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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 29 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
UK
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1081 781 749
Rank change year-on-year -300 -32 +173
Permanent jobs citing ACCA 183 172 100
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.75% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 95 88 81
10th Percentile £41,250 £45,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £48,750 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - -17.24%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £87,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -4.55% +10.00%

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 45,882 23,019 17,264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.76% 21.71% 21.72%
Number of salaries quoted 17,830 13,315 12,977
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £29,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £72,724 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £48,900 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.84% +2.95% +5.56%

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 29 June 2022.

Salary histogram for ACCA in the UK

ACCA
Top 17 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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -240 141 £52,500 -8.70% 61
UK excluding London -117 105 £52,500 - 37
Work from Home -193 99 £55,000 -8.33% 18
South East -50 43 £48,750 -7.14% 18
London -259 43 £55,544 -20.65% 26
North of England -67 37 £55,000 +22.22% 6
North West -62 33 £52,500 - 4
Midlands -70 10 £43,750 -20.45% 2
Wales -30 6 £39,700 - 1
West Midlands -65 6 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands -28 4 £48,750 +50.00% 1
Scotland -65 3 £50,000 -23.08% 2
South West -30 2 - - 4
Yorkshire -48 2 £70,000 +55.56% 1
East of England -97 2 £52,500 - 4
Northern Ireland - 2 £47,500 -
North East - 2 £59,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, 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.

1 158 (86.34%) Finance
2 141 (77.05%) CIMA
3 62 (33.88%) ERP
4 53 (28.96%) Microsoft Excel
5 51 (27.87%) NetSuite
6 49 (26.78%) Dynamics 365
7 47 (25.68%) AAT
7 47 (25.68%) JD Edwards
7 47 (25.68%) Social Skills
8 42 (22.95%) Internal Audit
8 42 (22.95%) Order to Cash
9 39 (21.31%) Procure-to-Pay
10 36 (19.67%) Microsoft
10 36 (19.67%) Oracle
11 35 (19.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 35 (19.13%) Migration
11 35 (19.13%) Data Migration
12 34 (18.58%) Analytical Skills
13 29 (15.85%) Analytics
13 29 (15.85%) Continuous Improvement
13 29 (15.85%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (14.75%) Coaching
15 25 (13.66%) Microsoft Office
15 25 (13.66%) SAP
16 24 (13.11%) Process Improvement
17 23 (12.57%) CISA
18 22 (12.02%) Management Information System
18 22 (12.02%) Mentoring
18 22 (12.02%) Record to Report
18 22 (12.02%) 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 1 (0.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 53 (28.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (13.66%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 51 (27.87%) NetSuite
2 11 (6.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (6.01%) JDE OneWorld
2 11 (6.01%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 10 (5.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (4.92%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (3.83%) SAP CO
5 7 (3.83%) SAP FI
5 7 (3.83%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (3.83%) SAP S/4HANA
5 7 (3.83%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (1.64%) Lawson
6 3 (1.64%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (1.64%) SAP Business One
7 2 (1.09%) MFGPRO
7 2 (1.09%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (1.09%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.55%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.55%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 1 (0.55%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 49 (26.78%) Dynamics 365
2 20 (10.93%) SaaS
3 9 (4.92%) Power Platform
4 6 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.19%) AWS
6 3 (1.64%) GCP
7 2 (1.09%) Azure
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.55%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.92%) Oracle Reports
1 9 (4.92%) Power BI
2 7 (3.83%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (1.64%) BigQuery
3 3 (1.64%) SAP BW
3 3 (1.64%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.09%) Metadata
5 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (4.92%) Oracle Forms
General
1 158 (86.34%) Finance
2 47 (25.68%) Social Skills
3 34 (18.58%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (12.02%) Presentation Skills
5 19 (10.38%) Manufacturing
6 17 (9.29%) Public Sector
7 16 (8.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 9 (4.92%) Banking
9 8 (4.37%) Law
9 8 (4.37%) Telecoms
10 5 (2.73%) Billing
11 4 (2.19%) Aviation
11 4 (2.19%) General Ledger
11 4 (2.19%) Legal
12 3 (1.64%) Automotive
12 3 (1.64%) German Language
12 3 (1.64%) Influencing Skills
13 2 (1.09%) Italian Language
13 2 (1.09%) Mandarin Language
13 2 (1.09%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (31.69%) Analyst
2 30 (16.39%) Consultant
3 25 (13.66%) NetSuite Consultant
4 20 (10.93%) Financial Analyst
5 15 (8.20%) Finance Manager
5 15 (8.20%) Senior Consultant
6 8 (4.37%) IT Director
7 7 (3.83%) Finance Systems Manager
7 7 (3.83%) NetSuite Specialist
7 7 (3.83%) SAP Financial Leader
7 7 (3.83%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (3.83%) Systems Manager
8 6 (3.28%) Accountant
9 5 (2.73%) Systems Accountant
10 4 (2.19%) Business Analyst
10 4 (2.19%) Commercial Analyst
11 3 (1.64%) Pricing Analyst
11 3 (1.64%) Report Specialist
11 3 (1.64%) Report Writer
11 3 (1.64%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.64%) COM
2 2 (1.09%) JSON
3 1 (0.55%) EDI
3 1 (0.55%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.02%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.37%) Driving Licence
3 5 (2.73%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.64%) AS400
5 3 (1.64%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.09%) Legacy Applications
7 1 (0.55%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.55%) FMCG
7 1 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (33.88%) ERP
2 42 (22.95%) Internal Audit
2 42 (22.95%) Order to Cash
3 39 (21.31%) Procure-to-Pay
4 35 (19.13%) Data Migration
4 35 (19.13%) Migration
5 29 (15.85%) Analytics
5 29 (15.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 29 (15.85%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (14.75%) Coaching
7 24 (13.11%) Process Improvement
8 22 (12.02%) Mentoring
8 22 (12.02%) Record to Report
9 21 (11.48%) Business Development
10 20 (10.93%) Technology Transformation
11 18 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (9.84%) Project Delivery
11 18 (9.84%) Risk Management
11 18 (9.84%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (9.29%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.20%) SQL
2 7 (3.83%) ABAP
2 7 (3.83%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 141 (77.05%) CIMA
2 47 (25.68%) AAT
3 23 (12.57%) CISA
4 19 (10.38%) MBA
5 16 (8.74%) Degree
6 5 (2.73%) CIPFA
7 4 (2.19%) CISSP
8 3 (1.64%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (1.64%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.64%) PMP
9 2 (1.09%) CISM
9 2 (1.09%) CRISC
9 2 (1.09%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 1 (0.55%) ICAEW
10 1 (0.55%) ISEB
10 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (19.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (3.83%) IFRS
3 4 (2.19%) GAAP
3 4 (2.19%) GDPR
4 2 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.09%) QA
Vendors
1 47 (25.68%) JD Edwards
2 36 (19.67%) Microsoft
2 36 (19.67%) Oracle
3 25 (13.66%) SAP
4 19 (10.38%) FIS
4 19 (10.38%) WorldPay
5 7 (3.83%) Google
6 6 (3.28%) Sage
7 5 (2.73%) IFS
8 4 (2.19%) Hyperion
9 3 (1.64%) Epicor
10 2 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.55%) Anaplan
11 1 (0.55%) Cognos
11 1 (0.55%) Workday