FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Become A Vice President Information Systems

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Vice President Information Systems

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $135,932

    Average Salary

What Does A Vice President Information Systems Do

Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.

Duties

Computer and information systems managers typically do the following:

  • Analyze their organization’s computer needs and recommend possible upgrades for top executives to consider
  • Plan and direct the installation and maintenance of computer hardware and software
  • Ensure the security of an organization’s network and electronic documents
  • Assess the costs and benefits of new projects and justify funding on projects to top executives
  • Learn about new technology and look for ways to upgrade their organization’s computer systems
  • Determine short- and long-term personnel needs for their department
  • Plan and direct the work of other IT professionals, including computer systems analysts, software developers, information security analysts, and computer support specialists
  • Negotiate with vendors to get the highest level of service for their organization’s technology

Few managers carry out all of these duties. There are various types of computer and information systems managers, and the specific duties of each are determined by the size and structure of the firm. Smaller firms may not employ every type of manager.

The following are examples of types of computer and information systems managers:

Chief information officers (CIOs) are responsible for the overall technology strategy of their organizations. They help determine the technology or information goals of an organization and then oversee implementation of technology to meet those goals.

CIOs may focus on a specific area, such as electronic data processing or information systems, but CIOs tend to focus more on long-term or big picture issues. At small organizations a CIO has more direct control over the IT department, and at larger organizations other managers under the CIO may handle the day-to-day activities of the IT department.

CIOs who do not have technical expertise and who focus solely on a company’s business aspects are included in a separate profile on top executives.

Chief technology officers (CTOs) evaluate new technology and determine how it can help their organization. When both CIOs and CTOs are present, the CTO usually has more technical expertise.

The CTO is responsible for designing and recommending the appropriate technology solutions to support the policies and directives issued by the CIO. CTOs also work with different departments to implement the organization’s technology plans.

The CTO usually reports directly to the CIO and may be responsible for overseeing the development of new technologies or other research and development activities. When a company does not have a CIO, the CTO determines the overall technology strategy for the firm and presents it to top executives.

IT directors, including management information systems (MIS) directors, are in charge of their organizations’ information technology (IT) departments, and they directly supervise other employees. IT directors help to determine the business requirements for IT systems, and they implement the policies that have been chosen by top executives. IT directors often have a direct role in hiring members of the IT department. It is their job to ensure the availability of data and network services by coordinating IT activities. IT directors also oversee the financial aspects of their department, such as budgeting.  

IT security managers oversee their organizations’ network and data security. They work with top executives to plan security policies and promote a culture of information security throughout the organization. They develop programs to keep employees aware of security threats. These managers must keep up to date on IT security measures. They also supervise investigations if there is a security violation.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Vice President Information Systems

Typically, a bachelor’s degree in computer or information science, plus related work experience, is required. Many computer and information systems managers also have a graduate degree.

Education

Computer and information systems managers normally must have a bachelor’s degree in a computer- or information science–related field. Such a degree usually takes 4 years to complete and includes courses in computer programming, software development, and mathematics. Management information systems (MIS) programs usually include business classes as well as computer-related ones.

Many organizations require their computer and information systems managers to have a graduate degree as well. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is common and takes 2 years beyond the undergraduate level to complete. Many people pursuing an MBA take classes while working, an option that can increase the time required to complete that degree.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Most jobs for computer and information systems managers require several years of experience in a related information technology (IT) job. Lower level management positions may require only a few years of experience. Directors are more likely to need 5 to 10 years of related work experience. A chief technology officer (CTO), who oversees the technology plan for a large organization, may need more than 15 years of experience in the IT field before being considered for a job.

The number of years of experience required varies with the organization. Generally, smaller or newer companies do not require as much experience as larger or more established ones.

Computer systems are used throughout the economy, and IT employees may gain experience in a variety of industries. However, an applicant’s work experience should be in the same industry they are applying to work in. For example, an IT security manager should have previously worked in information security. A hospital IT director should have experience in the healthcare field.

Advancement

Most computer and information systems managers start out as lower level managers and advance to higher positions within the IT department. IT directors or project managers can advance to become CTOs. A CTO or other manager who is especially business minded can advance to become a chief information officer (CIO), the person in charge of all IT-related decisions in an organization. CIOs can advance to become top executives in an organization.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. IT managers must be able to analyze problems and consider and select the best ways to solve them.

Business skills. IT managers must develop and implement strategic plans to reach the goals of their organizations.

Communication skills. IT managers must be able to explain their work to top executives and give clear instructions to their subordinates.

Decisionmaking skills. Some IT managers must make important decisions about how to allocate resources in order to reach their organizations’ goals.

Leadership skills. IT managers must be able to lead and motivate IT teams or departments so that workers are efficient and effective.

Organizational skills. Some IT managers must coordinate the work of several different IT departments to make the organization run efficiently.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Vice President Information Systems?

Send To A Friend

Vice President Information Systems Videos

A Day in the Life at GMIT

CAREERS IN IT MANAGEMENT- BBM,MBA,Executive Recruiter,Business,Job Opportunities,Salary Package

Hyper-V and Your Career - Brad Anderson, Microsoft Corporate Vice President

Vice President Information Systems Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Do you work as a Vice President Information Systems?

Help others decide if this is a good career for them

Average Length of Employment
Systems Manager 4.2 years
Systems Director 4.1 years
Top Careers Before Vice President Information Systems
Director 4.9%
Consultant 4.7%
Manager 4.0%
Programmer 3.2%
Top Careers After Vice President Information Systems
Consultant 6.5%
President 3.0%
Director 2.6%

Do you work as a Vice President Information Systems?

