Anderson Frank’s Salary Survey 2018 Key Findings: Big Bang ERP Blog in Top 5 NetSuite Online Resources
In the first months of 2018, Anderson Frank conducted a salary survey to NetSuite professionals. In the process, one of the questions that were presented in the survey consisted of finding out what are the go-to learning resources to get NetSuite information. The Big Bang ERP blog (now updated: www.bigbangerp.com/insight/blog) was listed as one of the Top 5 resources.
As part of a joint effort, Anderson Frank was happy to share the news with us and prepare a blog highlighting Big Bang ERP’s recognition.
According to Anderson Frank, this year’s edition of the annual survey was the second of its kind by the company, which draws its conclusions from 1,143 responses, and 10,014 data points. Along with recognizing great learning resources, the survey also generated some very interesting findings for anyone involved in the tech industry.
Scroll below if you would like to find out more about the key talking points of the survey.
Anderson Frank’s Salary Survey Key Findings:
It pays to be certified
Four out of 10 of the respondents currently hold a NetSuite-endorsed certification — an eight percent rise on last year. However, with seven out of 10 companies seeking certified candidates, it’s clear that gaining such qualifications can stand your head and shoulders above your competitors in the jobs market.
Not only does being certified add credibility to your application, many employers believe that candidates who are certified have great product knowledge, are more reliable, and are more likely to stay in the position longer. This, of course, can work wonders for job seekers and shows that being certified could be a wise career choice.
Women aren’t fairly represented
The importance of equal representation in the workplace has been more prevalent than ever recently. Campaigns such as Make it Work have campaigned tirelessly to make sure women are fairly treated and compensated. In their words, “equal pay is nothing more than basic arithmetic and common decency”.
Unfortunately, Anderson Frank’s data shows that the tech sector still has a lot of catching up to do before it can class itself as an equal opportunity industry. Over a third of respondents felt that their salary was not equal to the opposite gender who were doing the same role and had the same level of experience.
This stat is backed up by the fact that in the UK, a woman earns an average of 80p to a man’s pound. Pay inequality remains an issue despite the UK having introduced the Equal Pay Act, which prohibits females from being paid less than men, nearly 50 years ago.
Flexibility is key
The idea of a rigid nine-to-five, Monday-to-Friday job is no longer a draw for working professionals. Staff, millennials, in particular, want more freedom in how they plan their working days. With the average working week having increased by seven hours to 47 hours, flexible working is a big attraction for job seekers looking for a new role. Anderson Frank’s data found that 49% of respondents currently enjoy a flexible working week, with 58% are able to work from home.
Both of these benefits were listed as key factors that would influence respondents to accept a role elsewhere.
The survey touches upon much more too, including salary expectations in a range of NetSuite roles and capabilities, and NetSuite migration. You can download the full findings here.