Salary Surveys are always popular not only under employees, but also for companies to benchmark against others occupying similar positions and that are equally qualified. It allows companies to take a closer look at their talent management strategies, providing the necessary information to ensure they offer competitive salary packages that attract and retain top talent.
On the other hand, it also provides an important guideline for employees to understand whether they are underpaid or rightly paid by their employer. This information is especially important when they are looking out for a new job as it helps them understand their worth in order to negotiate salaries with potential future employers.
This year Communicate Recruitment sponsored the 2015 ITWeb/CareerWeb Salary survey and the results have just been released.
Here are some of the key findings:
- IT salaries are up 8% from 2014, and women are making faster gains while CIOs and chief architects keep the top earner spots.
- Enterprise architect has been the highest-paid senior (middle management) profession year after year. The average annual salary reported this year is R782 551, up 4% from 2014.
- Java, C, C++ and C# developers top the best-paid list in terms of software developers, all averaging over R580 000 a year.
- Gauteng pays the highest average IT salaries, in-demand skills such as business intelligence and mobility earn more in the Western Cape.
Communicate Recruitment is a specialist IT recruitment company with dedicated consultants that can assist your organization to find the right talent. If you are in the job market, we can also help you find your next job opportunity with a variety of IT vacancies ranging from developers to architects, consultants in CRM and ERP, through to project managers, systems engineers, business intelligence, business analyst and much more. Contact us or apply today.