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IT Management Average Salaries in Cape Town 2020

How much money does a person working in IT Management make in Cape Town?

Average Monthly Salary
45,600 ZAR
( 547,000 ZAR yearly)


A person working in IT Management in Cape Town typically earns around 45,600 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 24,300 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 IT Management 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
Assistant Information Technology Manager42,200 ZAR
Assistant Service Delivery Manager39,900 ZAR
Capacity Planning Manager46,100 ZAR
Client Delivery Manager46,600 ZAR
Delivery Manager34,400 ZAR
Development Manager48,500 ZAR
Director of Technology60,500 ZAR
Enterprise Architecture Manager42,100 ZAR
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager54,600 ZAR
ERP Project Manager45,700 ZAR
Financial Systems Manager52,400 ZAR
Hardware Engineering Manager49,800 ZAR
Head of Development48,500 ZAR
Helpdesk Manager38,100 ZAR
Information Technology Asset Manager47,300 ZAR
Information Technology Director60,000 ZAR
Information Technology Manager58,800 ZAR
Information Technology Operations Manager54,000 ZAR
Information Technology Product Manager49,400 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 Team Leader40,200 ZAR
Interface Design Manager45,100 ZAR
Major Incident Manager39,500 ZAR
Multimedia Services Manager37,500 ZAR
Network Administration Team Lead40,600 ZAR
Network and Infrastructure Manager51,100 ZAR
Service Delivery Manager43,500 ZAR
Service Level Manager44,800 ZAR
Service Support Lead33,400 ZAR
SOC Engineer34,600 ZAR
Supervisor24,000 ZAR
Technical Manager38,300 ZAR
Technical Project Manager45,400 ZAR
Technology Director56,000 ZAR

IT Management Jobs Salary Distribution in Cape Town

Median and salary distribution monthly Cape Town IT Management
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    IT Management salaries in Cape Town range from 24,300 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 46,500 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in IT Management are earning less than 46,500 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 46,500 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 IT Management are earning less than 31,900 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 31,900 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in IT Management are earning less than 54,000 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 54,000 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.

IT Management Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa IT Management
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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 IT Management earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

40,900 ZAR
38,000 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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IT Management Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in South Africa

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

IT Management

IT Management professionals in South Africa are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate South Africa IT Management
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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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IT Management Bonus and Incentive Rates in South Africa

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate South Africa IT Management
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IT Management is considered to be a high 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.

25% of surveyed staff in IT Management reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 75% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 8% 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.

IT Management Hourly Average Wage in Cape Town

260 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Cape Town is 260 ZAR. This means that the average person in Cape Town earns approximately 260 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.

IT Management VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between IT Management and Information Technology monthly Cape Town
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The average salary for IT Management is 25% more than that of Information Technology. Also, Information Technology salaries are 0% more than those of All Jobs.

Cape Town VS South Africa

Salary Comparison Between Cape Town and South Africa monthly IT Management
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We compared IT Management 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
Bloemfontein38,100 ZAR
Cape Town45,600 ZAR
Durban43,600 ZAR
Johannesburg42,000 ZAR
Port Elizabeth39,600 ZAR
Pretoria41,200 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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