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Information Technology Average Salaries in Cape Town 2020

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Cape Town?

Average Monthly Salary
36,400 ZAR
( 437,000 ZAR yearly)


A person working in Information Technology in Cape Town typically earns around 36,400 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 18,900 ZAR (lowest average) to 59,300 ZAR (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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer33,900 ZAR
ABAP Developer32,500 ZAR
Advertising Account Planner30,100 ZAR
Android Developer33,000 ZAR
Angular Developer31,900 ZAR
Application Consultant42,100 ZAR
Applications System Specialist31,200 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist41,100 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence Developer43,400 ZAR
AS400 Programmer37,800 ZAR
Assistant Information Technology Manager42,200 ZAR
Assistant Service Delivery Manager39,900 ZAR
Avaloq Developer33,800 ZAR
BizTalk Developer 36,400 ZAR
Blockchain Associate34,400 ZAR
Blockchain Developer30,800 ZAR
Build and Release Engineer33,200 ZAR
Business Intelligence Analyst36,800 ZAR
Business Intelligence Developer36,800 ZAR
Business Objects Developer33,600 ZAR
Business Process Consultant36,700 ZAR
Business Systems Analyst31,300 ZAR
C# Developer36,700 ZAR
C++ Developer39,100 ZAR
Capacity Planning Manager46,100 ZAR
Change Administrator31,300 ZAR
Chief Information Security Officer52,900 ZAR
Client Delivery Manager46,600 ZAR
CMS Developer30,400 ZAR
Computer Animator29,800 ZAR
Computer Hardware Engineer30,400 ZAR
Computer Networks Architect34,800 ZAR
Computer Operator24,600 ZAR
Computer Technician27,100 ZAR
Copy Editor27,600 ZAR
CRM Application Administrator32,800 ZAR
Cross Platform Security Manager46,900 ZAR
Curam Developer28,200 ZAR
Data Analyst33,600 ZAR
Data Architect34,400 ZAR
Data Center Technician29,500 ZAR
Data Entry Supervisor23,500 ZAR
Data Manager43,200 ZAR
Data Modeling Analyst34,800 ZAR
Data Quality Analyst32,700 ZAR
Data Security Analyst32,800 ZAR
Data Security Manager45,800 ZAR
Data Warehousing Manager44,000 ZAR
Data Warehousing Specialist33,400 ZAR
Database Administration Manager43,800 ZAR
Database Administrator34,500 ZAR
Database Analyst37,900 ZAR
Database Developer35,400 ZAR
Database Report Writer34,600 ZAR
Delivery Manager34,400 ZAR
Developer / Programmer34,800 ZAR
Development Manager48,500 ZAR
Director of Application Development51,800 ZAR
Director of Technology60,500 ZAR
Disaster Recovery Analyst34,400 ZAR
Documentation Specialist30,600 ZAR
E-Commerce Manager41,600 ZAR
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst42,000 ZAR
E-Commerce Marketing Manager43,900 ZAR
E-Commerce Sales Manager43,600 ZAR
E-Commerce Strategy Manager48,900 ZAR
Enterprise Architecture Manager42,100 ZAR
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect44,700 ZAR
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager54,600 ZAR
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant36,700 ZAR
ERP Analyst35,400 ZAR
ERP Project Manager45,700 ZAR
Ethical Hacker30,300 ZAR
Financial Systems Manager52,400 ZAR
Flash Developer28,500 ZAR
Front End Developer29,200 ZAR
Full Stack Developer34,700 ZAR
Functional Analyst35,800 ZAR
Game Developer32,300 ZAR
GIS Analyst32,300 ZAR
GIS Developer33,800 ZAR
Global BI Analyst38,800 ZAR
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer30,700 ZAR
Graphics Programmer30,200 ZAR
Graphics Web Designer28,000 ZAR
Hardware Design Engineer33,400 ZAR
Hardware Engineering Manager49,800 ZAR
Hardware Technician25,600 ZAR
Head of Development48,500 ZAR
Help Desk Analyst34,400 ZAR
Help Desk Manager38,200 ZAR
Help Desk Support24,700 ZAR
Helpdesk Manager38,100 ZAR
Imaging Programmer29,300 ZAR
Informatics Optimization Specialist35,400 ZAR
Information Assurance Analyst36,200 ZAR
Information Program Director49,500 ZAR
Information Security Administrator39,400 ZAR
Information Security Analyst40,700 ZAR
Information Security Engineer34,200 ZAR
Information Security Manager49,000 ZAR
Information Security Specialist42,600 ZAR
Information Services Consultant40,300 ZAR
Information Technology Administrator27,700 ZAR
Information Technology Asset Manager47,300 ZAR
Information Technology Consultant39,800 ZAR
Information Technology Coordinator28,900 ZAR
