Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 900 905 892
Rank change year-on-year +5 -13 -40
Permanent jobs citing ACCA 257 302 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.69% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 175 240 301
UK median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £38,850 £35,437 £37,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £100,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £50,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +40.00% -2.91% +5.97%

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 38,453 43,712 50,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.75% 24.24% 26.32%
Number of salaries quoted 28,424 33,597 40,138
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018. 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 -19 250 £63,750 +10.87% 112
UK excluding London +6 137 £70,000 +40.00% 95
London +36 113 £57,000 -12.31% 27
North of England +23 42 £75,000 +33.33% 25
South East +20 38 £57,500 +35.29% 15
North West +18 33 £75,000 - 11
Midlands +4 25 £60,000 +20.00% 26
East of England +31 20 £70,000 +37.59% 10
West Midlands +34 13 £60,000 -4.00% 20
East Midlands -2 12 £70,000 +40.00% 6
South West +2 10 £70,000 +1.82% 9
Yorkshire +26 6 £57,500 +44.11% 9
North East -11 3 £32,500 -43.48% 5
Wales - 1 £42,500 - 2
Channel Islands - 1 £85,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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.

1 248 (96.50%) Finance
2 186 (72.37%) CIMA
3 92 (35.80%) ERP
4 84 (32.68%) Microsoft
5 79 (30.74%) Oracle
6 71 (27.63%) Dynamics AX
7 62 (24.12%) SAP
8 48 (18.68%) Dynamics 365
9 45 (17.51%) Degree
10 35 (13.62%) Oracle Financials
10 35 (13.62%) Order to Cash
10 35 (13.62%) Procure-to-Pay
10 35 (13.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 34 (13.23%) Record to Report
12 32 (12.45%) Oracle Fusion
13 31 (12.06%) Microsoft Certification
14 29 (11.28%) Advertising
15 28 (10.89%) JD Edwards
15 28 (10.89%) Project Management
16 26 (10.12%) Dynamics NAV
17 25 (9.73%) Sage
17 25 (9.73%) Epicor
17 25 (9.73%) Microsoft Excel
17 25 (9.73%) SQL
18 23 (8.95%) IFRS
19 22 (8.56%) GAAP
20 21 (8.17%) Infor
20 21 (8.17%) AAT
21 20 (7.78%) NetSuite
21 20 (7.78%) SAP CO

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 (0.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (9.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 71 (27.63%) Dynamics AX
2 35 (13.62%) Oracle Financials
2 35 (13.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 26 (10.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 20 (7.78%) NetSuite
4 20 (7.78%) SAP CO
5 19 (7.39%) SAP FI
5 19 (7.39%) SAP FI/CO
6 13 (5.06%) Oracle General Ledger
7 10 (3.89%) SAP BPC
8 9 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
9 8 (3.11%) SAP S/4HANA
10 7 (2.72%) Lawson
11 6 (2.33%) Unit4 Business World
12 4 (1.56%) Dynamics GP
12 4 (1.56%) SAP Business One
12 4 (1.56%) SAP MDM
13 3 (1.17%) Oracle Assets
13 3 (1.17%) SAP FS
13 3 (1.17%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 48 (18.68%) Dynamics 365
2 9 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (3.50%) SaaS
3 1 (0.39%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.39%) Broadband
1 1 (0.39%) LAN
1 1 (0.39%) Network Security
1 1 (0.39%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (0.39%) Wireless
1 1 (0.39%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.89%) SAP BW
2 9 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.50%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.11%) QlikView
4 5 (1.95%) MySQL
4 5 (1.95%) SAP HANA
4 5 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.56%) Power BI
6 2 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.78%) Essbase
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.78%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.39%) Big Data
7 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.39%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 2 (0.78%) JIRA
2 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
General
1 248 (96.50%) Finance
2 29 (11.28%) Advertising
3 16 (6.23%) Manufacturing
4 15 (5.84%) General Ledger
5 12 (4.67%) Banking
6 11 (4.28%) Retail
7 7 (2.72%) Telecoms
8 6 (2.33%) Legal
9 4 (1.56%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.56%) Law
10 3 (1.17%) Marketing
11 1 (0.39%) Back Office
11 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 119 (46.30%) Consultant
2 54 (21.01%) Analyst
3 44 (17.12%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 34 (13.23%) Financial Analyst
5 32 (12.45%) Oracle Consultant
5 32 (12.45%) Oracle Financials Consultant
6 26 (10.12%) Business Analyst
7 25 (9.73%) Accountant
8 19 (7.39%) Finance Manager
9 14 (5.45%) Finance Business Analyst
10 13 (5.06%) Business Finance Analyst
11 11 (4.28%) SAP Analyst
12 10 (3.89%) Senior Consultant
13 9 (3.50%) ERP Manager
13 9 (3.50%) Functional Consultant
13 9 (3.50%) Project Manager
13 9 (3.50%) Systems Accountant
14 8 (3.11%) SAP Consultant
15 7 (2.72%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
15 7 (2.72%) SAP Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.45%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (0.78%) iXBRL
3 1 (0.39%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.89%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.11%) Fintech
4 7 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.33%) Derivative
5 6 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.56%) Equities
7 3 (1.17%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.17%) Tandem
7 3 (1.17%) User Experience
8 2 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.39%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.39%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.39%) FMCG
9 1 (0.39%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (35.80%) ERP
2 35 (13.62%) Order to Cash
2 35 (13.62%) Procure-to-Pay
3 34 (13.23%) Record to Report
4 28 (10.89%) Project Management
5 20 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (6.23%) PRINCE2
7 14 (5.45%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 13 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (5.06%) Analytics
8 13 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (5.06%) CRM
8 13 (5.06%) Fund Management
9 11 (4.28%) Mathematics
9 11 (4.28%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (4.28%) Risk Management
9 11 (4.28%) Wealth Management
10 10 (3.89%) Business Analysis
10 10 (3.89%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (3.50%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.73%) SQL
2 9 (3.50%) C
3 4 (1.56%) ABAP
4 3 (1.17%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.17%) VBA
5 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.78%) R
6 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.39%) Python
6 1 (0.39%) VB
6 1 (0.39%) VBScript
6 1 (0.39%) X++
Qualifications
1 186 (72.37%) CIMA
2 45 (17.51%) Degree
3 31 (12.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (8.17%) AAT
5 9 (3.50%) PMI Certification
5 9 (3.50%) PMP
6 6 (2.33%) ICAEW
6 6 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.33%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.95%) CISA
7 5 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.56%) CISSP
8 4 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.78%) CBAP
9 2 (0.78%) IIBA
9 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.39%) CISM
10 1 (0.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.39%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.95%) IFRS
2 22 (8.56%) GAAP
3 7 (2.72%) PMO
4 4 (1.56%) P3O
5 3 (1.17%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.78%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.78%) QA
6 2 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.39%) Basel II
7 1 (0.39%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.39%) SLA
7 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 84 (32.68%) Microsoft
2 79 (30.74%) Oracle
3 62 (24.12%) SAP
4 28 (10.89%) JD Edwards
5 25 (9.73%) Epicor
5 25 (9.73%) Sage
6 21 (8.17%) Infor
7 18 (7.00%) Hyperion
8 10 (3.89%) Tableau
9 5 (1.95%) Adaptive Insights
9 5 (1.95%) Cognos
9 5 (1.95%) IFS
9 5 (1.95%) Sun
10 3 (1.17%) Xero
11 2 (0.78%) Anaplan
11 2 (0.78%) CA
11 2 (0.78%) CODA
11 2 (0.78%) Pegasus
12 1 (0.39%) Cognizant
12 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com