IT Director in United Kingdom

What is an IT director?

An IT director ensures that the business has the technology it needs to meet customer needs and business objectives. They connect the C-suite and the IT team, keeping strategy in alignment with business goals. They continually assess business IT systems, as well as overseeing budgets, relationships with third party suppliers/consultants and the smooth running of operations connected with the business’ IT systems.

It director job description and responsibilities

Professionals within this role are responsible for software and information across the entire organisation. They manage all IT staff, as well as liaising with senior business leaders and external consultants and providers.IT director responsibilities include:Determining business requirements for IT systemsIdentifying new technology to benefit the businessMaintaining and assessing all business storage, software and hardwareDeveloping the business’ technology strategy IT budget and cost controlLiaising with senior business stakeholdersUsing technology to manage business risk and to uphold complianceSupplier negotiationStrategy and planning

IT director qualifications, skills and experience

IT professionals hoping to reach director level should have a degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or any related subject. Employers will also be looking for some of the following technical skills and experience when hiring for the role:Experience with methodologies like PRINCE2, ITIL, Scrum and AgileEMR or EHR systems experienceProject management skills5+ years’ management experience within an IT environmentOther skills needed for the role are:Strong intrapersonal skillsAnalytical skillsBusiness acumenExcellent written and verbal communicationSenior IT professionals will also be expected to keep on top of current and emergent IT technology trends and predictions.

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Salary for IT Director in United Kingdom
82000 - 112500
25th Percentile
Little or no prior experience in the position; still developing relevant skills. Demand: Low
50th Percentile
Some prior experience in the position; has several relevant skills. Demand: Moderate
75th Percentile
Extensive prior experience in the position; has mastered relevant skills. Demand: High
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