Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 747 1008 1086
Rank change year-on-year +261 +78 +59
Permanent jobs citing AAT 22 36 27
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.029% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.13% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 22 27 16
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -6.67% +56.25%
10th Percentile £30,375 £19,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £73,250 £84,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +40.00% +7.14% +6.06%

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 12,902 27,674 36,426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.24% 21.92% 24.16%
Number of salaries quoted 9,424 20,869 27,024
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,127 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.17% - +5.88%

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 21 January 2021.

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 21 January 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 +241 15 £55,000 +15.79% 9
UK excluding London +178 9 £52,500 +40.00% 6
London +213 5 £57,500 +4.55% 2
North of England - 4 £57,500 - 1
South West +56 3 £35,000 +70.73% 2
Work from Home -67 3 £58,750 +6.82% 2
North West - 2 £55,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £57,500 - 1
South East +159 1 £52,500 -42.47%
Midlands +94 1 £18,000 -61.08% 2
West Midlands +68 1 £18,000 -61.08%

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 20 (90.91%) Finance
2 19 (86.36%) ERP
2 19 (86.36%) ACCA
3 17 (77.27%) JD Edwards
3 17 (77.27%) CIMA
3 17 (77.27%) NetSuite
3 17 (77.27%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (40.91%) SaaS
4 9 (40.91%) Data Migration
4 9 (40.91%) Migration
5 6 (27.27%) CRM
6 5 (22.73%) Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (22.73%) Presales
6 5 (22.73%) Order to Cash
6 5 (22.73%) Record to Report
7 4 (18.18%) Driving Licence
7 4 (18.18%) Shopify
7 4 (18.18%) HTML
7 4 (18.18%) SQL
7 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
7 4 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (18.18%) Degree
8 3 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (13.64%) Oracle
8 3 (13.64%) SAP
8 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
8 3 (13.64%) ITIL
8 3 (13.64%) Customer Requirements

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 17 (77.27%) NetSuite
2 4 (18.18%) Shopify
3 3 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (9.09%) Odoo
5 1 (4.55%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Business One
5 1 (4.55%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (77.27%) Dynamics 365
2 9 (40.91%) SaaS
3 4 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (9.09%) GitHub
5 1 (4.55%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (9.09%) QlikView
2 1 (4.55%) Data Lake
2 1 (4.55%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 20 (90.91%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Consultant
2 10 (45.45%) NetSuite Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Systems Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Business Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Developer
5 2 (9.09%) EDI Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) EDI Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Finance Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Finance Systems Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) SAP Business Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Financial Accountant
6 1 (4.55%) IT Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (9.09%) EDI
2 2 (9.09%) EDIFACT
2 2 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Driving Licence
2 3 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (9.09%) TRADACOMS
4 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) ERP
2 9 (40.91%) Data Migration
2 9 (40.91%) Migration
3 6 (27.27%) CRM
4 5 (22.73%) Order to Cash
4 5 (22.73%) Presales
4 5 (22.73%) Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (22.73%) Record to Report
5 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL
7 2 (9.09%) B2B
7 2 (9.09%) Backlog Management
7 2 (9.09%) Fintech
7 2 (9.09%) Service Management
8 1 (4.55%) Change Management
8 1 (4.55%) Practice Management
8 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) ActionScript
2 2 (9.09%) ActionScript 2.0
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (86.36%) ACCA
2 17 (77.27%) CIMA
3 4 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) Postgraduate
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Certification
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) JD Edwards
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Epicor
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Sage
3 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.55%) Xero