Information Technology Project Managers
SOC: 15-1199.09

Description:

Plan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. Serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
233,000 employed

Projected (2024):
240,800 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Computer Project Manager
  • Consultant
  • Customer Program Manager
  • Database Administration Project Manager
  • Database Development Project Manager
  • Director of Application Development
  • Director of Technology
  • E-Business Project Manager
  • Health Informatics Specialist
  • Information Support Project Manager
  • Information Systems Planner (IS Planner)
  • Information Systems Project Manager (IS Project Manager)
  • Information Technology Program Manager (IT Program Manager)
  • Information Technology Project Manager
  • Infrastructure Project Manager
  • Interactive Media Project Manager
  • Internet Project Manager
  • IS/IT Project Manager
  • IT Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • IT Specialist
  • Manager of IT
  • Network Operations Project Manager
  • Network Services Project Manager
  • Planning Management IT Specialist (Planning Management Information Technology Specialist)
  • Program Manager
  • Programming Development Project Manager
  • Project Management IT Specialist (Project Management Information Technology Specialist)
  • Project Manager
  • Project Manager/Team Coach
  • Release Manager
  • Scrum Master
  • Senior Lead Project Manager
  • Senior Project Leader/Team Lead
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Software Development Project Manager
  • Software Project Manager
  • Systems Development Manager
  • Technical Project Lead (Project Manager)
  • Technical Project Manager
  • Technology Director
  • Technology Manager
  • Technology Project Manager
  • Transition Program Manager
  • Web Site Project Manager
  • Web Specialist
  • Website Project Manager


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Perform risk assessments to develop response strategies.
  • Submit project deliverables, ensuring adherence to quality standards.
  • Monitor the performance of project team members, providing and documenting performance feedback.
  • Confer with project personnel to identify and resolve problems.
  • Assess current or future customer needs and priorities through communicating directly with customers, conducting surveys, or other methods.
  • Schedule and facilitate meetings related to information technology projects.
  • Monitor or track project milestones and deliverables.
  • Negotiate with project stakeholders or suppliers to obtain resources or materials.
  • Initiate, review, or approve modifications to project plans.
  • Identify, review, or select vendors or consultants to meet project needs.
  • Establish and execute a project communication plan.
  • Identify need for initial or supplemental project resources.
  • Direct or coordinate activities of project personnel.
  • Develop implementation plans that include analyses such as cost-benefit or return on investment (ROI).
  • Coordinate recruitment or selection of project personnel.
  • Develop and manage annual budgets for information technology projects.
  • Assign duties, responsibilities, and spans of authority to project personnel.
  • Prepare project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Manage project execution to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, and scope.
  • Develop or update project plans for information technology projects including information such as project objectives, technologies, systems, information specifications, schedules, funding, and staffing.
  • Develop and manage work breakdown structure (WBS) of information technology projects.

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  • Application servers
  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser printers
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Personal computers
  • Smartphones
  • Tablet computers
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
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  • computer and mathematical


    industry stats

    SOC: 15-0000

    Total Employed: 4,005,250

    Average Annual Salary: $86,170