IT Project Managers

IT project managers manage, coordinate and technically supervise specific IT projects of a discrete duration and/or budget.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£28,461
£50,951
£85,420

New workers start around £28,461. Normal pay is £50,951 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £85,420.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 69,915 vacancies for this type of job

5.23%

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?

  • Reports on project to senior management and/or client.

  • Coordinates and oversees implementation of the project.

  • Monitors progress including project budget, timescale and quality.

  • Manages third party contributions to the project.

  • Coordinates and supervises the activities of the project team.

  • Plans the stages of the project, reviews actions and amends plans as necessary.

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

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

  • Agile Methodology

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Change Management

  • Scrum (Software Development)

  • Waterfall Methodology

  • Systems Development Life Cycle

  • Finance

  • Risk Management

  • Project Planning

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.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Planning

  • Leadership

  • Problem Solving

  • Governance

  • Operations

  • Influencing Skills

  • Customer Service

  • Innovation

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.