IT recruitment firm Mason Frank recently conducted a global Salesforce survey, gathering opinions from Salesforce professionals. Topics included current salaries, further earning potential, development opportunities, benefits, and overall job satisfaction.
Responses came from professionals in a number Salesforce roles—from admins and project managers to functional consultants, technical consultants, and architects. Automation Champion was noted as a key resource for Salesforce professionals looking to gain industry knowledge and insights, too!
Here’s a breakdown of the key findings from the survey:
Skills, experience, and certification
Only 30% of respondents believe that a degree is important for a career in Salesforce, but the majority believe that additional experience would help them to increase their earning potential.
For some, this is experience via courses and credentials, for others, it’s having spent time working with a broad range of business functions, and for the rest, it’s about more years in the industry.
One thing is clear though, and that’s the value of Salesforce certifications within the ecosystem. A massive 77% of Salesforce professionals now hold at least one Salesforce certification, and employers really seem to value them:
- 75% of employers contributed to the cost of the tests for their employee
- Of those professionals whose employers chipped in for their certification, 91% had it paid for in full
- More than a third (39%) of respondents reported that their salary had increased since completing their certification
Diversity in the industry
Diversity and inclusion is a hot topic and is an area in which the tech industry is often perceived to be lacking. Despite this, 73% of respondents said they believe their company is gender-balanced, and 76% said that it is culturally diverse. However, only 41% said that their company workforce included workers with a disability. Read the rest of this entry!