"Sales Consultant" and the Synonyms, by the Numbers
There are many job titles available for technical professionals who work with sales colleagues and customers. Some titles suggest distinct job functions, but most of the titles are used interchangeably. At Expert Dig, we monitor the following:
- Customer Support Manager
- Sales Consultant
- Sales Engineer
- Subject Matter Expert
- Solution Architect
- Solution Engineer
- Technical Sales Support
- Presales Engineer
- Presales Consultant
- Presales Analyst
Conveniently, the majority of these titles are abbreviated as either "SC" or "SE," which are virtually identical when spoken in English as "esee." Hence, the acronym "esee" is used for "sales consultant," "solution engineer," "presales consultant," etc.
SE titles are frequently subdivided with adjectives such as "senior," or "inside." Industry or geographic alignment is also common, such as "financial sales consultant," "northeast area solution engineer," etc. The graphs below ignore most superfluous adjectives and focus on the commonly used titles alone.
"Sales consultant" is the most commonly used title, by a large margin.
Job Postings on LinkedIn in the USA
As of August 4, 2021 there were 782,679 jobs posted on Linkedin for positions in the USA with titles that are used synonymously, or nearly synonymously, with "sales consultant."
Job Titles on LinkedIn in the USA
As of August 4, 2021 there were over 3.6 million people in the United States who use the title "sales consultant" in their employment history profile.
Job Titles on LinkedIn, Globally
Globally, the title "sales consultant" is more prominent than it is in the USA.
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