Information technology or telecommunications director
- Ensures that new technologies are researched and evaluated in the light of the organisation.
- Prioritises and schedules major IT/telecommunications projects.
- Considers the required IT/telecommunications staffing levels, oversees recruitment and appointment of staff and directs training policy.
- Develops the periodic business plan and operational budget for IT/telecommunications to deliver agreed service levels.
- Directs the implementation within the organisation of IT/telecommunications strategy, infrastructure, procurement, procedures and standards.
- Develops in consultation with other senior management the IT/telecommunications strategy of the organisation.
Typical Education Level
Honours, Bachelor's degree
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 16% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for information technology or telecommunications director is £69,555
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,239. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for information technology or telecommunications director roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £69,555 per year. That is about £5,796 per month or £35.67 per hour. New workers generally start on £34,902, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £127,275
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 2,239 people are employed in the region.