What Salesforce Role Suits You, and How Much Could You Earn?
The number of Salesforce jobs looks set to continue to expand rapidly. CRM revenues are expected to increase to $80 billion by 2025 (almost double those of 2018), and Salesforce commands 19% of the CRM global market.
In anticipation of extreme growth, in September 2020 Salesforce announced it would be adding 12,000 new jobs to its own workforce by September 2021 – bringing its number of employees to around 65,000.
With such fast growth in its markets, this move by Salesforce indicates high demand for Salesforce skills. But which five roles are most likely to be the top Salesforce jobs in 2021?
In no specific order, these are the roles we anticipate will be most in demand in 2021:
1. Salesforce Developer
As a Salesforce developer you will be involved with building, testing, and deployment. You’ll need skills such as coding, and should demonstrate ability to integrate processes and information from existing systems and databases.
You may use Developer Sandboxes to test conceptual work before going live, and ensure functionality operates as expected. You will also be expected to fix bugs.
According to PayScale, the average annual salary of a Salesforce developer is around $85k.
2. Salesforce Technical Architect
A Salesforce technical architect dives deep into a solution’s architecture to understand implementation from a technical perspective. Focusing on the design of solutions, you may use diagrams such as the system landscape and role hierarchy, and will often be employed by larger enterprises, ensuring that the build is performed to the largescale design.
You have a lot of responsibility resting on your shoulders, which is reflected in the salary you can command.
According to PayScale, the average annual salary of a Salesforce technical architect is around $130k.
3. Salesforce Business Analyst
The role of a Salesforce business analyst revolves around business improvement at a project level. You will help guide improvement in processes and Salesforce efficiencies. With business acumen, you will collect and collate information about the business, identify challenges, analyze needs, and develop data-driven solutions. You’re the person who communicates between the business and IT.
According to PayScale, the average annual salary of a senior Salesforce business analyst is around $90k.
4. Salesforce Project Manager
As a Salesforce project manager, you are responsible for ensuring projects run smoothly. You will manage the daily management of a project, keeping the team achieving toward project goals, maintaining project scope, working within budgets, and minimizing risks. Schedules will be part of your remit.
Your experience is likely to include understanding of architecture, platforms, and business processes, and you will demonstrate strong capabilities in Scrum, Agile, and Waterfall project management methods for Salesforce.
According to PayScale, the average annual salary of a senior Salesforce project manager is around $101k.
5. Salesforce Administrator
A Salesforce administrator plays a key role in helping users operate the system and maintain data quality, run backups, and so on. This is a busy and popular role. Your tasks include unlocking accounts, creating workflow rules, ensuring system security, and other duties associated with administration.
According to PayScale, the average annual salary of a senior Salesforce project manager is around $68k.
Which Salesforce Role Is Right for You?
Salesforce is the CRM used in many businesses, from small to large enterprises. Your skills are in high demand across the spectrum, and roles can be performed remotely (an increasingly popular choice of hiring companies).
While we have highlighted average salaries for each of the above roles, your potential earnings depend on several factors. These include location, qualifications, seniority, and, of course, experience.
At Gravity IT Resources, we provide Salesforce talent to a variety of clients and in a variety of contract types, including staff augmentation, direct placement/hire, and contract-to-hire roles. To develop your career in your specialist Salesforce discipline, contact us today.