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IT Project Manager

Find out how to become an IT project 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 Project Manager is $119,000 - 168,300 annually

What does an IT Project Manager do?

IT project managers provide leadership to plan and coordinate information technology based projects.

Read more about the information technology industry.

What are the key skills of an IT Project Manager?

IT project managers oversee different aspects of technological projects from design to evaluation. They are responsible for coordinating personnel and activities.

  • Ensure that IT projects remain on target throughout their lifecycle
  • Set and maintain project budgets
  • Evaluate the progress and skills of other personnel
  • Utilise problem solving skills to keep projects on-track
  • Determine the necessity for and implement consequent projects
  • Report to other managers throughout a project

How to become an IT Project Manager

If you want to become an IT Project Manager, you'll typically need to have a bachelor's degree in computer science or information technology, as well as a certification in project management.

We recommend studying a ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology as this qualification can help you start developing the relevant skill set in becoming an IT Project Manager provided that you do further study.

Quick facts

Working as an IT project manager allows you to combine your decision making and problem solving skills with effective communication and people skills.

Employment for IT Project Managers is set to grow in the next five years, as of 2020.

  • 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 in the next five years, as of 2020. 

* 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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