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

Our client in the consulting sector is looking for someone to join a a SAP Programme on a long term basis of up to 18 months. This requires extensive Change…

Johannesburg

Contract

ZAR800 - ZAR900.00 per hour

Our client in the banking sector in JHB is looking for a senior BI Developer / Data Engineer to join them on a contract basis for 12 months. AWS Certification…

Johannesburg

Contract

ZAR500 - ZAR650.00 per hour + Time and Material

Key Responsibilities include:  Working collaboratively with project managers, UX/UI designers, internal, near-shoreand off-shore development and QA teams. Reviewing the work of others in order to maintain a good standard…

Johannesburg

Permanent

ZAR700000.00 - ZAR1000000.00 per annum

My client is a leader in the retail industry and truly brings forward innovative ideas and products. Purpose of the Job The Product Owner will be accountable for the product…

Cape Town

Permanent

ZAR750000.00 - ZAR900000.00 per annum

My client is a leading data management and security company. They are a fast-paced SaaS business, where User Experience is a true strategic enabler. Duties and responsibilities:* You will have…

Cape Town

Permanent

ZAR700000.00 - ZAR900000.00 per annum

My client is an international telecommunications company that offers services ranging from IoT to data services. They are looking for an Associate Scrum Master is responsible for working with Delivery…

Cape Town

Permanent

My client is an international telecommunications company that offers services ranging from IoT to data services. They are looking for a Senior Scrum Master who will be responsible for working…

Cape Town

Permanent

The primary objective of the Salesforce Engineer is to design, test, implement and maintain software code that enables computer systems to perform specific tasks. They assist with determining how Salesforce…

Cape Town

Permanent

If you are looking to join a team where your opinion is valued, your contributions are noticed, and enjoy working with fun and talented people from all over the world…

Cape Town

Permanent

My client is a Partnership Engagement platform that helps accelerate enterprise growth by scaling discovery, onboarding, engagement and optimization of all types of partnerships. Why this role is exciting:You will…

Cape Town

Permanent

ZAR600000.00 - ZAR800000.00 per annum + Medical, pension

Job description Responsible for defining technical specifications based on functional design and defined Postilion architecture.Deliver development within agreed timelines and promote through the SDLC.Responsible for developing and configuring the Acquiring…

Cape Town

Permanent

£850000.00 - £1100000.00 per annum

Key Roles and Responsibilities: * Developing ASP.NET solutions for the organization. * Work on NopCommerce, build plugins and themes * Debugging and maintaining written code. * Experience with WebAPI, EntityFrameWork,…

Cape Town

Permanent

£30000.00 - £50000.00 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

Speak with Caitlyn McDonald about Technology

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