Vice President Information Systems Demographics

Gender

Male

81.5%

Female

16.9%

Unknown

1.6%
Ethnicity

White

63.9%

Hispanic or Latino

12.3%

Black or African American

11.1%

Asian

8.7%

Unknown

4.1%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

61.5%

German

15.4%

Greek

7.7%

Russian

7.7%

French

7.7%
Show More

Vice President Information Systems Education

Schools

George Washington University

9.1%

Pennsylvania State University

8.0%

New York University

6.8%

Villanova University

6.8%

Boston University

5.7%

University of Phoenix

5.7%

Texas A&M University

5.7%

University of California - Los Angeles

4.5%

National University

4.5%

Boston College

4.5%

Texas Christian University

4.5%

University of Houston

4.5%

Northeastern University

4.5%

Pace University - New York

4.5%

Eastern Michigan University

3.4%

University of Connecticut

3.4%

University of Maryland - University College

3.4%

University of South Florida

3.4%

Saint John's University - New York

3.4%

Widener University

3.4%
Show More
Majors

Business

26.6%

Computer Science

16.8%

Accounting

10.6%

Finance

7.4%

Computer Information Systems

6.7%

Management Information Systems

4.3%

Information Systems

4.3%

Management

3.4%

Electrical Engineering

2.6%

Information Technology

2.4%

Education

2.2%

Marketing

2.2%

Project Management

1.7%

Mathematics

1.7%

Computer Programming

1.4%

Economics

1.4%

Psychology

1.2%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.2%

Industrial Technology

1.0%

Operations Research

1.0%
Show More
Degrees

Bachelors

39.7%

Masters

36.2%

Other

13.7%

Certificate

4.3%

Associate

3.2%

Doctorate

2.6%

Diploma

0.4%
Show More

Vice President Information Systems Videos

A Day in the Life at GMIT

CAREERS IN IT MANAGEMENT- BBM,MBA,Executive Recruiter,Business,Job Opportunities,Salary Package

Hyper-V and Your Career - Brad Anderson, Microsoft Corporate Vice President

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Real Vice President Information Systems Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
SVP Computer Information Systems and Operations Fareportal Inc. New York, NY May 17, 2013 $190,000
SVP Computer Information Systems and Operations Fareportal Inc. New York, NY May 20, 2013 $190,000
Computer and Information Systems-Vice President CMN Inc. Seattle, WA Sep 15, 2011 $182,000
Vice President Computer and Information Systems CTX USA LLC Chicago, IL Feb 15, 2016 $149,596
SVP Computer Information Systems and Operations Fareportal, Inc. New York, NY Sep 26, 2011 $148,500
VP of Information Systems Lowry Holding Company, Inc. Brighton, MI Mar 05, 2016 $133,786
Vice President of Information Systems Shertrack Services Corporation Bloomfield Hills, MI May 20, 2015 $127,500
Vice President of Information Systems Shertrack Services Corporation Bloomfield Hills, MI Jan 15, 2016 $127,500
Associate Vice President, Management Information Systems John A. Steer Co. Philadelphia, PA Jul 28, 2016 $126,339
Vice President, Management Information System MSCI, Inc. Chicago, IL Oct 02, 2015 $96,907 -
$108,000
AVP, Management Information Systems John A. Steer Co. Philadelphia, PA Oct 01, 2015 $95,846 -
$178,256
Vice President, Management Information System MSCI, Inc. Chicago, IL Oct 02, 2015 $92,914 -
$108,000

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

Show More

How Would You Rate The Salary Of a Vice President Information Systems?

Have you worked as a Vice President Information Systems? Help other job seekers by rating your experience as a Vice President Information Systems.

Top Skills for A Vice President Information Systems

  1. Information Systems
  2. Infrastructure
  3. Financial Systems
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Administered technology emergency and disaster recovery planning, including purchase and installation of gas powered generator to power entire Operations/Information Systems.
  • Developed company-wide technology vision and implementation plan, including infrastructure, applications, and devices.
  • Designed and implemented many innovative software interfaces to the financial systems that resulted in significant recurring savings and greater efficiency.
  • Developed a comprehensive Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plan.
  • Developed web based electronic order submission system saving agency users 10 minutes per file processed.

How Would You Rate Working As a Vice President Information Systems?

Are you working as a Vice President Information Systems? Help us rate Vice President Information Systems as a Career.

Rank:

Average Salary:

Embed On Your Website

Top 10 Best States for Vice Presidents Information Systems

  1. New York
  2. Virginia
  3. Delaware
  4. New Jersey
  5. California
  6. District of Columbia
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Colorado
  9. Texas
  10. Massachusetts
  • (1,083 jobs)
  • (677 jobs)
  • (71 jobs)
  • (491 jobs)
  • (2,102 jobs)
  • (244 jobs)
  • (72 jobs)
  • (347 jobs)
  • (1,019 jobs)
  • (597 jobs)

Top Vice President Information Systems Employers

Jobs From Top Vice President Information Systems Employers

Vice President Information Systems Videos

A Day in the Life at GMIT

CAREERS IN IT MANAGEMENT- BBM,MBA,Executive Recruiter,Business,Job Opportunities,Salary Package

Hyper-V and Your Career - Brad Anderson, Microsoft Corporate Vice President

Related to your recently viewed content