Period
to 19 October 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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1081 1155 1169
Rank change year-on-year +74 +14 +84
Permanent jobs citing AAT 61 44 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.025% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 39 40 67
UK median annual salary £28,000 £33,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.15% -17.50% -27.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,500 £67,500 £53,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £28,000 £27,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% -22.86% -36.36%

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 39,076 42,693 50,669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.42% 26.48%
Number of salaries quoted 28,971 32,773 40,692
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 October 2018.

Salary histogram for AAT in the UK

AAT
Top 12 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 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
England +61 61 £28,000 -15.15% 16
UK excluding London +38 44 £28,000 +3.70% 13
London +38 17 £35,000 -33.33% 3
South East -11 16 £27,250 +11.22% 4
Midlands +24 12 £32,500 - 2
West Midlands +39 8 £36,000 +10.77% 1
North of England +30 8 £27,500 -42.11% 1
Yorkshire - 7 £27,500 -
East of England - 5 £57,500 - 5
East Midlands -1 4 £21,000 - 1
South West 0 3 £35,000 +29.63% 1
North West +7 1 £27,500 -52.17% 1

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 59 (96.72%) Finance
2 33 (54.10%) CIMA
3 32 (52.46%) Microsoft
4 28 (45.90%) SQL
4 28 (45.90%) Dynamics NAV
5 23 (37.70%) ACCA
6 19 (31.15%) Advertising
7 18 (29.51%) SAP
8 16 (26.23%) Sage
8 16 (26.23%) ERP
9 14 (22.95%) Microsoft Excel
10 13 (21.31%) Degree
10 13 (21.31%) NetSuite
11 11 (18.03%) Infor
11 11 (18.03%) Back Office
12 10 (16.39%) SAP Business One
13 9 (14.75%) Sage 200
14 8 (13.11%) Sage 1000
14 8 (13.11%) Manufacturing
14 8 (13.11%) C
14 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
14 8 (13.11%) Sage 500
14 8 (13.11%) Customer-Centricity
15 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Office
16 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
16 6 (9.84%) Retail
16 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
16 6 (9.84%) Accounts Receivable
17 5 (8.20%) Accounts Payable
17 5 (8.20%) CRM

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 14 (22.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 28 (45.90%) Dynamics NAV
2 13 (21.31%) NetSuite
3 10 (16.39%) SAP Business One
4 9 (14.75%) Sage 200
5 8 (13.11%) Sage 1000
5 8 (13.11%) Sage 500
6 4 (6.56%) SAP MDM
6 4 (6.56%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (3.28%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (3.28%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (3.28%) Lawson
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (3.28%) SAP PSCD
9 1 (1.64%) Line 50
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) SaaS
2 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) Power BI
2 4 (6.56%) QlikView
3 1 (1.64%) Big Data
3 1 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
General
1 59 (96.72%) Finance
2 19 (31.15%) Advertising
3 11 (18.03%) Back Office
4 8 (13.11%) Manufacturing
5 6 (9.84%) Retail
6 3 (4.92%) Swedish Language
7 2 (3.28%) General Ledger
7 2 (3.28%) Legal
7 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.64%) Billing
8 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (37.70%) Consultant
2 12 (19.67%) Accountant
3 11 (18.03%) Analyst
4 10 (16.39%) Management Accountant
5 9 (14.75%) Financial Analyst
5 9 (14.75%) NetSuite Consultant
6 8 (13.11%) Assistant Accountant
6 8 (13.11%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
7 7 (11.48%) Accounts Assistant
8 5 (8.20%) Implementation Consultant
9 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Data Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Master Data Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) SAP Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) SAP BI Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) SAP Data Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) SAP Financial Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) SAP Master Data Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) SAP MDM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) HTML
1 1 (1.64%) iXBRL
1 1 (1.64%) JSON
1 1 (1.64%) SOAP
1 1 (1.64%) Visualforce
1 1 (1.64%) Web Services
1 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) ERP
2 8 (13.11%) Customer-Centricity
3 6 (9.84%) Accounts Receivable
3 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (8.20%) Accounts Payable
4 5 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (8.20%) CRM
5 4 (6.56%) Project Management
6 3 (4.92%) Presales
6 3 (4.92%) Revenue Management
7 2 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.28%) Business Analysis
7 2 (3.28%) Data Entry
7 2 (3.28%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.28%) Scrum
7 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 2 (3.28%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (1.64%) Data Management
8 1 (1.64%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 28 (45.90%) SQL
2 8 (13.11%) C
3 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.28%) VBA
4 1 (1.64%) Apex Code
4 1 (1.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (54.10%) CIMA
2 23 (37.70%) ACCA
3 13 (21.31%) Degree
4 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) CCAB
5 1 (1.64%) ICAEW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) GAAP
1 2 (3.28%) IFRS
2 1 (1.64%) QA
Vendors
1 32 (52.46%) Microsoft
2 18 (29.51%) SAP
3 16 (26.23%) Sage
4 11 (18.03%) Infor
5 4 (6.56%) Adaptive Insights
5 4 (6.56%) Epicor
5 4 (6.56%) JD Edwards
5 4 (6.56%) Tableau
6 2 (3.28%) CODA
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle
6 2 (3.28%) Pegasus
6 2 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.28%) Sun
7 1 (1.64%) CA
7 1 (1.64%) Concur
7 1 (1.64%) Google
7 1 (1.64%) Xero