Information technology or telecommunications director

Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the work and resources necessary to provide and operate information technology and telecommunications services within an organisation.

Tasks

  • 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

£69,555

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for information technology or telecommunications director is £69,555

2,211 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,211. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

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 grown over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 2,211 people are employed in the region.

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