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The South African IT jobs that pay over R1 million

Posted on 16 April 2019

Michael Page has released its 2019 salary trends survey for South Africa, detailing how much professionals earn in the country.

The company said that the local labour market has “once again been unpredictable”, despite a short recovery in the first half of 2018.

The official unemployment rate is back at its 2017 level due to weak investment and consumer confidence, it said.

There is some hope, however.

“With the economic stimulus package announced in September 2018 and a heightened commitment to attract foreign investment, we are expecting a positive economic impact on the GDP growth and the unemployment rate for 2019,” it said.

Tech salaries

Part of the salary report looks at the IT industry, which Michael Page said will be one of the drivers of growth in the country.

In terms of salaries in South Africa, it stated that wages and bonuses have “tended to follow a consistent pattern over the past five years, with steady increases to reflect inflationary pressures”.

“In the current market, there are a number of candidates with niche skill sets or relevant experience who are able to command higher salaries, due to a low supply of talent.”

The table below details the average “Technology” salaries earned in South Africa in small-to-medium enterprises and multinational companies.

Technology Salaries

Position

Average SME

Average MNC

Executives

CIO

R1.35 million

R1.65 million

CTO

R1.20 million

R1.45 million

CISO

R1.25 million

R1.50 million

IT Director

R1.40 million

R1.65 million

Head of IT

R1.40 million

R1.65 million

IT Manager

R900,000

R1.30 million

Security

IT Security Manager

R1.00 million

R1.30 million

IT Security Engineer

R800,000

R950,000

IT Security Analyst

R400,000

R450,000

Applications

IT Applications Director

R1.10 million

R1.40 million

Business Applications Manager

R850,000

R1.20 million

Applications Developer

R650,000

R700,000

Technical Consultant

R900,000

R900,000

Business Analysis/Management

Head of Project Management

R1.20 million

R1.50 million

Business Intelligence Manager

R850,000

R1.50 million

IT Business Partner

R800,000

R1.00 million

Programme Manager

R900,000

R1.40 million

IT Project Manager

R650,000

R950,000

Senior IT Business Analyst

R700,000

R800,000

Business Analyst

R500,000

R600,000

BI Analyst

R500,000

R650,000

Architecture

Chief Enterprise Architect

R1.20 million

R1.40 million

Enterprise Architect

R1.00 million

R1.30 million

Senior Information Architect

R900,000

R1.00 million

Information Architect

R800,000

R850,000

Networking

Network Manager

R600,000

R900,000

Network Architect

R700,000

R900,000

Network Engineer

R350,000

R400,000

Network Administrator

R250,000

R350,000

Database Administration

Data Architect

R950,000

R1.20 million

Data Analytics Manager

R900,000

R1.40 million

Data Scientist

R800,000

R1.20 million

Database Administrator

R750,000

R850,000

Database Developer

R650,000

R750,000

Data Analyst

R500,000

R500,000

Technical Services

Technical Support Manager

R650,000

R700,000

Application Support Analyst

R600,000

R600,000

IT Support Engineer

R400,000

R500,000

Taken from a My Broadband article by Kevin Lancaster posted on 16th April 2019