Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 922 892 923
Rank change year-on-year -30 +31 -38
Permanent jobs citing ACCA 193 304 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.73% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 146 217 251
UK median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.23% +7.83%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,872 £37,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £97,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +30.43% +15.00% +8.11%

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 36,636 41,525 45,349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.13% 23.78% 25.78%
Number of salaries quoted 26,763 32,240 36,011
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

ACCA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ACCA in the UK

ACCA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for ACCA in the UK

ACCA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ACCA over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Salary histogram for ACCA in the UK

ACCA
Top 14 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 23 January 2019. 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 -21 186 £67,500 +12.50% 93
London +18 101 £62,500 -7.41% 27
UK excluding London -11 83 £75,000 +30.43% 69
North of England +23 33 £87,500 +59.09% 25
North West +25 30 £87,500 +16.67% 12
South East +1 26 £55,000 +29.41% 16
Midlands +21 15 £73,750 +28.26% 13
West Midlands +32 9 £77,500 +19.23% 9
East Midlands +13 6 £52,500 -4.55% 4
East of England +24 5 £70,000 +21.74% 6
South West +5 3 £70,000 +21.74% 6
North East +11 2 £53,200 +41.87% 4
Yorkshire +21 1 £70,000 +75.44% 9
Channel Islands - 1 £85,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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.

1 185 (95.85%) Finance
2 127 (65.80%) CIMA
3 62 (32.12%) Oracle
4 57 (29.53%) ERP
5 54 (27.98%) SAP
6 37 (19.17%) Degree
7 34 (17.62%) Dynamics AX
7 34 (17.62%) Procure-to-Pay
8 33 (17.10%) Order to Cash
8 33 (17.10%) Record to Report
9 32 (16.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 32 (16.58%) Microsoft
9 32 (16.58%) Oracle Financials
10 30 (15.54%) Project Management
10 30 (15.54%) Analytics
11 29 (15.03%) Oracle Fusion
12 26 (13.47%) SQL
13 24 (12.44%) JD Edwards
14 20 (10.36%) Microsoft Excel
14 20 (10.36%) AAT
15 19 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (9.84%) Dynamics 365
15 19 (9.84%) NetSuite
16 18 (9.33%) Tableau
16 18 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
17 17 (8.81%) Risk Management
18 16 (8.29%) QlikView
19 15 (7.77%) PRINCE2
19 15 (7.77%) Sage
19 15 (7.77%) Epicor

