The average salary for an IT professional in South Africa is around R32000. A very junior IT technician will earn around R15000 per month. Senior manager such as Chief technology officer can earn well over R100k per month. Because there is such a shortage of skilled IT personal in South Africa, they generally are payed very well.
There are many different types of jobs you can specialize in within the IT sector. Most of the skills IT professional use are transferable which means the candidates are qualified for more than one role.
- Cloud Computing Engineers
- Computer Network engineers
- Computer support technicians
- Database Administrators
- Information Technology Analysts
- Information Security Specialist
- Software/ Application developer
- Web Developer
It is possible to get an IT job without a tertiary IT qualification. It is however recommended that you study towards an IT qualification if you are wanting to reach a mid to senior level position within the IT industry. This is also an ever changing sector so it is always important to keep your skill set up to date.
IT and Tech professionals are in huge demand in South Africa as 3rd world countries battle to keep up with the 4th industrial revolution. There is a huge skills shortage in the IT sector and the demand for Tech professionals has never been greater. It is considered a high paying industry with endless opportunities.