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My job role is "senior developer" but I am also a software architect, database developer and internal It consultant.
I recently underwent an exercise with HR to get my job description redone and had the job sizing panel sit, the outcome of which is that they want to do more research themselves (e.g. We don't believe you...!)
I have used the HAYS industry salary manual to prove that even as just a senior developer I'm underpaid by £8,000 or so. The company argues it is a registered charity (it is, but a large one with good revenues) and that they have rigid structures in place.
I like my work and I'm good at it. Having just had to recruit a mid level developer its obvious that the company has lost track of market rates.
I'd rather not leave, but I am prepared to. I'd like to point out to them that at the very least it will cost them what I'm after as a payrise just to replace me and then they have a long period of training and upskilling to go through, so it's to all our benefits to pay me the market rate, but...
... That's a tricky place to come back from. Even if they agree, will they simply resent it and hold it against me I future? How can I have a simple conversation with the without causing a massive problem for myself?
Surely I'm within my rights to have an adult conversation with my company about pay?