ICT Project Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate quality accredited ICT projects. They are accountable for day-to-day operations of resourcing, scheduling, prioritisation and task coordination, and meeting project milestones, objectives and deliverables within agreed timeframes and budgets.

Specialisations: ICT Development Manager.

You usually need formal qualifications and several years of experience within an ICT project team to work as an ICT Project Manager. ICT Project Managers often have university qualifications.

Tasks

  • Analyses information needs and specifies technology to meet those needs.
  • Formulates and directs information and communication technology (ICT) strategies, policies and plans.
  • Directs the selection and installation of ICT resources and the provision of user training.
  • Directs ICT operations and sets priorities between system developments, maintenance and operations.
  • Oversees the security of ICT systems.

More about ICT Managers

All ICT Managers

  • $2,766 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

ICT Project Managers

  • 37,800 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 93% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 24% female Gender Share

The number of people working as ICT Project Managers (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
from 31,200 in 2011 to 37,800 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a large occupation.
  • Location: ICT Project Managers work in many parts of Australia. New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory have a large share of workers.
  • Industries: Most work in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Information Media and Telecommunications; and Public Administration and Safety.
  • Full-time: Most work full-time (93%, much higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 42 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 24% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

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Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services38.5
Information Media and Telecommunications12.9
Public Administration and Safety11.9
Financial and Insurance Services10.6
Other Industries26.1

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateICT Project ManagersAll Jobs Average
NSW38.831.6
VIC30.525.6
QLD12.420.0
SA4.27.0
WA6.110.8
TAS0.82.0
NT0.41.0
ACT6.91.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketICT Project ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.1-5.05.0
20-241.1-9.39.3
25-3418.8-22.922.9
35-4438.9-22.022.0
45-5427.9-21.621.6
55-598.3-9.09.0
60-643.6-6.06.0
65 and Over1.2-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of QualificationICT Project ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate24.9-10.110.1
Bachelor degree43.6-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma13.2-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV5.6-21.121.1
Year 1210.4-18.118.1
Year 111.0-4.84.8
Year 10 and below1.3-12.512.5

You usually need formal qualifications and several years of experience within an ICT project team to work as an ICT Project Manager. ICT Project Managers often have university qualifications.

Thinking about study or training?

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Employers look for ICT Managers who can communicate clearly to a diverse range of people, and provide leadership, direction and planning.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and Electronics

    71% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  2. Administration and Management

    66% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  3. Customer and Personal Service

    66% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  4. Mathematics

    63% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. English Language

    60% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 15-1199.09 - Information Technology Project Managers.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic Mail

    99% Important

    How often do you use electronic mail?

  2. Telephone

    95% Important

    How often do you talk on the telephone?

  3. Work With Work Group or Team

    92% Important

    How important is it to work with others in a group or team?

  4. Contact With Others

    91% Important

    How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

  5. Face-to-Face Discussions

    89% Important

    How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 15-1199.09 - Information Technology Project Managers.

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