I have my 1 year appraisal coming up next month. I work as IT Support engineer, and before this job I worked as junior IT support engineer for 2 years. I am graduating with masters in Computer science in summer. As I joined the company and had my probation review after 3 months of joining it also included the pay rise which made my salary to £23000 per year. Now I know during my appraisal I will be asked about what salary I would like. Person who was doing my job before me as on £33000, however she didn’t do much and left everything in such a mess. Now my question is how much should I be asking for my pay? I am not very good at negotiating, however I don’t want to be left in the position where I am underpaid because I didn’t know how much I was worth. I hear good comments from management and they always praise my work.
Any help is much appreciated.