IT (Information Technology) Manager Skills

IT (Information Technology) Manager Skills for Resumes and Interviews

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An IT (Information Technology) manager is responsible for the hardware and software that allows a business to function. They are responsible for selecting the hardware and software, overseeing updates and system testing, hiring and managing an IT staff, and creating and updating training materials.

A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology is required, along with numerous years of IT experience.

In addition, participation in professional organizations, professional certifications, and human resource knowledge, are strongly desired skills.

IT managers must be able to articulate thoughts in a clear and concise manner to a variety of backgrounds, and manage large, sometimes multiple, budgets with ease.

Here's a list of IT manager skills for resumes, cover letters, job applications and interviews. Required skills will vary based on the job for which you're applying, so also review our list of skills listed by job and type of skill.

IT (Information Technology) Manager Skills

A - G

  • Active Listener
  • Analytically Minded
  • Articulate Thoughts in a Clear and Concise Manner
  • Budgeting
  • Build and Maintain Hardware and Software Budgets
  • Certifications
  • Coach and Professionally Develop Staff
  • Conflict Management
  • Create and Maintain Vendor and Client Relationships
  • Create Disaster Recovery and Back-Up Procedures
  • Develop and Document Work Flow
  • Deploying and Managing Web Based Applications
  • Enable and Support Business Operations
  • Evaluate and Review Periodic Staff Reviews
  • Evangelize IT Best Practices
  • Evaluate Trends
  • Excellent Judgment
  • Flexible

H - M

  • High Level of Concentration and Commitment
  • Highly Organized
  • Maintain Data Center
  • Maintain Technical Data Reports
  • Manage Internal and External Projects
  • Manage Teams Workload
  • Manage Time Efficiently
  • Management
  • Monitor and Test Fixes

N - S

  • Operations Management
  • Participate in Professional Organizations
  • Planning
  • Plan, Organize and Control Information Systems
  • Prepare and Manage Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Procurement
  • Quickly Learn New Technologies
  • Quickly Troubleshoot and Resolve Issues
  • Recommend Technologies, Strategies, Policies, and Procedures
  • Remain Calm and Patient During Difficult Technical Issues
  • Reporting
  • Review and Troubleshoot Software and Hardware Problems
  • Security Monitoring
  • Setup and Maintain Windows and Linux Servers
  • Solve Problems Systematically and Effectively
  • Strong Oral, Written, and Interpersonal Communication
  • Strong Sense of Ownership
  • System Monitoring

T - Z

  • Team-Oriented
  • Troubleshooting
  • Work Well Independently and Collaboratively
  • Work Well Under High Stress and High Demand
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