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Information Technology Average Salaries in Johannesburg 2024

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

Average Monthly Salary
34,400 ZAR
( 412,000 ZAR yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Information Technology in Johannesburg typically earns around 34,400 ZAR. Salaries range from 17,400 ZAR (lowest average) to 54,600 ZAR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Information Technology domain in Johannesburg exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Information Technology
2nd Line Systems Engineer29,400 ZAR
A/B Testing Specialist26,700 ZAR
ABAP Developer28,200 ZAR
Advertising Account Planner27,700 ZAR
Amazon Web Services Specialist36,700 ZAR
Android Developer30,000 ZAR
Angular Developer29,100 ZAR
Angular JS Programmer29,200 ZAR
Application Consultant36,800 ZAR
Application Developer30,600 ZAR
Application Management Analyst32,200 ZAR
Applications Engineer26,400 ZAR
Applications Support22,600 ZAR
Applications System Specialist28,400 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Analyst35,800 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Developer32,600 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Ethics Officer41,400 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Governance Specialist43,800 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Implementation Officer46,900 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Lead47,000 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Officer44,100 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Prompt Specialist31,200 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Research Scientist42,000 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Sales36,800 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Software Engineer35,000 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Strategist45,100 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Trainer34,400 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist37,500 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence Developer39,700 ZAR
AS400 Programmer32,500 ZAR
Assembly Developer34,900 ZAR
Assistant Information Technology Manager36,900 ZAR
Assistant Information Technology Project Manager40,000 ZAR
Assistant Service Delivery Manager36,200 ZAR
Avaloq Developer28,900 ZAR
Back End Developer30,800 ZAR
Big Data Architect38,000 ZAR
BigQuery Specialist38,600 ZAR
BizTalk Developer 32,300 ZAR
Blockchain Associate31,200 ZAR
Blockchain Developer28,000 ZAR
Blockchain Engineer30,300 ZAR
Build and Release Engineer29,900 ZAR
Business Intelligence Analyst33,200 ZAR
Business Intelligence Consultant46,600 ZAR
Business Intelligence Developer32,200 ZAR
Business Intelligence Manager45,700 ZAR
Business Objects Developer31,100 ZAR
Business Process Analyst33,200 ZAR
Business Process Consultant34,800 ZAR
Business Systems Analyst30,500 ZAR
C Developer36,200 ZAR
C# Developer35,800 ZAR
C++ Developer34,700 ZAR
Capacity Planning Manager42,200 ZAR
Cassandra Specialist33,100 ZAR
Change Administrator29,000 ZAR
Chatbot Developer28,100 ZAR
ChatGPT Expert29,300 ZAR
Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer50,400 ZAR
Chief Cloud Officer48,800 ZAR
Chief Data Governance Officer48,000 ZAR
Chief Data Officer51,600 ZAR
Chief Digital Ethics Officer42,300 ZAR
Chief Digital Officer48,800 ZAR
Chief Information Officer56,100 ZAR
Chief Information Security Officer46,000 ZAR
Chief Innovation Officer47,000 ZAR
Chief Privacy Officer38,100 ZAR
Client Delivery Manager43,800 ZAR
Clojure Developer37,000 ZAR
Cloud Compliance Architect32,100 ZAR
Cloud Computing Specialist34,800 ZAR
Cloud Infrastructure Engineer32,800 ZAR
Cloud Migration Specialist33,900 ZAR
Cloud Security Architect34,400 ZAR
Cloud Services Engineer30,800 ZAR
Cloud Solutions Architect34,700 ZAR
Cloud-Based Inventory Manager35,800 ZAR
CMS Developer26,100 ZAR
Computer Animator27,200 ZAR
Computer Engineer27,200 ZAR
Computer Hardware Engineer26,100 ZAR
Computer Network Support Specialist29,200 ZAR
Computer Networks Architect33,900 ZAR
Computer Operator22,500 ZAR
Computer Programmer33,100 ZAR
Computer Security Specialist38,600 ZAR
