As the UK pulls itself out of recession, a prediction by sector skills council, eSkills UK, shows major growth in demand for staff in high-level positions. An estimated 420,000 senior roles are in need of filling, including IT director jobs.
At an average of £85,000 per year, the salaries for IT director jobs vary depending on location. IT directors in such areas as Northampton, Uxbridge and the West Midlands are seeing annual salaries of over £100,000. For those IT directors looking for some flexibility in their work, contractor work pays roughly £600 per day.
IT director jobs are often highly visible and hold a perceived level of responsibility for the actions of an organisation. As such, IT directors must not only ensure that they keep ahead of, or at least astride, the competition, but also be ready to answer for any decisions they make.
IT directors can do this using readily available tools such as gaining membership to relevant societies and attending IT conferences and events. The British Computer Society (BCS) offers membership for IT professionals leading to Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status and provides IT professionals with opportunities for networking.
Annual conferences, such as the Cloud Computing Congress and CeBIT, can help to keep IT directors up to date with the most important and gripping innovations and methods of working. Even stand-alone events, such as Hosting & Managed Services 2010, can provide IT directors with invaluable information for optimising their operations.
The IT Job Board can help you find your ideal IT director job. Search our website by skills and/or location or sign up for jobs by email, and we’ll send you a selection of jobs relevant to you.