Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for AAT qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1089 1139 1198
Rank change year-on-year +50 +59 +25
Permanent jobs citing AAT 82 38 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.022% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.089% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 62 32 63
UK median annual salary £35,000 £33,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.06% -12.00% -31.82%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £59,000 £47,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £32,500 £35,250
% change year-on-year -7.69% -7.80% -32.86%

AAT is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40,842 42,872 54,801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.91% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 30,820 33,504 44,093
UK median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,900 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.65% - +6.25%

AAT
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing AAT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for AAT in the UK

AAT
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for AAT in the UK

AAT
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing AAT over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Salary histogram for AAT in the UK

AAT
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing AAT within the UK over the 6 months to 19 June 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
England +42 80 £35,000 +6.06% 21
UK excluding London +23 61 £30,000 -7.69% 15
South East +9 32 £28,000 +5.66% 6
London +20 19 £42,500 -19.05% 6
Midlands +16 13 £28,750 -12.21% 1
West Midlands +20 9 £30,000 -9.09% 1
East of England - 7 £46,000 -
North of England 0 6 £22,500 -50.00% 3
North West - 6 £22,500 - 1
East Midlands +1 4 £21,000 +23.53%
South West +3 3 £30,250 +6.14% 5

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, IT jobs citing AAT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for AAT.

1 80 (97.56%) Finance
2 43 (52.44%) ERP
3 33 (40.24%) CIMA
4 32 (39.02%) SAP
4 32 (39.02%) Sage
5 28 (34.15%) SQL
6 25 (30.49%) Microsoft
6 25 (30.49%) Dynamics NAV
7 20 (24.39%) ACCA
8 19 (23.17%) Presales
9 16 (19.51%) Advertising
9 16 (19.51%) Microsoft Excel
10 15 (18.29%) Degree
11 14 (17.07%) NetSuite
12 13 (15.85%) SAP Business One
12 13 (15.85%) Oracle
13 12 (14.63%) Retail
14 11 (13.41%) Infor
14 11 (13.41%) Back Office
14 11 (13.41%) CRM
15 10 (12.20%) Project Management
16 9 (10.98%) SAP FI
16 9 (10.98%) PRINCE2
17 8 (9.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (9.76%) Sage 200
17 8 (9.76%) Logistics
18 7 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
18 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
18 7 (8.54%) Sage 500
18 7 (8.54%) Sage 1000

AAT
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 16 (19.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 25 (30.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 14 (17.07%) NetSuite
3 13 (15.85%) SAP Business One
4 9 (10.98%) SAP FI
5 8 (9.76%) Sage 200
6 7 (8.54%) Sage 1000
6 7 (8.54%) Sage 500
7 6 (7.32%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (6.10%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (3.66%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (3.66%) SAP BPC
10 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (2.44%) Lawson
10 2 (2.44%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (2.44%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (1.22%) Line 50
11 1 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (1.22%) Oracle Payables
11 1 (1.22%) SAP CO
11 1 (1.22%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) SaaS
2 3 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (4.88%) SAP BW
4 3 (3.66%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (3.66%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.22%) Big Data
5 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.22%) SAP HANA
General
1 80 (97.56%) Finance
2 16 (19.51%) Advertising
3 12 (14.63%) Retail
4 11 (13.41%) Back Office
5 5 (6.10%) Billing
6 4 (4.88%) Manufacturing
7 3 (3.66%) Legal
8 2 (2.44%) General Ledger
9 1 (1.22%) Banking
9 1 (1.22%) Marketing
9 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (47.56%) Consultant
2 19 (23.17%) ERP Consultant
3 14 (17.07%) Implementation Consultant
4 13 (15.85%) Analyst
4 13 (15.85%) Applications Consultant
5 12 (14.63%) Accountant
6 11 (13.41%) ERP Implementation Consultant
7 10 (12.20%) Software Consultant
8 9 (10.98%) Management Accountant
9 8 (9.76%) Assistant Accountant
9 8 (9.76%) Software Implementation Consultant
9 8 (9.76%) Support Consultant
10 7 (8.54%) Applications Support
10 7 (8.54%) ERP Support
11 6 (7.32%) Accounts Assistant
11 6 (7.32%) Financial Analyst
12 5 (6.10%) Applications Support Consultant
12 5 (6.10%) SAP Business One Consultant
12 5 (6.10%) SAP Consultant
13 4 (4.88%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.22%) iXBRL
1 1 (1.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.10%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.22%) EPoS
3 1 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (52.44%) ERP
2 19 (23.17%) Presales
3 11 (13.41%) CRM
4 10 (12.20%) Project Management
5 9 (10.98%) PRINCE2
6 8 (9.76%) Logistics
7 7 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (7.32%) Data Migration
8 6 (7.32%) Migration
9 5 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (6.10%) Information Security
10 4 (4.88%) Accounts Payable
10 4 (4.88%) Accounts Receivable
10 4 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (4.88%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 4 (4.88%) PRINCE
11 3 (3.66%) Agile Project Management
11 3 (3.66%) Customer-Centricity
11 3 (3.66%) Performance Management
11 3 (3.66%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (34.15%) SQL
2 5 (6.10%) C
3 4 (4.88%) ABAP
4 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (40.24%) CIMA
2 20 (24.39%) ACCA
3 15 (18.29%) Degree
4 8 (9.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.22%) HND
5 1 (1.22%) ICAEW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) GAAP
1 3 (3.66%) IFRS
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 32 (39.02%) Sage
1 32 (39.02%) SAP
2 25 (30.49%) Microsoft
3 13 (15.85%) Oracle
4 11 (13.41%) Infor
5 7 (8.54%) JD Edwards
6 5 (6.10%) Epicor
7 2 (2.44%) CODA
7 2 (2.44%) Pegasus
7 2 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.44%) Sun
8 1 (1.22%) CA
8 1 (1.22%) Concur
8 1 (1.22%) IFS
8 1 (1.22%) Xero