Roles and missions of the IT Consultant

An IT consultant is an expert in IT technologies and development. This position is essential to help companies grow and remain competitive. IT consultants contribute their know-how and expertise to develop new innovative solutions and optimise the performance of IT systems. The main tasks and responsibilities of an IT consultant are as follows:

  • Analysing and understanding a company's needs, and defining effective strategies to meet them;
  • Manage and develop complex IT systems;
  • Advising companies on the technologies best suited to their needs;
  • Drafting technical specifications and terms of reference;
  • Implementing automation processes to improve efficiency;
  • Participate in data integration and migration projects;
  • Maintain and provide technical support for IT systems;
  • Contribute to the IT security of systems;
  • Develop and modify software applications and tools;
  • Analysing and resolving technical problems;
  • Providing advice and recommendations to customers and users;
  • Train users in IT technologies;
  • Participating in project planning and monitoring;
  • Writing technical documents and project reports.

IT consultants must also be able to work as part of a team and demonstrate creativity and imagination. Their ability to think logically and analytically is also essential for project planning and execution. IT consultants also have an in-depth knowledge of computer languages and operating systems. They must also be comfortable working with out

Salary and career development of an IT consultant

An IT consultant's salary will depend on the number of years' experience, qualifications and skills demonstrated. In France, the gross annual salary generally increases with experience and qualifications, as follows:

  • 0 to 2 years: between €42,000 and €51,000
  • 2 to 5 years: between €50,000 and €60,000
  • 5 to 10 years: between €60,000 and €75,000
  • 10 to 15 years: between €75,000 and €95,000
  • Over 15 years: between €95,000 and €120,000

An IT consultant can also progress in his/her career towards other professions, such as :

  • Software architect
  • Analyst-programmer
  • Web developer
  • IT project manager
  • Technical director.

Advantages and disadvantages of working as an IT consultant


Opportunity to work with a variety of customers and in a variety of sectors.

Opportunity to learn new technologies and skills.

Competitive remuneration.

Opportunity to travel on international assignments.

Ease of securing long-term employment and promotion.


Requires frequent travel and overtime.

Can be very stressful and demanding.

May have to deal with difficult situations and unhappy customers.

May be isolated and work alone for long periods of time.

May require a high level of technological and communication expertise.

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