An impressive two-thirds of UK employees received a pay rise last year.
However, it seems that some jobs are more accommodating than others.
According to research from recruitment consultancy Hays, half of workers were given a payrise of up to 2.5%, whilst another 20% were given even more. Hays have released their salary and recruitment trends report for 2015, which also indicates that certain jobs are more amenable to a wage increase.
A third of all bankers, construction workers and IT staff were given a sizable pay rise. Similarly, two-thirds of teachers and real estate agents had a wage increase of up to 2.5%.
Unfortunately, workers in local governments were the least likely of all to see any sort of increase, alongside people in the oil and gas industry, and healthcare staff.
The report looked at what employees think of their salary, with 55% stating that they are decidedly unhappy with their current wage. Hays also found 70% of workers were too afraid to bring the topic up. However, of those that did, 15% received a payrise and 15% didn’t.
The issue of equal pay has arisen many times this month, with the news that women would effectively be working for free until the end of the year. Two women took it upon themselves to make a parody video highlighting the gap in a humorous but effective way.