Period
to 26 November 2020

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 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 643 919 927
Rank change year-on-year +276 +8 -12
Permanent jobs citing ACCA 61 149 245
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.49% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 58 94 206
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.60% -20.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £41,250 £26,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £83,625 £105,000 £96,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £37,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +48.65% -47.14% +21.74%

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 11,356 30,630 38,298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.67% 22.56% 23.78%
Number of salaries quoted 8,655 22,647 28,326
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 £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 November 2020.

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 November 2020. 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 +262 53 £57,500 +1.32% 44
London +237 29 £60,000 -25.00% 18
UK excluding London +220 24 £55,000 +48.65% 26
South East +168 8 £62,500 +65.56% 5
Work from Home -2 8 £65,000 +33.33% 1
North of England +116 6 £55,000 +100.00% 5
North West +97 5 £55,000 +100.00% 2
Midlands +124 4 £50,000 +17.65% 11
South West +113 4 £42,500 -29.17% 1
West Midlands +98 4 £50,000 +25.00% 10
East of England +119 1 £70,000 +33.33% 4
Yorkshire +92 1 £57,500 - 3
Scotland +69 1 £42,500 -10.53%

For the 6 months to 26 November 2020, 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 51 (83.61%) Finance
2 38 (62.30%) CIMA
3 17 (27.87%) ERP
4 15 (24.59%) Dynamics 365
5 13 (21.31%) Oracle
6 12 (19.67%) NetSuite
7 11 (18.03%) JD Edwards
8 10 (16.39%) SAP
8 10 (16.39%) AAT
8 10 (16.39%) Presales
9 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (14.75%) Process Improvement
9 9 (14.75%) Risk Management
9 9 (14.75%) Project Management
9 9 (14.75%) Degree
9 9 (14.75%) SaaS
10 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
10 8 (13.11%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 8 (13.11%) IFRS
11 7 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (11.48%) Fintech
12 6 (9.84%) Internal Audit
12 6 (9.84%) Anaplan
12 6 (9.84%) Order to Cash
12 6 (9.84%) Telecoms
12 6 (9.84%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (9.84%) Aruba
12 6 (9.84%) ACSP
12 6 (9.84%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (9.84%) Fortinet

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:

Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (19.67%) NetSuite
2 5 (8.20%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (8.20%) SAP BPC
3 4 (6.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (3.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (3.28%) Odoo
4 2 (3.28%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (1.64%) HFM
5 1 (1.64%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (1.64%) Lawson
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.64%) Sage 200
5 1 (1.64%) Sage 500
5 1 (1.64%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 15 (24.59%) Dynamics 365
2 9 (14.75%) SaaS
3 6 (9.84%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (6.56%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.64%) Google Docs
5 1 (1.64%) Lucidchart
5 1 (1.64%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) BGP
1 4 (6.56%) Cisco Firepower
1 4 (6.56%) Network Security
1 4 (6.56%) OSPF
1 4 (6.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) Power BI
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.28%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.64%) Tableau
General
1 51 (83.61%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.20%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.56%) Banking
4 4 (6.56%) Public Sector
5 3 (4.92%) Law
5 3 (4.92%) Legal
6 2 (3.28%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.28%) Retail
7 1 (1.64%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (16.39%) Consultant
2 8 (13.11%) Accountant
2 8 (13.11%) Analyst
3 6 (9.84%) Finance Manager
3 6 (9.84%) Systems Accountant
4 5 (8.20%) Financial Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) NetSuite Consultant
4 5 (8.20%) Report Manager
4 5 (8.20%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Auditor
6 3 (4.92%) Commercial Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Finance Systems Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Internal Auditor
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Auditor
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Internal Auditor
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.92%) Analytical Mindset
3 3 (4.92%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.28%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.64%) AS400
5 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) ERP
2 10 (16.39%) Presales
3 9 (14.75%) Process Improvement
3 9 (14.75%) Project Management
3 9 (14.75%) Risk Management
4 8 (13.11%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 7 (11.48%) Fintech
5 7 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (9.84%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (9.84%) Internal Audit
6 6 (9.84%) Order to Cash
7 5 (8.20%) Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (6.56%) Creative Thinking
8 4 (6.56%) CRM
8 4 (6.56%) Data Migration
8 4 (6.56%) Migration
8 4 (6.56%) People Management
8 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
8 4 (6.56%) Record to Report
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.56%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (62.30%) CIMA
2 10 (16.39%) AAT
3 9 (14.75%) Degree
4 6 (9.84%) ACSA
4 6 (9.84%) ACSP
5 5 (8.20%) CISA
6 4 (6.56%) ICAEW
7 3 (4.92%) DBS Check
8 2 (3.28%) CISSP
8 2 (3.28%) Postgraduate
9 1 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) IFRS
2 2 (3.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.64%) GAAP
3 1 (1.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) Oracle
2 11 (18.03%) JD Edwards
3 10 (16.39%) SAP
4 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
5 6 (9.84%) Anaplan
5 6 (9.84%) Aruba
5 6 (9.84%) Fortinet
6 4 (6.56%) Cisco
7 3 (4.92%) Adaptive Insights
7 3 (4.92%) Hyperion
7 3 (4.92%) Tagetik
8 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.28%) Epicor
8 2 (3.28%) Juniper
8 2 (3.28%) Sage
9 1 (1.64%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.64%) Google
9 1 (1.64%) IFS
9 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.64%) Xero