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Information Technology Directors

Information technology directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the work and resources necessary to provide and operate IT infrastructure and services, including networks, devices, servers and software that runs on the infrastructure within an organisation. IT programme managers and directors direct and provide technical oversight to particular IT programmes of a discrete duration and/or budget.

More about this Career

Average Salary


New workers start around £34591. Normal pay is £65127 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £144978.



Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Plans, directs, reviews and provides technical oversight to IT programmes, involving the co-ordination of multiple IT projects.
  • Works with client or senior management to establish and clarify the aims, objectives and requirements of an IT programme.
  • Ensures that new technologies are researched and evaluated in the light of the organisation’s broad requirements.
  • Prioritises and schedules major IT projects.
  • Considers the required IT staffing levels, oversees recruitment and appointment of staff and directs training policy.
  • Develops the periodic business plan and operational budget for IT to deliver agreed service levels.
  • Directs the implementation within the organisation of IT strategy, infrastructure, procurement, procedures and standards.
  • Develops in consultation with other senior management the IT strategy of the organisation.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Monitoring


  • Speaking


  • Reading Comprehension


  • Active Listening


  • Critical Thinking


  • Active Learning


  • Writing


  • Learning Strategies


  • Mathematics


  • Science


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