Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213)

About this job

Computer and information systems managers:

  • plan, organize and direct the activities of organizations that design, develop and manage computer and telecommunications software, networks and information systems
  • are employed throughout the public and private sectors
Common job titles
  • administrator, internet systems
  • computer legacy systems manager
  • co-ordinator, computer department
  • manager, computer networks
  • manager, IT (information technology)
  • manager, MIS (management info system)
  • administrator, internet systems
  • computer legacy systems manager
  • co-ordinator, computer department
  • director, information systems
  • head, computer development division
  • help desk manager - information technology (IT)

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$91,245

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage data

Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2016 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))

Provincial hourly rate

  • High
  • Median
  • Low

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage Report

Duties

Computer and information systems managers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • plan, organize and direct the operations of information systems and electronic data processing (EDP) departments and companies
  • develop and carry out policies and procedures for electronic data processing and computer systems operations and development
  • meet with clients to discuss system requirements, specifications, costs and timelines
  • assemble and manage teams of information systems employees to design, develop and manage computer and telecommunications software, networks and information systems
  • control the budget of the department, company or project
  • recruit employees and oversee their professional development and training

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office.

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

  • A bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, business administration, commerce or engineering is usually required.
  • Several years of experience in systems analysis, data administration, software engineering, network design or computer programming, including supervisory experience, are required.

Skills

  • Innovative
  • Social
  • Directive
  • Verbal & Written Comprehension
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Education programs in B.C.

The following program areas are related to this occupation:
  • Computer Information Systems/Science
  • Computing Science/Systems Related
  • Information Technology Management

For more information about programs offered specifically for this career, visit EducationPlannerBC.

Select a region to view regional outlook
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
Employment in 2016:
10
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Kootenay
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
5,400
Average annual employment growth:
2.2%
Expected number of job openings:
3,350
North Coast & Nechako
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Northeast
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Thompson-Okanagan
Employment in 2016:
290
Average annual employment growth:
1.1%
Expected number of job openings:
150
Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
850
Average annual employment growth:
2.0%
Expected number of job openings:
550

N/A - Data not available

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Career paths and resources

Career paths

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