Explore the requirements of an effective IT manager. Learn about key skills, job responsibilities, and information on salary, industry growth, and main industries of employment.
IT managers oversee the planning, maintenance, and development of computer and telecommunications systems in their organisation. They’re responsible for devising ICT-based policies and strategies, ensuring optimum security of systems and efficient performance of ICT operations. They also supervise the selection and installation of IT resources, while providing the appropriate user training.
Employment for ICT project managers is expected to grow very strongly over the next five years, from 58,800 in 2018 to 67,000 workers in 2023.
- Clear communication skills for establishing plans, goals, and ICT standards
- Ability to plan and prioritise company objectives, while scheduling tasks accordingly
- High-level, up-to-date knowledge on ICT trends and practices
- Thorough understanding of computers, electronics, applications, and programming
- Strong leadership skills and understanding of customer/client needs
- Strong background in technology, telecommunications and technical design
ICT managers make up a very large occupation, with work found in most regions of Australia. Those with sharp interpersonal, critical thinking, and leadership skills are best suited for a role in ICT management.
$67,000 – $149,000 (Median: $103,000)*
Average Weekly Hours
44 hours (vs. all jobs average of 44 hours)*
Professional, scientific and technical services; financial and insurance services; and information media and telecommunications
Most Common Qualification Level
42.1% hold a Bachelor’s degree*
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