Computer Futures

The Force Awakens

Computer Futures acknowledged there was a gap in the demand for Salesforce Developers and the number of those qualified to do the job.

When we started our Salesforce recruitment team, we saw it as an opportunity to provide a unique service to our client network. We noticed a huge disparity in the market between the number of open Salesforce Developer jobs and the scarce supply of qualified candidates.

That gap has continued to widen over time. In Southern California, the ratio of open positions to qualified candidates jumped from 5:1 to 10:1 between 2014 and 2015. This demonstrated to us that the Salesforce market is incredibly candidate driven, so we developed our strategy around building and maintaining strong relationships with Salesforce candidates, and then proactively representing them to top companies throughout the US. Our Salesforce team now covers all of the major Salesforce user hubs: San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis, Chicago, and the East Coast. 

With the abundance of jobs and so few qualified candidates, many have asked why these candidates would want to work with recruiters. A huge value in our service is that each recruiter on our team is a true Salesforce market specialist. We’ve studied the market trends, we have a unique perspective on understanding what our candidates look for, and also what potential hiring managers look for. We’re aware of average rates and salaries per job title and per region, and we share this valued market knowledge with our networks to allow them to navigate the Salesforce market more easily.

As part of our goal to provide a truly consultative service, our team has also put together a comprehensive marketing report that summarizes and analyzes hiring trends in the Salesforce community throughout 2015, and examines the outlook for 2016. Following the release of this report, Computer Futures were asked to speak at a Women in Technology event to further explain the trends in the report and facilitate discussions on other interesting topics specific to Southern California Salesforce community.

One Computer Futures consultant who spoke at the Women in Technology event commented: “This was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in my career. I was given a platform to share prized knowledge with a shared audience of candidates and hiring managers alike – information that they likely would not have had access to otherwise. I was able to see in real time how our team strategy has really come full circle, and I left the room feeling like I had genuinely helped the people in my Salesforce community. 

“With this strategy in place, it feels like we’re doing more than just finding and filling Salesforce jobs. We’re teaching candidates and hiring managers how to traverse through a complex but prolific market, and in doing so we hope to start to chip away at the supply and demand gap and create a more sustainable future for the Salesforce hiring market”.

If you’d like to find out more about the Salesforce community or the speak to one of our passionate recruiters about opportunities in your area, please feel free to reach out at [email protected]