Period
to 16 October 2021

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 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 966 676 1047
Rank change year-on-year -290 +371 +81
Permanent jobs citing AAT 66 9 37
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.019% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.087% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 42 8 33
10th Percentile £39,125 £23,775 £19,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £26,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £35,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +64.29% -17.65% +46.55%
75th Percentile £68,750 £47,188 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £62,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year +28.57% -9.68% +38.39%

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 26,934 10,348 31,838
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.62% 21.57% 23.16%
Number of salaries quoted 14,993 7,959 23,671
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,750
25th Percentile £40,301 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £66,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.03% +7.78% -

AAT
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for AAT in the UK

AAT
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing AAT.

Salary trend for AAT in the UK

AAT
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing AAT over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Salary histogram for AAT in the UK

AAT
Top 14 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 16 October 2021. 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 -274 50 £55,000 +57.14% 11
UK excluding London -221 33 £45,000 +28.57% 15
London -229 17 £65,000 - 2
Work from Home -254 15 £60,000 -14.29% 3
North of England -128 12 £45,000 -18.18% 2
South East - 8 £52,500 - 2
West Midlands -93 7 £85,000 +372.22% 1
Midlands -117 7 £85,000 +372.22% 3
Yorkshire - 7 £45,000 - 2
North West -90 5 £45,000 -18.18%
Scotland -94 2 - - 2
East of England -108 2 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 3
South West -83 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, 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 58 (87.88%) Finance
2 42 (63.64%) CIMA
3 41 (62.12%) ACCA
4 32 (48.48%) ERP
5 23 (34.85%) Dynamics 365
6 22 (33.33%) NetSuite
7 20 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (27.27%) Migration
8 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
9 17 (25.76%) JD Edwards
9 17 (25.76%) Social Skills
10 15 (22.73%) Order to Cash
10 15 (22.73%) SaaS
10 15 (22.73%) Procure-to-Pay
11 13 (19.70%) Analytics
11 13 (19.70%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (19.70%) SQL
12 12 (18.18%) Data Migration
13 11 (16.67%) CRM
13 11 (16.67%) Law
14 10 (15.15%) Oracle
14 10 (15.15%) Record to Report
14 10 (15.15%) Presales
15 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
15 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
15 9 (13.64%) Degree
16 8 (12.12%) Driving Licence
16 8 (12.12%) SAP
16 8 (12.12%) Legal
16 8 (12.12%) Games

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 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 22 (33.33%) NetSuite
2 7 (10.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 6 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (7.58%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (6.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (6.06%) Cognos Controller
5 4 (6.06%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (6.06%) IBM Planning Analytics
6 3 (4.55%) SAP Business One
6 3 (4.55%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (1.52%) SAP BPC
8 1 (1.52%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 23 (34.85%) Dynamics 365
2 15 (22.73%) SaaS
3 7 (10.61%) Power Platform
4 5 (7.58%) Azure
4 5 (7.58%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (7.58%) PowerApps
5 2 (3.03%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) Power BI
2 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.06%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 4 (6.06%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (6.06%) Metadata
4 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
4 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.52%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 58 (87.88%) Finance
2 17 (25.76%) Social Skills
3 11 (16.67%) Law
4 8 (12.12%) Games
4 8 (12.12%) Legal
5 7 (10.61%) Local Government
6 6 (9.09%) Manufacturing
7 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.03%) Billing
7 2 (3.03%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.52%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (45.45%) Consultant
2 14 (21.21%) NetSuite Consultant
3 13 (19.70%) Analyst
4 8 (12.12%) Senior Consultant
5 7 (10.61%) Business Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Functional Consultant
6 6 (9.09%) Support Specialist
7 4 (6.06%) Administrator
7 4 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Cognos BI Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Cognos Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Finance Systems Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Support Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) ERP Consultant
9 2 (3.03%) Business Consultant
9 2 (3.03%) ERP Project Manager
9 2 (3.03%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) HTML
2 2 (3.03%) JSON
3 1 (1.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Driving Licence
2 2 (3.03%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (48.48%) ERP
2 20 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (27.27%) Migration
4 15 (22.73%) Order to Cash
4 15 (22.73%) Procure-to-Pay
5 13 (19.70%) Analytics
5 13 (19.70%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (18.18%) Data Migration
7 11 (16.67%) CRM
8 10 (15.15%) Presales
8 10 (15.15%) Record to Report
9 8 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (10.61%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 7 (10.61%) Data Analytics
10 7 (10.61%) Revenue Management
10 7 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (9.09%) B2B
11 6 (9.09%) Chat Support
11 6 (9.09%) Data Privacy
11 6 (9.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.70%) SQL
2 4 (6.06%) Python
3 3 (4.55%) VBA
4 1 (1.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 42 (63.64%) CIMA
2 41 (62.12%) ACCA
3 9 (13.64%) Degree
4 7 (10.61%) CCAB
5 1 (1.52%) ICAEW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.76%) JD Edwards
3 10 (15.15%) Oracle
4 8 (12.12%) SAP
5 4 (6.06%) Cognos
5 4 (6.06%) IBM
5 4 (6.06%) Sage
6 2 (3.03%) Google
7 1 (1.52%) Facebook
7 1 (1.52%) HubSpot
7 1 (1.52%) Tagetik