Computer Networks Architect||2,600,000 UGX|
|Computer Operator||1,680,000 UGX|
|Computer Technician||1,980,000 UGX|
|Copy Editor||2,170,000 UGX|
|CRM Application Administrator||2,430,000 UGX|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||3,340,000 UGX|
|Curam Developer||2,170,000 UGX|
|Data Analyst||2,370,000 UGX|
|Data Architect||2,600,000 UGX|
|Data Center Technician||2,210,000 UGX|
|Data Entry Supervisor||1,720,000 UGX|
|Data Manager||3,380,000 UGX|
|Data Modeling Analyst||2,470,000 UGX|
|Data Quality Analyst||2,470,000 UGX|
|Data Security Analyst||2,500,000 UGX|
|Data Security Manager||3,510,000 UGX|
|Data Warehousing Manager||3,490,000 UGX|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||2,470,000 UGX|
|Database Administration Manager||3,040,000 UGX|
|Database Administrator||2,570,000 UGX|
|Database Analyst||2,730,000 UGX|
|Database Developer||2,730,000 UGX|
|Database Report Writer||2,340,000 UGX|
|Delivery Manager||2,530,000 UGX|
|Developer / Programmer||2,670,000 UGX|
|Development Manager||3,690,000 UGX|
|Director of Application Development||3,610,000 UGX|
|Director of Technology||4,510,000 UGX|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||2,340,000 UGX|
|Documentation Specialist||2,320,000 UGX|
|E-Commerce Manager||3,050,000 UGX|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||3,000,000 UGX|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||3,350,000 UGX|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||3,230,000 UGX|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||3,510,000 UGX|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||3,100,000 UGX|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||3,260,000 UGX|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||3,900,000 UGX|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||2,770,000 UGX|
|ERP Analyst||2,770,000 UGX|
|ERP Project Manager||3,500,000 UGX|
|Ethical Hacker||2,270,000 UGX|
|Financial Systems Manager||3,900,000 UGX|
|Flash Developer||2,120,000 UGX|
|Front End Developer||2,200,000 UGX|
|Full Stack Developer||2,510,000 UGX|
|Functional Analyst||2,530,000 UGX|
|Game Developer||2,370,000 UGX|
|GIS Analyst||2,330,000 UGX|
|GIS Developer||2,390,000 UGX|
|Global BI Analyst||2,630,000 UGX|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||2,210,000 UGX|
|Graphics Programmer||2,320,000 UGX|
|Graphics Web Designer||2,090,000 UGX|
|Hardware Design Engineer||2,380,000 UGX|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||3,580,000 UGX|
|Hardware Technician||1,950,000 UGX|
|Head of Development||3,690,000 UGX|
|Help Desk Analyst||2,470,000 UGX|
|Help Desk Manager||2,850,000 UGX|
|Help Desk Support||1,790,000 UGX|
|Helpdesk Manager||2,820,000 UGX|
|Imaging Programmer||2,270,000 UGX|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||2,630,000 UGX|
|Information Assurance Analyst||2,530,000 UGX|
|Information Program Director||3,690,000 UGX|
|Information Security Administrator||2,920,000 UGX|
|Information Security Analyst||3,040,000 UGX|
|Information Security Engineer||2,430,000 UGX|
|Information Security Manager||3,900,000 UGX|
|Information Security Specialist||2,960,000 UGX|
|Information Services Consultant||2,950,000 UGX|
|Information Technology Administrator||2,150,000 UGX|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||3,350,000 UGX|
|Information Technology Consultant||3,100,000 UGX|
|Information Technology Coordinator||2,020,000 UGX|
|Information Technology Director||4,510,000 UGX|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||2,210,000 UGX|
|Information Technology Manager||4,400,000 UGX|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||4,020,000 UGX|
|Information Technology Product Manager||3,710,000 UGX|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||2,110,000 UGX|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||2,570,000 UGX|
|Information Technology Project Leader||3,040,000 UGX|
|Information Technology Project Manager||4,000,000 UGX|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||3,140,000 UGX|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||2,900,000 UGX|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||2,540,000 UGX|
|Information Technology Support||1,780,000 UGX|
|Information Technology Team Leader||2,980,000 UGX|
|Information Technology Trainer||2,730,000 UGX|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||2,630,000 UGX|
|Interface Design Manager||3,150,000 UGX|
|Interface Designer||2,000,000 UGX|
|IOS Developer||2,730,000 UGX|
|Java Developer||2,870,000 UGX|
|Lead Developer||3,000,000 UGX|
|Linux Administrator||2,470,000 UGX|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||2,670,000 UGX|
|Lotus Notes Developer||2,600,000 UGX|
|Mail Server Administrator||2,310,000 UGX|
|Major Incident Manager||3,080,000 UGX|
|Managed Service Specialist||2,500,000 UGX|
|Microsystems Engineer||2,630,000 UGX|
|Mobile Developer||2,600,000 UGX|
|Multimedia Developer||2,150,000 UGX|
