Period
to 13 December 2019

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 13 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 888 924 900
Rank change year-on-year +36 -24 +38
Permanent jobs citing ACCA 147 228 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.60% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 91 162 240
UK median annual salary £52,500 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £37,575 £34,872
90th Percentile £105,000 £96,250 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £70,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -47.14% +33.33% +1.94%

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 29,595 37,883 43,188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.26% 23.78% 23.97%
Number of salaries quoted 21,929 27,806 33,183
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 13 December 2019.

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 13 December 2019. 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 +18 139 £53,750 -23.21% 55
UK excluding London +30 86 £37,000 -47.14% 36
London +42 59 £80,000 +28.00% 21
South East +34 30 £44,750 -18.64% 8
North of England +37 25 £27,500 -63.33% 10
North West +30 22 £27,500 -65.63% 7
East of England +63 15 £42,500 -39.29% 3
Midlands +11 6 £45,000 -35.71% 7
Scotland - 6 £47,500 - 1
West Midlands +31 4 £46,250 -22.92% 5
South West +15 4 £53,750 -23.21% 6
Yorkshire +41 3 - - 3
East Midlands +9 2 £42,500 -39.29% 2

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, 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.

1 120 (81.63%) Finance
2 114 (77.55%) CIMA
3 41 (27.89%) ERP
4 32 (21.77%) Oracle
4 32 (21.77%) SAP
5 30 (20.41%) NetSuite
6 27 (18.37%) Project Management
7 26 (17.69%) Microsoft Excel
7 26 (17.69%) Degree
8 25 (17.01%) Performance Management
9 24 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (15.65%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 23 (15.65%) Dynamics 365
11 22 (14.97%) Microsoft
12 19 (12.93%) AAT
13 18 (12.24%) PRINCE2
13 18 (12.24%) JD Edwards
13 18 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (11.56%) Analytics
15 16 (10.88%) Decision-Making
15 16 (10.88%) Back Office
16 14 (9.52%) Process Improvement
17 13 (8.84%) CRM
18 11 (7.48%) Risk Management
18 11 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
18 11 (7.48%) Coaching
18 11 (7.48%) Dynamics NAV
18 11 (7.48%) Dynamics CRM
19 10 (6.80%) People Management
19 10 (6.80%) SaaS

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 3 (2.04%) NetWeaver
2 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (17.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (6.12%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 30 (20.41%) NetSuite
2 11 (7.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (7.48%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (4.76%) Unit4 Business World
4 6 (4.08%) SAP CO
4 6 (4.08%) SAP FI
4 6 (4.08%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (4.08%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (2.72%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (2.72%) SAP BPC
6 3 (2.04%) Infor SunSystems
6 3 (2.04%) JDE OneWorld
6 3 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (2.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (2.04%) Sage 200
7 2 (1.36%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (1.36%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (1.36%) SAP MDM
7 2 (1.36%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.65%) Dynamics 365
2 10 (6.80%) SaaS
3 8 (5.44%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (3.40%) Power Platform
5 3 (2.04%) Azure
5 3 (2.04%) FinancialForce
5 3 (2.04%) Office 365
5 3 (2.04%) PowerApps
6 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.08%) Firewall
1 6 (4.08%) LAN
1 6 (4.08%) WAN
2 1 (0.68%) 5G
2 1 (0.68%) DHCP
2 1 (0.68%) DNS
2 1 (0.68%) Intranet
2 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.40%) Power BI
2 1 (0.68%) OLAP
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (0.68%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (1.36%) JIRA
1 2 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 120 (81.63%) Finance
2 16 (10.88%) Back Office
3 10 (6.80%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.40%) Banking
5 4 (2.72%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.04%) Legal
6 3 (2.04%) Marketing
7 2 (1.36%) Advertising
7 2 (1.36%) Billing
7 2 (1.36%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.36%) Retail
8 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.68%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 46 (31.29%) Consultant
2 38 (25.85%) Analyst
3 28 (19.05%) Financial Analyst
4 18 (12.24%) Systems Analyst
5 17 (11.56%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 13 (8.84%) NetSuite Consultant
7 11 (7.48%) Finance Manager
8 10 (6.80%) Accountant
9 9 (6.12%) Commercial Analyst
9 9 (6.12%) Project Manager
10 8 (5.44%) Enterprise Consultant
10 8 (5.44%) Enterprise Management Consultant
10 8 (5.44%) Management Consultant
10 8 (5.44%) Performance Consultant
10 8 (5.44%) Performance Management Consultant
10 8 (5.44%) SAP Consultant
11 6 (4.08%) ERP Consultant
11 6 (4.08%) Network Analyst
11 6 (4.08%) Senior Consultant
12 4 (2.72%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.68%) .NET
1 1 (0.68%) Flash
1 1 (0.68%) HTML
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.44%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.72%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.36%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.36%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.68%) AS400
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.68%) FMCG
6 1 (0.68%) Social Media
6 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.89%) ERP
2 27 (18.37%) Project Management
3 25 (17.01%) Performance Management
4 24 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (15.65%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 18 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (12.24%) PRINCE2
7 17 (11.56%) Analytics
8 16 (10.88%) Decision-Making
9 14 (9.52%) Process Improvement
10 13 (8.84%) CRM
11 11 (7.48%) Coaching
11 11 (7.48%) Risk Management
11 11 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (6.80%) People Management
13 7 (4.76%) Creative Thinking
14 6 (4.08%) Internal Audit
14 6 (4.08%) Order to Cash
14 6 (4.08%) Problem Management
14 6 (4.08%) Record to Report
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.36%) C
1 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.68%) C#
2 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.68%) SQL
2 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 114 (77.55%) CIMA
2 26 (17.69%) Degree
3 19 (12.93%) AAT
4 8 (5.44%) CISA
5 7 (4.76%) CISSP
5 7 (4.76%) PMP
6 6 (4.08%) CCDP
6 6 (4.08%) CCNP
6 6 (4.08%) CCSP
6 6 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.08%) HP ASE
6 6 (4.08%) PMI Certification
7 3 (2.04%) CFA
7 3 (2.04%) CISM
8 2 (1.36%) MBA
8 2 (1.36%) SAP Certification
8 2 (1.36%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.68%) ICAEW
9 1 (0.68%) MCITP
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.04%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.68%) COBIT
2 1 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.68%) GAAP
2 1 (0.68%) GDPR
2 1 (0.68%) IFRS
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.68%) ITGC
2 1 (0.68%) PMO
2 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 32 (21.77%) Oracle
1 32 (21.77%) SAP
2 22 (14.97%) Microsoft
3 18 (12.24%) JD Edwards
4 9 (6.12%) Hyperion
5 6 (4.08%) Aruba
5 6 (4.08%) Cisco
5 6 (4.08%) HP
5 6 (4.08%) Palo Alto
5 6 (4.08%) Sage
6 3 (2.04%) Epicor
6 3 (2.04%) Infor
6 3 (2.04%) Workday
7 2 (1.36%) Anaplan
7 2 (1.36%) CA
8 1 (0.68%) Maconomy
8 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.68%) Tableau
8 1 (0.68%) Tagetik
8 1 (0.68%) WorldPay