What does an Information Technology Manager do?

IT managers are responsible for coordinating, planning, and leading computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the IT needs of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to fulfill the organization's information systems requirements. The scope of an IT manager's responsibilities varies. In some cases, the focus is solely on computer networks. In other cases, the focus can be on managing telecommunications systems and other electronic support systems related to the company operations.

Typically, IT managers have a Bachelor's degree in computer science, information science, or a related field, and relevant work experience. Some IT managers also have a graduate degree. IT managers need strong problem-solving and project management skills.

What responsibilities are common for Information Technology Manager jobs?
  • Lead large IT projects, including the design and deployment of new IT systems and services
  • Monitor performance of information technology systems to determine cost and productivity levels, and to make recommendations for improving the IT infrastructure
  • Help define IT infrastructure strategy, architecture, and processes
  • Analyze business requirements by partnering with key stakeholders across the organization to develop solutions for IT needs
  • Assess vendors and develop test strategies for new hardware and software
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software issues related to internal IT
What are the typical qualifications for Information Technology Manager jobs?
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • 2-5 years of experience working in IT operations
  • Experience leading and managing large IT projects and rolling out IT infrastructures across various technologies
  • Excellent working knowledge of computer systems, security, network and systems administration, databases and data storage systems, and phone systems
  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Excellent project management skills and strong ability to prioritize
  • Firm grasp on IT infrastructure and operations best practices
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience5-7 years

Information Technology Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$102,567 /yr
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$75K
Median: $103K
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Information Technology Manager Career Path

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One Point (IN)One Point (IN)
Director of IT
Mar 9, 2022

“I had the best boss that I have ever had and only left to pursue a unique and rare opportunity.”

DeloitteDeloitte
IT Manager
Feb 5, 2021

“career growth is slow and not good at promoting employee who is working at their next level.”

Gershen ConsultingGershen Consulting
Senior IT Manager
Mar 27, 2021

“The best reason to work with Ghershen Consultancy House is it allows Carrier development and great compensation in salary”

Seasia InfotechSeasia Infotech
Senior Manager IT Service Management
Sept 5, 2020

“Good payment for your work and recognises you if you and your work is worth of.”

LiveGlamLiveGlam
IT Senior Manager
Feb 22, 2021

“1) You get to work with highly talented people who have high standards and great value.”

SpartanNashSpartanNash
Director of IT Infrastructure, Cloud, and Storage
Oct 3, 2021

“This one of the best companies to work for and our core values are proven everyday by everyone.”

Maison D’ AuraineMaison D’ Auraine
IT Head
Mar 21, 2021

“Great opportunity to work here I working here sence 6years I love to work here really nice”

AlvariaAlvaria
IT Senior Manager
Dec 30, 2021

“In my 4 months here I have found everyone is helpful regardless of the title.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an Information Technology Manager

When working as an Information Technology Manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are PMP, Graduate Degree, Agile Methodologies, Agile Scrum and Communications Management.

The most similar professions to Information Technology Manager are:
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  • Information Technology Specialist
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The most common qualifications to become an Information Technology Manager is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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