IT Managers

IT managers plan, organise, manage and coordinate the provision of IT services and functions in an organisation.


New workers

New workers start around £28,718. Normal pay is £49,100 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £81,004.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 234,562 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?

  • Reports on IT activities to senior management.

  • Plans and monitors work and maintenance schedules to ensure agreed service levels are achieved.

  • Supervises the technical team and coordinates training.

  • Takes responsibility for managing the development of an aspect of IT provision such as user support, network operations, service delivery or quality control.

  • Liaises with users, senior staff and internal/external clients to clarify IT requirements and development needs.

  • Plans, coordinates and manages the organisation’s IT provision or a specialist area of IT activity.

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.

  • Agile Methodology

  • Scrum (Software Development)

  • Project Management

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Auditing

  • Finance

  • Product Management

  • New Product Development

  • Change Management

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

  • Leadership

  • Planning

  • Governance

  • Customer Service

  • Operations

  • Problem Solving

  • Influencing Skills

  • 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.