Information Technology Director60,000 ZAR
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer29,300 ZAR
Information Technology Manager58,800 ZAR
Information Technology Operations Manager54,000 ZAR
Information Technology Product Manager49,400 ZAR
Information Technology Project Administrator29,200 ZAR
Information Technology Project Coordinator36,500 ZAR
Information Technology Project Leader40,400 ZAR
Information Technology Project Manager54,800 ZAR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager40,200 ZAR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)36,200 ZAR
Information Technology Quality Specialist35,500 ZAR
Information Technology Support23,600 ZAR
Information Technology Team Leader40,200 ZAR
Information Technology Trainer34,100 ZAR
Information Technology Training Analyst33,800 ZAR
Interface Design Manager45,100 ZAR
Interface Designer27,100 ZAR
IOS Developer38,200 ZAR
Java Developer38,300 ZAR
Javascript Developer34,800 ZAR
Lead Developer40,600 ZAR
Linux Administrator34,500 ZAR
Lotus Domino Administrator36,800 ZAR
Lotus Notes Developer33,500 ZAR
Mail Server Administrator33,200 ZAR
Major Incident Manager39,500 ZAR
Managed Service Specialist34,200 ZAR
Microsystems Engineer35,700 ZAR
Mobile Developer34,200 ZAR
Multimedia Developer29,700 ZAR
Multimedia Services Manager37,500 ZAR
Network Administration Team Lead40,600 ZAR
Network Administrator29,100 ZAR
Network Analyst32,600 ZAR
Network and Infrastructure Manager51,100 ZAR
Network Engineer29,900 ZAR
Network Engineering Manager41,200 ZAR
Network Security Systems Manager42,100 ZAR
Network Specialist35,200 ZAR
Network Technician26,600 ZAR
Nodejs Developer37,700 ZAR
NT Systems Administrator31,300 ZAR
Numerical Control Programmer28,100 ZAR
Online Banking Manager54,600 ZAR
Online Banking Specialist43,100 ZAR
OPS Manager46,000 ZAR
Oracle Database Administrator33,500 ZAR
Oracle Developer35,500 ZAR
Perl Developer30,500 ZAR
PHP Developer30,500 ZAR
Python Developer37,800 ZAR
Records Manager28,700 ZAR
Remedy Developer27,300 ZAR
Reporting Analyst34,800 ZAR
Ruby Developer32,400 ZAR
Salesforce Administrator34,200 ZAR
Salesforce Developer27,000 ZAR
SAP Consultant36,500 ZAR
SAS Programmer30,000 ZAR
Scrum Master28,600 ZAR
SEO Associate28,300 ZAR
SEO Manager43,400 ZAR
Service Delivery Manager43,500 ZAR
Service Level Manager44,800 ZAR
Service Support Lead33,400 ZAR
SharePoint Administrator32,500 ZAR
Sharepoint Consultant34,400 ZAR
Sharepoint Developer34,900 ZAR
Shift Leader36,800 ZAR
SOA Analyst33,400 ZAR
SOC Engineer34,600 ZAR
Software Analyst33,300 ZAR
Software Architect34,300 ZAR
Software Development Manager46,400 ZAR
Software Engineer33,200 ZAR
Software QA Engineer30,900 ZAR
Software Sales30,500 ZAR
Software Specialist29,000 ZAR
Software Support Engineer27,400 ZAR
Software Test Engineer30,800 ZAR
Solutions Architect45,700 ZAR
Storage Engineer28,100 ZAR
Supervisor24,000 ZAR
Support Analyst31,500 ZAR
Support Specialist36,900 ZAR
System Administrator30,000 ZAR
Systems Analyst34,200 ZAR
Systems Architect33,600 ZAR
Systems Consultant42,600 ZAR
Systems Engineer27,000 ZAR
Systems Integrator34,400 ZAR
Technical Analyst31,200 ZAR
Technical Consultant38,400 ZAR
Technical Manager38,300 ZAR
Technical Project Manager45,400 ZAR
Technical Sales34,500 ZAR
Technical Trainer34,800 ZAR
Technical Writer32,100 ZAR
Technology Business Analyst36,300 ZAR
Technology Director56,000 ZAR
Technology Specialist41,200 ZAR
Teradata Developer28,900 ZAR
Test Analyst32,500 ZAR
Tester29,000 ZAR
Testing Manager47,300 ZAR
TIBCO Developer29,700 ZAR
UNIX Administrator35,300 ZAR
Usability Engineer31,500 ZAR
User Experience Consultant37,200 ZAR
User Experience Design Expert36,500 ZAR
User Experience Designer30,300 ZAR
User Experience Researcher35,200 ZAR
User Interface Designer33,800 ZAR
VB Developer28,000 ZAR
VB.NET Developer35,400 ZAR
Video Game Designer31,300 ZAR
Visual Information Specialist32,200 ZAR
Web Applications Manager39,900 ZAR
Web Content Specialist37,300 ZAR
Web Designer31,500 ZAR
Web Developer30,600 ZAR
Web Editor27,200 ZAR
Web Project Manager37,400 ZAR
Web Promotions Specialist34,100 ZAR
Web Security Administrator33,900 ZAR
Web Security Manager51,800 ZAR
Web Support Analyst26,800 ZAR
Web Writer27,000 ZAR
Webmaster29,900 ZAR
Windows System Administrator30,300 ZAR
Wireless Consultant40,100 ZAR
Writer and Documentor30,700 ZAR