Computer Support Specialist26,600 ZAR
Computer Technician24,800 ZAR
Computer Virtualization Implementation Specialist32,900 ZAR
Copy Editor25,300 ZAR
Cosmos DB Specialist31,700 ZAR
Couch DB Specialist31,900 ZAR
CRM Application Administrator29,500 ZAR
CRM Manager31,300 ZAR
Cross Platform Security Manager45,100 ZAR
Curam Developer26,900 ZAR
Cyber Security Consultant36,600 ZAR
Cyber Security Researcher36,500 ZAR
Cyber Security Specialist38,900 ZAR
Cybersecurity Analyst35,300 ZAR
Cybersecurity Architect33,800 ZAR
Cybersecurity Compliance Specialist31,400 ZAR
Cybersecurity Engineer32,000 ZAR
Cybersecurity Manager46,500 ZAR
Dart Developer24,700 ZAR
Data Analyst31,100 ZAR
Data Analytics Engineer28,700 ZAR
Data Architect31,900 ZAR
Data Center Specialist33,800 ZAR
Data Center Technician26,800 ZAR
Data Entry Coordintor17,500 ZAR
Data Entry Supervisor19,800 ZAR
Data Governance Manager42,000 ZAR
Data Management Specialist36,600 ZAR
Data Manager42,500 ZAR
Data Modeling Analyst32,400 ZAR
Data Privacy and Protection Manager39,900 ZAR
Data Quality Analyst31,700 ZAR
Data Security Analyst30,700 ZAR
Data Security Manager44,300 ZAR
Data Technician19,100 ZAR
Data Visualisation Analyst30,300 ZAR
Data Visualization Specialist31,200 ZAR
Data Warehousing Manager41,300 ZAR
Data Warehousing Specialist31,300 ZAR
Data-driven Designer28,800 ZAR
Database Administration Manager41,200 ZAR
Database Administrator32,500 ZAR
Database Analyst32,300 ZAR
Database Developer33,500 ZAR
Database Report Writer29,700 ZAR
Deep Learning Developer29,900 ZAR
Delivery Manager31,700 ZAR
Delphi Developer33,300 ZAR
Desktop Support Engineer22,300 ZAR
Desktop Support Technician22,900 ZAR
Desktop Virtualization Engineer24,900 ZAR
Developer / Programmer30,800 ZAR
Developer Evangelist32,700 ZAR
Development Architect31,400 ZAR
Development Group Supervisor36,200 ZAR
Development Manager44,600 ZAR
DevOps Engineer31,100 ZAR
Digital Ethics Consultant35,800 ZAR
Digital Forensics Expert31,500 ZAR
Director of Application Development45,500 ZAR
Director of Technology52,400 ZAR
Disaster Recovery Analyst30,500 ZAR
Disaster Recovery Specialist29,400 ZAR
Django Specialist30,100 ZAR
Documentation Specialist28,100 ZAR
Driver Developer34,000 ZAR
E-Commerce Manager39,300 ZAR
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst36,100 ZAR
E-Commerce Marketing Manager41,600 ZAR
E-Commerce Sales Manager41,600 ZAR
E-Commerce Strategy Manager42,200 ZAR
E-waste Recycling Specialist28,900 ZAR
E-waste Technician22,800 ZAR
Edge Computing Engineer28,900 ZAR
Elixir Developer39,000 ZAR
Embedded Software Developer34,300 ZAR
Enterprise Architecture Manager38,800 ZAR
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect39,600 ZAR
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager50,400 ZAR
Erlang Developer40,800 ZAR
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant31,600 ZAR
ERP Analyst34,800 ZAR
ERP Project Manager42,300 ZAR
Ethical Hacker27,600 ZAR
Financial Systems Manager48,600 ZAR
Firebird Specialist30,100 ZAR
Flash Developer28,100 ZAR
Front End Developer26,300 ZAR
Front End Web Developer27,800 ZAR
Full Stack Developer33,300 ZAR
Functional Analyst32,400 ZAR
Game Developer28,400 ZAR
GIS Analyst27,600 ZAR
GIS Developer30,600 ZAR
Global BI Analyst33,300 ZAR
Go Developer40,800 ZAR
Google Cloud Specialist38,200 ZAR
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer27,300 ZAR
Graphics Programmer27,700 ZAR
Graphics Web Designer25,700 ZAR
Groovy Developer37,200 ZAR
Hardware Design Engineer31,200 ZAR
Hardware Engineering Manager46,300 ZAR
Hardware Technician23,900 ZAR
Haskell Developer34,500 ZAR
Head of Development44,600 ZAR
Head of Information Technology53,200 ZAR
Help Desk Analyst30,500 ZAR
Help Desk Manager35,100 ZAR
Help Desk Support22,700 ZAR
Help Desk Technician21,300 ZAR
Helpdesk Manager36,300 ZAR
IBM DB2 Specialist29,000 ZAR
Imaging Programmer28,900 ZAR
InfluxDB Specialist31,100 ZAR
Informatics Optimization Specialist31,900 ZAR
Information Assurance Analyst32,900 ZAR
Information Program Director42,900 ZAR
Information Security Administrator34,400 ZAR
Information Security Analyst39,600 ZAR
Information Security Associate30,700 ZAR
Information Security Director44,400 ZAR
Information Security Engineer31,900 ZAR
