Most integration managers list "project management," "procedures," and "business process" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important integration manager responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an integration manager. We found that 67.5% of integration managers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 20.1% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most integration managers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every nine integration managers were not college graduates.
Those integration managers who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a electrical engineering degree. Less commonly earned degrees for integration managers include a computer science degree or a accounting degree.
Once you're ready to become an integration manager, you should explore the companies that typically hire integration managers. According to integration manager resumes that we searched through, integration managers are hired the most by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, and Accenture. Currently, PricewaterhouseCoopers has 47 integration manager job openings, while there are 30 at Deloitte and 20 at Accenture.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, integration managers tend to earn the biggest salaries at VMware, Microsoft, and Adobe. Take VMware for example. The median integration manager salary is $137,770. At Microsoft, integration managers earn an average of $135,931, while the average at Adobe is $132,834. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a integration manager include IBM, HP, and Lockheed Martin. These three companies were found to hire the most integration managers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
The industries that integration managers fulfill the most roles in are the technology and health care industries. But the highest integration manager annual salary is in the technology industry, averaging $117,602. In the media industry they make $113,143 and average about $106,072 in the professional industry. In conclusion, integration managers who work in the technology industry earn a 15.3% higher salary than integration managers in the manufacturing industry.