A person working in Information Technology in Johannesburg typically earns around 33,500 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 17,400 ZAR (lowest average) to 54,600 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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||29,400 ZAR|
|ABAP Developer||28,200 ZAR|
|Advertising Account Planner||27,700 ZAR|
|Android Developer||30,000 ZAR|
|Angular Developer||29,100 ZAR|
|Application Consultant||36,800 ZAR|
|Applications System Specialist||28,400 ZAR|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||37,500 ZAR|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||39,700 ZAR|
|AS400 Programmer||32,500 ZAR|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||36,900 ZAR|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||36,200 ZAR|
|Avaloq Developer||28,900 ZAR|
|BizTalk Developer||32,300 ZAR|
|Blockchain Associate||31,200 ZAR|
|Blockchain Developer||28,000 ZAR|
|Build and Release Engineer||29,900 ZAR|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||33,200 ZAR|
|Business Intelligence Developer||32,200 ZAR|
|Business Objects Developer||31,100 ZAR|
|Business Process Consultant||34,800 ZAR|
|Business Systems Analyst||30,500 ZAR|
|C# Developer||35,800 ZAR|
|C++ Developer||34,700 ZAR|
|Capacity Planning Manager||42,200 ZAR|
|Change Administrator||29,000 ZAR|
|Chief Information Security Officer||46,000 ZAR|
|Client Delivery Manager||43,800 ZAR|
|CMS Developer||26,100 ZAR|
|Computer Animator||27,200 ZAR|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||26,100 ZAR|
|Computer Networks Architect||33,900 ZAR|
|Computer Operator||22,500 ZAR|
|Computer Technician||24,800 ZAR|
|Copy Editor||25,300 ZAR|
|CRM Application Administrator||29,500 ZAR|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||45,100 ZAR|
|Curam Developer||26,900 ZAR|
|Data Analyst||31,100 ZAR|
|Data Architect||31,900 ZAR|
|Data Center Technician||26,800 ZAR|
|Data Entry Supervisor||19,800 ZAR|
|Data Manager||42,500 ZAR|
|Data Modeling Analyst||32,400 ZAR|
|Data Quality Analyst||31,700 ZAR|
|Data Security Analyst||30,700 ZAR|
|Data Security Manager||44,300 ZAR|
|Data Warehousing Manager||41,300 ZAR|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||31,300 ZAR|
|Database Administration Manager||41,200 ZAR|
|Database Administrator||32,500 ZAR|
|Database Analyst||32,300 ZAR|
|Database Developer||33,500 ZAR|
|Database Report Writer||29,700 ZAR|
|Delivery Manager||31,700 ZAR|
|Developer / Programmer||30,800 ZAR|
|Development Manager||44,600 ZAR|
|Director of Application Development||45,500 ZAR|
|Director of Technology||52,400 ZAR|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||30,500 ZAR|
|Documentation Specialist||28,100 ZAR|
|E-Commerce Manager||39,300 ZAR|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||36,100 ZAR|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||41,600 ZAR|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||41,600 ZAR|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||42,200 ZAR|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||38,800 ZAR|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||39,600 ZAR|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||50,400 ZAR|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||31,600 ZAR|
|ERP Analyst||34,800 ZAR|
|ERP Project Manager||42,300 ZAR|
|Ethical Hacker||27,600 ZAR|
|Financial Systems Manager||48,600 ZAR|
|Flash Developer||28,100 ZAR|
|Front End Developer||26,300 ZAR|
|Full Stack Developer||33,300 ZAR|
|Functional Analyst||32,400 ZAR|
|Game Developer||28,400 ZAR|
|GIS Analyst||27,600 ZAR|
|GIS Developer||30,600 ZAR|
|Global BI Analyst||33,300 ZAR|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||27,300 ZAR|
|Graphics Programmer||27,700 ZAR|
|Graphics Web Designer||25,700 ZAR|
|Hardware Design Engineer||31,200 ZAR|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||46,300 ZAR|
|Hardware Technician||23,900 ZAR|
|Head of Development||44,600 ZAR|
|Help Desk Analyst||30,500 ZAR|
|Help Desk Manager||35,100 ZAR|
|Help Desk Support||22,700 ZAR|
|Helpdesk Manager||36,300 ZAR|
|Imaging Programmer||28,900 ZAR|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||31,900 ZAR|
|Information Assurance Analyst||32,900 ZAR|
|Information Program Director||42,900 ZAR|
|Information Security Administrator||34,400 ZAR|
|Information Security Analyst||39,600 ZAR|
|Information Security Engineer||31,900 ZAR|
|Information Security Manager||47,500 ZAR|
|Information Security Specialist||37,400 ZAR|
|Information Services Consultant||38,500 ZAR|
|Information Technology Administrator||27,100 ZAR|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||41,000 ZAR|
|Information Technology Consultant||37,900 ZAR|
|Information Technology Coordinator||24,300 ZAR|
|Information Technology Director||55,400 ZAR|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||27,600 ZAR|
|Information Technology Manager||54,900 ZAR|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||50,900 ZAR|
|Information Technology Product Manager||44,900 ZAR|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||26,900 ZAR|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||34,200 ZAR|
|Information Technology Project Leader||37,900 ZAR|
