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Information technology and telecommunications directors

£15,600 Average salary at age 20
£82,680 Average Salary
38 Average hours per week


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.

Main Tasks

  • Develops in consultation with other senior management the IT/telecommunications strategy of the organisation;
  • Directs the implementation within the organisation of IT/telecommunications strategy, infrastructure, procurement, procedures and standards;
  • Develops the periodic business plan and operational budget for IT/telecommunications to deliver agreed service levels;
  • Considers the required IT/telecommunications staffing levels, oversees recruitment and appointment of staff and directs training policy;
  • Prioritises and schedules major IT/telecommunications projects;
  • Ensures that new technologies are researched and evaluated in the light of the organisation’s broad requirements.


There are no pre-set entry requirements although candidates usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification together with substantial, relevant work experience. A variety of professional and postgraduate qualifications is available.

What Information technology and telecommunications directors studied in higher education

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What Information technology and telecommunications directors studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(B2) Pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacy2
(G1) Mathematics2
(W2) Design studies1
(C1) Biology2
(H3) Mechanical engineering3
(C8) Psychology2
(W1) Fine art2
(W6) Cinematics & photography2
(L2) Politics2
(J5) Materials technology not otherwise specified2
(P1) Information services2
(H1) General engineering3
(I9) Others in computer sciences2
(N5) Marketing2
(I2) Information systems7
(I5) Health informatics2
(H7) Production & manufacturing engineering2
(F3) Physics2
(L1) Economics2
(I6) Games2
(N1) Business studies2
(J6) Maritime technology2
(X3) Academic studies in education2
(K4) Planning (urban, rural & regional)2
(P3) Media studies1
(N2) Management studies6
(V1) History by period3
(H6) Electronic & electrical engineering5
(I1) Computer science41

UK Prospects

123800 Workforce Size
6.20% Predicted growth 2022 - 2027
16682 Predicted Replacement 2022 - 2027

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