Skip to Main Content
Engineering and Technology

Information Technology Project Manager

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.

Related Job Titles

Cloud Product Director, Cybersecurity Project Manager, Data Center Product Director, Information Systems Project Manager (IS Project Manager), IT Manager (Information Technology Manager), IT Program Manager (Information Technology Program Manager), IT Project Manager (Information Technology Project Manager), Scrum Master, Transition Program Manager

Facts and Stats

Your career outlook is looking good – just like these stats.

O*NET Code: 15-1299.09

O*NET Summary
  • $95k Median wages (annual)


  • 34,700 Projected job openings


  • 8-10% Projected growth (faster than average)


What you Need to Know

  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Administrative — Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology.
  • Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

Related Programs

Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings

  • Application server software — Docker  ; Red Hat OpenShift  ; Red Hat WildFly  ; Spring Boot 
  • Data base management system software — Amazon DynamoDB  ; Apache Hive ; Elasticsearch  ; MongoDB 
  • Data base user interface and query software — Airtable; Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud EC2  ; Oracle JDBC  ; Transact-SQL 
  • Development environment software — Apache Ant  ; Apache Kafka  ; Common business oriented language COBOL  ; Go 
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software  — Microsoft Dynamics GP  ; NetSuite ERP  ; Oracle Hyperion  ; Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Cloud  ; Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator  ; JamBoard; Trimble SketchUp Pro 
  • Object or component oriented development software — Advanced business application programming ABAP  ; Apache Groovy  ; Objective C  ; Scala 
  • Operating system software — Microsoft Windows Server  ; Oracle Solaris  ; Red Hat Enterprise Linux  ; UNIX Shell 
  • Project management software — Atlassian JIRA  ; Confluence  ; Microsoft Teams; Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management 
  • Web platform development software — Backbone.js  ; Microsoft ASP.NET Core MVC  ; React  ; Spring Framework 

Related Career Options

Explore careers that require similar skills. 

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.