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IT Systems Manager

Find out how to become an IT systems 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 Systems Manager is $60,000 - 80,000 annually


IT systems managers oversee tasks to maintain networks and computer systems and keep these compatible with external systems. Employment for IT systems managers to 2019 is expected to grow strongly. Employment in this large occupation remained stable over the last five years.

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Key skills

IT systems managers are responsible for the integrity, database management, security and performance of organisational computer systems.

  • Liaise with other managers regarding system requirements
  • Plan, strategise and implement action to meet specific system requirements
  • Ensure that maintenance and support tasks are completed in a timely manner
  • Allocate and oversee the work of IT developers
  • Understand the training needs of individual personnel and ensure these are met
  • Manage budgets and purchase software and hardware as necessary

Quick facts

Working as an IT systems manager allows you to interact with computers whilst using your data analysis skills to make important decisions and solve problems.

  • Average Hours Worked
    38.9 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Information technology
  • Average qualification level
    32.6% 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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