Information Technology Directors

Information technology directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the work and resources necessary to provide and operate IT infrastructure and services, including networks, devices, servers and software that runs on the infrastructure within an organisation. IT programme managers and directors direct and provide technical oversight to particular IT programmes of a discrete duration and/or budget.


New workers

New workers start around £35,510. Normal pay is £74,426 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £176,193.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 112,932 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

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

What they do most days?

  • Plans, directs, reviews and provides technical oversight to IT programmes, involving the co-ordination of multiple IT projects.

  • Works with client or senior management to establish and clarify the aims, objectives and requirements of an IT programme.

  • Ensures that new technologies are researched and evaluated in the light of the organisation’s broad requirements.

  • Prioritises and schedules major IT projects.

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

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

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

  • Develops in consultation with other senior management the IT 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

  • Procurement

  • Auditing

  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library

  • IT Infrastructure

  • Cyber Security

  • Agile Methodology

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Microsoft Azure

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

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Operations

  • Planning

  • Problem Solving

  • Innovation

  • Customer Service

  • Governance

  • Influencing Skills

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.