Period
to 28 November 2021

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 28 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
UK
6 months to
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 877 673 928
Rank change year-on-year -204 +255 +9
Permanent jobs citing ACCA 178 60 147
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.54% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 113 52 91
10th Percentile £42,600 £41,375 £26,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £47,188 £34,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +13.04% - -17.86%
75th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £77,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £55,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year -2.27% +48.65% -47.14%

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 28,202 11,168 30,425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.03% 20.60% 22.48%
Number of salaries quoted 15,529 8,696 22,964
10th Percentile £30,825 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.02% +8.89% -

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 28 November 2021.

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 28 November 2021. 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 -207 135 £65,000 +13.04% 88
UK excluding London -165 78 £53,750 -2.27% 62
London -213 58 £67,500 +12.50% 26
Work from Home -210 49 £60,000 -7.69% 14
South East -137 19 £55,000 -12.00% 9
Midlands -95 17 £85,000 +70.00% 9
West Midlands -84 16 £85,000 +70.00% 8
North of England -103 15 £45,000 -18.18% 6
Scotland -61 9 £73,250 +72.35%
South West -62 9 £70,000 +64.71% 6
East of England -97 9 £65,000 -7.14% 33
North West -102 8 £45,000 -18.18% 5
Yorkshire -91 7 £45,000 -21.74% 1
East Midlands - 1 £37,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 November 2021, 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.

1 158 (88.76%) Finance
2 121 (67.98%) CIMA
3 64 (35.96%) Microsoft
4 48 (26.97%) Social Skills
5 46 (25.84%) ERP
6 45 (25.28%) AAT
7 35 (19.66%) Dynamics 365
8 32 (17.98%) NetSuite
9 31 (17.42%) Oracle
10 27 (15.17%) Business Intelligence
10 27 (15.17%) Power Platform
11 26 (14.61%) JD Edwards
12 23 (12.92%) Azure
13 22 (12.36%) Microsoft Excel
14 21 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (11.80%) Microsoft 365
14 21 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (11.80%) PowerApps
14 21 (11.80%) Organisational Skills
15 20 (11.24%) Procure-to-Pay
15 20 (11.24%) SAP
16 19 (10.67%) Project Management
16 19 (10.67%) Service Delivery
16 19 (10.67%) Decision-Making
17 18 (10.11%) Order to Cash
17 18 (10.11%) CA
17 18 (10.11%) GAAP
17 18 (10.11%) Mentoring
18 17 (9.55%) People Management
18 17 (9.55%) PowerShell

