Survey Design Meeting:
IT Specialised and Niche Roles 2023

Technology is part of every business, at times as a support function, or as a key technical skill. With the pace of change in this arena, detailed benchmarks can be difficult to find. 21st Century will once again be running a niche IT survey to focus on the pay differentials for specific IT skill sets and programming languages.

Thursday, 28th September
10h00 – 11h00

Design Meeting Cost: FREE
Platform: MS Teams*
(*link to be provided closer to the time)

What is the purpose of the Design Meeting?

online discussion

In preparation for the Survey, we are hosting a
no-cost discussion about the survey needs in the specialised and niche IT market, and we invite you to participate in this FREE Survey Design Meeting and bring your ideas along with you.

We welcome your input in terms of critical roles and ‘burning platform’ issues in your organisation.

Timelines will be communicated and agreed at the Design Meeting.

Benefits of participating in the Survey

Current, valid survey results are an invaluable tool when making important remuneration decisions during the course of the year, and can help your organisation validate remuneration decisions and comply with Employment Equity legislation (Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value) tabled in the Employment Equity Act, which came into effect on 1 August 2014).

Survey Roles

Roles in the following job families will be included:

  • Data Analytics and Business Intelligence – analysing data to extract insights for decision-making, and managing day-to-day operations using data-driven methods;
  • Information Technology – managing and supporting an organisation’s technology infrastructure, ensuring the smooth operation of hardware, software, and networks;
  • IT Product Development – creating and enhancing products by managing the entire product development lifecycle, from concept to implementation;
  • IT Project and Programme Management – planning, executing, and overseeing IT projects and programmes to achieve organisational goals and align with the overall IT strategy;
  • IT Risk and Compliance – identifying and mitigating IT-related risks and ensuring compliance with industry regulations, standards, and protocols;
  • AI and Machine Learning – harnessing artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to develop systems that learn from data, enabling automation and intelligent decision-making;
  • Cybersecurity – Safeguarding digital assets by monitoring, preventing, detecting and mitigating cyber threats and security breaches.

Survey Content

The survey will test prevalence of:

  • Premiums for specific programming languages;
  • Sign-on bonuses;
  • Circumstantial allowances;
  • Attraction and retention strategies;
  • Programming languages used;
  • Development platforms used;
  • Cloud platforms used;
  • Data science and BI tools used.

Survey Cost

The cost (excluding VAT) to participate and receive a report of the findings:

R16 280.00*


To participate in the online Design Meeting, please send us an email (click on the button below) detailing your:

  • Name
  • Company name
  • Contact telephone number

We will send you a Teams link closer to the meeting date.


For any queries, please contact:

Albertus Liebenberg
+27 81 344 1245
[email protected]



Our business rests on commitment to confidentiality of data. Thus under no circumstances would any individual information or any company-specific information be disclosed to any other participant.

Data Integrity

Over many years, we have collected local HR data from thousands of Southern African organisations. We are proud of the quality of our data, and the integrity and security of our database. Our data analysts are specialists in their fields, and collectively they have backgrounds in economics, business, econometrics, finance and statistics.