I work in a small consulting firm as a Senior IT consultant in the automotive branch since the past one year. During this time, I have taken up several responsibilities in the team. I can say that I have become a very dependable resource in our team and they do not have a backup in case I am on holidays/ sick.
At the moment, there is a lot of change happening within the team and few experienced people are leaving the company and I am the one with the highest experience after they leave. This would mean that my workload due to the exits would increase tremendously.
Since my annual review is coming up soon, I am planning to ask for a 20% hike in my salary. Does anyone here know if this is a realistic hike in the German industry? What is the average hike one should expect during an annual review?