45% of men and 53% of women say they’ve not received a pay rise for 2022 (to date). Four times as many men than women reportedly received an above inflation wage rise (8% compared to 2%).
64% of employees think that their last salary increase wasn’t fair, 70% that it wasn’t reflective of their work, and 59% that it wasn’t in line with the market rate for their role. Over three-quarters (78%) also agree that their pay rise hasn’t kept up with the rising cost of living in the UK.
Over a third (37%) of all respondents, on average, say it’s likely or very likely (26% and 11% respectively) that they will change employer within the next year.
Over two-fifths (42%) say they are not planning to move jobs but are open to it, while one in five (21%) say they are happy to stay in their current role – at least for the next year.
|wdt_ID||Industry||Very likely – I’m already job hunting and interviewing for a new position||Likely – I’m planning to look for a new position||Unlikely – I’m not planning to move jobs but I’m open to it||Very unlikely – I’m happy to stay in my current role for at least the next year|
|1||Arts, entertainment or recreation||0||0||67||33|
|7||Energy & utilities||0||43||43||14|
|8||Finance & insurance||11||28||44||18|
|9||Government & public administration||9||18||51||22|
|10||Healthcare & social assistance||15||24||36||25|
|Industry||Very likely – I’m already job hunting and interviewing for a new position||Likely – I’m planning to look for a new position||Unlikely – I’m not planning to move jobs but I’m open to it||Very unlikely – I’m happy to stay in my current role for at least the next year|
Over two-fifths (44%) of employees who believe that their last pay rise was unfair say it’s likely or very likely that they will change employer within the next year, compared to just 25% of those who believe that their last pay rise was fair.
Two-fifths (40%) of employees who think that their last pay rise wasn’t truly reflective of their recent job performance say it’s likely or very likely that they will change employer within the next year. In comparison, only 29% of people who think that their pay rise reflected their recent job performance are planning to do the same.
Ciphr asked a similar question to employers. According to the results, 60% of organisations offer their staff flexible working hours, 63% provide contractual sick pay, and 64% have mental health and wellbeing support available to their employees.
One in five (21%) employees, on average, have been approached by a recruiter or head-hunter in the past three months. For people working in consulting, human resouces, IT or sales, for example, it’s much higher.
|wdt_ID||Industry||% of employees|
|4||Arts, entertainment or recreation||44|
|5||IT & software||44|
|6||Marketing & sales||42|
|7||Scientific & technical||38|
|Industry||% of employees|
34% of employees say they’d need to be offered a 10% to 14% pay rise to consider a similar role at a different organisation, while 30% of employees would hold out for a salary increase of at least 20% or more.
Factors that employers take into consideration when determining pay rises include an employee’s performance (45%), cost of living (37%), an employee’s potential (36%), the market rates for job roles (36%), and an employee’s flight risk (21%).
Only 17% of employers say that their staff are completely aware of all the different factors that determine pay rises, while 16% say that their employees are not aware how pay rises are determined at all. Nearly half (44%) of employers say that their staff are aware to some extent, and nearly a quarter (23%) say that their staff are aware to a great extent.
|wdt_ID||Industry||% of employees who say they haven't received a pay rise for 2022|
|3||Hotel & foodservice||66|
|5||Government & public administration||59|
|6||Marketing & sales||58|
|7||Healthcare & social assistance||54|
|9||Transportation & warehousing||52|
|Industry||% of employees who say they haven't received a pay rise for 2022|
Ciphr conducted an online survey of 1,001 employed British adults between 24-25 February 2022. None of the survey respondents own or run the organisation that employs them. Nearly two-fifths (64%) of the people surveyed work at organisations which have 251+ employees, a quarter (26%) work at organisations that have 51 to 250 employees, and one in 10 (10%) work at organisations that have 26 to 50 employees.
Ciphr conducted a separate online survey of 332 UK employers between 18-26 February 2022. Survey respondents hold the following job titles: owner or partner, CEO/president, CFO, director, or C-level executive. Over half (51%) of organisations surveyed have 251+ employees, a third (34%) have 51 to 250 employees, and one in seven (15%) have 26 to 50 employees.
All statistics have been rounded to the nearest integer or to one decimal place. Totals may not sum due to rounding.