|Multimedia Services Manager||3,010,000 UGX|
|Network Administration Team Lead||2,960,000 UGX|
|Network Administrator||2,210,000 UGX|
|Network Analyst||2,400,000 UGX|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||4,000,000 UGX|
|Network Engineer||2,360,000 UGX|
|Network Engineering Manager||2,850,000 UGX|
|Network Security Systems Manager||3,120,000 UGX|
|Network Specialist||2,530,000 UGX|
|Network Technician||2,050,000 UGX|
|Nodejs Developer||2,790,000 UGX|
|NT Systems Administrator||2,330,000 UGX|
|Numerical Control Programmer||2,190,000 UGX|
|Online Banking Manager||4,200,000 UGX|
|Online Banking Specialist||3,210,000 UGX|
|OPS Manager||3,690,000 UGX|
|Oracle Database Administrator||2,490,000 UGX|
|Oracle Developer||2,650,000 UGX|
|Perl Developer||2,150,000 UGX|
|PHP Developer||2,300,000 UGX|
|Python Developer||2,650,000 UGX|
|Records Manager||2,170,000 UGX|
|Remedy Developer||2,000,000 UGX|
|Reporting Analyst||2,470,000 UGX|
|Ruby Developer||2,360,000 UGX|
|Salesforce Administrator||2,410,000 UGX|
|Salesforce Developer||2,030,000 UGX|
|SAP Consultant||2,660,000 UGX|
|SAS Programmer||2,270,000 UGX|
|Scrum Master||2,150,000 UGX|
|SEO Associate||2,080,000 UGX|
|SEO Manager||3,210,000 UGX|
|Service Delivery Manager||3,420,000 UGX|
|Service Level Manager||3,330,000 UGX|
|Service Support Lead||2,670,000 UGX|
|SharePoint Administrator||2,340,000 UGX|
|Sharepoint Consultant||2,670,000 UGX|
|Sharepoint Developer||2,720,000 UGX|
|Shift Leader||2,730,000 UGX|
|SOA Analyst||2,580,000 UGX|
|SOC Engineer||2,410,000 UGX|
|Software Analyst||2,600,000 UGX|
|Software Architect||2,600,000 UGX|
|Software Development Manager||3,490,000 UGX|
|Software Engineer||2,440,000 UGX|
|Software QA Engineer||2,250,000 UGX|
|Software Sales||2,330,000 UGX|
|Software Specialist||2,210,000 UGX|
|Software Support Engineer||2,000,000 UGX|
|Software Test Engineer||2,180,000 UGX|
|Solutions Architect||3,500,000 UGX|
|Storage Engineer||2,030,000 UGX|
|Support Analyst||2,190,000 UGX|
|Support Specialist||2,700,000 UGX|
|System Administrator||2,390,000 UGX|
|Systems Analyst||2,440,000 UGX|
|Systems Architect||2,570,000 UGX|
|Systems Consultant||3,020,000 UGX|
|Systems Engineer||2,100,000 UGX|
|Systems Integrator||2,600,000 UGX|
|Technical Analyst||2,180,000 UGX|
|Technical Consultant||2,920,000 UGX|
|Technical Manager||2,630,000 UGX|
|Technical Project Manager||3,390,000 UGX|
|Technical Sales||2,560,000 UGX|
|Technical Trainer||2,500,000 UGX|
|Technical Writer||2,240,000 UGX|
|Technology Business Analyst||2,630,000 UGX|
|Technology Director||4,510,000 UGX|
|Technology Specialist||3,200,000 UGX|
|Teradata Developer||2,030,000 UGX|
|Test Analyst||2,500,000 UGX|
|Testing Manager||3,320,000 UGX|
|TIBCO Developer||2,090,000 UGX|
|UNIX Administrator||2,470,000 UGX|
|Usability Engineer||2,410,000 UGX|
|User Experience Consultant||2,720,000 UGX|
|User Experience Design Expert||2,700,000 UGX|
|User Experience Designer||2,210,000 UGX|
|User Experience Researcher||2,790,000 UGX|
|User Interface Designer||2,340,000 UGX|
|VB Developer||2,050,000 UGX|
|VB.NET Developer||2,510,000 UGX|
|Video Game Designer||2,120,000 UGX|
|Visual Information Specialist||2,430,000 UGX|
|Web Applications Manager||2,880,000 UGX|
|Web Content Specialist||2,770,000 UGX|
|Web Designer||2,210,000 UGX|
|Web Developer||2,300,000 UGX|
|Web Editor||2,190,000 UGX|
|Web Project Manager||2,970,000 UGX|
|Web Promotions Specialist||2,410,000 UGX|
|Web Security Administrator||2,570,000 UGX|
|Web Security Manager||3,800,000 UGX|
|Web Support Analyst||1,930,000 UGX|
|Web Writer||2,120,000 UGX|
|Windows System Administrator||2,270,000 UGX|
|Wireless Consultant||2,930,000 UGX|
|Writer and Documentor||2,150,000 UGX|
Information Technology salaries in Uganda range from 1,370,000 UGX per month (minimum average salary) to 4,290,000 UGX per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 2,840,000 UGX per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 2,840,000 UGX while the other half are earning more than 2,840,000 UGX. 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 Information Technology are earning less than 1,890,000 UGX while 75% of them are earning more than 1,890,000 UGX. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 3,850,000 UGX while 25% are earning more than 3,850,000 UGX.
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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Uganda costs anywhere from 13,100,000 Uganda Shilling(s) to 39,300,000 Uganda Shilling(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Uganda who work in Information Technology earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.
Information Technology professionals in Uganda are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Uganda for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
61% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 39% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Uganda earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.