What does a Vice President of Information Technology do?

IT managers are responsible for coordinating, planning, and leading computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the IT needs of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to fulfill the organization's information systems requirements. The scope of an IT manager's responsibilities varies. In some cases, the focus is solely on computer networks. In other cases, the focus can be on managing telecommunications systems and other electronic support systems related to the company operations.

Typically, IT managers have a Bachelor's degree in computer science, information science, or a related field, and relevant work experience. Some IT managers also have a graduate degree. IT managers need strong problem-solving and project management skills.

What responsibilities are common for Vice President of Information Technology jobs?
  • Lead large IT projects, including the design and deployment of new IT systems and services
  • Monitor performance of information technology systems to determine cost and productivity levels, and to make recommendations for improving the IT infrastructure
  • Help define IT infrastructure strategy, architecture, and processes
  • Analyze business requirements by partnering with key stakeholders across the organization to develop solutions for IT needs
  • Assess vendors and develop test strategies for new hardware and software
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software issues related to internal IT
What are the typical qualifications for Vice President of Information Technology jobs?
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • 2-5 years of experience working in IT operations
  • Experience leading and managing large IT projects and rolling out IT infrastructures across various technologies
  • Excellent working knowledge of computer systems, security, network and systems administration, databases and data storage systems, and phone systems
  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Excellent project management skills and strong ability to prioritize
  • Firm grasp on IT infrastructure and operations best practices
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

Vice President of Information Technology Salaries

Average Base Pay

$178,900 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $179K
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Vice President of Information Technology Career Path

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Vice President of Information Technology
Deputy Chief Information Technology Manager
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One Point (IN)One Point (IN)
Director of IT
9 Mar 2022

“I had the best boss that I have ever had and only left to pursue a unique and rare opportunity.”

IT Manager
5 Feb 2021

“career growth is slow and not good at promoting employee who is working at their next level.”

Cognizant Technology SolutionsCognizant Technology Solutions
Sr. Manager IT
18 Jan 2023

“Got a chance to work with a great team and leader where your ideas and concerns are heard and acted upon”

Gershen ConsultingGershen Consulting
Senior IT Manager
27 Mar 2021

“The best reason to work with Ghershen Consultancy House is it allows Carrier development and great compensation in salary”

Seasia InfotechSeasia Infotech
Senior Manager IT Service Management
5 Sept 2020

“Good payment for your work and recognises you if you and your work is worth of.”

IT Senior Manager
22 Feb 2021

“1) You get to work with highly talented people who have high standards and great value.”

Director of IT Infrastructure, Cloud, and Storage
3 Oct 2021

“This one of the best companies to work for and our core values are proven everyday by everyone.”

LEER GroupLEER Group
Director of IT
7 Nov 2022

“Great company to work for with opportunities to grow your career and be challenged along the way.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Vice President of Information Technology

When working as a Vice President of Information Technology, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Leadership, Strategic Thinking, Business Units, Influencing and reactive.

The most similar professions to Vice President of Information Technology are:
  • IT Consultant
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Information Technology Administrator
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The most common qualifications to become a Vice President of Information Technology is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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