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Information Technology Average Salaries in Johannesburg 2019

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

32,538 ZAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Information Technology in Johannesburg typically earns around 32,538 ZAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Information Technology 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
2nd Line Systems Engineer29,378 ZAR
ABAP Developer28,246 ZAR
Advertising Account Planner27,663 ZAR
Android Developer26,773 ZAR
Angular Developer27,970 ZAR
Application Consultant33,789 ZAR
Applications System Specialist28,391 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist34,424 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence Developer33,498 ZAR
AS400 Programmer30,480 ZAR
Assistant Information Technology Manager36,929 ZAR
Assistant Service Delivery Manager36,222 ZAR
Avaloq Developer27,222 ZAR
BizTalk Developer 29,650 ZAR
Blockchain Associate31,228 ZAR
Blockchain Developer27,954 ZAR
Build and Release Engineer29,934 ZAR
Business Intelligence Analyst33,564 ZAR
Business Intelligence Developer32,214 ZAR
Business Objects Developer31,133 ZAR
Business Process Consultant34,837 ZAR
Business Systems Analyst30,517 ZAR
C# Developer30,945 ZAR
C++ Developer32,180 ZAR
Capacity Planning Manager42,716 ZAR
Change Administrator29,004 ZAR
Chief Information Security Officer43,984 ZAR
Client Delivery Manager43,755 ZAR
CMS Developer26,072 ZAR
Computer Animator27,219 ZAR
Computer Hardware Engineer26,072 ZAR
Computer Networks Architect33,860 ZAR
Computer Operator22,476 ZAR
Computer Technician24,814 ZAR
Copy Editor25,325 ZAR
CRM Application Administrator29,468 ZAR
Cross Platform Security Manager38,459 ZAR
Curam Developer26,925 ZAR
Data Analyst31,133 ZAR
Data Architect31,924 ZAR
Data Center Technician26,773 ZAR
Data Entry Supervisor23,133 ZAR
Data Manager36,046 ZAR
Data Modeling Analyst32,436 ZAR
Data Quality Analyst31,665 ZAR
Data Security Analyst30,695 ZAR
Data Security Manager38,961 ZAR
Data Warehousing Manager34,847 ZAR
Data Warehousing Specialist31,260 ZAR
Database Administration Manager36,460 ZAR
Database Administrator32,526 ZAR
Database Analyst32,349 ZAR
Database Developer33,466 ZAR
Database Report Writer29,682 ZAR
Delivery Manager31,694 ZAR
Developer / Programmer27,672 ZAR
Development Manager37,204 ZAR
Director of Application Development39,545 ZAR
Director of Technology45,651 ZAR
Disaster Recovery Analyst30,531 ZAR
Documentation Specialist28,112 ZAR
E-Commerce Manager39,319 ZAR
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst36,097 ZAR
E-Commerce Marketing Manager41,639 ZAR
E-Commerce Sales Manager41,579 ZAR
E-Commerce Strategy Manager42,165 ZAR
Enterprise Architecture Manager38,825 ZAR
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect34,001 ZAR
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager47,032 ZAR
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant31,624 ZAR
ERP Analyst34,789 ZAR
ERP Project Manager42,286 ZAR
Ethical Hacker27,557 ZAR
Financial Systems Manager46,917 ZAR
Flash Developer28,080 ZAR
Front End Developer25,061 ZAR
Full Stack Developer31,976 ZAR
Functional Analyst32,350 ZAR
Game Developer28,362 ZAR
GIS Analyst27,615 ZAR
GIS Developer29,114 ZAR
Global BI Analyst33,291 ZAR
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer27,331 ZAR
Graphics Programmer27,665 ZAR
Graphics Web Designer25,713 ZAR
Hardware Design Engineer31,188 ZAR
Hardware Engineering Manager46,251 ZAR
Hardware Technician23,917 ZAR
Head of Development44,645 ZAR
Help Desk Analyst30,531 ZAR
Help Desk Manager30,777 ZAR
Help Desk Support22,734 ZAR
Helpdesk Manager36,282 ZAR
Imaging Programmer28,948 ZAR
Informatics Optimization Specialist31,943 ZAR
Information Assurance Analyst32,875 ZAR
Information Program Director38,505 ZAR
Information Security Administrator29,857 ZAR
Information Security Analyst34,281 ZAR
Information Security Engineer29,527 ZAR
Information Security Manager40,835 ZAR
Information Security Specialist32,355 ZAR
Information Services Consultant35,206 ZAR
Information Technology Administrator27,077 ZAR
Information Technology Asset Manager37,715 ZAR
Information Technology Consultant32,613 ZAR
Information Technology Coordinator24,309 ZAR
Information Technology Director52,495 ZAR
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer27,554 ZAR
Information Technology Manager47,820 ZAR
Information Technology Operations Manager47,349 ZAR
Information Technology Product Manager41,338 ZAR
Information Technology Project Administrator26,872 ZAR
Information Technology Project Coordinator34,215 ZAR
Information Technology Project Leader36,870 ZAR
Information Technology Project Manager40,754 ZAR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager37,882 ZAR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)33,881 ZAR
Information Technology Quality Specialist32,756 ZAR
Information Technology Support21,835 ZAR
Information Technology Team Leader38,317 ZAR
Information Technology Trainer31,891 ZAR
Information Technology Training Analyst32,202 ZAR
Interface Design Manager38,028 ZAR
Interface Designer24,958 ZAR
IOS Developer30,654 ZAR
Java Developer29,409 ZAR
Javascript Developer27,328 ZAR
Lead Developer33,794 ZAR
Linux Administrator31,028 ZAR
Lotus Domino Administrator32,482 ZAR
Lotus Notes Developer30,900 ZAR
Mail Server Administrator29,934 ZAR
Major Incident Manager36,023 ZAR
Managed Service Specialist31,327 ZAR
Microsystems Engineer31,074 ZAR
Mobile Developer30,714 ZAR
Multimedia Developer26,606 ZAR
Multimedia Services Manager35,077 ZAR
Network Administration Team Lead35,974 ZAR
Network Administrator29,116 ZAR
Network Analyst29,586 ZAR
Network and Infrastructure Manager46,523 ZAR
Network Engineer27,165 ZAR
Network Engineering Manager34,653 ZAR
Network Security Systems Manager35,625 ZAR
Network Specialist32,226 ZAR
Network Technician24,409 ZAR
Nodejs Developer32,785 ZAR
NT Systems Administrator28,304 ZAR
Numerical Control Programmer25,615 ZAR
Online Banking Manager48,874 ZAR
Online Banking Specialist37,314 ZAR
OPS Manager35,876 ZAR
Oracle Database Administrator28,978 ZAR
Oracle Developer35,129 ZAR
Perl Developer27,392 ZAR
PHP Developer27,052 ZAR
Python Developer31,074 ZAR
Records Manager25,859 ZAR
Remedy Developer26,095 ZAR
Reporting Analyst30,169 ZAR
Ruby Developer28,391 ZAR
Salesforce Administrator30,713 ZAR
Salesforce Developer24,264 ZAR
SAP Consultant32,416 ZAR
SAS Programmer29,969 ZAR
Scrum Master26,457 ZAR
SEO Associate26,770 ZAR
SEO Manager39,011 ZAR
Service Delivery Manager42,321 ZAR
Service Level Manager40,434 ZAR
Service Support Lead33,395 ZAR
SharePoint Administrator31,138 ZAR
Sharepoint Consultant31,694 ZAR
Sharepoint Developer29,350 ZAR
Shift Leader32,214 ZAR
SOA Analyst34,721 ZAR
SOC Engineer31,199 ZAR
Software Analyst30,418 ZAR
Software Architect30,543 ZAR
Software Development Manager36,117 ZAR
Software Engineer32,780 ZAR
Software QA Engineer28,595 ZAR
Software Sales28,189 ZAR
Software Specialist27,108 ZAR
Software Support Engineer25,371 ZAR
Software Test Engineer28,574 ZAR
Solutions Architect35,438 ZAR
Storage Engineer26,927 ZAR
Supervisor29,911 ZAR
Support Analyst29,599 ZAR
Support Specialist33,304 ZAR
System Administrator29,969 ZAR
Systems Analyst30,635 ZAR
Systems Architect30,127 ZAR
Systems Consultant32,951 ZAR
Systems Engineer25,681 ZAR
Systems Integrator29,670 ZAR
Technical Analyst26,266 ZAR
Technical Consultant34,925 ZAR
Technical Manager32,747 ZAR
Technical Project Manager41,688 ZAR
Technical Sales31,988 ZAR
Technical Trainer32,332 ZAR
Technical Writer27,052 ZAR
Technology Business Analyst32,072 ZAR
Technology Director39,778 ZAR
Technology Specialist32,883 ZAR
Teradata Developer27,032 ZAR
Test Analyst31,065 ZAR
Tester27,032 ZAR
Testing Manager36,721 ZAR
TIBCO Developer25,930 ZAR
UNIX Administrator32,052 ZAR
Usability Engineer29,499 ZAR
User Experience Consultant36,893 ZAR
User Experience Design Expert34,215 ZAR
User Experience Designer26,885 ZAR
User Experience Researcher35,654 ZAR
User Interface Designer31,745 ZAR
VB Developer25,295 ZAR
VB.NET Developer27,901 ZAR
Video Game Designer26,871 ZAR
Visual Information Specialist27,721 ZAR
Web Applications Manager38,288 ZAR
Web Content Specialist32,610 ZAR
Web Designer27,442 ZAR
Web Developer29,486 ZAR
Web Editor26,245 ZAR
Web Project Manager36,250 ZAR
Web Promotions Specialist29,857 ZAR
Web Security Administrator32,915 ZAR
Web Security Manager38,744 ZAR
Web Support Analyst22,880 ZAR
Web Writer26,242 ZAR
Webmaster26,392 ZAR
Windows System Administrator27,557 ZAR
Wireless Consultant32,416 ZAR
Writer and Documentor28,725 ZAR