Information Security Manager47,500 ZAR
Information Security Specialist37,400 ZAR
Information Services Consultant38,500 ZAR
Information Systems Developer28,400 ZAR
Information Systems Manager49,100 ZAR
Information Systems Penetration Testing Specialist36,000 ZAR
Information Systems Vulnerability Assessment Specialist34,900 ZAR
Information Technology Administrator27,100 ZAR
Information Technology Analyst31,400 ZAR
Information Technology Architect33,700 ZAR
Information Technology Asset Manager41,000 ZAR
Information Technology Business Analyst33,800 ZAR
Information Technology Compliance Manager46,200 ZAR
Information Technology Consultant37,900 ZAR
Information Technology Coordinator24,300 ZAR
Information Technology Director55,400 ZAR
Information Technology Engineer27,900 ZAR
Information Technology Executive44,500 ZAR
Information Technology Helpdesk22,000 ZAR
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer27,600 ZAR
Information Technology Manager54,900 ZAR
Information Technology Operation Engineer28,700 ZAR
Information Technology Operations Manager50,900 ZAR
Information Technology Product Manager44,900 ZAR
Information Technology Project Administrator26,900 ZAR
Information Technology Project Coordinator34,200 ZAR
Information Technology Project Leader37,900 ZAR
Information Technology Project Manager51,500 ZAR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager37,900 ZAR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)33,900 ZAR
Information Technology Quality Specialist32,800 ZAR
Information Technology Risk Manager46,900 ZAR
Information Technology Sales Manager41,900 ZAR
Information Technology Specialist36,700 ZAR
Information Technology Staff23,000 ZAR
Information Technology Support21,800 ZAR
Information Technology Systems Analyst32,900 ZAR
Information Technology Team Leader38,300 ZAR
Information Technology Trainer31,900 ZAR
Information Technology Training Analyst32,200 ZAR
Interface Design Manager38,000 ZAR
Interface Designer25,000 ZAR
IOS Developer35,300 ZAR
Java Developer34,300 ZAR
Javascript Developer30,000 ZAR
jQuery Specialist32,800 ZAR
Kotlin Developer36,100 ZAR
Laravel Specialist29,200 ZAR
Lead Developer38,000 ZAR
Linux Administrator31,000 ZAR
Lisp Developer41,500 ZAR
Lotus Domino Administrator32,500 ZAR
Lotus Notes Developer30,900 ZAR
Lua Developer36,900 ZAR
Mail Server Administrator29,900 ZAR
Major Incident Manager36,000 ZAR
Malware Analysis Expert34,800 ZAR
Managed Service Specialist31,300 ZAR
MariaDB Specialist32,600 ZAR
MATLAB Developer32,600 ZAR
Microsoft Azure Specialist39,300 ZAR
Microsoft SQL Server Specialist34,200 ZAR
Microsystems Engineer31,100 ZAR
Mobile Developer32,800 ZAR
Mobile Interface Designer32,600 ZAR
MongoDB Specialist33,500 ZAR
Multimedia Developer26,600 ZAR
Multimedia Services Manager35,100 ZAR
MySQL Specialist30,000 ZAR
Neo4J Specialist29,900 ZAR
Network Administration Team Lead36,000 ZAR
Network Administrator29,100 ZAR
Network Analyst29,600 ZAR
Network and Infrastructure Manager50,300 ZAR
Network Engineer27,200 ZAR
Network Engineering Manager37,600 ZAR
Network Security Systems Manager38,400 ZAR
Network Specialist32,200 ZAR
Network Support Engineer25,700 ZAR
Network Support Specialist27,700 ZAR
Network Technician24,400 ZAR
Neural Network Engineer34,500 ZAR
NextJs Specialist31,400 ZAR
Nodejs Developer33,900 ZAR
NT Systems Administrator28,300 ZAR
Numerical Control Programmer25,600 ZAR
Objective-C Developer36,300 ZAR
Online Banking Manager52,200 ZAR
Online Banking Specialist37,300 ZAR
OPS Manager43,100 ZAR
Oracle Database Administrator29,000 ZAR
Oracle Database Specialist34,200 ZAR
Oracle Developer34,500 ZAR
Perl Developer27,400 ZAR
PHP Developer27,400 ZAR
PostgreSQL Specialist33,200 ZAR
PowerShell Developer30,200 ZAR
Principal Consultant32,500 ZAR
Principal Data Engineer32,600 ZAR
Program Lead40,500 ZAR
Python Developer32,900 ZAR
R Language Developer35,200 ZAR
React Specialist35,500 ZAR
Records Manager25,900 ZAR
Redis Specialist28,900 ZAR
Remedy Developer26,100 ZAR
Reporting Analyst30,200 ZAR
Reverse Engineering Expert35,700 ZAR
Robotic Process Automation Compliance Analyst29,600 ZAR
Robotic Process Automation Developer27,100 ZAR
Ruby Developer29,600 ZAR
Rust Developer38,500 ZAR
