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Vue.js Developer Salary Trends in South Africa

16 March 2023 , by Josh Nel

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1 in 8 South African software engineers lists Vue.js as the framework they most want to work with next. This makes it the seventh most-popular framework in the country. Here, we’ll look at the average Vue.js developer salary at each stage of their careers and how they compare to those for popular JavaScript frameworks React and Angular.


There’s good news for developers starting out in Vue.js: average monthly salaries for entry-level Vue.js developers have increased 20.1% (R3 794) since 2022 to R22 663. This is 4.1% (R894) more than JavaScript’s average, and 5.9% (R1 260) more than Angular. However, they find themselves 5% (R1 194) less than entry-level software engineers working with React,

Once they’ve got two years of experience on the job, Vue.js developers get a 36.3% (R8 231) increase to R30 894 – 2.1% (R631) more than they would’ve earned in 2022. That’s 1% (R307) more than JavaScript developers and 5.3% (R1 544) more than Angular, but still 5.5% (R1 796) less than React.

In the four-to-six-year experience bracket, Vue.js developers can expect an even larger raise of 42.6% (R13 148), bringing their average monthly salary to R44 042, 9.4% (R3 799) more than 2022’s average.

Despite this increase, Vue.js developers now earn a nominal 0.2% (R102) more than those working in JavaScript. They also find themselves 7.3% (R3 458) behind React and 6% (R4 025) behind their Angular counterparts.

Why do Vue.js developers in South Africa see such large salary increases? It’s likely due to the fact that junior developers tend to switch jobs more often, providing opportunities to negotiate for higher salaries than they might earn through inflationary increases working at the same company year on year.

Average Vue.js Developer Salaries by Experience

Average Salary by Years Experience, showing 25th and 75th percentiles
Years of Experience 25th Percentile Average 75th Percentile
0-2 R12,500 R22,663 R27,500
2-4 R22,500 R30,894 R37,500
4-6 R32,250 R44,042 R53,750
6-10 R46,500 R58,640 R71,000
10+ R68,750 R86,481 R92,500

Past the six-year mark, there’s another generous increase in store for Vue.js developers. Average salaries rise by: 33.1% (R14 598) up to R58 640. Interestingly, this is actually 7% (R4 423) more than the 2022 average. It’s also 7.5% (R4 719) below JavaScript, 12.7% (R8 543) below React, and 6% (R3 712) below Angular.

Developers who stick with Vue.js for at least a decade are rewarded with the greatest pay rise of their careers: a whopping 47.5% (R27 841) up to a salary of R86 481 – 13.5% (R10 286) more than the 2022 average. This puts them 3.6% (R3 011) ahead of similarly experienced JavaScript developers, 4.6% (R4 213) behind React, and 1.5% (R1 281) ahead of Angular.

Senior Vue.js developers should be proficient in developing high-quality interfaces, handling a range of tasks in the software development life cycle, reviewing and debugging code, collaborating with team members and even leading development teams. Those with the ability to handle these responsibilities are highly valuable employees, which explains why their salaries continue to rise so significantly as they grow in seniority.

Average Vue.js Developer Salaries in 2022 vs 2023

Years of Experience 2022 2023
0-2 R18,869 R22,663
2-4 R30,263 R30,894
4-6 R40,243 R44,042
6-10 R63,063 R58,640
10+ R76,195 R86,481

Keep in mind

The data in this article is taken from OfferZen's 2023 State of the Software Developer Nation Report. In this article, 'salary' refers to the gross monthly salary (before tax) provided by more than 4 500 survey respondents.

Average salaries are single data points and only one part of a bigger story. It's expected that many respondents may earn significantly more or less than these averages. However, we hope to provide a picture of underlying trends by mapping the average salaries for different experience levels.

These averages should not be used to estimate what your actual salary will or should be.

Salaries depend on the industry, individual, perks and nature of work. These factors all influence the salary a company will offer to a prospective hire. In addition, most developers are "fluent" in several languages, which will affect the final figures.

It's also important to remember that every individual's context is different. Ultimately, salary is a personal conversation that should take place between employee and employer.

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