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Salesforce / CRM Developer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Works technically Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, which refers to technologies that companies use to manage and analyze customer interactions and data throughout the customer lifecycle. Salesforce is the most commonly used CRM software.

Job Outlook

There were 1201 Salesforce / CRM Developer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 29968 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Business Intelligence Architect / Developer industry, which includes the Salesforce / CRM Developer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Salesforce / CRM Developer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $115,858.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $113,229.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Salesforce / CRM Developer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $103,330.

Education and Experience

Posted Salesforce / CRM Developer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree4%
Bachelor's Degree74%
Master's Degree17%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other3%

Posted Salesforce / CRM Developer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years13%
3 to 5 years50%
6 to 8 years21%
9+ years16%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Salesforce / CRM Developer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (38%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (29%)
  • Problem Solving (22%)
  • Writing (19%)
  • Creativity (16%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Salesforce (93%)
  • Salesforce Development (73%)
  • Salesforce Visualforce (43%)
  • Salesforce Lightning (38%)
  • Salesforce Platform Skills (32%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • SQL (19%)
  • Scrum (17%)
  • Project Management (16%)
  • Data Migration (13%)
  • Business Analysis (12%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Informatica (6%)
  • Salesforce Security (5%)
  • Microsoft Dynamics (5%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Cloud architecture (3%) – marginal value $2,660
  • Salesforce Wave Analytics (1%) – marginal value $2,523

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Salesforce / CRM Developer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Salesforce Developer
  • Senior Salesforce Developer
  • Salesforce Architect
  • Salesforce Business Analyst
  • Salesforce Solutions Architect

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Salesforce / CRM Developer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Deloitte (1302)
  • Guidehouse (1071)
  • Accenture (943)
  • Salesforce (729)
  • Capgemini (281)

North Carolina

  • Deloitte (58)
  • Accenture (46)
  • IBM (31)
  • Guidehouse (20)
  • Cynet Systems (18)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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