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Information Technology Careers | Technical Consultant / Analyst

Technical Consultant / Analyst

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Provides information technology consulting services to businesses and organizations. Advises or manages installation or expansion of computer network systems; provides problem-solving assistance and staff training with new systems. May work independently or as part of a consulting team.

Job Outlook

There were 1633 Technical Consultant / Analyst job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 41391 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Technology Consultant industry, which includes the Technical Consultant / Analyst career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Technical Consultant / Analyst jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $89,265.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $90,443.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Technical Consultant / Analyst postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $74,505.

Education and Experience

Posted Technical Consultant / Analyst jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree3%
Bachelor's Degree61%
Master's Degree29%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other6%

Posted Technical Consultant / Analyst jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years26%
3 to 5 years47%
6 to 8 years16%
9+ years12%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Technical Consultant / Analyst positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (44%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (31%)
  • Problem Solving (27%)
  • Planning (21%)
  • Troubleshooting (19%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Project Management (22%)
  • Business Process (20%)
  • SAP (15%)
  • Oracle (10%)
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (7%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Customer Service (16%)
  • SQL (15%)
  • Information Systems (11%)
  • Customer Contact (10%)
  • Budgeting (10%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Microsoft Visio (7%)
  • Business Solutions (5%)
  • Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) (4%)
  • SAP SuccessFactors (4%)
  • Management Consulting (3%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Technical Consultant / Analyst skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Senior Consultant
  • Technical Analyst
  • Technical Consultant
  • It Analyst
  • At&T Specialist

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Technical Consultant / Analyst jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Deloitte (8527)
  • Guidehouse (1818)
  • Accenture (676)
  • Best Buy (639)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (638)

North Carolina

  • Deloitte (262)
  • Wells Fargo (117)
  • IBM (52)
  • Guidehouse (35)
  • Infosys (31)