Your career as an ICT Project Manager

Find out what it takes to pursue the role of an ICT project manager. Explore industry statistics, salary potential, and the daily duties of the job.

Overview

ICT project managers are in charge of planning, organising, and coordinating ICT-related projects. They are responsible for the day-to-day operations of meeting project goals; such as resourcing, scheduling, and task prioritisation.

The typical duties of an ICT project manager include developing ICT strategies, plans, and policies; specifying and providing technology to meed project needs; providing user training of ICT resources, and ensuring the security of ICT systems.

ICT managers can expect strong growth in the coming years, from 58,800 workers in 2018 to 67,000 by 2023.

Key Skills

  • Excellent communication skills for delegating tasks, coordinating activities, and training staff
  • Ability to build trusting, productive, and collaborative work relationships
  • Strong organisation and prioritisation skills to meet project needs within tight deadlines
  • Strong decision-making and critical thinking skills – even in times of stress
  • Ability to budget and manage financial resources
  • Ability to monitor and track progress, and make note of necessary changes or improvements.

Quick Facts

The field of ICT systems managers is a very large one, with weekly earnings higher than the all-jobs average (these tend to be lower when starting out – increasing as experience grows). Most work full time, with opportunities across most regions of Australia.

Salary Range

$63,000 – $137,000 (Median: $92,000)*

*Source: Payscale

Average Weekly Hours

44 hours (vs. all jobs average of 44 hours)*

*Source: Job Outlook

Main Industries

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; Information Media and Telecommunications; and Financial and Insurance Services

Most Common Qualification Level

42.1% hold a Bachelor’s Degree

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*Sources: payscale.com.au and joboutlook.gov.au – All information is to be used as a guide only, and are accurate at the time of publication.