Period
to 26 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for ACCA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 730 882 974
Rank change year-on-year +152 +92 -65
Permanent jobs citing ACCA 84 129 165
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.48% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 72 97 129
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -18.52% +12.50%
10th Percentile £42,500 £31,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,625 £81,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year - -16.00% +8.70%

ACCA 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 15,075 26,736 36,888
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.26% 21.71% 24.37%
Number of salaries quoted 10,672 20,162 27,301
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 £49,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% +5.88%

ACCA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ACCA in the UK

ACCA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for ACCA in the UK

ACCA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing ACCA over the 6 months to 26 February 2021.

Salary histogram for ACCA in the UK

ACCA
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ACCA within the UK over the 6 months to 26 February 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 +162 69 £55,000 - 57
London +169 43 £57,500 -16.36% 25
UK excluding London +121 26 £52,500 - 32
South East +107 11 £52,500 -17.65% 4
Work from Home -90 9 £60,000 +9.09% 3
North of England +54 8 £55,000 +22.22% 4
North West +50 6 £51,250 +41.38% 3
South West +52 4 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Yorkshire +29 2 £57,500 +4.55%
East of England +81 1 - - 4
Midlands +51 1 - - 13
West Midlands +45 1 - - 12
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 February 2021, IT jobs citing ACCA 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 ACCA.

1 79 (94.05%) Finance
2 67 (79.76%) CIMA
3 37 (44.05%) ERP
4 28 (33.33%) Dynamics 365
5 26 (30.95%) NetSuite
5 26 (30.95%) JD Edwards
6 23 (27.38%) AAT
7 22 (26.19%) Oracle
8 18 (21.43%) SAP
9 16 (19.05%) Data Migration
9 16 (19.05%) Migration
10 15 (17.86%) Requirements Gathering
10 15 (17.86%) Budgeting and Forecasting
11 14 (16.67%) Project Management
12 13 (15.48%) SQL
12 13 (15.48%) Microsoft Excel
12 13 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (15.48%) SaaS
13 12 (14.29%) Presales
13 12 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
14 11 (13.10%) Order to Cash
14 11 (13.10%) Degree
15 10 (11.90%) Adaptive Insights
15 10 (11.90%) Banking
15 10 (11.90%) Management Information System
16 9 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
16 9 (10.71%) Fintech
16 9 (10.71%) Procure-to-Pay
16 9 (10.71%) Anaplan

ACCA
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 (1.19%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (15.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (30.95%) NetSuite
2 8 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (7.14%) HFM
3 6 (7.14%) Hyperion Planning
3 6 (7.14%) SAP BPC
4 3 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (3.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (3.57%) Lawson
4 3 (3.57%) SAP Business One
4 3 (3.57%) Shopify
5 2 (2.38%) Odoo
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (1.19%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (1.19%) Sage 200
6 1 (1.19%) Sage 500
6 1 (1.19%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (1.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 28 (33.33%) Dynamics 365
2 13 (15.48%) SaaS
3 8 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (9.52%) Power Platform
4 2 (2.38%) GitHub
5 1 (1.19%) Google Docs
5 1 (1.19%) Lucidchart
5 1 (1.19%) Smartsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.52%) Power BI
2 4 (4.76%) Big Data
2 4 (4.76%) Essbase
3 3 (3.57%) Data Lake
3 3 (3.57%) QlikView
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.38%) Blockchain
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.38%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) JIRA
2 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 79 (94.05%) Finance
2 10 (11.90%) Banking
3 8 (9.52%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.95%) Advertising
4 5 (5.95%) Billing
4 5 (5.95%) General Ledger
4 5 (5.95%) Retail
5 4 (4.76%) French Language
5 4 (4.76%) Legal
6 3 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.57%) Law
7 1 (1.19%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (36.90%) Consultant
2 17 (20.24%) NetSuite Consultant
3 13 (15.48%) Accountant
3 13 (15.48%) Senior Consultant
4 10 (11.90%) Analyst
4 10 (11.90%) Finance Manager
4 10 (11.90%) Systems Manager
5 8 (9.52%) Finance Systems Manager
6 7 (8.33%) Systems Accountant
7 4 (4.76%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Hyperion Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) Principal Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) Senior Hyperion Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Administrator
8 3 (3.57%) Management Accountant
8 3 (3.57%) Report Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Transformation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.33%) XML
2 5 (5.95%) OLE
2 5 (5.95%) SOAP
2 5 (5.95%) Web Services
2 5 (5.95%) WSDL
2 5 (5.95%) XSLT
3 4 (4.76%) HTML
4 2 (2.38%) COM
4 2 (2.38%) EDI
4 2 (2.38%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Management Information System
2 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.95%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.57%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (3.57%) AS400
4 3 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.38%) TRADACOMS
6 1 (1.19%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.19%) Derivative
6 1 (1.19%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (44.05%) ERP
2 16 (19.05%) Data Migration
2 16 (19.05%) Migration
3 15 (17.86%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 15 (17.86%) Requirements Gathering
4 14 (16.67%) Project Management
5 13 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (14.29%) Presales
7 11 (13.10%) Order to Cash
8 9 (10.71%) Fintech
8 9 (10.71%) Procure-to-Pay
9 8 (9.52%) CRM
10 7 (8.33%) Accounts Payable
10 7 (8.33%) Accounts Receivable
10 7 (8.33%) Risk Management
11 6 (7.14%) Internal Audit
11 6 (7.14%) Process Improvement
11 6 (7.14%) Record to Report
11 6 (7.14%) Revenue Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.48%) SQL
2 5 (5.95%) R
2 5 (5.95%) VBA
3 2 (2.38%) ActionScript
3 2 (2.38%) ActionScript 2.0
3 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.38%) Python
4 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 67 (79.76%) CIMA
2 23 (27.38%) AAT
3 11 (13.10%) Degree
4 5 (5.95%) CISA
5 4 (4.76%) ICAEW
6 3 (3.57%) PMI Certification
6 3 (3.57%) PMP
7 2 (2.38%) CFA
7 2 (2.38%) CISSP
7 2 (2.38%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) IFRS
2 1 (1.19%) GAAP
2 1 (1.19%) ISAE 3402
2 1 (1.19%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.19%) SAS 70
Vendors
1 26 (30.95%) JD Edwards
2 22 (26.19%) Oracle
3 18 (21.43%) SAP
4 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 10 (11.90%) Adaptive Insights
6 9 (10.71%) Anaplan
6 9 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (9.52%) Hyperion
8 6 (7.14%) Workday
9 5 (5.95%) Concur
9 5 (5.95%) Jitterbit
9 5 (5.95%) ServiceNow
9 5 (5.95%) Tagetik
10 3 (3.57%) Epicor
10 3 (3.57%) IFS
10 3 (3.57%) Sage
11 1 (1.19%) Atlassian
11 1 (1.19%) Google
11 1 (1.19%) Infor
11 1 (1.19%) Maconomy