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SharePoint Roles & Salaries 
#SPSJHB – 6th September 2014
Session Overview 
Three Main Topics: 
˃ SharePoint Job Titles – is yours correct? 
˃ Are you being paid according to your ...
Why Me? 
˃ General Manager of It’s About People 
˃ Specialised in SharePoint, CRM & BI Recruitment for 5 years 
˃ Only non...
Roles
SharePoint Roles Quote 
‘With SharePoint being so large, and users’ needs being so 
varied, I really do mean it when I say...
SharePoint Roles 
DO NOT PANIC!! 
˃ You can overlap some of these roles especially if the project is a small 
one 
˃ Make ...
Some SharePoint Roles 
Evangelist/Champion 
Project Manager 
End User 
QA/QC 
Help Desk 
Business Analyst 
Farm Adm...
Core Roles used in South Africa 
User/End User 
˃ SharePoint is just another business tool that enables them to get 
their...
Core Roles used in South Africa 
Site Owner 
˃ Creates and manages all the team & project documentation 
˃ In charge of al...
Core Roles used in South Africa 
Site Collection Administrator 
˃ Bridge between Business and SharePoint Team 
˃ Manage an...
Core Roles used in South Africa 
Helpdesk Administrator 
˃ Supports all users in the Organisation. Will need to have an 
u...
Core Roles used in South Africa 
Farm Administrator 
˃ Runs the production, pilot, test and development environments 
˃ Co...
Core Roles used in South Africa 
Evangelist / Champion 
˃ Public Face of SharePoint in an organisation 
˃ Key to User Adop...
Core Roles used in South Africa 
Architect 
˃ Someone who crosses several Roles 
˃ Someone with a holistic view and approa...
Core Roles used in South Africa 
SharePoint Developer 
˃ Needed for any customisation – Extending Platforms, Apps, 
Workfl...
Core Roles used in South Africa 
SharePoint Business Analyst 
˃ Could also be a generic IT BA with solid business acumen 
...
Salaries
SharePoint Salaries 
In order of the Best Paid Roles: 
1. Architect 
2. Evangelist/Champion 
3. Business Analyst 
4. Farm ...
Where are they Hiring? 
Region Jobs 
(Title Contained the word SharePoint) 
Gauteng Available Jobs: 74 
Salary Range: R15k...
Know your Competition 
Region Candidate Info 
(Current Title contained the word SharePoint) 
Gauteng No of Applicants: 36 ...
Who’s Holding the Cards? 
152 Jobs 
+ 71 Candidates 
= You do the Maths!
Are you Ready to start Looking? 
Do you fully understand you Cost to Company? 
Is your Internet Footprint Clean 
˃ Twitter...
Thank You! 
Vanessa Raath 
info@itsaboutpeople.co.za 
www.facebook.com/itsaboutpeople 
www.linkedin.com/vanessaraath 
@Its...
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I am a SharePoint Dev/Config/Architect/Whatever - however, am I being paid enough?

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My presentation from SharePoint Saturday - 6th Sept 2014. All about the definitions behind SharePoint Roles and the Salaries attached to these roles.

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I am a SharePoint Dev/Config/Architect/Whatever - however, am I being paid enough?

