Last week, one of Zimbabwe’s largest employment agencies, CV People, posted the results of a salary survey on its website. The reports can be downloaded are here. Reading the ICT Jobs report, there’s really not much surprise in terms of remuneration for techies and techie managers. If you’re in Zimbabwe, the figures are just what you see and hear around everyday. Average salaries of about US $700 for shop floor technical jobs and average around US $1,300 for managers.
More interesting is percentage of women in the ICT profession. The number is a lot smaller than I thought. Look at these few examples: only 5% of network administrators are women; 5% of Telecoms technicians are women; 17% of IT managers are women; Systems engineers, Computer technicians, IT Support officers, Web developers, IT consultants al have less than 20% women.
The only position with a significant women percentage is the Systems/Business analyst with 36% percent. IT Audit Managers, Systems administrators and Developers also have a bit more women than the other positions; 27%, 25% and 23% respectively.
And just so you view this data in the correct context; this information was extracted from data submitted by job seekers to the CV People database. It’s hardly an exact reflection of the profession; but it does give a pretty good idea of what’s out there.
Below is summary of the data. We just picked out the most interesting information. The full data is available on the CV People website. The full analysis comes complete with scatter diagrams, pie-charts, histograms and such. And if statistics are not your strong point, there’s an explanation of the statistical terms used in the survey report.
|Maximum (US $)||Average (US $)||Mode||Male %||Female %|
|IT Graduate Trainee||100||960||383||200||75||25|
|IT Support officer||200||2,500||684||300||82||18|
|IT Systems Administrator||200||2,100||818||500||75||25|
|IT Aduitor/Audit Manager||447||2,000||1,117||500||73||27|
We would love to know your opinion on this. Why do women prefer to be IT Auditors, Systems developers and Business analysts? Is it these are ‘smarter’ tech jobs, away from the screw drivers and network cables in the server rooms? Are men naturals with the hands on server room stuff?