Information Technology and Telecommunications Directors

Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the work and resources necessary to provide and operate information technology and telecommunications services within an organisation.


New workers
£ 9,990
£ 55,313
£ 119,888

Available jobs

In the past year there were 92,638 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Ensures that new technologies are researched and evaluated in the light of the organisation.

  • Prioritises and schedules major IT/telecommunications projects.

  • Considers the required IT/telecommunications staffing levels, oversees recruitment and appointment of staff and directs training policy.

  • Develops the periodic business plan and operational budget for IT/telecommunications to deliver agreed service levels.

  • Directs the implementation within the organisation of IT/telecommunications strategy, infrastructure, procurement, procedures and standards.

  • Develops in consultation with other senior management the IT/telecommunications strategy of the organisation.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Project Management

  • IT Service Management

  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library

  • Agile Methodology

  • Procurement

  • IT Infrastructure

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Microsoft Azure

  • Auditing

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communications

  • Leadership

  • Planning

  • Operations

  • Governance

  • Customer Service

  • Innovation

  • Influencing Skills

  • Problem Solving

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.