Most Information Technology Consultants list "Procedures," "Customer Service," and "Project Management" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important Information Technology Consultant responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an Information Technology Consultant. We found that 63.8% of Information Technology Consultants have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 12.5% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most Information Technology Consultants 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 eight Information Technology Consultants were not college graduates.
Those Information Technology Consultants who do attend college, typically earn either Computer Science degrees or Business degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for Information Technology Consultants include Computer Information Systems degrees or Information Technology degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become an Information Technology Consultant. We've found that most Information Technology Consultant resumes include experience from Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Kaiser Permanente. Of recent, Deloitte had 176 positions open for Information Technology Consultants. Meanwhile, there are 23 job openings at Ernst & Young and 21 at Kaiser Permanente.
Since salary is important to some Information Technology Consultants, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Staples, Citrix Systems, and Computer Task Group. If you were to take a closer look at Staples, you'd find that the average Information Technology Consultant salary is $132,225. Then at Citrix Systems, Information Technology Consultants receive an average salary of $128,130, while the salary at Computer Task Group is $127,174.
We also looked into companies who hire Information Technology Consultants from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include IBM, Accenture, and KPMG.
The industries that Information Technology Consultants fulfill the most roles in are the Technology and Professional industries. But the highest Information Technology Consultant annual salary is in the Finance industry, averaging $91,726. In the Technology industry they make $89,357 and average about $87,484 in the Manufacturing industry. In conclusion, Information Technology Consultants who work in the Finance industry earn a 12.7% higher salary than Information Technology Consultants in the Professional industry.