The demand for Salesforce skilled talent is HUGE… It’s time for you to get in on the action!

You can’t ignore the facts. Salesforce is the world’s number 1 CRM (customer relationship management) solution. And, according to a recent IDC study, the forecast for new jobs demanding Salesforce skills shows a huge increase from last year.

Lisa Tenorio
Jul 9, 2018 · 6 min read

The numbers reveal that this demand is set to create 3.3 million jobs in the Salesforce ecosystem by 2022 — that’s a substantial leap from last year’s forecast of 1.9 million new jobs by 2020.

It’s no secret that technical skills continue to be in high demand in today’s job market. Businesses continue to rush headfirst to embrace the future of big data, IoT, and AI. No matter what your role, keeping up with rapidly changing technology is key if you want to land a new, or better, job.

Some pretty incredible figures

Just take a look at how hot Salesforce skills in particular, both technical and not, continue to be for those who can proudly showcase them on their resumes. Two of Indeed’s top 10 best jobs of 2017 were Salesforce-specific, with Salesforce Administrator ranking fourth and Salesforce Developer coming in sixth place.

And check out the pay these roles command. Salesforce administrator roles have an average salary of $95k, and Salesforce developer roles now pay an average salary of $125k — that’s 25% higher than in 2017. Salesforce-specific jobs that require advanced technical skills, such as Visualforce and Sales Cloud, can net more than $100k per year.

Plus, adding Salesforce skills to an AA degree opens up access to an extra 23,000 job postings, according to a Burning Glass report.

For every type of role

But it’s not just the admins and devs who reap the rewards. The bottom line is that Salesforce skills lead to competitive salaries, whatever your role. On average, jobs calling for Salesforce skills pay more than $70k per year.

According to Burning Glass, Salesforce is one of the top 10 digital skills that boost marketing careers. Not to mention the demand for data science and analytics talent is going through the roof! No longer just a buzzword, data science is an essential business tool.

For organizations looking to take advantage of big data, skilled and experienced analysts are becoming hot property, with predictions that more than 360,000 new business analyst jobs will be created by 2020.

This data is pretty incredible! Imagine landing an entry-level role and securing one of these competitive salaries. By developing and proving your Salesforce skills, you have the potential to start strong as you launch or grow your career in tech.

We’ll be your guide

Whether you’re an admin or dev, a business analyst, marketer, sales manager, or even an aspiring architect, we’ve laid out what your career path for a top Salesforce-based role could look like. Check out your ideal career in the cloud and get a sense of what kind of job would be a good fit for you.

For each role, we’ll give you an idea of a typical day, the expected salary, and what skills are required. We’ve even curated recommendations on how to gain these skills, showing you the way to learn, earn, and connect in Trailhead.

Once you’ve decided your perfect role, you can follow your own fun, personalized, cross-channel learning journey with a Trail Guide. Based on specific roles and experience levels, Trail Guides begin on the Trailhead homepage and offer custom recommendations including content, emails, notifications, and more — guiding you step-by-step on your journey to a promotion, career change, or your dream job.

Jump onboard

Excited yet? You should be! The sheer momentum of the Salesforce community is what drives this global creation of career opportunities and growth for millions of professionals, just like you.

With an ecosystem that’s expected to be five times bigger by 2022, how do you get in on the action and join the Salesforce family (or what we like to call our Salesforce Ohana)? The answer lies in making the best use of the tools and resources available to you right now. To give you that leg up in the skills you need, start by creating your very own learning path on our online learning platform, Trailhead.

Trailhead fundamentally changed the way people learn Salesforce. And it’s from the total embracement of Trailhead — the pioneering spirit of a new way of learning — that the idea of the Trailblazer was born.

Trailblazer: A pioneer, an innovator, a lifelong learner, a mover and shaker. A leader who leaves a path for others to follow. And, most importantly, a person who builds a better world for others.

Trailhead is the tool that empowers you to become a Trailblazer. And with Trailhead, you can explore both the in-demand tech skills the job market cries out for and soft skills content to make you the most well-rounded professional you can be.

Learning is FUN

The best part about skilling-up with Salesforce? You’ll have FUN learning the skills you need to advance your career. Complete trails of modules and projects to earn badges, then prove your expertise by unlocking and completing a superbadge in your favorite subject (or domain). Proudly display your Trailhead badges on your profile (and resume) to illustrate all that you’ve learned, all while you take delight in adding to your collection!

Learn. Earn. Connect.

Trailhead will not only guide you on a learning path to become a Salesforce expert but also help you reinvent your resume. By earning a Trailhead Superbadge (a skill-based, domain-level credential) or sitting for a Salesforce certification (a broader, role-based exam), you can prove to yourself, your current (or future!) employer, your team, recruiters (and the world!) that you really know your Salesforce stuff.

And you won’t be on your journey alone. Join the Trailblazer Community to network with other Trailblazers, share ideas, and support each other. While you personalize your learning path on Trailhead, you’ll have the whole Salesforce Ohana right there with you.

The time is now

So, what are you waiting for? Salesforce continues to drive job creation worldwide, and the potential for growth isn’t slowing down. The demand is real, so grab that job you’ve been eyeing. Meet the needs of an increasing number of employers. Decide your ideal career path, follow your chosen Trail Guide, and embrace your future.

Skill up with Trailhead and blaze your own trail toward your full potential.

Want to learn more? There’s a trailmix for that! Check out Get Started with Trailhead.

The Trailblazer

Blaze your trail to a top job by skilling up with Trailhead. Discover how Trailhead brings the Trailblazer spirit to everything we do by putting YOU at the center of learning.

Lisa Tenorio

Written by

Education & Technology professional / Sr. Director, Trailhead for Students at Salesforce. MA Digital Media & Learning. #edtech #edu #badges

The Trailblazer

Blaze your trail to a top job by skilling up with Trailhead. Discover how Trailhead brings the Trailblazer spirit to everything we do by putting YOU at the center of learning.