Policies and Procedures – Survey of issues and challenges

Our third survey! This one is on the most important issues organisations face with regard to writing policies and procedures – whether these factors are important for your particular business.

It’s should only take about four minutes to complete.

As with the other surveys we’re running, we’ll be sharing our findings on the Cherryleaf blog and Cherryleaf podcast. We might also use the information to help shape our policies and procedures writing training course. Any information will be anonymised, and we won’t be publishing individual responses.

Here’s a link to the survey:

Policies and Procedures – Survey of issues and challenges

Take part in our survey into the business drivers for technical documentation

We’re running a second survey – this one looks into the business drivers for technical documentation. Whether these factors are important for your particular business.

Survey: What are the business drivers for technical documentation?

It should take about three minutes to complete.

We’ll be sharing our findings on the Cherryleaf blog and Cherryleaf podcast. We might also present our results at a conference later in the year.

If you want to view our past surveys, see our new web page: Cherryleaf surveys

Cherryleaf 2017 European technical communicators survey results – Part 3 Other Salaries

Here are some more findings from our recent survey of European technical communicators. These relate to non-UK salaries.

We didn’t get enough data to draw many conclusions, so we’ve provided the responses in the table below. We converted all of the salaries to Euro, to make it easier to compare.

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Cherryleaf 2017 European technical communicators survey results – Part 2 UK Salaries

Here are some more findings from our recent survey of European technical communicators. These relate to UK salaries. Most of the people who responded to our survey were based in the UK, so we are able to look at these in more detail than other countries.

UK salaries

We asked people to describe their seniority levels: Junior, Line staff/Standard, Senior/Team Lead, and Manager. These are often a key factor in the salary someone earns.

LevelSalary (Mean)
Junior£32,000
Line staff/Standard£37,826
Senior/Team Lead£50,982
Documentation Manager£49,620

Excluding managers, the mean was £45,338.

Are the figures accurate?

The sample size was fairly small (n=61), so  we do need to look at this information with some caution.

Data on the Technical Author salaries offered on the main IT jobs boards in the six months to August 2017 show a UK median annual salary of £50,000 (with a median of £47,000 for jobs offered outside of London). They also show a 25% increase in median salary offered (17.5% increase for jobs offered outside of London) since August 2016. That’s based on 167 job adverts – again a fairly small population. We also need to bear in mind the salaries in job vacancies can be higher than those for people who have been a job for a long time, and the number of Technical Author job adverts has decreased in the last 24 months.

See also : Cherryleaf’s recruitment service – Technical Authors and other content developer roles

Cherryleaf 2017 European technical communicators survey results – Part 1

Here are some of the findings from our recent survey of European technical communicators. These relate to skills and experience. We’ll look at the findings in more details on the Cherryleaf podcast, and we’ll post the data on salaries in later blog posts.

Download Cherryleaf salary survey infographic

Salary Survey Results - summary

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Take part in the Cherryleaf 2017 European salary survey

It’s been a while since our last survey of technical communicator salaries. So we thought it was time we conducted a new one.

We have contracted with QuestionPro, an independent research firm, to field your confidential survey responses. All responses will remain confidential and secure.

The questions will help us learn if salary levels correlate to factors such as age, gender, education, or levels of seniority.

We’ll publish the results on this blog.

Please use this link to complete the online survey:

Take part in the Cherryleaf 2017 European salary survey