13 tech companies that pay the highest salaries

These are South Africa's highest paying tech companies (Stocksnap.io)

Techies are highly sought-after, and companies are more than happy to pay extra randelas for their expertise.

Information technology and telecommunications are generally well paid, especially in companies where IT is the company’s core business. 

Plus, because of the shortage in engineering, IT and telecommunications skills, top IT employers are always willing to stretch the salaries of professionals with these coveted skills. However, some companies pay more than others. For example, state-owned companies such as Telkom and the SABC, pay higher average salaries than private-owned companies.

A local IT news website conducted some research to find out which IT companies have the highest wealth distributed across employees. The results below reflect the *average annual compensation per employee: 

13. EOH

Average compensation: R128 674

EOH is a consulting, technology and outsourcing company that provides high value, end-to-end solutions to its clients in all industries. EOH is always on the lookout for professionals who are self-motivated, disciplined and who will thrive in a fast-paced environment, among other attributes.

12. Blue Label Telecoms

Average compensation: R282 774

Blue Label Telecoms aims to keep us connected as it distributes prepaid airtime, starter packs and data in and around South Africa.  And as cell phone sales continue to grow, it’s a sign that Blue Label Telecoms needs more hands.

11. Pinnacle

Average compensation: R307 392

Headquartered in Midrand, Johannesburg, Pinnacle is a prominent distributor of advanced ICT equipment. The company operates on three core values: People – Product – Passion.

10. Altron

Average compensation: R 354 801

Altron, short for Allied Electronic Corporation Limited, is a company that is all things tech. Through its main subsidiaries, Allied Technologies Limited, Bytes Limited and Power technologies Limited, the company is invested in telecommunications, multi-media, information technology and power electronics industries.

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9. DigiCore

Average compensation: R379 513

With 30 years’ experience in developing and implementing end-to-end vehicle tracking, fleet management and insurance telematics solutions, DigiCore has made it easy for over 950 000 customers to track their vehicles.

8. MTN South Africa

Average compensation: R380 335

You know MTN. The global communications partner and world class cellular network provider is focused on providing communication access to Africans around the continent. But did you know that MTN welcomes professionals from all walks of life to join their company?

7. Telkom Group

Average compensation: R475 191

In 24-years since its existence, Telkom has done everything; from keeping businesses connected to keeping your mobile connected while you’re on the go. And to keep their company goals on the go too, Telkom is passionate about recruiting professionals who are eager, willing to learn and have a drive to succeed.

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6. Datcentrix

Average compensation: R492 546

Datacentrix is a complete ICT systems integrator that provides solutions and services across the full information value chain to its customers. The company has been listed on the main board of the JSE since 1998 – proving its excellence.

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Average compensation: R586 370

The SABC values conversations and partnerships; the restoration of human dignity and building a common future. If your career ambitions are aligned with the SABC’s, why not pop the broadcasting commission a visit?

4. Vodacom South Africa

Vodacom operates in five countries namely South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Mozambique and Tanzania. The company is big on using ICT to drive growth and create more job opportunities for you.

3. Broadband Infraco

Average compensation: R608 906

Broadband Infraco SOC, a state-owned enterprise, intends to improve market efficiency in the long distance connectivity segment by increasing available long distance network infrastructure.


Average compensation: R612 147

The South African communications regulator is responsible for regulating the country’s communications, broadcasting and postal services. Although ICASA was only established in 2000, it has grown in leaps and bounds over the years and is looking for more people to join its expanding business.

1. Sentech

Average compensation: R619 370

Sentech is “all about connecting you to the world and connecting the world to you.” The ICT company provides signal distribution services for most of the country’s broadcasters, including the Public Broadcaster, Commercial and Community Broadcasters.

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*Bonuses, car allowances, long and short-term incentive schemes, seniority and tenure are not included.