Solution Consultant

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Currently Employed in Scotland

What is a Solution Consultant

Solution Consultants promote, explain and integrate technical products on behalf of the businesses that they work for. You could be using your sales skills to close a lucrative business deal or testing brand-new technology solutions that could transform your industry.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Developing an expert understanding of a business’ products and services.
  • Implementing new technology systems for businesses.
  • Presenting and explaining concepts for clients so that they understand the likely impacts of proposed solutions.

Getting in and Qualifications


Solution Consultants often have a variety of technical skills on their CVs.

Useful subjects:

  • Business
  • Physics
  • Computer Science

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.


There is a range of qualification options to get into this role but most Solution Consultants will have qualifications in the following relevant subjects:

  • Business Information Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Software Development
  • Electronic and Computer Systems

They may have studied these subjects at Higher National Certificate, Higher National Diploma, degree or postgraduate level depending on the level of expertise their employment requires.

Entrance to HNC and HND courses requires National 4/5 qualifications and one to two Highers at Grade C or above. Entry to a degree in these technology-based subjects typically requires National 5 qualifications as well as a minimum of four Highers including Physics and Mathematics.

A useful option is a Foundation Apprenticeship in Software Development.

A Modern Apprenticeship in IT and Telecommunications offers practical training and a qualification, and it could be a way to progress into solution consultancy. 

A Graduate Apprenticeship in Software Development is also a potential route to this role. 

Find out more about apprenticeships in Scotland.

Membership of an industry organisation can also be a valuable way to build contacts within the industry and land a suitable role.

ICT careers advice from the industry membership organisation, the Institution of Analysts and Programmers.