Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
UK
6 months to
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 902 844 930
Rank change year-on-year -58 +86 -67
Permanent jobs citing ACCA 196 345 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.85% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 140 213 211
UK median annual salary £67,500 £54,000 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -4.42% -5.83%
10th Percentile £37,150 £33,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £84,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -9.09%

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 35,516 40,781 42,629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.67% 23.67% 24.98%
Number of salaries quoted 25,362 30,827 33,421
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -1.10%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95% -1.18%

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 27 May 2019.

Salary histogram for ACCA in the UK

ACCA
Top 14 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 27 May 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 -41 191 £67,500 +25.00% 115
London +37 114 £77,500 +29.17% 23
UK excluding London -54 77 £52,500 +5.00% 106
South East +17 34 £52,500 -12.50% 17
North of England +10 24 £60,000 +20.00% 28
North West +27 17 £87,500 +70.73% 14
East of England +67 9 £40,000 -28.57% 16
Midlands -5 6 £40,000 -27.27% 21
North East +19 4 £51,600 -14.00% 2
West Midlands 0 4 £38,750 -18.42% 13
South West +13 3 £65,000 +88.41% 10
Yorkshire 0 3 £65,000 +30.00% 12
East Midlands +18 2 £42,500 -22.73% 8
Wales +15 1 £40,000 -5.88% 8

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 180 (91.84%) Finance
2 114 (58.16%) CIMA
3 83 (42.35%) Oracle
4 65 (33.16%) Record to Report
5 63 (32.14%) Procure-to-Pay
6 60 (30.61%) Order to Cash
7 58 (29.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 56 (28.57%) Oracle Financials
9 54 (27.55%) SAP
10 52 (26.53%) Oracle Fusion
11 45 (22.96%) ERP
12 24 (12.24%) CRM
12 24 (12.24%) AAT
13 23 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (11.22%) Project Management
14 22 (11.22%) Microsoft Excel
15 21 (10.71%) NetSuite
15 21 (10.71%) Dynamics AX
15 21 (10.71%) Analytics
16 19 (9.69%) SQL
17 18 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (8.67%) SAP HANA
18 17 (8.67%) Degree
18 17 (8.67%) PRINCE2
18 17 (8.67%) Microsoft
18 17 (8.67%) SAP S/4HANA
19 15 (7.65%) JD Edwards
20 14 (7.14%) SAP Business ByDesign
20 14 (7.14%) Supplier Relationship Management
20 14 (7.14%) Internal Audit

