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IT manager (m/f/d)


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IT managers: acting as strategic business partners in companies

IT managers hold leading positions and manage, control and supervise IT teams. Their range of tasks also includes the planning, implementation and optimisation of hardware, software and operational processes with regard to IT stability and security. Basically, they are coordinators, consultants, negotiators, conflict managers and moderators.

Which opportunities do IT managers have on the labour market?

Skilled IT specialists are highly sought-after; this is also the case for IT managers, who mainly work in the industrial, trade or service sector. IT managers with an academic degree in computer sciences or business informatics or a qualification in a related field, e.g. as an IT specialist for system integration, have the best opportunities. Moreover, long-term relevant professional IT experience, personnel management experience and proven skills in project and process management are a plus. Get in touch with us – we will be happy to help you get the most out of your skills and qualifications!

What are the tasks and responsibilities of IT managers?

IT managers lead, control and supervise IT teams and are responsible for strategic personnel planning and development. They organise processes, monitor budgets and ensure the compliance with deadlines.

  • Consultant and contact person for the team and management board
  • Manager of corporate IT projects
  • Definition of IT strategies
  • Management and support of employees
  • Development and implementation of projects
  • New and further development of applications
  • Maintenance and administration of existing systems
  • Preparation of documentations

Which hard skills and soft skills should IT managers have?

IT managers should have an academic degree in computer sciences/business informatics or an equivalent vocational qualification. They require IT know-how, specific expertise, the power of abstraction, analytical skills, a good sense of organisation and strong management skills. An eye for detail and an accurate way of working are advantageous as well.

Apart from these hard skills, certain soft skills are also required – for instance good social skills, a holistic way of thinking, good presentation and moderation skills as well as creativity.

  • Leadership qualities
  • Good communication skills and team spirit
  • A structured way of thinking
  • A positive attitude
  • A sense of responsibility
  • Mentoring skills
  • The ability to criticise and accept criticism
  • Flexibility
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Language skills

What is the average salary of IT managers?

The salary of IT managers depends on various factors, for example on the industry: IT managers working at trading/sales companies generally earn a high salary – on average, it amounts to EUR 130,000 per year. In the production industry (EUR 113,000) and at service providers (EUR 102,000), they earn a little less. However, IT managers with a PhD degree have the highest salary; they earn an average salary of EUR 117,000 per year. Furthermore, the salary of IT managers also depends on their educational background and the company’s location.

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As an IT manager, you hold a leading position. You manage both your team and all IT projects of your company and define and develop IT strategies. You are responsible for technology, personnel and budget.
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