The average tenure of a software salesperson can vary depending on various factors such as company size, job role, and industry. However, according to a 2020 report by Glassdoor, the average tenure for a software salesperson in the United States is approximately 1.6 years. This number is relatively low compared to other professions and is likely due to the high level of competition in the software sales industry and the frequent job opportunities available for top performers. It’s worth noting that turnover rates for software salespeople tend to be higher than other sales roles, with some companies having average turnover rates as high as 25-30% per year. Factors that can contribute to high turnover rates in software sales include a competitive job market, high-pressure work environment, and a lack of work-life balance.
The Leyden Group has been placing software sales candidates for over a decade, with an average tenure of about 2.4 years. This is 46% higher than the industry average of 1.6 years, and indicates a high level of quota attainment.