Salesforce Administrator30,700 ZAR
Salesforce Developer24,300 ZAR
SAP Consultant32,400 ZAR
SAS Programmer30,000 ZAR
Scala Developer38,700 ZAR
Scrum Master26,500 ZAR
SEO Associate26,800 ZAR
SEO Manager39,000 ZAR
Server Virtualization Consultant41,800 ZAR
Service Delivery Manager42,300 ZAR
Service Level Manager40,400 ZAR
Service Support Lead33,400 ZAR
SharePoint Administrator31,100 ZAR
Sharepoint Consultant31,700 ZAR
Sharepoint Developer33,300 ZAR
Shift Leader32,200 ZAR
Snowflake Specialist30,600 ZAR
SOA Analyst31,600 ZAR
SOC Engineer31,200 ZAR
Software Analyst30,400 ZAR
Software Architect30,500 ZAR
Software Automation Engineer35,800 ZAR
Software Developer33,100 ZAR
Software Development Manager42,800 ZAR
Software Engineer32,800 ZAR
Software QA Engineer28,600 ZAR
Software Sales28,200 ZAR
Software Specialist27,100 ZAR
Software Support Engineer25,400 ZAR
Software Test Engineer28,600 ZAR
Software Tester26,900 ZAR
Solutions Architect42,300 ZAR
Solutions Consultant36,500 ZAR
SQLite Specialist31,100 ZAR
Storage Engineer26,900 ZAR
Supabase Specialist25,200 ZAR
Supervisor23,100 ZAR
Support Analyst29,600 ZAR
Support Specialist33,300 ZAR
Support Team Leader29,600 ZAR
Swift Developer37,900 ZAR
System Administrator30,000 ZAR
Systems Analyst30,600 ZAR
Systems Architect30,100 ZAR
Systems Consultant36,900 ZAR
Systems Engineer25,700 ZAR
Systems Integration Analyst33,600 ZAR
Systems Integration Specialist46,000 ZAR
Systems Integrator29,700 ZAR
Technical Analyst26,300 ZAR
Technical Consultant36,900 ZAR
Technical Manager32,700 ZAR
Technical Project Manager41,700 ZAR
Technical Sales32,000 ZAR
Technical Trainer32,300 ZAR
Technical Writer27,100 ZAR
Technology Business Analyst32,100 ZAR
Technology Director54,100 ZAR
Technology Specialist38,000 ZAR
Technology Vice President42,900 ZAR
Teradata Developer27,000 ZAR
Test Analyst31,100 ZAR
Tester27,000 ZAR
Testing Manager41,200 ZAR
TIBCO Developer25,900 ZAR
TypeScript Developer36,100 ZAR
UI Engineer31,700 ZAR
UNIX Administrator32,100 ZAR
Usability Engineer29,500 ZAR
User Experience Consultant35,000 ZAR
User Experience Design Expert34,200 ZAR
User Experience Designer26,900 ZAR
User Experience Researcher33,100 ZAR
User Interface Designer31,700 ZAR
User Support Engineer25,100 ZAR
VB Developer25,300 ZAR
VB.NET Developer32,000 ZAR
Video Game Designer26,900 ZAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Architect37,100 ZAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Compliance Specialist38,300 ZAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Consultant41,500 ZAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Designer41,200 ZAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Developer38,500 ZAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Director44,400 ZAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Engineer35,900 ZAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Filmmaker44,200 ZAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Game Developer38,100 ZAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Marketing Specialist38,800 ZAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Officer43,300 ZAR
Virtual / Augmented reality Sales Consultant44,500 ZAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Simulator Operator31,400 ZAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Specialist36,900 ZAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Technician33,400 ZAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Trainer42,500 ZAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality User Experience Designer34,700 ZAR
Visual Basic Developer24,500 ZAR
Visual Information Specialist27,700 ZAR
Voice Interface Designer25,600 ZAR
VueJs Specialist32,500 ZAR
Web Applications Manager38,300 ZAR
Web Content Specialist32,600 ZAR
Web Designer27,400 ZAR
Web Developer29,500 ZAR
Web Editor26,200 ZAR
Web Project Manager36,300 ZAR
Web Promotions Specialist29,900 ZAR
Web Security Administrator32,900 ZAR
Web Security Manager45,500 ZAR
Web Support Analyst22,900 ZAR
Web Writer26,200 ZAR
Webmaster26,400 ZAR
Windows System Administrator27,600 ZAR
Wireless Consultant35,600 ZAR
WordPress Specialist31,900 ZAR
Writer and Documentor28,700 ZAR
Zig Developer40,800 ZAR

