According to the CareerJunction Index‚ these four sectors alone make up more than 50% of employment through the website.
The engineering‚ admin‚ sales‚ manufacturing and medical sectors saw moderate wage increases during 2018.
The marketing sector was a notable exception‚ says CareerJunction‚ experiencing a "staggering" increase in salary offerings of 20%.
Highest earning professions The finance‚ engineering and IT sectors dominate the South African job market where earning potential is concerned. Highest-earning professionals include engineers (industrial‚ civil‚ structural‚ electrical and electronic engineers)‚ accountants‚ financial analysts‚ asset managers‚ corporate lenders‚ business architects‚ IT project administrators‚ business analysts as well as data analysts.
Lowest earning professions Lowest-earning professionals include those in switchboard and reception‚ dispatch and receiving‚ admin‚ telesales‚ debt collection‚ insurance broker and artisanal roles.
Regional differences The review also focuses on regional pay gaps for top sectors across Gauteng‚ the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. As can be expected‚ earning potential remains higher in Gauteng compared to the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
The average salary gaps between provinces are: Gauteng: 6% above the national average; Western Cape: 3% below the national average; KwaZulu-Natal: 16% below the national average.
Source: TMG Digital.