Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
UK
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 739 824 913
Rank change year-on-year +85 +89 -33
Permanent jobs citing ACCA 128 120 203
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.56% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 88 98 148
10th Percentile £43,375 £37,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £48,750 £46,563 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,250 £58,750 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.26% -16.07% +27.27%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £87,438
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,850
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.07% +0.67%

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 18,361 21,305 36,391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 21.46% 24.82%
Number of salaries quoted 12,156 16,020 26,380
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,800 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.84% +5.56% +2.27%

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 11 May 2021.

Salary histogram for ACCA in the UK

ACCA
Top 15 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 11 May 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 +68 106 £56,250 -6.25% 40
London +64 54 £65,000 +4.00% 13
UK excluding London +54 51 £52,500 -4.55% 30
South East +34 17 £52,500 -19.23% 1
East of England +41 10 £52,500 -8.70% 3
North of England +1 9 £57,500 +35.29% 11
Work from Home -165 8 £58,750 -12.96% 7
North West +30 7 £55,000 - 10
South West -20 6 £57,500 +15.00%
Midlands -7 5 £55,000 +15.79% 12
Scotland - 3 £65,000 - 2
West Midlands -5 2 - - 9
Yorkshire -25 2 £57,500 +42.86% 1
East Midlands -1 1 £32,500 -23.53% 3
Wales - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 11 May 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.

1 126 (98.44%) Finance
2 105 (82.03%) CIMA
3 49 (38.28%) ERP
4 42 (32.81%) Social Skills
5 39 (30.47%) NetSuite
6 36 (28.13%) Dynamics 365
7 31 (24.22%) JD Edwards
8 30 (23.44%) AAT
9 29 (22.66%) Oracle
10 28 (21.88%) Microsoft
11 27 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (19.53%) Migration
12 25 (19.53%) Microsoft Excel
12 25 (19.53%) Data Migration
13 22 (17.19%) Requirements Gathering
14 20 (15.63%) SAP
15 19 (14.84%) SaaS
15 19 (14.84%) Budgeting and Forecasting
16 18 (14.06%) Degree
16 18 (14.06%) Project Management
17 15 (11.72%) SQL
17 15 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
18 14 (10.94%) Accounts Payable
18 14 (10.94%) Accounts Receivable
18 14 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
19 13 (10.16%) Banking
20 12 (9.38%) Order to Cash
20 12 (9.38%) Procure-to-Pay
20 12 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
20 12 (9.38%) Presentation Skills

