Period
to 21 August 2017

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 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 898 841 856
Rank change year-on-year -57 +15 -20
Permanent jobs citing ACCA 289 432 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.82% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 237 361 359
UK median annual salary £56,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.74% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £48,600
% change year-on-year -9.09% +13.17% -2.80%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 42930 52844 60115
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.39% 26.82% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 32982 42706 47740
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

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 21 August 2017.

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 21 August 2017. 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 -54 267 £57,500 - 61
UK excluding London +5 155 £50,000 -9.09% 28
London -17 117 £67,500 +12.50% 33
Midlands +57 55 £50,000 -25.93% 6
South East +64 44 £48,750 -2.50% 10
East Midlands +49 40 £50,000 -16.67% 1
North of England -35 27 £75,000 +42.86% 7
North West -35 24 £75,000 +36.36% 7
West Midlands +24 15 £50,000 +14.94% 5
Scotland +20 13 £50,000 -9.09%
East of England -57 9 £50,500 -14.04% 3
South West -2 7 £49,250 +9.44% 2
North East +16 2 £57,500 +27.78%
Yorkshire +8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 August 2017, IT jobs citing ACCA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for ACCA.

1 275 (95.16%) Finance
2 195 (67.47%) CIMA
3 114 (39.45%) Oracle
4 108 (37.37%) ERP
5 106 (36.68%) SAP
6 63 (21.80%) Microsoft
7 56 (19.38%) Banking
8 54 (18.69%) JD Edwards
9 52 (17.99%) Dynamics AX
10 43 (14.88%) Oracle Financials
11 40 (13.84%) Microsoft Excel
11 40 (13.84%) Procure-to-Pay
12 39 (13.49%) Order to Cash
12 39 (13.49%) Record to Report
12 39 (13.49%) Degree
13 38 (13.15%) Unit4 Business World
14 37 (12.80%) Cognos
14 37 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
15 36 (12.46%) Sage
16 35 (12.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 35 (12.11%) Oracle Fusion
17 34 (11.76%) IBM
18 33 (11.42%) Cognos Controller
19 31 (10.73%) Project Management
20 29 (10.03%) SAP FI
21 28 (9.69%) SQL
22 27 (9.34%) SAP CO
22 27 (9.34%) Advertising
22 27 (9.34%) SAP FI/CO
23 25 (8.65%) Manufacturing

