Discover Jobs in the Salesforce Ecosystem

Learning Objectives

In this project, you’ll:

  • Discover the types of roles available in the Salesforce ecosystem.
  • Create an app to track what you’re learning as you discover Salesforce ecosystem opportunities.
  • Add a custom object, custom fields, a report, and a report chart to your app.
  • Learn how to use your app on a mobile device.

Hello. We’re Salesforce.

It’s nice to meet you. We’re Salesforce, a cloud computing pioneer, and as a global, fast-growing company, we now help companies worldwide to connect with their customers. We’re a customer company, meaning we put our customers at the center of everything we do. And what we sell helps other companies do that, too.

We view our customers, partners, employees, and communities as part of our family (we use the word “Ohana”). We’re a values-driven company, and we give back through our 1-1-1 model, which means we donate 1% of our product, 1% of our time, and 1% of our resources to nonprofit organizations. You can learn more about our culture and values in the Salesforce Culture and Your Career badge.

Founded in 1999 in San Francisco, Salesforce has grown at a phenomenal rate to become the world’s fourth-largest software company (at the time of this writing). 

As part of our growth, an ecosystem of other companies, users, and experts extends beyond our own employees to help companies use Salesforce. So even if you don’t work for Salesforce in the future, you could very well get a job working with Salesforce. And that’s what the Salesforce ecosystem is all about.

Meet the Salesforce Ecosystem

As businesses embrace the future of mobile, robotics, IoT, and AI, Salesforce skills are becoming some of the hottest skills to have on your resume, and that demand is growing. In fact, according to IDC, Salesforce and our broader ecosystem will create over 3 million jobs by 2022.

So as you are exploring career opportunities, it’s important to consider which jobs and industries are experiencing the highest growth. The next step is to review the roles themselves and determine which ones match up best with your interests.

Download the Free Career Exploration Resources Pack

Not sure what type of role interests you? Do the worksheets in our free career exploration resources pack and discover more about your career goals and interests.

Click to download the Career Exploration Resources pack

Now, let’s look at some of the different roles in the Salesforce ecosystem.

Explore Roles in the Salesforce Ecosystem

Here are some of the most popular roles in the Salesforce ecosystem. You can find additional details on the Career Paths page and in the Career Development Planning badge here on Trailhead.

Job Functions
Salesforce Administrator
Business process
$91,000 average salary (US data)
400% annual growth rate
48k new jobs (2018, US data)
Salesforce Developer
Custom applications
$108,000 average salary (US data)
206% annual growth rate (last 5 years)
89k new jobs (2018, US data)
Salesforce Architect
Designing for scale
Big-picture thinking
$105,000 ~ $141,000 average salary based on specialization (US data)
1,292% annual growth rate (last 5 years)
11,000 new jobs (2018, US data)
Salesforce Business Analyst
Business insights
Data analysis
$84,000 average salary (US data)
240% growth in demand (since 2013)
29k new jobs (2018, US data)
Salesforce Consultant
Complex challenges
Customer relationships
Technical proficiency
$110,000 average salary (US data)
9% annual growth rate
27% entry-level roles

As you can see, there are many opportunities in the Salesforce ecosystem. That’s why we want to help you get organized, through building an app to log all of your discoveries as you learn more about jobs in the Salesforce ecosystem. And it all starts with launching your Trailhead Playground.

Launch Your Trailhead Playground

To complete this project, you need a free Trailhead Playground. You can find it at the bottom of this page. Click Launch to open the Trailhead Playground in a new browser tab (login required).

It typically takes 3–4 minutes from the time you first sign up for Trailhead to create your Trailhead Playground.

Once you’ve launched your Trailhead Playground, you’re ready to build your app. Click Verify Step to proceed to the next step in the project.

Keep learning for
Sign up for an account to continue.
What’s in it for you?
  • Get personalized recommendations for your career goals
  • Practice your skills with hands-on challenges and quizzes
  • Track and share your progress with employers
  • Connect to mentorship and career opportunities