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APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2016

APM, the Chartered body for the project profession, produced the Salary and Market Trends Survey 2016 - the largest of its kind in the UK with insights from almost 5,000 project professionals across multiple sectors.

The report offers an in-depth insight into the profession and allows us to see current growth and trends throughout the industry.

Data throughout the survey paints a positive and satisfied picture for the project profession.

The research will help APM and Wellingtone to continue providing a dedicated service to the project management profession; this includes high quality career development advice and resources for project professionals across all sectors.

Salary survey infographic -  2015 Vs 2016 industry trends

Who took part in the research?

Almost 5,000 respondents took part in the survey throughout 2016. Respondents were drawn from a number of backgrounds including project managers, board members and recruiters.

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What did you discover?

The 2016 Salary and Market Trends Survey revealed an evolving profession with high earning potential averaging £50,000 and 82 per cent of respondents reporting to be fairly or very satisfied.

A growing number of contractors are now operating as a limited company and are seeing the rewards. With contactors earning 73 per cent more than employees, taking home on average £85,000 compared to the £49,000 of an average employee.

Throughout the survey, qualifications and professionalism through membership to professional bodies showed their worth. Full APM members are enjoying £10,000 more annually than the industry average and £14,000 when compared to a non-member. Meanwhile those holding a project professional qualification are enjoying as much as £18,000 more than the average project professional.

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