Should you be earning more? Take the Salesforce Salary Survey and find out

Ready to share your thoughts on life in the Salesforce ecosystem? The fifth annual Mason Frank Salesforce Salary Survey is now open for responses.

The largest Salesforce salary survey in the world, the study is the result of self-reported insights from professionals across the Salesforce industry, on a range of career levels and role types. The survey covers not only compensation but takes into account perks, benefits, and working patterns in the Salesforce channel to give a thorough overview of the ecosystem today.

A crucial tool for both Salesforce professionals and the businesses that employ them, the survey enables those in the channel to benchmark salaries, stay up-to-date with product and usage trends, and find out what Salesforce pros really want from their careers.

If you work with Salesforce, you can help make this year’s survey as accurate and representative as possible by sharing your thoughts and opinions. The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to fill out, and on completion, you’ll be entered into a prize draw with a chance to win an iPad, a Nespresso Pixie coffee machine, or a Google Home.

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The survey will close for responses on Friday 10th August 2018. Mason Frank will be launching the results at Dreamforce 2018; respondents will be among the first to receive the results, and a copy of the report will be sent directly to you.

It’s already been a year of monumental success for Salesforce—the 2018 edition of Mason Frank’s survey is a chance to take the temperature of the ecosystem, and get a view of thoughts and feelings on the ground-level. In a growing and constantly evolving channel, it’s crucial to keep a finger on the pulse of those at the heart of the industry; the power behind the product. So, what can we learn from the Salesforce Salary Survey?

With the platform enjoying massive growth in the past 12 months, reporting record takings for the first quarter of its 2019 fiscal year, will Salesforce’s continued domination of the CRM market have a knock-on effect on its professionals? Last year’s survey results showed minor increases in salaries for Developers and Technical Consultants; will the company’s record earnings translate to higher salaries for Salesforce professionals as demand for their services increase?

In the previous survey, freelancers saw far larger gains than there permanent peers when it came to salaries, but still contractors made up just 9% of respondents, with the majority (86%) of Salesforce pros working permanent, full-time positions; will we see more people moving toward contracting? How will Salesforce’s perpetual motion affect the 4% of professionals who were not working last year? Will we see an increase in new talent in the ecosystem as more tech pros turn to Salesforce to build their careers?

How will the company’s growth affect the makeup of the Ohana? Last year, 28% of respondents to the survey were female, a slight drop from 33% the previous year. Earlier this year, Salesforce was named the best place to work for women in tech by an Indeed survey; will Salesforce’s continued push for diversity and equality in the ecosystem see an increase in female professionals in the ecosystem?

In last year’s survey 68% of Salesforce partners reported an increase in projects on the previous year; will workloads for Salesforce practices continue to climb? How will new additions to the platform like Einstein Bots affect the demand for Salesforce technology, and the aptitudes that professionals are working toward adding to their skillset? As businesses move more and more of their operations online, will we see cloud-focused certifications appearing more and more in Salesforce pro toolkits, perhaps even toppling the reigning Administrator certification for most common badge?

Much of the company’s most impressive growth in recent months has come courtesy of its marketing products, with Salesforce Marketing Cloud has now ahead Adobe Marketing Cloud in terms of market share; this growth which was reflected in the findings in our 2018 Salesforce Salary Survey, where a third of partners predicted that Marketing Cloud would be the most in-demand product in the coming year.

Born and bred in the US, it’s perhaps unsurprising that last year the survey revealed that US-based Salesforce pros out-earned their European counterparts by up to 78% for some roles. With Salesforce announcing earlier this year that they plan to invest $2.5bn in the UK market over the next five years, in spite of the uncertainly over Brexit and its potential impact on UK businesses. A further $2.2bn has been set aside for the French market. Will this focus on building a presence in Europe and surrounding markets see increasing salaries for pros in the EMEA region?

Find the answers to these questions and more when the Mason Frank Salesforce Salary Survey goes live on September 25th.

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