Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 895 861 922
Rank change year-on-year -34 +61 -67
Permanent jobs citing ACCA 183 317 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.81% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 123 206 241
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £26,400 £37,875 £37,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £87,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £62,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -40.80% +25.00% -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 32,627 39,299 43,278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.45% 23.60% 24.49%
Number of salaries quoted 23,680 29,169 33,244
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -41 176 £65,000 +8.33% 76
London +52 92 £82,500 +52.78% 16
UK excluding London -19 87 £37,000 -40.80% 63
South East +16 33 £37,000 -38.33% 15
North of England -11 29 £27,500 -56.00% 25
North West +13 23 £27,500 -63.33% 20
East of England +59 13 £41,500 -40.71% 4
South West -1 7 £60,000 -14.29% 4
North East +18 3 £50,000 -16.67% 3
Scotland +14 3 £47,500 -26.92% 2
Yorkshire -8 3 - - 2
Midlands -11 2 £32,500 -45.83% 12
West Midlands +11 1 £32,500 -41.96% 5
East Midlands +7 1 - - 7

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 150 (81.97%) Finance
2 117 (63.93%) CIMA
3 58 (31.69%) Oracle
4 42 (22.95%) ERP
5 39 (21.31%) SAP
6 36 (19.67%) Record to Report
7 35 (19.13%) Order to Cash
7 35 (19.13%) Procure-to-Pay
7 35 (19.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 32 (17.49%) Oracle Financials
9 31 (16.94%) Oracle Fusion
10 28 (15.30%) Microsoft Excel
11 25 (13.66%) Project Management
11 25 (13.66%) NetSuite
12 23 (12.57%) People Management
13 22 (12.02%) PRINCE2
14 21 (11.48%) Microsoft
15 20 (10.93%) Performance Management
16 18 (9.84%) Degree
16 18 (9.84%) AAT
17 16 (8.74%) Budgeting and Forecasting
18 15 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
18 15 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
19 14 (7.65%) CRM
19 14 (7.65%) Greenfield Project
19 14 (7.65%) Decision-Making
20 13 (7.10%) Back Office
20 13 (7.10%) Analytics
21 12 (6.56%) Process Improvement
21 12 (6.56%) Agile Software Development

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 (1.09%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 28 (15.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (5.46%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 35 (19.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 32 (17.49%) Oracle Financials
3 25 (13.66%) NetSuite
4 11 (6.01%) SAP S/4HANA
5 7 (3.83%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (3.83%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (2.73%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (2.73%) Sage 200
7 5 (2.73%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 5 (2.73%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (2.19%) Lawson
8 4 (2.19%) SAP MDM
9 3 (1.64%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (1.64%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (1.64%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (1.64%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (1.64%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (1.64%) SAP CO
9 3 (1.64%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.56%) Dynamics 365
2 8 (4.37%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (3.83%) SaaS
4 3 (1.64%) FinancialForce
4 3 (1.64%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.37%) Firewall
1 8 (4.37%) LAN
1 8 (4.37%) WAN
2 3 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.55%) 5G
3 1 (0.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.73%) SAP HANA
2 3 (1.64%) Power BI
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 150 (81.97%) Finance
2 13 (7.10%) Back Office
3 10 (5.46%) Banking
4 9 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.28%) Advertising
5 6 (3.28%) Marketing
6 4 (2.19%) Legal
6 4 (2.19%) Retail
7 3 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.55%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.55%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 72 (39.34%) Consultant
2 48 (26.23%) Analyst
3 33 (18.03%) Financial Analyst
3 33 (18.03%) Oracle Consultant
4 32 (17.49%) Oracle Financials Consultant
5 15 (8.20%) ERP Consultant
6 13 (7.10%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 13 (7.10%) Systems Analyst
7 12 (6.56%) Accountant
8 10 (5.46%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.37%) Enterprise Consultant
9 8 (4.37%) Enterprise Management Consultant
9 8 (4.37%) Management Consultant
9 8 (4.37%) Network Analyst
9 8 (4.37%) Performance Consultant
9 8 (4.37%) Performance Management Consultant
10 7 (3.83%) Commercial Analyst
11 6 (3.28%) Business Analyst
11 6 (3.28%) ERP Manager
11 6 (3.28%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.94%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.65%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.46%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.64%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.09%) AS400
5 2 (1.09%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.55%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.55%) Handset
6 1 (0.55%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (22.95%) ERP
2 36 (19.67%) Record to Report
3 35 (19.13%) Order to Cash
3 35 (19.13%) Procure-to-Pay
4 25 (13.66%) Project Management
5 23 (12.57%) People Management
6 22 (12.02%) PRINCE2
7 20 (10.93%) Performance Management
8 16 (8.74%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 15 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (7.65%) CRM
10 14 (7.65%) Decision-Making
11 13 (7.10%) Analytics
12 12 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (6.56%) Process Improvement
13 11 (6.01%) Risk Management
14 9 (4.92%) Coaching
15 8 (4.37%) Problem Management
16 7 (3.83%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.09%) C
1 2 (1.09%) SQL
2 1 (0.55%) C#
2 1 (0.55%) Java
2 1 (0.55%) Python
2 1 (0.55%) Ruby
2 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 117 (63.93%) CIMA
2 18 (9.84%) AAT
2 18 (9.84%) Degree
3 8 (4.37%) CCDP
3 8 (4.37%) CCNP
3 8 (4.37%) CCSP
3 8 (4.37%) CISA
3 8 (4.37%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (4.37%) HP ASE
4 7 (3.83%) CISSP
4 7 (3.83%) PMP
5 6 (3.28%) ICAEW
6 4 (2.19%) CISM
6 4 (2.19%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.19%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.64%) CFA
8 2 (1.09%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (1.09%) MBA
9 1 (0.55%) CIPFA
9 1 (0.55%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.19%) QA
2 3 (1.64%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.09%) GAAP
3 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.09%) PMO
4 1 (0.55%) IFRS
4 1 (0.55%) NIST
Vendors
1 58 (31.69%) Oracle
2 39 (21.31%) SAP
3 21 (11.48%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.92%) Hyperion
5 8 (4.37%) Aruba
5 8 (4.37%) Cisco
5 8 (4.37%) HP
5 8 (4.37%) JD Edwards
5 8 (4.37%) Palo Alto
6 5 (2.73%) Infor
7 4 (2.19%) Epicor
7 4 (2.19%) IFS
7 4 (2.19%) Sage
8 3 (1.64%) Workday
9 1 (0.55%) Adaptive Insights
9 1 (0.55%) Anaplan
9 1 (0.55%) Tableau
9 1 (0.55%) Tagetik
9 1 (0.55%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.55%) Xero