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Johannesburg

Median and salary distribution monthly Johannesburg Information Technology

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Information Technology salaries in Johannesburg range between 4,752 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 51,675 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 33,514 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 33,514 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 33,514 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 Information Technology are earning less than 17,220 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 17,220 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 45,150 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 45,150 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

Information Technology Salary Forecast and Trend in Johannesburg

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Johannesburg Information Technology
Average Salary 2016    =  
29,432 ZAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
30,521 ZAR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
31,559 ZAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
32,538 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Information Technology salaries in Johannesburg are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% 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.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Johannesburg

188 ZAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Johannesburg for Information Technology is 188 ZAR. This means that the average person in Johannesburg earns approximatly 188 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.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology monthly JohannesburgWe compared Johannesburg salaries for Information Technology and All Jobs and we found that Information Technology salaries are 3% less than those of All Jobs.

Johannesburg VS South Africa

Salary Comparison Between Johannesburg and South Africa monthly Information TechnologyWe compared Information Technology salaries in Johannesburg and South Africa and we found that Johannesburg salaries are 7% more than those of South Africa.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein29,520 ZAR
Cape Town35,367 ZAR
Durban33,793 ZAR
Johannesburg32,538 ZAR
Port Elizabeth30,696 ZAR
Pretoria31,925 ZAR
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