|Information Technology Project Manager||51,500 ZAR|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||37,900 ZAR|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||33,900 ZAR|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||32,800 ZAR|
|Information Technology Support||21,800 ZAR|
|Information Technology Team Leader||38,300 ZAR|
|Information Technology Trainer||31,900 ZAR|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||32,200 ZAR|
|Interface Design Manager||38,000 ZAR|
|Interface Designer||25,000 ZAR|
|IOS Developer||35,300 ZAR|
|Java Developer||34,300 ZAR|
|Lead Developer||38,000 ZAR|
|Linux Administrator||31,000 ZAR|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||32,500 ZAR|
|Lotus Notes Developer||30,900 ZAR|
|Mail Server Administrator||29,900 ZAR|
|Major Incident Manager||36,000 ZAR|
|Managed Service Specialist||31,300 ZAR|
|Microsystems Engineer||31,100 ZAR|
|Mobile Developer||32,800 ZAR|
|Multimedia Developer||26,600 ZAR|
|Multimedia Services Manager||35,100 ZAR|
|Network Administration Team Lead||36,000 ZAR|
|Network Administrator||29,100 ZAR|
|Network Analyst||29,600 ZAR|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||50,300 ZAR|
|Network Engineer||27,200 ZAR|
|Network Engineering Manager||37,600 ZAR|
|Network Security Systems Manager||38,400 ZAR|
|Network Specialist||32,200 ZAR|
|Network Technician||24,400 ZAR|
|Nodejs Developer||33,900 ZAR|
|NT Systems Administrator||28,300 ZAR|
|Numerical Control Programmer||25,600 ZAR|
|Online Banking Manager||52,200 ZAR|
|Online Banking Specialist||37,300 ZAR|
|OPS Manager||43,100 ZAR|
|Oracle Database Administrator||29,000 ZAR|
|Oracle Developer||34,500 ZAR|
|Perl Developer||27,400 ZAR|
|PHP Developer||27,400 ZAR|
|Python Developer||32,900 ZAR|
|Records Manager||25,900 ZAR|
|Remedy Developer||26,100 ZAR|
|Reporting Analyst||30,200 ZAR|
|Ruby Developer||29,600 ZAR|
|Salesforce Administrator||30,700 ZAR|
|Salesforce Developer||24,300 ZAR|
|SAP Consultant||32,400 ZAR|
|SAS Programmer||30,000 ZAR|
|Scrum Master||26,500 ZAR|
|SEO Associate||26,800 ZAR|
|SEO Manager||39,000 ZAR|
|Service Delivery Manager||42,300 ZAR|
|Service Level Manager||40,400 ZAR|
|Service Support Lead||33,400 ZAR|
|SharePoint Administrator||31,100 ZAR|
|Sharepoint Consultant||31,700 ZAR|
|Sharepoint Developer||33,300 ZAR|
|Shift Leader||32,200 ZAR|
|SOA Analyst||31,600 ZAR|
|SOC Engineer||31,200 ZAR|
|Software Analyst||30,400 ZAR|
|Software Architect||30,500 ZAR|
|Software Development Manager||42,800 ZAR|
|Software Engineer||32,800 ZAR|
|Software QA Engineer||28,600 ZAR|
|Software Sales||28,200 ZAR|
|Software Specialist||27,100 ZAR|
|Software Support Engineer||25,400 ZAR|
|Software Test Engineer||28,600 ZAR|
|Solutions Architect||42,300 ZAR|
|Storage Engineer||26,900 ZAR|
|Support Analyst||29,600 ZAR|
|Support Specialist||33,300 ZAR|
|System Administrator||30,000 ZAR|
|Systems Analyst||30,600 ZAR|
|Systems Architect||30,100 ZAR|
|Systems Consultant||36,900 ZAR|
|Systems Engineer||25,700 ZAR|
|Systems Integrator||29,700 ZAR|
|Technical Analyst||26,300 ZAR|
|Technical Consultant||36,900 ZAR|
|Technical Manager||32,700 ZAR|
|Technical Project Manager||41,700 ZAR|
|Technical Sales||32,000 ZAR|
|Technical Trainer||32,300 ZAR|
|Technical Writer||27,100 ZAR|
|Technology Business Analyst||32,100 ZAR|
|Technology Director||54,100 ZAR|
|Technology Specialist||38,000 ZAR|
|Teradata Developer||27,000 ZAR|
|Test Analyst||31,100 ZAR|
|Testing Manager||41,200 ZAR|
|TIBCO Developer||25,900 ZAR|
|UNIX Administrator||32,100 ZAR|
|Usability Engineer||29,500 ZAR|
|User Experience Consultant||35,000 ZAR|
|User Experience Design Expert||34,200 ZAR|
|User Experience Designer||26,900 ZAR|
|User Experience Researcher||33,100 ZAR|
|User Interface Designer||31,700 ZAR|
|VB Developer||25,300 ZAR|
|VB.NET Developer||32,000 ZAR|
|Video Game Designer||26,900 ZAR|
|Visual Information Specialist||27,700 ZAR|
|Web Applications Manager||38,300 ZAR|
|Web Content Specialist||32,600 ZAR|
|Web Designer||27,400 ZAR|
|Web Developer||29,500 ZAR|
|Web Editor||26,200 ZAR|
|Web Project Manager||36,200 ZAR|
|Web Promotions Specialist||29,900 ZAR|
|Web Security Administrator||32,900 ZAR|
|Web Security Manager||45,500 ZAR|
|Web Support Analyst||22,900 ZAR|
|Web Writer||26,200 ZAR|
|Windows System Administrator||27,600 ZAR|
|Wireless Consultant||35,600 ZAR|
|Writer and Documentor||28,700 ZAR|
Information Technology salaries in Johannesburg range from 17,400 ZAR per month (minimum average salary) to 54,600 ZAR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 35,500 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 35,500 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 35,500 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.
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 23,800 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 23,800 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 47,700 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 47,700 ZAR.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 South Africa 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.
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.
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.
|Cape Town||36,400 ZAR|
|Port Elizabeth||31,600 ZAR|
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.