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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 $113,500 - 160,000 annually

What does an IT Manager do?

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.

Read more about the information technology industry.

What are the key skills of an IT Manager?

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

How to become an IT Manager

IT Managers typically have a bachelor's degree qualification with extensive work experience. It's encouraged that people who are keen in pursuing this career path undergo internship experience to build the relevant skill set.

Studying a ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology can be a great starter qualification to help you move onto to further study to become an IT Manager.

Quick facts

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

Employment for ICT Managers is set to grow strongly in the next five years. From 65,600 in 2020 to 71,000 by 2025.

  • Average Hours Worked
    44 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Information Technology
  • Job Growth 
    Set to grow strongly in the next five years. From 65,600 in 2020 to 71,000 by 2025. 

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - 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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