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IT Manager

Find out how to become an IT manager and work in the information technology industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an IT Manager is $100,200 - 148,000 annually


IT managers oversee the activities that contribute to the smooth running of computer and network systems within an organisation. They coordinate the work undertaken by other IT professionals. Employment for IT managers to 2019 is expected to grow very strongly over the next five years. Employment in this very large occupation grew very strongly over the last five years.

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Key skills

IT managers are responsible for the development and supervision of computer-related systems to suit a range of business needs.

  • Liaise with other managers to ascertain technological requirements across an organisation
  • Develop IT strategies to suit business requirements
  • Ensure the acquisition and installation of IT resources including hardware and software
  • Work within specified budgets
  • Ensure compliance with security and legal requirements
  • Oversee the training of computer system users

Quick facts

Working as an IT manager gives you the opportunity to make important decisions based on your problem solving and information gathering skills.

  • Average Hours Worked
    41.8 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Information Technology
  • Average qualification level
    39.9% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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