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 22 (11.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (5.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 58 (29.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 56 (28.57%) Oracle Financials
3 21 (10.71%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (10.71%) NetSuite
4 17 (8.67%) SAP S/4HANA
5 14 (7.14%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 12 (6.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 12 (6.12%) Lawson
7 9 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (4.08%) Oracle Assets
9 6 (3.06%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (2.55%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (2.55%) Oracle Receivables
10 5 (2.55%) SAP BPC
10 5 (2.55%) SAP CO
10 5 (2.55%) SAP FI
11 4 (2.04%) Dynamics GP
11 4 (2.04%) Oracle Cash Management
11 4 (2.04%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.61%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (5.10%) Dynamics 365
3 9 (4.59%) SaaS
4 4 (2.04%) Power Platform
5 3 (1.53%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.55%) Broadband
2 1 (0.51%) Firewall
2 1 (0.51%) LAN
2 1 (0.51%) WAN
2 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.67%) SAP HANA
2 9 (4.59%) QlikView
3 4 (2.04%) Power BI
4 2 (1.02%) Essbase
4 2 (1.02%) OLAP
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.02%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Smart View
5 1 (0.51%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 180 (91.84%) Finance
2 11 (5.61%) Banking
3 10 (5.10%) Retail
4 9 (4.59%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.57%) General Ledger
6 5 (2.55%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.04%) Advertising
8 3 (1.53%) Back Office
8 3 (1.53%) Law
8 3 (1.53%) Marketing
9 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (38.27%) Consultant
2 52 (26.53%) Oracle Consultant
2 52 (26.53%) Oracle Financials Consultant
3 32 (16.33%) Analyst
4 22 (11.22%) Financial Analyst
5 19 (9.69%) Senior Manager
6 10 (5.10%) Accountant
6 10 (5.10%) Finance Manager
7 9 (4.59%) ERP Consultant
7 9 (4.59%) ERP Manager
7 9 (4.59%) IT Manager
7 9 (4.59%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.59%) Senior IT Manager
8 8 (4.08%) Audit Manager
8 8 (4.08%) Auditor
8 8 (4.08%) ERP Project Manager
8 8 (4.08%) IT Audit Manager
8 8 (4.08%) IT Risk Manager
8 8 (4.08%) Risk Manager
8 8 (4.08%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (26.53%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.55%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.53%) Robotics
6 2 (1.02%) AS400
6 2 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.02%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.51%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.51%) Fintech
7 1 (0.51%) Handset
7 1 (0.51%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (33.16%) Record to Report
2 63 (32.14%) Procure-to-Pay
3 60 (30.61%) Order to Cash
4 45 (22.96%) ERP
5 24 (12.24%) CRM
6 23 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (11.22%) Project Management
8 21 (10.71%) Analytics
9 17 (8.67%) PRINCE2
10 14 (7.14%) Internal Audit
10 14 (7.14%) Supplier Relationship Management
11 11 (5.61%) People Management
11 11 (5.61%) Process Improvement
11 11 (5.61%) Risk Management
12 10 (5.10%) Creative Thinking
12 10 (5.10%) Programme Management
13 9 (4.59%) Budgeting and Forecasting
13 9 (4.59%) Data Analytics
13 9 (4.59%) Decision-Making
14 8 (4.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.69%) SQL
2 10 (5.10%) VBA
3 9 (4.59%) R
4 2 (1.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (0.51%) C
5 1 (0.51%) C#
5 1 (0.51%) Java
5 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.51%) Python
5 1 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 114 (58.16%) CIMA
2 24 (12.24%) AAT
3 17 (8.67%) Degree
4 11 (5.61%) PMP
5 8 (4.08%) CISA
5 8 (4.08%) PMI Certification
6 6 (3.06%) CCAB
7 3 (1.53%) MBA
8 2 (1.02%) CIPFA
8 2 (1.02%) ICAEW
8 2 (1.02%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (1.02%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.51%) CCDP
9 1 (0.51%) CCNP
9 1 (0.51%) CCSP
9 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.51%) CISM
9 1 (0.51%) CISSP
9 1 (0.51%) CRISC
9 1 (0.51%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.61%) QA
2 10 (5.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (3.57%) IFRS
4 4 (2.04%) GAAP
5 3 (1.53%) Basel III
5 3 (1.53%) GDPR
5 3 (1.53%) IFRS 9
5 3 (1.53%) PMO
5 3 (1.53%) Solvency II
6 2 (1.02%) COBIT
6 2 (1.02%) COSO
6 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.51%) P3O
Vendors
1 83 (42.35%) Oracle
2 54 (27.55%) SAP
3 17 (8.67%) Microsoft
4 15 (7.65%) JD Edwards
5 12 (6.12%) Epicor
6 11 (5.61%) Infor
7 10 (5.10%) Sage
8 9 (4.59%) Tableau
9 7 (3.57%) Hyperion
9 7 (3.57%) IFS
10 5 (2.55%) CODA
11 4 (2.04%) Sun
12 3 (1.53%) Pegasus
12 3 (1.53%) Workday
13 2 (1.02%) CA
13 2 (1.02%) HP
14 1 (0.51%) Ariba
14 1 (0.51%) Cisco
14 1 (0.51%) Maconomy
14 1 (0.51%) PeopleSoft