  1. 1. SharePoint Roles & Salaries #SPSJHB – 6th September 2014
  2. 2. Session Overview Three Main Topics: ˃ SharePoint Job Titles – is yours correct? ˃ Are you being paid according to your Skill Level? ˃ Where is the best place to work in South Africa from a Financial Perspective?
  3. 3. Why Me? ˃ General Manager of It’s About People ˃ Specialised in SharePoint, CRM & BI Recruitment for 5 years ˃ Only non-techie person to present at SPSJHB/SPSCPT for the 4th year in a row ˃ Passionate about ‘Blinging up People’s Careers and placing them in Challenging new Jobs’ ˃ Love being part of this unique SharePoint Community
  4. 4. Roles
  5. 5. SharePoint Roles Quote ‘With SharePoint being so large, and users’ needs being so varied, I really do mean it when I say that Job Roles are as diverse as the product itself. Choosing the area you want to work in, then specialising in it, increases your chances of landing that perfect job.’ Jeff Adkin, Tech Trainer TrainSignal @jeffadkin
  6. 6. SharePoint Roles DO NOT PANIC!! ˃ You can overlap some of these roles especially if the project is a small one ˃ Make sure the Key Roles are driven by business and in place FIRST ˃ SharePoint Roles are constantly maturing and changing – keep this in mind!
  7. 7. Some SharePoint Roles Evangelist/Champion Project Manager End User QA/QC Help Desk Business Analyst Farm Administrator Developer Site Collection Administrator Trainer Site Owner Architect Power User Graphic/Web Designer Feature Administrator
  8. 8. Core Roles used in South Africa User/End User ˃ SharePoint is just another business tool that enables them to get their job done ˃ User Adoption has to be done properly or else project will fall flat ˃ These people need constant communication and ‘hand holding’ ˃ Primarily update and upload documents
  9. 9. Core Roles used in South Africa Site Owner ˃ Creates and manages all the team & project documentation ˃ In charge of all communication and information for the site (and sub sites) ˃ Usually Instructor led but have a good understanding of site administration, security and content creation
  10. 10. Core Roles used in South Africa Site Collection Administrator ˃ Bridge between Business and SharePoint Team ˃ Manage and administer site content making sure that the correct governance is in place ˃ Need training on specific tasks and governance ˃ Must understand how Lists and Libraries work
  11. 11. Core Roles used in South Africa Helpdesk Administrator ˃ Supports all users in the Organisation. Will need to have an understanding of other technologies too ˃ Need to be patient with excellent communication skills
  12. 12. Core Roles used in South Africa Farm Administrator ˃ Runs the production, pilot, test and development environments ˃ Control the application on the Operating System (and above) and help execute approved change requests ˃ Have FULL Administrator rights ˃ An essential member of the SharePoint Team and frequently collaborates with other Farm Administrators and Site Collection Managers to resolve problems, assist with issues or knowledge transfer
  13. 13. Core Roles used in South Africa Evangelist / Champion ˃ Public Face of SharePoint in an organisation ˃ Key to User Adoption / ‘buy in’ through Demos and Knowledge Sharing ˃ Ensure that Business and IT work together and all systems integrate successfully ˃ Champions will be comprised from a combination of IT PM and Business Operations
  14. 14. Core Roles used in South Africa Architect ˃ Someone who crosses several Roles ˃ Someone with a holistic view and approach to the platform ˃ Has a high level overview of SharePoint’s Capabilities ˃ AKA Technical Team Lead
  15. 15. Core Roles used in South Africa SharePoint Developer ˃ Needed for any customisation – Extending Platforms, Apps, Workflows, UI/Branding, CSR ˃ Most common base skill = .NET ˃ Should have full control of non-production systems ˃ Manage site layout and structure
  16. 16. Core Roles used in South Africa SharePoint Business Analyst ˃ Could also be a generic IT BA with solid business acumen ˃ Would need to have a high level understanding of Knowledge Management ˃ Needs to compose excellent documentation that translates Business needs to the Techies
  17. 17. Salaries
  18. 18. SharePoint Salaries In order of the Best Paid Roles: 1. Architect 2. Evangelist/Champion 3. Business Analyst 4. Farm Administrator 5. Site Owner 6. Site Collection Administrator 7. Helpdesk Administrator
  19. 19. Where are they Hiring? Region Jobs (Title Contained the word SharePoint) Gauteng Available Jobs: 74 Salary Range: R15k – R63K KZN Available Jobs: 25 Salary Range: R10k – R35K Western Cape Available Jobs: 53 Salary Range: R12k – R62K TOTAL 152
  20. 20. Know your Competition Region Candidate Info (Current Title contained the word SharePoint) Gauteng No of Applicants: 36 Average Years Exp: 5 Average Salary: R41K/month KZN No of Applicants: 7 Average Years Exp: 2 Average Salary: R21K/month Western Cape No of Applicants: 28 Average Years Exp: 4 Average Salary: R37k/month TOTAL 71
  21. 21. Who’s Holding the Cards? 152 Jobs + 71 Candidates = You do the Maths!
  22. 22. Are you Ready to start Looking? Do you fully understand you Cost to Company? Is your Internet Footprint Clean ˃ Twitter ˃ Facebook ˃ LinkedIn ˃ Blog Sites Do you know what you want ˃ Corporate vs Consulting? What Job Portals is your CV on?
  23. 23. Thank You! Vanessa Raath info@itsaboutpeople.co.za www.facebook.com/itsaboutpeople www.linkedin.com/vanessaraath @Its_about_peopl

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