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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 $116,400 - 130,000 annually

What does an IT Systems Manager do?

IT systems managers oversee tasks to maintain networks and computer systems and keep these compatible with external systems.

Read more about the Information Technology industry.

What are the key skills of an IT Systems Manager?

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

How to become an IT Systems Manager

If you're interested in pursuing a career as an IT Systems Manager, you'll typically need a bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology or IT project management.

We recommend studying a ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology  if you want a qualification that can give you a great overview of the IT industry.

You can also choose to study a ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Systems Administration Support) if you want to pursue a starter course that focuses on IT systems specifically. 

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.

Employment for IT Systems Managers is set to grow over the next five years. From 50,500 in 2020 to 60,500 by 2025.

  • Average Hours Worked
    41 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Information technology
  • Job Growth 
    Set to grow over the next five years. From 50,500 in 2020 to 60,500 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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