This year, we’ve heard more about the skills gap than anything else. And that’s more surprising, considering the fact that the IT skills gaps is now bigger than ever before. With more IT jobs than qualified candidates to fill them, almost every business is struggling to find the professionals they need. This is no different in the world of Salesforce, with most of my clients reporting their struggles with sourcing and engaging the top Salesforce talent in the market to fill their critical roles.
With that in mind, I have recently read a piece by Salesforce Ben about the difficulty finding Salesforce Developers, which made perfect sense to me. It is getting harder each day to find these specific candidates as they aren’t actively looking and becoming desensitised to looking for new work, with research on the market identifying why it’s becoming so hard and why to find these highly skilled professionals.
To find out more about the Salesforce Developer gap, and what to do about it, read Salesforce Ben’s blog here: https://www.salesforceben.com/demand-for-salesforce-developers-is-outstripping-supply-heres-what-to-do-about-it/
Research from Gartner reports that “by 2020, 75 % of organisations will experience visible disruptions due to [infrastructure and operations] skills gaps, which is an increase from less than 20 percent in 2016.
Research stating this from Salesforce Ben and IDC has predicted that the Salesforce will create “3.2 million jobs by 2022” This will be great news for people to join a business but even harder for in-house teams and organisations to fill the roles quickly and in time with this. This will cause a significant imbalance with supply and demand that can affect the ecosystem if not improved and addressed.
To avoid this, most organisations struggling to close high skilled salesforce gap are turning to the likes of training, recruiting and employee retention programs and, with the salesforce ecosystem is innovating and growing faster than ever before, there is going to have to be a renewed push to skill up potential or existing clients to keep pace. Every business knows that they need to get their hands on this talent, but despite a huge effort to do so, organisations still struggle.
As the Salesforce ecosystem continues to evolve, it will be interesting to see whether the demand for Salesforce Developers increases – or whether more professionals entering the industry will upskill in order to meet these talent needs. What do you think?