Is a career as a Salesforce Developer worth it?

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Posted 13th AprEdited by:"MRRUK"
Any of you in this line of work? What sort of progression and salary expected in this field? Certifications hard to pass? Seeing entry level positions paying £25-30k starting salary which is tempting. Any advice appreciated thanks.
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In my opinion it’s a bit too specific. If your looking for long term career succession, I would learn more generalised things e.g become a full stack dev or work in Ops or something and then sales force specific things to then get those types of jobs. Things change a lot and then all of a sudden you may lose your job. Have you thought weather salesforce goes bust or gets an accusation. What would you do then??

I work In a specialty sort of position DevOps, however if that’s ever goes sideways I’ve always got two paths to fall on. Dev or Ops jobs I suggest you always need a back up.

If you do want to continue, get yourself on place like LinkedIn and get networking!!
These sort of jobs are often around for a while, then change majorly, new business enter the market you have to switch and keep up. Its a brain drain, its for those people who are on that tangent.

Often these jobs are all graft, graft to get the job, graft to hold it, graft to remain in the industry when it changes.

Old git, well paid job says...

If I was you, never approach your career, with job X, how much does it pay. Ask yourself what you want or need to earn and then scope out careers and training in those ranges.
Edited by: "groenleader" 13th Apr
Do what you enjoy, unless it’s fantastic money what makes doing something you don’t like worth it. 25-30 isn’t that money even starting out...
Xboxgamer32113/04/2020 14:54

In my opinion it’s a bit too specific. If your looking for long term c …In my opinion it’s a bit too specific. If your looking for long term career succession, I would learn more generalised things e.g become a full stack dev or work in Ops or something and then sales force specific things to then get those types of jobs. Things change a lot and then all of a sudden you may lose your job. Have you thought weather salesforce goes bust or gets an accusation. What would you do then??I work In a specialty sort of position DevOps, however if that’s ever goes sideways I’ve always got two paths to fall on. Dev or Ops jobs I suggest you always need a back up. If you do want to continue, get yourself on place like LinkedIn and get networking!!



lol - sorry but got to be done

for the weather an umbrella
if accused a lawyer

Seriously for a mo though I am a bit confused you are in devops yet tell someone to specialise in Dev or Ops.

We are at a point that happens periodically where the level of abstraction is changing gear again and specialising in one or other is a past outlook. The market has been for a while wanting people with more than one side of that equation to their bow.
Go for it mate, specialising in something like salesforce is good start and you can build on that experience.

Salesforce was leader on Gartner margin quadrant in 2019 which means there will be no shortage of jobs/roles

£25k-£30k can easily double in 2 years if you put effort into learning it and honest learning starting from fundamentals.

Believe me when it comes to general roles there are more applications for few jobs as things get into specialists it’s good roles and less applications.
Edited by: "RealOldMonk" 15th Apr
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