Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Accountant was £45,750 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Accountant
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1057 1092 1145
Rank change year-on-year +35 +53 +77
Permanent jobs requiring an Accountant 64 81 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.042% 0.049% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.051% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 38 74 77
England median annual salary £45,750 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.50% +5.26% -9.52%
10th Percentile £26,500 £35,725 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,750 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% -9.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 147,097 157,575 174,804
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 95.90% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 119,487 127,172 147,944
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

Accountant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Accountant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Accountant in England

Accountant
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Accountant in England.

Salary trend for Accountant in England

Accountant
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Accountant in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Accountant in England

Accountant
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Accountant within the England region over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +38 26 £52,500 -0.47% 14
South East +8 24 £31,250 -26.47% 5
East of England +38 7 £43,500 -8.42% 3
West Midlands +26 3 £36,000 - 1
Midlands +6 3 £36,000 -28.00% 1
South West +9 2 £25,000 -29.58% 2
North of England +22 1 £32,500 -18.24% 6
Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 - 1
Accountant
UK

Accountant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, Accountant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Accountant in the job title.

1 63 (98.44%) Finance
2 31 (48.44%) CIMA
3 28 (43.75%) ACCA
4 27 (42.19%) Microsoft
5 26 (40.63%) Dynamics NAV
6 18 (28.13%) Advertising
7 15 (23.44%) ERP
8 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Excel
9 12 (18.75%) AAT
10 10 (15.63%) SAP
10 10 (15.63%) Back Office
10 10 (15.63%) NetSuite
11 9 (14.06%) Retail
11 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (12.50%) C
12 8 (12.50%) SQL
13 7 (10.94%) Dynamics AX
14 5 (7.81%) Wealth Management
14 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (7.81%) Banking
14 5 (7.81%) Oracle
14 5 (7.81%) Sage
14 5 (7.81%) SAP FI
14 5 (7.81%) IFRS
14 5 (7.81%) SAP BPC
14 5 (7.81%) System Testing
15 4 (6.25%) Accounts Payable
15 4 (6.25%) Accounts Receivable
15 4 (6.25%) Manufacturing
15 4 (6.25%) Unit4 Business World

Accountant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 26 (40.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (15.63%) NetSuite
3 7 (10.94%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (7.81%) SAP BPC
4 5 (7.81%) SAP FI
5 4 (6.25%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (4.69%) SAP CO
6 3 (4.69%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (4.69%) SAP FS
6 3 (4.69%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (3.13%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (3.13%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (3.13%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (3.13%) Sage 200
7 2 (3.13%) Sage X3
7 2 (3.13%) SAP FI-GL
8 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (1.56%) HFM
8 1 (1.56%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (1.56%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) FinancialForce
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.56%) Big Data
2 1 (1.56%) Power BI
2 1 (1.56%) PowerPivot
General
1 63 (98.44%) Finance
2 18 (28.13%) Advertising
3 10 (15.63%) Back Office
4 9 (14.06%) Retail
5 5 (7.81%) Banking
6 4 (6.25%) Manufacturing
7 3 (4.69%) General Ledger
7 3 (4.69%) German Language
8 2 (3.13%) Marketing
9 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) User Experience
3 2 (3.13%) Fintech
3 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.56%) iPad
4 1 (1.56%) NHS
4 1 (1.56%) Renewable Energy
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.44%) ERP
2 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (7.81%) System Testing
2 5 (7.81%) Wealth Management
3 4 (6.25%) Accounts Payable
3 4 (6.25%) Accounts Receivable
3 4 (6.25%) Logistics
4 3 (4.69%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 3 (4.69%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (4.69%) Software Delivery
4 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.69%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (4.69%) TDD
4 3 (4.69%) Test Strategy
4 3 (4.69%) Time Management
4 3 (4.69%) Waterfall
5 2 (3.13%) Financial Analysis
5 2 (3.13%) Process Improvement
5 2 (3.13%) Project Management
5 2 (3.13%) Revenue Recognition
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) C
1 8 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (48.44%) CIMA
2 28 (43.75%) ACCA
3 12 (18.75%) AAT
4 4 (6.25%) Degree
5 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) IFRS
2 3 (4.69%) GAAP
Vendors
1 27 (42.19%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.63%) SAP
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle
3 5 (7.81%) Sage
4 2 (3.13%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.56%) CA
5 1 (1.56%) CODA
5 1 (1.56%) Concur
5 1 (1.56%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.56%) Infor
5 1 (1.56%) Workday