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 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (19.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (4.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 39 (30.47%) NetSuite
2 11 (8.59%) HFM
2 11 (8.59%) Hyperion Planning
3 9 (7.03%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (7.03%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (3.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (3.91%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (3.13%) SAP CO
5 4 (3.13%) SAP FI
5 4 (3.13%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (3.13%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (2.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (2.34%) Shopify
7 2 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (1.56%) Lawson
7 2 (1.56%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (1.56%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (1.56%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (1.56%) SAP BPC
7 2 (1.56%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 36 (28.13%) Dynamics 365
2 19 (14.84%) SaaS
3 8 (6.25%) Power Platform
4 4 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.56%) Azure
5 2 (1.56%) GitHub
5 2 (1.56%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (1.56%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.56%) Power Automate
5 2 (1.56%) PowerApps
5 2 (1.56%) Stripe
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.03%) Big Data
1 9 (7.03%) Essbase
2 6 (4.69%) Power BI
3 3 (2.34%) Data Lake
3 3 (2.34%) QlikView
4 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.78%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.78%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) JIRA
2 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 126 (98.44%) Finance
2 42 (32.81%) Social Skills
3 15 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (10.16%) Banking
5 12 (9.38%) Presentation Skills
6 9 (7.03%) French Language
6 9 (7.03%) General Ledger
6 9 (7.03%) Manufacturing
7 8 (6.25%) Retail
8 6 (4.69%) Billing
9 5 (3.91%) Advertising
9 5 (3.91%) Legal
10 4 (3.13%) Back Office
10 4 (3.13%) Documentation Skills
10 4 (3.13%) Organisational Skills
11 3 (2.34%) Automotive
11 3 (2.34%) Public Sector
12 2 (1.56%) Investment Banking
12 2 (1.56%) Law
13 1 (0.78%) German Language
Job Titles
1 41 (32.03%) Consultant
2 19 (14.84%) NetSuite Consultant
3 18 (14.06%) Analyst
4 16 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
5 13 (10.16%) Accountant
5 13 (10.16%) Architect
5 13 (10.16%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (8.59%) Finance Manager
6 11 (8.59%) Systems Manager
7 10 (7.81%) Financial Analyst
8 9 (7.03%) Finance Systems Manager
8 9 (7.03%) Hyperion Consultant
8 9 (7.03%) Principal Consultant
8 9 (7.03%) Senior Hyperion Consultant
9 7 (5.47%) Financial Controller
10 6 (4.69%) Systems Accountant
11 5 (3.91%) Management Accountant
11 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
12 4 (3.13%) Administrator
12 4 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.47%) XML
2 5 (3.91%) HTML
2 5 (3.91%) OLE
2 5 (3.91%) SOAP
2 5 (3.91%) Web Services
2 5 (3.91%) WSDL
2 5 (3.91%) XSLT
3 3 (2.34%) COM
4 2 (1.56%) EDI
4 2 (1.56%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.81%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.69%) Driving Licence
2 6 (4.69%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.91%) Life Science
4 4 (3.13%) Renewable Energy
5 3 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.56%) AS400
6 2 (1.56%) TRADACOMS
7 1 (0.78%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.78%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.78%) Derivative
7 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (38.28%) ERP
2 27 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (19.53%) Data Migration
3 25 (19.53%) Migration
4 22 (17.19%) Requirements Gathering
5 19 (14.84%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 18 (14.06%) Project Management
7 14 (10.94%) Accounts Payable
7 14 (10.94%) Accounts Receivable
7 14 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (9.38%) Order to Cash
8 12 (9.38%) Procure-to-Pay
8 12 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (8.59%) Service Delivery
10 10 (7.81%) Artificial Intelligence
10 10 (7.81%) Time Management
11 9 (7.03%) CRM
11 9 (7.03%) Data Science
11 9 (7.03%) Revenue Management
12 8 (6.25%) Economics
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.72%) SQL
2 5 (3.91%) R
2 5 (3.91%) VBA
3 2 (1.56%) ActionScript
3 2 (1.56%) ActionScript 2.0
3 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.56%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.56%) Python
4 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 105 (82.03%) CIMA
2 30 (23.44%) AAT
3 18 (14.06%) Degree
4 6 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.34%) CISA
6 2 (1.56%) CFA
6 2 (1.56%) CIPFA
6 2 (1.56%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.56%) PMP
7 1 (0.78%) CISSP
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.34%) GAAP
2 2 (1.56%) IFRS
2 2 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.56%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.78%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (0.78%) PMO
3 1 (0.78%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) SAS 70
3 1 (0.78%) SOC 1
Vendors
1 31 (24.22%) JD Edwards
2 29 (22.66%) Oracle
3 28 (21.88%) Microsoft
4 20 (15.63%) SAP
5 11 (8.59%) Hyperion
6 8 (6.25%) Adaptive Insights
6 8 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (4.69%) Workday
8 5 (3.91%) Concur
8 5 (3.91%) Jitterbit
8 5 (3.91%) Sage
8 5 (3.91%) ServiceNow
9 4 (3.13%) Anaplan
9 4 (3.13%) CA
10 3 (2.34%) IFS
11 2 (1.56%) Epicor
11 2 (1.56%) Tagetik
11 2 (1.56%) Unisys
12 1 (0.78%) Infor
12 1 (0.78%) Maconomy