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 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (10.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 34 (17.62%) Dynamics AX
2 32 (16.58%) Oracle Financials
2 32 (16.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 19 (9.84%) NetSuite
4 14 (7.25%) SAP BPC
5 13 (6.74%) Dynamics NAV
5 13 (6.74%) SAP CO
6 12 (6.22%) SAP FI
7 11 (5.70%) SAP FI/CO
8 10 (5.18%) Dynamics CRM
9 9 (4.66%) Lawson
9 9 (4.66%) SAP S/4HANA
10 6 (3.11%) SAP FS
10 6 (3.11%) Unit4 Business World
11 5 (2.59%) Oracle General Ledger
12 4 (2.07%) Dynamics GP
12 4 (2.07%) Oracle Assets
12 4 (2.07%) SAP MDM
13 3 (1.55%) SAP Business ByDesign
13 3 (1.55%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.84%) Dynamics 365
2 11 (5.70%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (5.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.52%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.52%) Broadband
1 1 (0.52%) LAN
1 1 (0.52%) Network Security
1 1 (0.52%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (0.52%) Wireless
1 1 (0.52%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.29%) QlikView
2 10 (5.18%) SAP BW
3 7 (3.63%) SAP HANA
4 5 (2.59%) MySQL
4 5 (2.59%) Power BI
5 4 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.55%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.04%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.04%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.52%) Big Data
8 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.52%) Essbase
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Smart View
8 1 (0.52%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.04%) JIRA
2 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
General
1 185 (95.85%) Finance
2 14 (7.25%) Banking
3 7 (3.63%) Advertising
3 7 (3.63%) General Ledger
3 7 (3.63%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.11%) Retail
5 5 (2.59%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.59%) Law
5 5 (2.59%) Legal
5 5 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.07%) Back Office
7 2 (1.04%) Marketing
8 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 72 (37.31%) Consultant
2 47 (24.35%) Analyst
3 29 (15.03%) Oracle Consultant
3 29 (15.03%) Oracle Financials Consultant
4 28 (14.51%) Financial Analyst
5 18 (9.33%) Finance Manager
6 15 (7.77%) Senior Manager
7 14 (7.25%) Business Analyst
8 12 (6.22%) Accountant
8 12 (6.22%) Dynamics AX Consultant
8 12 (6.22%) SAP Analyst
9 11 (5.70%) IT Manager
10 10 (5.18%) Audit Manager
10 10 (5.18%) IT Audit Manager
10 10 (5.18%) Risk Manager
11 9 (4.66%) Analytics Manager
11 9 (4.66%) IT Risk Manager
11 9 (4.66%) Senior Analytics Manager
11 9 (4.66%) Senior IT Audit Manager
11 9 (4.66%) Senior IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (15.03%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.52%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.52%) iXBRL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.63%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.55%) Robotics
4 3 (1.55%) User Experience
5 2 (1.04%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.04%) Tandem
6 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.52%) Fintech
6 1 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (29.53%) ERP
2 34 (17.62%) Procure-to-Pay
3 33 (17.10%) Order to Cash
3 33 (17.10%) Record to Report
4 30 (15.54%) Analytics
4 30 (15.54%) Project Management
5 18 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (8.81%) Risk Management
7 15 (7.77%) PRINCE2
8 14 (7.25%) Internal Audit
9 13 (6.74%) CRM
9 13 (6.74%) Data Analytics
9 13 (6.74%) Programme Management
10 12 (6.22%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (5.70%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (5.70%) Data Modelling
11 11 (5.70%) Decision-Making
12 10 (5.18%) Computer Science
12 10 (5.18%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.47%) SQL
2 11 (5.70%) VBA
3 10 (5.18%) R
4 3 (1.55%) C
5 1 (0.52%) ABAP
5 1 (0.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (0.52%) Python
5 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.52%) VBScript
5 1 (0.52%) X++
Qualifications
1 127 (65.80%) CIMA
2 37 (19.17%) Degree
3 20 (10.36%) AAT
4 12 (6.22%) PMP
5 11 (5.70%) PMI Certification
6 10 (5.18%) CISA
7 8 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (3.11%) CCAB
9 5 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (2.07%) ICAEW
10 4 (2.07%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (1.55%) CISSP
11 3 (1.55%) MBA
11 3 (1.55%) SC Cleared
11 3 (1.55%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.04%) CBAP
12 2 (1.04%) IIBA
13 1 (0.52%) CFA
13 1 (0.52%) CISM
13 1 (0.52%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.70%) IFRS
2 9 (4.66%) GAAP
2 9 (4.66%) QA
3 7 (3.63%) PMO
3 7 (3.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.59%) P3O
5 3 (1.55%) Basel III
5 3 (1.55%) GDPR
5 3 (1.55%) IFRS 9
5 3 (1.55%) Solvency II
6 2 (1.04%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.52%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 62 (32.12%) Oracle
2 54 (27.98%) SAP
3 32 (16.58%) Microsoft
4 24 (12.44%) JD Edwards
5 18 (9.33%) Tableau
6 15 (7.77%) Epicor
6 15 (7.77%) Sage
7 13 (6.74%) Infor
8 7 (3.63%) Hyperion
9 5 (2.59%) IFS
9 5 (2.59%) Sun
10 4 (2.07%) Adaptive Insights
10 4 (2.07%) CA
11 3 (1.55%) Cognos
12 2 (1.04%) CODA
12 2 (1.04%) HP
12 2 (1.04%) Pegasus
12 2 (1.04%) PeopleSoft
13 1 (0.52%) Aruba
13 1 (0.52%) Cisco