14% plan to ask for a pay rise in 2017

More than one in 10 respondents (14%) plan to ask for a pay rise in 2017, according to research by job site Adzuna.

Its survey of 700 jobseekers also found that 38% of male respondents plan to ask their employer for both a pay rise and a promotion in 2017, compared to 24% of female respondents.

The research also found:

  • 40% of male respondents do not intend to ask for a pay rise or a promotion in 2017, compared to 54% of female respondents.
  • 48% of respondents feel unappreciated at work.
  • 38% of respondents based in the south east of England, and 47% of respondents situated in London feel underappreciated by their employer.
  • More than half (54%) of respondents based in south west England feel underappreciated, and 52% of respondents in the East Midlands feel unappreciated at work. This compares to 50% of respondents in Scotland and 48% in Wales.

Doug Monro, co-founder at Adzuna, said: “A gender divide seems to be alive and well, according to this study. Although equal numbers of men and women planned to pick up a pay rise this year, far more men than women also hankered after a promotion from their current role. There may be some unrealistic male bravado here, but women also need to raise their expectations, and employers to promote them, if we are to see more equality in senior positions.”