In an increasingly fluid jobs market, FMs are obliged to develop a portfolio career, presenting themselves as comprehensively trained, communications-savvy individuals able to take on any task, as our 2016 Pay & Prospects survey reveals.
The highly technical skills framework that has been built up in recent years means that FM is no longer a sector that people just 'fall into'. Young entrants are now able to leapfrog into careers in FM - if they also possess the right personal attributes.
FM is very much a practical discipline, which is why a typical FM once measured their worth more in experience than qualifications, but new breed of facilities management professional is coming to the fore - possessed of strong life skills and with recourse to a wider range of experiences.
Choosing between in-house and outsourced service provider can put FMs on significantly different career trajectories. What should inform this decision-making process - and how do such choices affect employability?
Some of the top line figures and statistics from this year's Pay & Prospects survey.