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.