"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:
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."
Customer Success Manager
136,108
Sales Consultant
135,033
Sales Engineer
133,737
Subject Matter Expert
129,896
Solution Architect
85,778
Solution Engineer
43,457
Presales Engineer
36,491
Technical Sales Support
32,557
Presales Consultant
27,446
Presales Analyst
22,176

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.
Sales Consultant
3,660,000
Technical Sales Support
2,657,000
Customer Success Manager
2,300,000
Sales Engineer
1,829,000
Subject Matter Expert
1,661,000
Solution Engineer
1,085,000
Solution Architect
516,000
Presales Consultant
30,000
Presales Engineer
29,000
Presales Analyst
15,000

Job Titles on LinkedIn, Globally

Globally, the title "sales consultant" is more prominent than it is in the USA.
Sales Consultant
10,460,000
Technical Sales Support
6,420,000
Customer Success Manager
5,790,000
Sales Engineer
4,840,000
Subject Matter Expert
3,840,000
Solution Engineer
3,630,000
Solution Architect
2,001,000
Presales Consultant
260,000
Presales Engineer
244,000
Presales Analyst
95,000

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