Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 649 911 876
Rank change year-on-year +262 -35 +39
Permanent jobs citing ACCA 46 188 318
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.57% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 36 132 253
Median annual salary £60,000 £66,750 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.11% +11.25% -
10th Percentile £39,625 £27,275 £40,100
90th Percentile £79,375 £105,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £38,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +49.35% -40.77% +30.00%

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 10,928 32,904 39,571
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.10% 23.45% 23.63%
Number of salaries quoted 8,005 23,887 29,378
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £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 21 September 2020.

Salary histogram for ACCA in the UK

ACCA
Top 12 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 21 September 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 +237 44 £60,000 -12.41% 19
UK excluding London +268 25 £57,500 +49.35% 6
London +186 19 £60,000 -31.43% 13
South East +200 8 £62,500 +68.92% 1
Midlands +149 8 £50,000 +53.85% 1
West Midlands +118 8 £50,000 +53.85% 1
North of England +151 7 £55,000 +100.00% 2
North West +120 4 £55,000 +100.00% 2
Work from Home +53 4 £75,000 -16.67% 6
Yorkshire +154 3 £42,500 -
East of England +134 1 £70,000 +48.94%
Scotland +98 1 £42,500 -10.53%

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 38 (82.61%) Finance
2 27 (58.70%) CIMA
3 11 (23.91%) ERP
4 10 (21.74%) Oracle
5 9 (19.57%) Degree
5 9 (19.57%) Process Improvement
5 9 (19.57%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (17.39%) AAT
7 7 (15.22%) NetSuite
7 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
8 6 (13.04%) SAP
8 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
8 6 (13.04%) Risk Management
8 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
8 6 (13.04%) Fortinet
8 6 (13.04%) ACSA
8 6 (13.04%) Aruba
8 6 (13.04%) ACSP
8 6 (13.04%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 5 (10.87%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (10.87%) Internal Audit
9 5 (10.87%) Mentoring
9 5 (10.87%) JD Edwards
9 5 (10.87%) Project Management
10 4 (8.70%) BGP
10 4 (8.70%) OSPF
10 4 (8.70%) Cisco
10 4 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (8.70%) Procure-to-Pay

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 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (15.22%) NetSuite
2 3 (6.52%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (4.35%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (4.35%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (2.17%) HFM
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (2.17%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (4.35%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.17%) Google Docs
3 1 (2.17%) Lucidchart
3 1 (2.17%) SaaS
3 1 (2.17%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) BGP
1 4 (8.70%) Cisco Firepower
1 4 (8.70%) Network Security
1 4 (8.70%) OSPF
1 4 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (4.35%) Power BI
2 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.17%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 38 (82.61%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.70%) Public Sector
4 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.35%) Retail
6 1 (2.17%) Banking
6 1 (2.17%) Billing
6 1 (2.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Consultant
2 7 (15.22%) Financial Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Finance Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Auditor
5 3 (6.52%) Commercial Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Commercial Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Finance Systems Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Internal Auditor
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Auditor
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Internal Auditor
5 3 (6.52%) Systems Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Procurement Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Risk Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Systems Accountant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.35%) Reinsurance
3 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) ERP
2 9 (19.57%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (19.57%) Process Improvement
3 6 (13.04%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 6 (13.04%) Risk Management
4 5 (10.87%) Internal Audit
4 5 (10.87%) Mentoring
4 5 (10.87%) Project Management
5 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.70%) Business Development
5 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (8.70%) Decision-Making
5 4 (8.70%) People Management
5 4 (8.70%) Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.52%) Data Analysis
6 3 (6.52%) ITIL
6 3 (6.52%) Logistics
6 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) VBA
2 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (58.70%) CIMA
2 9 (19.57%) Degree
3 8 (17.39%) AAT
4 6 (13.04%) ACSA
4 6 (13.04%) ACSP
5 3 (6.52%) DBS Check
5 3 (6.52%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (4.35%) CISA
6 2 (4.35%) CISSP
7 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) IFRS
2 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Oracle
2 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.04%) Aruba
3 6 (13.04%) Fortinet
3 6 (13.04%) SAP
4 5 (10.87%) JD Edwards
5 4 (8.70%) Cisco
6 2 (4.35%) Alteryx
6 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.35%) Juniper
7 1 (2.17%) Adaptive Insights
7 1 (2.17%) Anaplan
7 1 (2.17%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.17%) Epicor
7 1 (2.17%) Google
7 1 (2.17%) Hyperion
7 1 (2.17%) Sage
7 1 (2.17%) Xero