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Salary and Market Trends Survey reveals positive outlook and suggests a ‘weather-proof’ career choice

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It’s that time of year again – when we issue the latest annual report for the APM Salary and Market Trends Survey and overall, it’s good news. Nearly eight out of ten (77 per cent) of respondents are optimistic about the supply of jobs within the project profession over the next five years, and nearly as many expecting pay increases in the next year too (70 per cent).

Organisational growth is at its highest level since 2015, with 69 per cent stating that their company was expanding and nearly half (49 per cent) of participants cited that their employer was taking on more staff.

There’s also news on salary brackets by region, age, sector and role too as well as a closer look at how the gender pay gap is changing – for the better we’re pleased to report. Finally, we’ve also got important feedback from project professionals on what’s needed to encourage new talent into the profession.

Debbie Dore, chief executive of APM comments:

“More than 4,600 project professionals across the UK and internationally took part in our YouGov survey this year and the ‘weather-proof’ nature of the project profession came through loud and clear. It suggests that despite potentially stormy economic conditions, project management is a confident and optimistic profession that businesses recognise contributes greatly to their future success.

By continuing to support the profession with a suite of opportunities for professional development, knowledge share formal qualifications and standards, we hope to help sustain this positivity further.”

For more information and to download a copy of the Salary and Market Trends Survey 2019 please visit:

APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2019


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