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 (1.04%) SAS
2 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 40 (13.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 52 (17.99%) Dynamics AX
2 43 (14.88%) Oracle Financials
3 38 (13.15%) Unit4 Business World
4 35 (12.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 33 (11.42%) Cognos Controller
6 29 (10.03%) SAP FI
7 27 (9.34%) SAP CO
7 27 (9.34%) SAP FI/CO
8 22 (7.61%) SAP FI-AP
8 22 (7.61%) SAP FI-AR
9 13 (4.50%) HFM
10 12 (4.15%) SAP BPC
11 10 (3.46%) Oracle EBS
11 10 (3.46%) SAP PS
12 9 (3.11%) NetSuite
13 8 (2.77%) SAP S/4HANA
14 7 (2.42%) Oracle Assets
15 5 (1.73%) Dynamics NAV
15 5 (1.73%) Oracle EBS R12
15 5 (1.73%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.19%) Dynamics 365
2 8 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (1.38%) Office 365
4 2 (0.69%) FinancialForce.com
4 2 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.73%) Broadband
2 3 (1.04%) WAN
3 2 (0.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.08%) Big Data
2 6 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.38%) Essbase
3 4 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.38%) Power BI
3 4 (1.38%) SAP BW
3 4 (1.38%) SAP HANA
4 3 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.04%) QlikView
4 3 (1.04%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.69%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.69%) DataStage
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle Smart View
5 2 (0.69%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (0.69%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.69%) SAS EBI
5 2 (0.69%) Spotfire
5 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 275 (95.16%) Finance
2 56 (19.38%) Banking
3 27 (9.34%) Advertising
4 25 (8.65%) Manufacturing
5 19 (6.57%) General Ledger
5 19 (6.57%) Retail
6 18 (6.23%) Legal
7 12 (4.15%) Telecoms
8 6 (2.08%) Back Office
8 6 (2.08%) Law
9 4 (1.38%) German Language
9 4 (1.38%) Private Banking
10 3 (1.04%) Billing
10 3 (1.04%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.04%) French Language
10 3 (1.04%) Front Office
10 3 (1.04%) Local Government
11 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 119 (41.18%) Consultant
2 52 (17.99%) Accountant
3 42 (14.53%) Systems Accountant
4 34 (11.76%) Oracle Consultant
4 34 (11.76%) Oracle Financials Consultant
5 30 (10.38%) Senior Consultant
6 29 (10.03%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 25 (8.65%) Analyst
7 25 (8.65%) SAP Consultant
8 18 (6.23%) SAP CO Consultant
8 18 (6.23%) SAP FI Consultant
8 18 (6.23%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
9 15 (5.19%) Financial Analyst
10 14 (4.84%) Finance Manager
10 14 (4.84%) Senior SAP Consultant
11 10 (3.46%) Architect
11 10 (3.46%) Senior SAP CO Consultant
11 10 (3.46%) Senior SAP FI Consultant
11 10 (3.46%) Senior SAP FI/CO Consultant
12 9 (3.11%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.11%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (1.38%) iXBRL
3 1 (0.35%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.50%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (1.04%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.04%) Derivative
4 3 (1.04%) Equity Derivative
4 3 (1.04%) Fixed Income
5 2 (0.69%) Equities
5 2 (0.69%) iSeries
5 2 (0.69%) NHS
5 2 (0.69%) Taxonomies
5 2 (0.69%) User Experience
5 2 (0.69%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.35%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.35%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.38%) Windows
1 4 (1.38%) Windows Server
2 2 (0.69%) Linux
2 2 (0.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (37.37%) ERP
2 40 (13.84%) Procure-to-Pay
3 39 (13.49%) Order to Cash
3 39 (13.49%) Record to Report
4 31 (10.73%) Project Management
5 25 (8.65%) Presales
6 23 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (6.92%) Financial Modelling
8 18 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (5.54%) Analytics
10 15 (5.19%) Risk Management
11 13 (4.50%) Asset Management
11 13 (4.50%) Budgeting and Forecasting
11 13 (4.50%) Process Improvement
12 11 (3.81%) Business Analysis
13 10 (3.46%) Financial Analysis
13 10 (3.46%) Internal Audit
13 10 (3.46%) IT Audit
13 10 (3.46%) ITIL
14 9 (3.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.69%) SQL
2 13 (4.50%) VBA
3 12 (4.15%) VB
4 3 (1.04%) ABAP
5 1 (0.35%) C
5 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 195 (67.47%) CIMA
2 39 (13.49%) Degree
3 17 (5.88%) AAT
4 14 (4.84%) CISA
5 8 (2.77%) CCA
5 8 (2.77%) CISSP
6 7 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.73%) CISM
8 4 (1.38%) CIPFA
8 4 (1.38%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (1.38%) ISEB
8 4 (1.38%) MCSA
8 4 (1.38%) MCSE
8 4 (1.38%) QiCA
8 4 (1.38%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (0.69%) CPIM
9 2 (0.69%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.69%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.42%) GAAP
2 5 (1.73%) QA
3 4 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.69%) IFRS
4 2 (0.69%) PMO
4 2 (0.69%) SLA
5 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.35%) FATCA
5 1 (0.35%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.35%) MiFID
5 1 (0.35%) UCITS
System Software
1 4 (1.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 114 (39.45%) Oracle
2 106 (36.68%) SAP
3 63 (21.80%) Microsoft
4 54 (18.69%) JD Edwards
5 37 (12.80%) Cognos
6 36 (12.46%) Sage
7 34 (11.76%) IBM
8 17 (5.88%) Infor
9 15 (5.19%) Epicor
10 8 (2.77%) Hyperion
11 7 (2.42%) Tableau
12 6 (2.08%) Pegasus
12 6 (2.08%) Tagetik
13 5 (1.73%) Anaplan
13 5 (1.73%) Ariba
13 5 (1.73%) CA
13 5 (1.73%) CODA
14 4 (1.38%) Sun
15 3 (1.04%) IFS
16 2 (0.69%) Adaptive Insights