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Every project will need some sort of management and lead. A technical project manager typically works on the supervision of a technical project and in communication activities with non-technical audiences. 

What does a technical programme manager do? 

The job of a technical programme manager involves overseeing the technical elements of a software development project. The role requires familiarity with a number of technical aspects, including database, networks, and security, so a technical manager should have experience in a number of software development positions.

What are the essential skills a technical manager should have?

A technical manager needs to make sure that their development team are working together in the most efficient way possible, and acts as a liaison between the project management side and the technical side of a development project.

What salary can you expect?

According to PayScale, the average pay for a technical programme manager in the UK is £59,289 (€75,134) per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

Giuliano's first-hand experience:

Giualiano works as a technical programme manager at Microsoft. He began his career in development in Microsoft's Students and Graduates career programme – so why not check out the programme today and find out where a career in computing can take you?

"I love to see how a concept or idea is taken, designed, implemented, and then tested right through to production"

"First off, I have always been extremely passionate about technology and how we have harnessed the power of computers to improve day to day tasks and create innovative solutions to existing problems. I love to see how a concept or idea is taken, designed, implemented, and then tested right through to production on the market where the end user can benefit from the impact the product creates."

Want to know more? Check our sources:

What does a technical programme manager do? – Wisegeek

Microsoft Graduate Profiles – Meet our Students

Technical Programme Manager Salary - PayScale 

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