Average Software Developer Salary in South Africa

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The average salary for a Software Developer in South Africa is R313,069.
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R162k - R596k
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R1k - R97k
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R155k - R667k

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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

The top respondents for the job title Software Developer are from the companies BBD, Absa and EOH. Reported salaries are highest at Discovery Holdings where the average pay is R731,740. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Absa and Standard Bank, earning around R450,500 and R414,320, respectively. Britehouse SSD pays the lowest at around R212,958. EOH and FNB also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R289,797 and R382,500, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Developer

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

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 R216,109 based on 53 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R294,801 based on 676 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R449,571 based on 264 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R613,468 based on 86 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R600,000.

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