HOW TO KNOW IF A CAREER IN IT CONSULTING IS FOR YOU

An IT consultant is one of the careers you can successfully do with a computer science degree. What you will be doing is working with others and informing them on how to utilise different information technology, for the purpose of meeting their objectives and overcoming business problems. Your job will mainly consist as a consultant by giving guidance and advise; clients will consult you on how to improve their IT infrastructures and support their business through IT improvements.  

Some of the other duties you’ll have to be aware of are meeting clients, travelling to customer sites, designing, testing, monitoring systems, and coordinating with colleagues on projects.  

As an IT consultant, you’ll be given a wide range on options on where to work, since your skills will be in demand. Businesses will always need IT specialists and technology to work with them as a fundamental part of its processes.  

ULTIMATE EARNING POTENTIAL IN THE UK

Position in Career  Associated Salary (UK)  
Graduate IT Consultant  To become an entry level IT consultant, you’ll need to have a degree in computer science or another relevant subject like maths, business studies or software engineering. Not to mention, previous work experience and a real interest in the role is a must. £20,000 – £30,000 
Experienced IT Consultant An experienced IT consultant has several years of experience and in many cases, a postgraduate degree. This would show your competence and genuine passion for the area.  £32,000 – £40,000 
Senior Level  At senior level, your proficiency and general skill for IT would have grown, allowing you to earn a higher salary and manage junior colleagues. £40,000 – £80,000 

TOP 10 EMPLOYERS

  1. Vendavo 
  2. Accenture 
  3. ServiceNow 
  4. QA Consulting 
  5. nDuo Ltd 
  6. Circle One Limited 
  7. Datasource 
  8. Phaidon International 
  9. Tangible Benefit 
  10. Google 


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