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Low: An Associate Degree with/or Professional Computer Systems Network Administrator and Allied Certification Courses;
DBMS or Architecture – Oracle, SQL/Server, MongoDB, NO SQL, PL/ SQL, AS400 or Mainframe, etc.;
Cloud Networking and Architecture – AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc.;
Project Management Professional (PMP), MS Project, or IT Project Management Certification.

Extensive IT Workforce Job Training and project management experience.

Medium: Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or IT Project Management with majors in Math including calculus, linear algebra, geometry, differential equations, etc.; with PMP, MS Project, or IT Project Management certifications.

High: Post Graduation in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) or a Master’s Degree in Computer Science with PMP, MS Project, or IT Project Management certifications. An MBA, especially in MIS or Finance will be an added advantage.


Entry-level (0-12 months) $ 64,080
Early career (1-4 years) $ 71,300
Mid-career (5-9 years) $ 89,200
Experienced (10+ years) $ 102,531


IT Managers are a highly sought-after career, in which employment is projected to grow at a strong 10 percent from 2019 to 2029.


Besides technical qualifications, the IT Manager needs to be a self-driven result-oriented “go-getter” with strategic thinking; a quintessential multi-tasker with strong scientific aptitude, a flair for envisioning and fructifying IT innovation initiatives, who tracks the emerging IT and technology trends and create processes & management metrics & presentations using scientific methodologies. Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced work environment, a cool temperament, resilience, tactfulness, attention to detail, technical and financial acumen, strong written and verbal communication, problem-solving, planning and strategy, delegation, people, project and delivery management & reporting, risk/ conflict/ time management, prioritization, inter-personal & soft-skills, patience, perseverance, positive body language, confidence, and a “never say die” positive attitude; combined with excellent leadership skills are the vital ingredients of a successful IT Manager.


IT Managers manage the Information Technology infrastructure or data centers; evaluating, planning, controlling, organizing IT operations and IT risk management. Apart from this, they also design and develop processes, policies, and procedures to ensure IT data privacy and security, networks, data backups, and business continuity; identifying and resolving technical pain points and implementing strategic IT solutions. Besides, they are also responsible for the team and people management; including recruiting, training, coaching, delegating, and appraising IT employee work performance. Also, they are responsible for IT cost control, preserving IT assets, facilitating IT audit, and handling IT budgets effectively and efficiently; to ensure smooth IT operations and workflow. They are thus a key contributor towards organizational policy frameworks and lead the efficiency and costs savings goals of the organization; through meticulous IT planning and execution, aligned to the organizational goals.

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