Average Software Developer Salary in South Africa

R307,269
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R24,445
Bonus
R31,500
Commission
R18,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Developer in South Africa is R307,269.
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R148k
MEDIAN
R307k
90%
R573k
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Salary
R148k - R573k
Bonus
R6k - R60k
Profit Sharing
R250 - R77k
Commission
R0 - R32k
Total Pay
R147k - R609k

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Job Description for Software Developer

Software Developer Tasks
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded, multi-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Developer

The top respondents for the job title Software Developer are from the companies BBD, EOH and Absa. Reported salaries are highest at Derivco (Pty) Ltd where the average pay is R450,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Absa and BBD, earning around R448,000 and R399,617, respectively. Jendamark Automation pays the lowest at around R162,000. Warp Development and EOH also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R276,390 and R298,144, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Developer

Skills in SQL and .NET are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include ASP.NET Framework, JavaScript and C# Programming Language.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Developer

An entry-level Software Developer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R207,505 based on 156 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R284,068 based on 1,771 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R418,427 based on 707 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R562,304 based on 265 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R550,957.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,935 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.3%
Early Career
60.3%
Mid Career
24.1%
Experienced
9.0%
Late Career
1.2%