Leicester ranks in the top 50 UK cities to work if you want a pay rise

When was the last time you had a pay rise?

Some interesting research has revealed the top regions where companies most frequently offer pay rises. Leicester comes in at 36 out of 50.


Whilst there is more to life than money, no one is ever disappointed if they’re offered a pay rise. Now, the best areas to Iive if you want more money have been revealed.


Recruitment agency Search Consultancy has revealed the top regions to work in if you want pay rises more often.


To establish the areas most likely to offer pay rises, Search Consultancy surveyed almost 5,000 people and asked how many months it had been since they were presented with a pay increase and also asked which area in the UK they worked.


Kent takes the top spot in Search’s latest Salary and Benefits guide with pay rises offered on average every eight months.


The south features heavily in the top 10 spots with Milton Keyes, Surrey and Brighton also placing.


The midlands comes in second with Coventry, Nottingham and Derby all making the top 10.


The full list of 50 regions shows on average how long it has been since people received a pay rise:

1. Kent – 8 months

2. Coventry - 9 months

3. Doncaster - 9 months

4. Nottingham - 9 months

5. Derby - 10 months

6. Inverness - 10 months

7. Milton Keyes - 10 months

8. Surrey - 11 months

9. Brighton - 12 months

10. Bristol - 12 months

11. Cambridge - 12 months

12. Warrington - 12 months

13. Yorkshire - 12 months

14. Cheshire - 13 months

15. Halifax - 13 months

16. Liverpool - 13 months

17. Perth - 13 months

18. Reading - 13 months

19. Bradford - 14 months

20. Aberdeen - 14 months

21. Dundee - 14 months

22. Glasgow - 14 months

23. Harrogate - 14 months

24. Lancashire - 14 months

25. Newcastle - 14 months

26. Crawley - 15 months

27. Falkirk - 15 months

28. Fife - 15 months

29. Manchester - 15 months

30. Wakefield - 15 months

31. Wirral - 15 months

32. Birmingham - 16 months

33. Edinburgh - 16 months

34. London - 16 months

35. Leeds - 17 months

36. Leicester - 17 months

37. Birkenhead - 18 months

38. Blackpool - 18 months

39. Dunfermline - 18 months

40. Huddersfield - 18 months

41. Hull - 18 months

42. Sheffield - 18 months

43. Southampton - 18 months

44. Wigan - 18 months

45. Stoke - 18 months

46. Bolton - 19 months

47. Chester - 19 months

48. Durham - 20 months

49. Sussex - 21 months

50. Hampshire - 26 months


Dominic Starkey, Marketing Director at Search Consultancy, said: “There has traditionally been a discrepancy regarding salaries in the South, compared to other regions in the UK due to the increased cost of living. That’s why analysing take home pay can often be a redundant exercise.


"By utilising pay increases as a base line as opposed to salaries, we can get a much fairer analysis of the market.


“As working from home becoming much more commonplace, and many jobs advertised as entirely remote, people outside of London and the surrounding area are suddenly open to much larger salaries and benefits packages that would have previous been geographically out of reach.


"This has the potential to revolutionise the job market and it will be interesting to see how this develops throughout 2021 and beyond.”