Salary by region
With a few exceptions, regional salary levels increased across the board, with a number recording significant jumps. From the East Midlands and East of England, to the North East and Wales, average salaries all increased by at least £5,000 per year, while Northern Ireland and the West Midlands increased by £2,500.
Meanwhile, salaries in London remained unchanged, a trend mirrored in Scotland, Yorkshire and the North West. There were some other notable changes at the higher earning brackets: while the overall figures showed that 20 per cent of project professionals now earn over £70,000, East Midlands, the North East and the South West all saw increases in their proportion of higher earners.
In fact, the general increase in salary levels across much of the UK may go some way to explaining why the gap between London and the regions has narrowed, with the average salary in the capital holding steady at £52,500.