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IT Consultant

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€40k > 80 
IT Consultants
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€40 - 80 
Related Information:
IT Business Solutions Consultant: 40 - 90
IT Management Consultant: 40 - 80
IT Pre-Sales Consultant: 45 - 75
ICT Consultant: 45 - 80
Data Source(s):
CPL / Morgan McKinley / Brightwater

Last Updated: May, 2014

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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EFGSN 'Addressing Future Demand For High-level ICT Skills' (November 2013)

Occupational Category

ICT Professionals N.E.C.

Also included in this category:

IT consultants; software testers; systems testers (computing); telecommunications planners

Number Employed:


Part time workers: 8%
Aged over 55: 4%
Male / Female: 83 / 18%
Non-Nationals: 31%
With Third Level: 90%
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Works in partnership with clients, advising them how to use information technology in order to meet their business objectives or overcome problems.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation


Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve work flow.


Test, maintain, and monitor computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems.


Develop, document and revise system design procedures, test procedures, and quality standards.


Provide staff and users with assistance solving computer related problems, such as malfunctions and program problems.


Review and analyze computer printouts and performance indicators to locate code problems, and correct errors by correcting codes.


Consult with management to ensure agreement on system principles.


Confer with clients regarding the nature of the information processing or computation needs a computer program is to address.


Read manuals, periodicals, and technical reports to learn how to develop programs that meet staff and user requirements.


Coordinate and link the computer systems within an organization to increase compatibility and so information can be shared.


Determine computer software or hardware needed to set up or alter system.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.


Interacting With Computers:  Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.


Processing Information:  Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.


Thinking Creatively:  Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.


Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:  Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.


Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:  Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.


Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:  Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.


Making Decisions and Solving Problems:  Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.


Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:  Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.


Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:  Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.


Scheduling Work and Activities:  Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

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The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.


Computers and Electronics:  Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.


English Language:  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.


Customer and Personal Service:  Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.


Mathematics:  Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.


Engineering and Technology:  Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.


Reading Comprehension:   Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.


Critical Thinking:   Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.


Quality Control Analysis:   Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.


Programming:   Writing computer programs for various purposes.


Troubleshooting:   Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.


Systems Evaluation:   Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.


Judgment and Decision Making:   Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.


Systems Analysis:   Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.


Active Listening:   Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.


Active Learning:   Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Organisation: ICS - The Society for Chartered IT Professionals in Ireland
  Address: 87-89 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4
  Tel: (01) 644 7820
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Organisation: ICT Ireland
  Address: Confederation House, 84/86, Lower Baggot St., Dublin 2
  Tel: (01) 605 1500
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