People with these 20 jobs got the biggest pay raises over the past 12 months

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We all hope to see our paychecks grow every year, but for many, raises are few and far between - or they're so small they hardly make a difference.

In fact, the national average for salary increase is 2.2%, according to the BLS. But that's certainly not the case for everyone.

To find out who saw the biggest spikes in salary over the past 12 months, Glassdoor looked at total pay data (which includes base pay, tips, commissions, bonuses, and all other forms of pay) for people in all professions and pinpointed the 20 jobs for which people reported the most significant growth between September 2014 and September 2015.

For a job title to be eligible for the report, it had to have at least 500 salary reports shared by US-based employees on Glassdoor between September 2013 and today.

"This jobs report is helpful for anyone who may be thinking about a new job, and wants to go into a role where salary is increasing more than average," says Scott Dobroski, Glassdoor's community expert. "What's especially interesting about the results is the wide variety of jobs, showing that pay is rising across tech and healthcare jobs in particular, which isn't a big surprise, but also in retail and food services. We're likely seeing an increase there due to the minimum wage and fair wage debates continuing."

Here are the 20 jobs with the biggest pay raises over the past 12 months:

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20. Software engineer

20. Software engineer

Total pay for 2015: $105,000
Total pay for 2014: $102,100
% increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
Number of current job openings on Glassdoor: 23,859

19. Network engineer

19. Network engineer

Total pay for 2015: $87,903
Total pay for 2014: $85,360
% increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
Number of current job openings on Glassdoor: 3,621

18. Web developer

18. Web developer

Total pay for 2015: $68,407
Total pay for 2014: $66,365
% increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
Number of current job openings on Glassdoor: 2,688

17. Cook

17. Cook

Total pay for 2015: $20,000
Total pay for 2014: $19,400
% increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
Number of current job openings on Glassdoor: 9,159

16. Cashier

16. Cashier

Total pay for 2015: $18,000
Total pay for 2014: $17,420
% increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
Number of current job openings on Glassdoor: 16,375

15. Project engineer

15. Project engineer

Total pay for 2015: $75,000
Total pay for 2014: $72,542
% increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
Number of current job openings on Glassdoor: 2,323

14. Research associate

14. Research associate

Total pay for 2015: $51,948
Total pay for 2014: $50,233
% increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
Number of current job openings on Glassdoor: 1,012

13. Branch manager

13. Branch manager

Total pay for 2015: $63,500
Total pay for 2014: $61,260
% increase from 2014 to 2015: 4%
Number of current job openings on Glassdoor: 3,018

12. Personal banker

12. Personal banker

Total pay for 2015: $41,861
Total pay for 2014: $40,373
% increase from 2014 to 2015: 4%
Number of current job openings on Glassdoor: 1,063

11. Programmer analyst

11. Programmer analyst

Total pay for 2015: $79,638
Total pay for 2014: $76,575
% increase from 2014 to 2015: 4%
Number of current job openings on Glassdoor: 1,314

10. Research scientist

10. Research scientist

Total pay for 2015: $85,000
Total pay for 2014: $81,680
% increase from 2014 to 2015: 4%
Number of current job openings on Glassdoor: 597

9. Systems analyst

9. Systems analyst

Total pay for 2015: $80,000
Total pay for 2014: $76,575
% increase from 2014 to 2015: 4%
Number of current job openings on Glassdoor: 1,796

8. Financial analyst

8. Financial analyst

Total pay for 2015: $71,550
Total pay for 2014: $68,397
% increase from 2014 to 2015: 5%
Number of current job openings on Glassdoor: 5,544

7. Certified nursing assistant

7. Certified nursing assistant

Total pay for 2015: $25,000
Total pay for 2014: $23,840
% increase from 2014 to 2015: 5%
Number of current job openings on Glassdoor: 9,734

6. Customer service manager

6. Customer service manager

Total pay for 2015: $34,780
Total pay for 2014: $33,051
% increase from 2014 to 2015: 5%
Number of current job openings on Glassdoor: 4,034

5. Barista

5. Barista

Total pay for 2015: $23,600
Total pay for 2014: $22,249
% increase from 2014 to 2015: 6%
Number of current job openings on Glassdoor: 997

4. Pharmacy technician

4. Pharmacy technician

Total pay for 2015: $26,000
Total pay for 2014: $24,500
% increase from 2014 to 2015: 6%
Number of current job openings on Glassdoor: 14,318

3. Sales consultant

3. Sales consultant

Total pay for 2015: $49,008
Total pay for 2014: $45,945
% increase from 2014 to 2015: 7%
Number of current job openings on Glassdoor: 3,169

2. Security officer

2. Security officer

Total pay for 2015: $24,000
Total pay for 2014: $22,460
% increase from 2014 to 2015: 7%
Number of current job openings on Glassdoor: 5,198

1. Business systems analyst

1. Business systems analyst

Total pay for 2015: $81,000
Total pay for 2014: $75,554
% increase from 2014 to 2015: 10%
Number of current job openings on Glassdoor: 1,803

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