Data on Tuesday showed that wage growth in the UK accelerated to 3.6% in the year to May 2019, the highest rate since 2008, and it means that wages have been outpacing inflation since March 2018.
So how do you get a pay rise? Is the only way to resign?
Sally Bibb of Engaging Minds tells Wake Up to Money that resigning is sometimes the way to get a rise and it is important to "know your worth" and talk to your boss.
There are dos and don'ts. "The first thing is if you are in a profession... that's in demand you are obviously in a stronger position".
"Do your research so you can make your case well, warn your boss that you want to have a conversation, don't just drop it on him or her... do it in a calm way," she says.