Salary and Market Trends Survey 2019

APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2019

The APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2019 provides findings on project managers' salaries, benefits packages and the trends that will have the biggest impact on project management.

The survey was undertaken by global research company YouGov with insights from project professionals across all sectors, offering a comprehensive overview of the project management employment market.

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APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2020 is now closed

Thank you to all that have taken part in the APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2020. The survey is now closed. The results will be published in early 2020.

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77 per cent believe there would be a good supply of roles over the next 5 years

7 out of 10 were expecting their pay to increase over the next 12 months

The average salary of a project professional is £47,500

Over eight out of 10 people claimed to be satisfied in their current role

Project management salaries in the UK

We take an in-depth analysis on the different aspects of project management salaries in the UK and internationally allowing project professionals to benchmark themselves against the profession. 

This includes average salaries by role, region, age and sector, which will be of interest not only to project professionals, but also recruiters, employers and those considering a project management-related career. For a quick and easy comparison use the salary calculator below.

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Salary calculator

Our project management salary calculator allows you to benchmark yourself against others in the profession based on your job title, work location and experience. See how you measure up.

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Global trends

  • Innovations in technology are having an impact on the way projects are managed.
  • Political instability and Brexit were also seen as significant global trends.

More about global trends


Gender pay gap

  • There is evidence to show that the gender pay gap is closing. 
  • A larger proportion of women are coming into the profession compared to men.

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Encouraging new talent

  • Key approaches identified to promote a career in project management.
  • Increasing the visibility in educational institutions seen to be a priority.

More about encouraging new talent


Respondents by sector

Three-quarters of respondents worked across a wide range of sectors, in addition to 14 per cent of respondents working in construction and 13 per cent employed in the aerospace and defence sector. Participating sectors:

  • Agriculture
  • Aerospace and defence
  • Arts/entertainment and heritage
  • Business and professional services
  • Central government
  • Construction and the built environment
  • Consultancy
  • Education
  • Energy and utilities
  • Financial services
  • Forestry and fishing
  • Health
  • Hospitality
  • IT
  • Legal
  • Life sciences
  • Local government
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail and wholesale
  • Telecoms
  • Transport and logistics
  • Voluntary sector
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