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4 Reasons to Become a Salesforce Developer

Salesforce offers a number of fantastic career opportunities - from admins, architects, consultants, project managers, marketers and developers, and the availability of jobs in the market is huge! And this year, Indeed named Salesforce Developer one of the top 10 best jobs in the US. The demand for Salesforce Developers is increasing in companies across the world - from small startups to large corporations.

Salesforce roles often feature in these types of lists, which demonstrates the amazing opportunities they present. Having previously explored the benefits of becoming a Salesforce Technical Architect, we've decided to take a look at some of the reasons why becoming a Salesforce Developer is such a fantastic career option.

1. Community

It's something that often comes up when we speak with professionals as part of our #SalesforceQA series. Something that is echoed by the people we speak with is that the Salesforce ecosystem is notoriously welcoming, helpful, and collaborative. Salesforce CRM Lead, Will Turner says of the community; "I know of no other technology that has a community on such a scale or is as passionate for genuinely encouraging success, like the Salesforce community." Working with Salesforce, you’ll never be short of guidance, support, and community.

There are numerous Salesforce community groups and meetups all over the world. So, no matter where you're based, you can always find a group of likeminded professionals to share experiences with and learn from. We host Salesforce meetups in London, New York and Germany on a range of topics and always encourage people to come along and interact with the community.

2. Training and development

Salesforce is renowned for having one of the most comprehensive training offerings in tech; and even better, it’s free. Trailhead offers dedicated learning paths for every experience level, every product, and every job role.

The online learning platform helps Salesforce professionals to upskill in their own time. The platform is an extremely beneficial careers tool and allows professionals to connect with their peers for advice and support on career their journey within the ecosystem.

Trailhead has quickly dominated the Salesforce space in terms of learning. There are hundreds of thousands of users and more than 4.5 million badges have been earned by professionals in the ecosystem. As a result, it is now the go-to for anyone looking to expand their Salesforce knowledge.

3. £££

As we've mentioned before, there is a fantastic earning potential with Salesforce. With Salesforce customers in competition for the best talent, the ecosystem’s issue with supply and demand is driving up wages. And as a Salesforce Developer you'll certainly benefit from the competitive nature of the market.

According to Indeed the average salary for a Salesforce Developer in the UK is around £57,000 and in the US is around $115,000. Hourly rates for freelance Salesforce Developers are impressive too. And specialising in Salesforce programs, like Sales Cloud or Visualforce, can boost your earning potential even further. Salesforce certifications can also have a very positive impact on your worth too.

4. Opportunities and innovation

We've said it before and we'll say it again, demand for Salesforce professionals is increasing rapidly. An issue the ecosystem is facing at the moment, is that demand is much higher than supply across all Salesforce roles. Of course, this includes Salesforce Developers.

This is great news for developers you'll have plenty of roles and companies to choose from when it comes to looking for a new position. You'll also have leverage to negotiate salary, benefits, and working conditions.

Salesforce releases updates and new features every year. Salesforce is all about innovation, so you can be sure that you'll be working with some of the latest advancements in tech. And Salesforce Developers are never at the back of the line when it comes to getting access to these cutting-edge developments.

So, if you're interested in working with some of the most cutting-edge technologies, a career as a Salesforce Developer could definitely be for you.

 

If you're thinking of taking the steps to become a Salesforce Developer, there's no time like the present. With such a competitive market and the demand for developers higher than ever, now is definitely the right time to start your journey.

For a confidential conversation about your Salesforce career, and to hear about our latest roles, get in touch with our specialist Salesforce consultants today!