Average Software Developer Salary in South Africa

R326,764
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R25,724
Bonus
R19,972
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Developer in South Africa is R326,764.
10%
R182k
MEDIAN
R327k
90%
R557k
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Salary
R182k - R557k
Bonus
R7k - R67k
Profit Sharing
R242 - R52k
Total Pay
R185k - R595k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Software Developer

R303k
R360k
The top respondents for the job title Software Developer are from the companies Capitec Bank, Sanlam and EOH. Reported salaries are highest at EOH where the average pay is R360,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Capitec Bank, earning around R320,109. Pepkor IT pays the lowest at around R207,500. Sanlam also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying R302,823.

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Popular Skills for Software Developer

Skills in JavaScript, SQL, .NET and Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 R241,272 based on 38 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R302,011 based on 406 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R405,468 based on 188 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R541,613 based on 94 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R576,000.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 731 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.2%
Early Career
55.5%
Mid Career
25.7%
Experienced
12.9%
Late Career
0.7%