IT managers beat peers on wages and qualifications

IT managers earn more and are better qualified than managers in other industries.

IT managers earn more and are better qualified than managers in other industries.

 

The latest IT job trends bulletin from e-Skills suggests IT managers rake in an average of £830 a week compared with a cross-industry average of £660. Only finance professionals earn more.

 

Managers in IT are also better educated, with six out of 10 attaining higher-level qualifications, compared with an average 43% in other disciplines.

 

But these managers haven’t come up the traditional techie route – only one in 10 has a degree in an IT-related subject. In other ways the stereotype hasn’t shifted: the vast majority are white (90%), male (84%), married (70%) and aged 39 on average, finds the survey.

 

The bulletin also reveals that the skills gap is rearing its ugly head once more. A quarter of IT recruiters are struggling to find applicants with the right skills and experience, particularly in systems development and programming. But this is offset by a fall in demand.

Companies are looking to cut down on new hires in the next six months.

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