IT sales executives are sales professionals who specialize in selling computer hardware and software, as well as IT services. Success in this industry requires advanced knowledge of fundamental IT principles. IT sales executives have to be able to answer highly technical questions in order to close sales. As the job title suggests, IT sales executives are employed by companies within the IT industry. This includes companies that sell hardware, such as monitors, routers, and other products related to computers. It also includes selling software, which can be specific to an industry, such as healthcare or finance. They usually work typical office hours and have a home office, though they spend a fair amount of time in the field going to sales meetings.