Information Technology Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Johannesburg

Median and salary distribution Johannesburg Information Technology monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
33,200 ZAR or more
10% of people earn
29,400 to 33,200 ZAR
20% of people earn
20,900 ZAR or less
65% of people earn
20,900 to 29,400 ZAR
Minimum Salary
17,400 ZAR
32,800 ZAR
54,600 ZAR

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Information Technology in Johannesburg range from 17,400 ZAR (starting average salary) to 54,600 ZAR (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Information Technology is 32,800 ZAR, implying that half of the workforce in Johannesburg earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Information Technology in Johannesburg earn less than 27,000 ZAR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 37,500 ZAR, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Information Technology in Johannesburg. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 20,900 ZAR to 29,400 ZAR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 20,900 ZAR mark, while 10% ranged from 29,400 ZAR to 33,200 ZAR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 33,200 ZAR or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 in Information Technology in Johannesburg 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.

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.
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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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.

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 degree levels across many jobs in Information Technology in Johannesburg, 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 certificate 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 ZAR to 469,000 ZAR and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to 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 the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Information Technology / Johannesburg

Salary comparison by gender South Africa Information Technology monthly
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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? In the field of Information Technology in South Africa, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 8%.

33,500 ZAR
31,100 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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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Information Technology / Johannesburg

How much are annual salary increments in Johannesburg for individuals working in Information Technology? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Information Technology in South Africa are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately % every 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

Annual Salary Increment Rate South Africa
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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare 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%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Information Technology / South Africa

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate South Africa Information Technology
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100% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while % said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

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

Hourly Average Wage / Information Technology / Johannesburg

200 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Information Technology in Johannesburg is 200 ZAR.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

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

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Information Technology in Johannesburg is 100 ZAR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein31,200 ZAR
Cape Town37,300 ZAR
Durban35,700 ZAR
Johannesburg34,400 ZAR
Port Elizabeth32,400 ZAR
Pretoria33,700 ZAR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in South Africa is 7% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
30,400 ZAR
Public Sector+7%
32,400 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Information Technology in Johannesburg?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 32,800 ZAR and 37,500 ZAR. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Information Technology in Johannesburg ranges from 17,400 ZAR to 27,000 ZAR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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

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