15 of the highest paying jobs in South Africa

Analysis of the latest salary index published by jobs portal CareerJunction shows which jobs in South Africa offer the highest salaries, and what people can expect to earn based on their level of skill.

The salary ranges are based on salary offerings published on CareerJunction between April 2018 and November 2018.

These ranges represent monthly “cost to company” and only serve as an indication of the of the average salary offerings for each occupation.

This means that while one or two occupations may have an opening for a position that offers more in a field, these jobs consistently pay the most.

It is evident that management and engineering jobs are some of the consistently highest paying jobs in the country, with financial management coming out as the top-paying job with a broad salary range of R58,500 to R79,000 a month.

The graph below outlines the salary ranges of the top 15 jobs in the CareerJunction report, as well as how salaries vary depending on skill level.

The table below outlines the salary ranges for these top-paying jobs.

While many of these jobs are top-paying, they are not necessarily in high demand.

According to CareerJunction, the most in-demand job skills are, however, featured here.

As was the trend for almost all of 2018, Software developers, financial and project accountants and financial managers are the most sought-after skills in the country.

Software developers remain in high demand in the South African job market, particularly professionals with C# and Java skills.

Although there is still high demand for financial / project accountants, hiring activity has slowed down over the last three months, resulting in a 34% decrease in jobs since June, CareerJunction said.

And despite a drop in vacancies toward the end of 2018, middle and department managers are also still in high demand. Financial management remained at the forefront of skills demand over the last few months, the group said.

Read: 25 of the most in-demand skills in 2019 – according to LinkedIn

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15 of the highest paying jobs in South Africa