£21,320 Average salary at age 20
£55,640 Average Salary
37 Average hours per week


IT specialist managers plan, organise, manage and coordinate the provision of specialist IT services and functions in an organisation.

Main Tasks

  • Plans, coordinates and manages the organisation’s IT provision or a specialist area of IT activity;
  • Liaises with users, senior staff and internal/external clients to clarify IT requirements and development needs;
  • Takes responsibility for managing the development of a specialist aspect of IT provision such as user support, network operations, service delivery or quality control;
  • Supervises the technical team and coordinates training;
  • Plans and monitors work and maintenance schedules to ensure agreed service levels are achieved;
  • Reports on IT activities to senior management.


Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification, although entry with other academic qualifications and/or significant relevant experience is possible. There is a variety of vocational, professional and postgraduate qualifications available.

What IT specialist managers studied in higher education

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What IT specialist managers studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(C9) Others in biological sciences1
(G1) Mathematics4
(L3) Sociology1
(C1) Biology1
(C8) Psychology2
(V3) History by topic1
(W3) Music1
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry1
(Q3) English studies1
(P1) Information services2
(H1) General engineering1
(H2) Civil engineering1
(N5) Marketing1
(M1) Law by area1
(M2) Law by topic1
(I2) Information systems8
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences1
(I3) Software engineering1
(F3) Physics2
(L1) Economics2
(I6) Games1
(N1) Business studies12
(C6) Sport & exercise science1
(P3) Media studies1
(N2) Management studies7
(V1) History by period1
(N3) Finance1
(H6) Electronic & electrical engineering3
(I1) Computer science30

UK Prospects

203200 Workforce Size
2.38% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
18360 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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