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 16 (8.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (12.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.69%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 32 (17.98%) NetSuite
2 14 (7.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (6.18%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (5.62%) Unit4 Business World
5 9 (5.06%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 8 (4.49%) IBM Planning Analytics
7 7 (3.93%) HFM
8 6 (3.37%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (3.37%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (3.37%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (2.81%) Oracle Assets
10 4 (2.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (2.25%) Cognos Controller
10 4 (2.25%) SAP BPC
11 3 (1.69%) SAP Business One
12 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
12 2 (1.12%) SAP S/4HANA
13 1 (0.56%) Hyperion Planning
13 1 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
13 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (19.66%) Dynamics 365
2 27 (15.17%) Power Platform
3 23 (12.92%) Azure
4 21 (11.80%) Microsoft 365
4 21 (11.80%) PowerApps
5 16 (8.99%) OneDrive
5 16 (8.99%) Power Automate
6 14 (7.87%) SaaS
7 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.56%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.12%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (0.56%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.49%) Power BI
2 6 (3.37%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.25%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 4 (2.25%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (2.25%) SAP BW
4 4 (2.25%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.69%) QlikView
6 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.56%) Essbase
7 1 (0.56%) Metadata
7 1 (0.56%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 158 (88.76%) Finance
2 48 (26.97%) Social Skills
3 21 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (11.80%) Organisational Skills
4 14 (7.87%) Manufacturing
4 14 (7.87%) Retail
5 12 (6.74%) Banking
6 8 (4.49%) Influencing Skills
6 8 (4.49%) Law
6 8 (4.49%) Presentation Skills
6 8 (4.49%) Telecoms
7 6 (3.37%) Public Sector
8 5 (2.81%) Billing
8 5 (2.81%) Marketing
9 4 (2.25%) Financial Institution
9 4 (2.25%) Games
9 4 (2.25%) Legal
10 2 (1.12%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (1.12%) General Ledger
10 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (25.28%) Consultant
2 24 (13.48%) Analyst
3 21 (11.80%) Financial Analyst
4 20 (11.24%) Audit Manager
5 16 (8.99%) NetSuite Consultant
6 15 (8.43%) Accountant
7 14 (7.87%) Senior Consultant
8 7 (3.93%) Microsoft 365 Specialist
8 7 (3.93%) Microsoft Specialist
8 7 (3.93%) Systems Accountant
9 6 (3.37%) Administrator
9 6 (3.37%) Architect
9 6 (3.37%) Data Analyst
9 6 (3.37%) Functional Consultant
10 5 (2.81%) Commercial Manager
10 5 (2.81%) Developer
10 5 (2.81%) Project Manager
11 4 (2.25%) Oracle Consultant
11 4 (2.25%) Support Consultant
11 4 (2.25%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.69%) XML
2 2 (1.12%) COM
2 2 (1.12%) HTML
2 2 (1.12%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.37%) Driving Licence
2 5 (2.81%) Data Structures
3 4 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.56%) AS400
5 1 (0.56%) BYOD
5 1 (0.56%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (0.56%) Life Science
5 1 (0.56%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.56%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (0.56%) User Experience
5 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.84%) ERP
2 27 (15.17%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (11.24%) Procure-to-Pay
5 19 (10.67%) Decision-Making
5 19 (10.67%) Project Management
5 19 (10.67%) Service Delivery
6 18 (10.11%) Mentoring
6 18 (10.11%) Order to Cash
7 17 (9.55%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 17 (9.55%) Business Continuity
7 17 (9.55%) People Management
8 16 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (8.99%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 16 (8.99%) Presales
9 14 (7.87%) CRM
9 14 (7.87%) Migration
9 14 (7.87%) Record to Report
10 11 (6.18%) Business Case
10 11 (6.18%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.55%) PowerShell
2 12 (6.74%) SQL
3 5 (2.81%) Python
4 2 (1.12%) VBA
5 1 (0.56%) Groovy
5 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 121 (67.98%) CIMA
2 45 (25.28%) AAT
3 13 (7.30%) CIPFA
3 13 (7.30%) Degree
4 3 (1.69%) ICAEW
5 1 (0.56%) CCNP
5 1 (0.56%) CISA
5 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.56%) PMP
5 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.11%) GAAP
2 14 (7.87%) IFRS
3 5 (2.81%) Solvency II
4 4 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.69%) GDPR
5 3 (1.69%) QA
5 3 (1.69%) SLA
6 1 (0.56%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.56%) ISAE 3402
Systems Management
1 3 (1.69%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 64 (35.96%) Microsoft
2 31 (17.42%) Oracle
3 26 (14.61%) JD Edwards
4 20 (11.24%) SAP
5 18 (10.11%) CA
6 9 (5.06%) Virgin Media
7 8 (4.49%) Cognos
7 8 (4.49%) IBM
8 6 (3.37%) Sage
8 6 (3.37%) Tagetik
9 5 (2.81%) Anaplan
9 5 (2.81%) Hyperion
10 4 (2.25%) Alteryx
10 4 (2.25%) Infor
11 2 (1.12%) Ariba
11 2 (1.12%) Epicor
11 2 (1.12%) Facebook
11 2 (1.12%) Huawei
11 2 (1.12%) IFS
11 2 (1.12%) SunGard