IDR | 29 Jan 2020

Updates to IDR's online salary benchmaking tool - Pay Benchmarker

The IDR subscription service, Pay Benchmarker, is a salary and annual pay award benchmarking tool available online. IDR recently embarked upon an evaluation of the online tool in a bid to ensure that we are providing a service that is as useful as it can be for subscribers.

The largest improvement to the service has been an assessment of the job families and job titles used within the searchable database on salary levels. The list of job titles has condensed from 274 to 211 easier to interpret job titles. The changes take into consideration newer jobs, as well as more inclusive job titles.

As part of this process we have also thought long and hard about how to categorise the job titles into job families and we hope that the new categories are easier to understand and make it easier to locate the relevant job title you are looking for. The new categories are:

·        Administration

·        Ancilliary

·        Civil Service

·        Communication, Marketing and Sales

·        Compliance, Inspection, Quality Control, Risk and Safety

·        Construction, Property and Facilities

·        Customer Service

·        Education

·        Engineering

·        Finance, Tax and Audit

·        Graduates and Apprentices

·        Health, Social Care and Welfare

·        HR

·        IT

·        Legal

·        Logistics and Distribution

·        Operational

·        Police, Justice and Security

·        Procurement

·        Project Management

·        Research, Information and Policy Analysts

·        Retail, Hospitality and Catering

·        Scientific

·        Young Workers

We hope that these changes improve your user experience when searching and filtering our pay levels data. If you have any questions regarding mapping old job titles to new ones, or where to find information you can always get in touch with us at