IT Manager

Supervise team members and manage tasks in an information technology (IT) department.
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What's it like to be an IT Manager?

IT Managers are experienced information technology professionals who lead computer and software-related functions in a company. They are responsible for monitoring and improving the progress of the company’s information systems. IT Managers usually have several years of experience in the field, and can work in a variety of industries that rely on digital infrastructure.
IT Manager

Tasks and duties

  • Managing the operations of an information technology department.
  • Hiring, training, evaluating and improving the performance of IT employees.
  • Assessing information systems and recommending optimisations.
  • Supervising computer hardware maintenance and upgrades.
  • Drafting budgets for hardware repair and upgrades.
  • Preparing data backup and conducting risk management for software.
  • Reporting the performance of the IT department and equipment to senior staff.

How to become an IT Manager

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IT Managers usually have extensive experience in their field, as well as a relevant qualification. IT professionals with both technical skills and the ability to lead may be suited to this role.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in information technology, information systems, computer science or a related field.
  2. Secure an internship to work in an IT team under the guidance of experienced professionals.
  3. Gain experience leading teams and processes. Management experience may be preferred by some employers.
  4. Consider pursuing postgraduate studies in either an IT or management-related course to gain more knowledge and improve your chances of advancing your career.

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Skills and experience employers are looking for

Information Technology Infrastructure
Information Technology Networking
Information Systems
Information Technology Management
Microsoft Office 365
Computer Hardware
Interpersonal Sensitivity
Project Management
Microsoft SQL Server
Problem Solving
Microsoft Windows Server
Team Leadership
Analytical Thinking
ERP Software
Computer Literacy
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Working hours for IT Managers

Shift work
Late nights

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Latest IT Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 11 IT Managers surveyed on JobStreet.

Jun 2023
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Management
Less than a year
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
The good things
The roles of communication and interacting with end users
The challenges
High volume of calls from end users
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Jun 2023
Love my Job
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Information Technology
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
The good things
If you like working with people, then this job is for you. As an It Operations Manager I got to meet many people in the organization and built my networking as well. Everyday you will have new problem...
The challenges
There are some very difficult users who will always makes it hard for you to manage them.
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