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Cape Town

Median and salary distribution monthly Cape Town Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Information Technology salaries in Cape Town range from 18,900 ZAR per month (minimum average salary) to 59,300 ZAR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 37,100 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 37,100 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 37,100 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 Information Technology are earning less than 25,200 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 25,200 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 49,200 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 49,200 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 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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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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.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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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.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in South Africa costs anywhere from 156,000 Rand(s) to 467,000 Rand(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.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa Information Technology
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in South Africa who work in Information Technology earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

32,600 ZAR
30,300 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in South Africa for all Careers

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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in South Africa

How much are annual salary increments in South Africa for Information Technology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Information Technology

Information Technology professionals in South Africa are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate South Africa Information Technology
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

South Africa / All Professions

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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in South Africa is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in South Africa for the year 2019. 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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in South Africa

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate South Africa Information Technology
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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.

50% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 50% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Cape Town

210 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Cape Town is 210 ZAR. This means that the average person in Cape Town earns approximately 210 ZAR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology monthly Cape Town
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The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

Cape Town VS South Africa

Salary Comparison Between Cape Town and South Africa monthly Information Technology
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We compared Information Technology salaries in Cape Town and South Africa and we found that Cape Town salaries are 16% more than those of South Africa.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein30,400 ZAR
Cape Town36,400 ZAR
Durban34,800 ZAR
Johannesburg33,500 ZAR
Port Elizabeth31,600 ZAR
Pretoria32,800 ZAR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in South Africa earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
30,200 ZAR
Public Sector+7%
32,300 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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