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APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2016

APM’s Salary and Market Trends Survey 2016 is 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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