APM Salary & Market Trends Survey 2018

Sponsors for Fourth Year Running

Each year, the APM; The Chartered Body for Project Management runs the APM Salary & Market Trends Survey. Wellingtone are proud to have sponsored this for the fourth year running.

This is one of the largest surveys of its kind and builds a clear picture of the profession and gives an insight into future trends and emerging demands.

Since launching in 2015, the research has received more than 18, 700 responses from the profession.

The survey is held in association with leading market researchers YouGov, this allows the APM to gain a better understanding of the abilities, roles and training demands of those who call on project management skills in order to deliver projects across all industries.

Report Features

  • Salary by age, region, sector or job title
  • Mega trends of the future
  • How the profession feels about Brexit
  • Are we confident about the economy?
  • Contractor rates and expectations
  • Gender wage gap analysis

Comments from Vince Hines, Managing Director Wellingtone

Once again Wellingtone is delighted to be involved with the APM;  The Chartered Body for Project Management, in the largest annual UK salary survey for the project management profession. It provides an important reference for all of us.

And the headlines?

Average salary is £47,500 and average contractor day rate is £450. Interestingly two-thirds of respondents believe their income will increase over the next 12 months although one third are likely to change employer. A very positive outlook does run through much of the data with half of respondents stated that their organisation is growing and looking to recruit with 42 percent backing this up further by saying the economic prospects in relation to their own company are excellent or good. When asked for a similar appraisal of the wider UK economy this sense of optimism does shrink down to 24 percent.

Finally, the most important skill for a project practitioner? Stakeholder management and communication came top of the list. After all, its people and great teamwork that deliver projects.

We haven’t been replaced by robots, not yet anyway.