This is one area where Joburg beats Cape Town hands-down

 ·12 May 2016

Career Junction recently launched its 2016 Salary Review showing that Gauteng remains the best paying province, by some distance.

The report explores salary offerings, as offered by companies, for top occupations across SA’s most lucrative provinces – Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

According to the career site’s findings, the city of gold remains the place to be in 2016 in terms of best earnings.

This is particularly true for professionals who work within the Financial, Engineering, Admin and Sales sectors, Career Junction said.

As an example, Finance professionals who reside in the Western Cape can expect to earn between 23% and 31% less than their Gauteng counterparts for the same job.


Demand for skills across these provinces seems to have a major impact, Career Junction said.

When looking at differences in job offerings for professionals between these two provinces it becomes clear that Gauteng is in far greater need of Finance professionals compared to the Western Cape, where only approximately 17% of recruitment takes place and KwaZulu-Natal with a mere 3%.

When looking at other industries such as the Construction, ICT, Design, Media & Arts and Manufacturing sectors, the gap between provinces shrinks substantially.

In most cases, salary gaps range between 5% and 10%, Career Junction said.

Careerjunction.paycareerjunction.skilledThe review is compiled exclusively for the South African workforce and HR/recruitment professionals, and is based on over 30,000 job listings on the CareerJunction website.

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