PM Jobs

£483 Billion Investment in 600 Major Projects

The demand for expert project management skills is not set to diminish. The new Infrastructure and Projects Authority is tasked with timely and cost effective delivery of the government’s major projects and programmes over the next 5 years and beyond. The projects include high profile initiatives such as “Smart Motorways”, […]

Project Manager and Business Analyst Pay – 2016

At Focus we are regularly asked about the salary prospects associated with different career paths and qualifications. We’ve been researching the latest data on project manager and business analyst pay. The headline is that according to PayScale the median pay for PMs at £43,611 is 15% higher than that for […]

Project Management and IT Salaries

A review of recent data is broadly positive with respect to project management and IT jobs. Salaries are generally stable or increasing with stronger growth apparent for specific hot spots. Our round-up includes views and data from a leading recruitment company, an IT jobs site and the Association for Project […]

Health & Safety Management Jobs – Average Salary £46,000

The average salary for Health and Safety management jobs is now £46,000 though there is considerable variation by sector. There is a growing expectation that job candidates will hold NEBOSH or IOSH qualifications. The annual Jobs Barometer is based on a survey of all nationally advertised health and safety positions […]

Project Management Pay Up in 2014 and Confidence is Building

The headline is positive but there is a mixed picture when you dig into the statistics. Each year Arras People undertakes a survey of over 2,000 project professionals. Their Benchmark Report reveals changes in remuneration and personal confidence – as well as tracking factors such as uptake of qualifications and […]

Project Manager CVs: What Employers Look For

Two recent reports provide insights into what employers are looking for when they are recruiting project managers. A survey in the US indicated that half of PM jobs call for a bachelor’s degree – and show the aerospace sector to call for the highest education and experience levels. A UK […]

Project Management Pay Squeezed in 2012

Project manager remuneration fell in real terms during 2012 – the experience of 62% of those working in the private sector, and 84% working in the public sector.  Contractor day rates were also under pressure except for those at the most experienced end of the spectrum.  The 2013 Arras Project Management […]

PRINCE2 Certification held by 70% Project Managers in Larger Organisations

The 2012 Project Management Benchmark survey from Arras People updates our understanding of job prospects, pay rates and certification uptake. Previous surveys had highlighted how ubiquitous PRINCE2 certification had become and indeed the conclusion last year was that professionals would be well advised to acquire other qualifications such as APMP […]

PMI or PRINCE2 or APM – Which Project Management Certification?

Is PMI training worth doing if you are Prince2 qualified? Heidi Dunn set the ball rolling with this 10 word question and sparked a lively debate on the Focus LinkedIn group. You can see a few salient snippets below – but why not get involved yourself by joining us on LinkedIn. […]

PRINCE2 Professional – New Project Management Certification

The PRINCE2 accreditation body, APM Group, has talked for several years about introducing a higher level PRINCE2 qualification which builds on the current Foundation and Practitioner certificates which are largely knowledge based. “PRINCE2 Professional” was finally launched on 30 January 2012.  Nikki Kelly, APMG Product Development Manager, says “We’ve responded to […]