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

This candidate will be responsible for designing clean and effective user experiences for our clients. The individual needs to be able to understand and interpret the needs of the different…

Johannesburg

Permanent

ZAR300000.00 - ZAR600000.00 per annum

We are working with a global fintech company specialising in bicycle and cyclist insurance solutions and are looking for a UX Designer to join their Design team. You will work…

Stellenbosch

Permanent

Job category: IT-Project Management Location: Cape Town Contract: Fixed Term Contract Introduction Responsible for project leadership across the IT portfolio by providing frameworks and direction and maximising benefit delivery and…

Cape Town

Contract

ZAR700 - ZAR780 per hour

Looking for strong doers that are capable to lead by example working closely with Experience Director to ensure clients needs are met. This is a consulting firm hence needing individuals…

Cape Town

Permanent

Roles & Duties The candidate's roles and duties will be to support the senior developer/s in performing tasks such as developing new features and implementing front-end functionality with the support…

Johannesburg

Permanent

Typical tasks: * Interpreting a brief and translating a supplied prototype into a working WordPress website using Block Editor / Elementor / 'Classic' WordPress. * Processing scheduled WordPress site updates…

Cape Town

Permanent

A well known and reputable client of ours is looking for a Senior SAP Business Lead with strong Materials Management (MM) experience to join their team. This is a 12-month…

Johannesburg

Contract

Looking for an SAP Business Analyst with strong SD experience to join one of South Africa's leading Automotive corporations. They are currently hiring for a permanent position, this is a…

South Africa

Permanent

As the Senior Product Manager for Catalogue, it is essential that you have a deep understanding of digital product catalogues, and how to structure product information and schemas to enable…

Cape Town

Permanent

The Product Manager for Last Mile Logistics will work with cross-functional teams to build products and integrate the systems and third-party providers required so that the client can own the…

Cape Town

Permanent

The Fulfilment Product Manager will work with cross-functional teams to build and integrate products and systems to satisfy the strategic and operational objectives of the fulfilment business unit. The Fulfilment…

Cape Town

Permanent

ZAR1000000.00 - ZAR1200000.00 per annum

This client is reshaping the way we view eCommerce through their newly launched omnichannel app. They are establishing their "pioneering team", so it is a good time to get in…

Cape Town

Permanent

ZAR1000000.00 - ZAR1200000.00 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, Principal Consultant

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