Group Company Secretary- Asset Management Company
Another year, another successful launch of the DMJ Salary Guide which, at the point of writing, has already been viewed by over 1,800 people. One question we often receive is how we put the document together and how we gather the information.
At DMJ, all our consultants are sector specialists that understand the nuances and challenges of their relevant areas. This enables us to have a detailed and insightful view of the sectors we operate in, and can notice trends, either micro or macro.
This market knowledge allows us to have accurate and up to date salary information collated from jobs we’ve been instructed on, and candidates we’ve worked with. This is supplemented with surveys and calls to provide the backbone of the datasets we use. This year we were able to gain insight from over 600 industry professionals.
Our goal each year is to make it better than the last. We therefore take on feedback from clients on additional information they would like to see and try to incorporate it. As a team we aim to make the guide as inclusive as possible, covering the breadth of the market and the individuals that make up the profession. We also consider what are topical areas we could further collect data on in order to provide interesting and useful information.
With all the various sections completed and the design mock-ups finalised, Ben (our Marketing guru) and Managing Director and Goveance Recruitment Team leader David Press go through the painful process of proofreading the different sections, editing the content so the entries feel unified and correcting the litany of typos present in all our work. Drafts, re-drafts and complete re-works of sections ensue – we look to try and get everything right first time round before the document is published and goes public (a habit we developed having previously printed paper copies before our digital revolution in 2019).
With the final readthroughs completed, we focus now on delivering the Salary guide to the market. We have more direct channels, links from our website and a LinkedIn campaign which helps the Salary Guide permeate the market. You can download yours right here! After the wave of downloads at initial release we have also identified a reasonable up-lift on weekly downloads close to year-end as employees and employers navigate annual salary reviews.
And therein ends the life cycle of our celebrated Salary Guide, to be fan fared, feared and hopefully not forgotten until we have to kick off the process again in the following summer.