Technology

Filling highly technical roles demands deep market knowledge. At Salt, we understand the talent you need and the technology they use. In the digital sector, technologies are changing so rapidly that identifying technical professionals with the ideal portfolio of skills for your business can be a real challenge. Our consultants are specialists in niche vertical markets, meaning that we can truly understand the requirements of a role and ensure that every candidate we introduce to you is a perfect match.

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Jobs: Technology

Job Industry: Technology

My client is an established and award winning creative agency taking tech very seriously building out a fast growing technology division. Creative environment working on big brands Looking for a…

Cape Town

Permanent

The DevSecOps Engineer will be responsible for implementing security controls within on-premise and cloud (AWS, Azure, and GCP) infrastructure environments and embedding security within the CI/CD pipeline. This role is…

Cape Town

Permanent

ZAR70000.00 - ZAR90000.00 per month

An ideal candidate would have: Information Systems, Computer Science, BSc or equivalent IT Degree1+ years of industry experienceKnowledge of lean and agile project managementGood interpersonal skillsGood understanding of system architecture…

Cape Town

Permanent

ZAR30000.00 - ZAR50000.00 per month

Position: IT Project Manager Rate: R600 - 650 P/h Duration: 6 Months Focus: Infrastructure / Business applications Experience delivering at least 5 projects; 5-7 Years experience in PM roles Diverse…

Cape Town

Contract

ZAR600 - ZAR650.00 per hour

Urgent Hire! Our client is a major player in South Africa's telecoms industry and they are looking for a Senior Specialist: Online Studio User Interface Designer. Essentially our client is…

South Africa

Permanent

Urgent Hire! Our client is a major player in South Africa's telecoms industry and they are looking for a Senior Specialist: Creative Technologist. Essentially our client is evolving from a…

South Africa

Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity for a Junior Product Designer! My client is a start up, they are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, and hard-working…

South Africa

Permanent

ZAR20000.00 - ZAR35000.00 per annum

Key Responsibilities Developing to house standards; ensuring code is clear, functional, and simple to support. * Requirement gathering, communicating with stakeholders and documenting findings in the form of user stories.…

Cape Town

Permanent

This client is a fast-growing online fashion business based in South Africa. They have a high performance yet collaborative culture, and are looking for leaders to join their team. You…

Cape Town

Permanent

This client is an innovative digital financial service provider who specializes in fast, flexible loans and funeral cover policies. Their aim is to offer products that are affordable, transparent and…

Cape Town

Permanent

ZAR840000.00 - ZAR960000.00 per annum

Opportunities to further your career within the Technology industry

A large amount of job opportunities and a limited number of talent creates a skill shortage for most technological sectors, which is only difficult to bridge.

Technology experts are no longer only employed by technical organisations. With the increasing importance of technology in our everyday working lives, all industries need experts in this field and usually have their own department in-house. Besides technical companies, the manufacturing, financial and public sectors also offer multiple job opportunities.

Salary information and career progression

The Technology industry encompasses many disciplines, so average salaries can vary significantly. However, the data below gives you a good ballpark figure based upon the level of experience:

Typical rolesSalary levels
Software EngineerR 360k – R 500k
Senior Software EngineerR 600k – R 1mil
Solution ArchitectR 1mil – R 1.5mil
Engineering DirectorR 1.5mil+

Recent Changes

Since there have been some drastic changes in the Technology industry over the last couple of years, it is not surprising that the employment market has also been constantly changing. One of these changes concerns the number of specialisms in Technology. While a couple of years ago technical specialist areas were more or less straightforward, these days the amount of specialisms has become unaccountable. Some of the most popular areas include games development, technology consulting, IT services, web development, and telecommunications IT.

  • Future Prospects

    The working conditions for technical professionals are expected to stay as attractive as they currently are. This means that they will continue to have great onsite facilities, work with the latest technologies and in some cases have flexible working policies. Due to the fact that constant innovation is expected within this industry, it is unlikely that technical jobs will become repetitive or boring after some time.

  • Salt’s advice for getting a job in the Technology industry

    Employers’ Requirements

    The employers’ requirements for Technology specialists strongly depend on the area in which you are specialised. If your job is business-focused, the employers will want to see that you are able to apply your technical knowledge for commercial processes. If you have a very specific technical job, in e.g. software engineering or programming, it is crucial to show employers your knowledge of programming languages, of networks and your development skills. Despite the differences, there are some key competencies which are expected from all Technology professionals, including organisational skills, flexibility, and team working skills.

    CV Requirements

    Similar to the employers’ requirements, the CV requirements for Technology jobs vary strongly between the various specialist sectors. Some core skills which every specialist working in Technology should have are problem-solving abilities as well as the knowledge to develop and maintain software applications. Furthermore, professionals should try to keep themselves updated about the latest technical techniques and principles and should know how to communicate technical details to non-technical clients.

    Technology Job Interview Preparation

    Unlike many marketing, sales and creative interviews, technology interviews are very straightforward. The main objective of the interviews is to find out if your technical knowledge corresponds to the requirements needed for a particular job. Depending on the role, different test formats are used. The most frequently used formats are numerical reasoning tests, questions which require to apply your technical knowledge to a real-life situation and the completion of tasks, such as coding. The best way to prepare for a technical interview is to refresh your knowledge about the fundamentals in a specific technical field and to inform yourself about the company.

    Educational Requirements

    Most companies require their future employees to have a bachelor’s degree in IT, ideally in fields like computer science or information systems, combined with relevant work experience. Some employers expect their employees to also have a postgraduate degree in their specialised sector, e.g. in data science, mobile development or web infrastructure.

Top Tip

"As much as strong coding capabilities are important, having a high EQ has the potential to exponentially grow your career. "

— Caitlyn McDonald, Senior Consultant

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