Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 859 914 854
Rank change year-on-year +55 -60 +28
Permanent jobs citing ACCA 342 280 446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.83% 0.64% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 212 233 373
UK median annual salary £54,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.82% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £33,000 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £81,200 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% -9.09% +15.79%

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 41,390 43,960 55,181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.77% 24.74% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 30,812 34,077 44,431
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 19 July 2018.

Salary histogram for ACCA in the UK

ACCA
Top 15 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 19 July 2018. 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 +70 333 £54,000 -6.09% 48
UK excluding London +65 193 £53,750 +7.50% 32
London +54 148 £54,000 -16.92% 18
North of England +19 48 £55,000 -6.38% 8
South East +5 46 £60,000 +20.00% 8
Midlands +1 38 £53,750 +7.50% 2
North West +25 31 £60,000 +2.13% 6
South West +24 28 £40,000 -37.25% 3
East of England +25 25 £60,000 +18.81% 9
West Midlands +21 21 £47,500 -5.00% 1
East Midlands -12 17 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire +33 12 £50,000 - 2
Scotland -22 6 £61,250 +22.50% 1
North East -11 5 £60,000 +4.35%
Wales - 2 £42,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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.

1 337 (98.54%) Finance
2 289 (84.50%) CIMA
3 150 (43.86%) ERP
4 130 (38.01%) Microsoft
5 105 (30.70%) Dynamics AX
6 104 (30.41%) SAP
7 99 (28.95%) Advertising
8 79 (23.10%) Oracle
9 76 (22.22%) Dynamics 365
10 61 (17.84%) Epicor
11 58 (16.96%) Sage
11 58 (16.96%) Infor
12 50 (14.62%) NetSuite
12 50 (14.62%) Microsoft Excel
13 47 (13.74%) JD Edwards
14 40 (11.70%) Degree
15 35 (10.23%) Retail
15 35 (10.23%) Budgeting and Forecasting
16 33 (9.65%) Dynamics NAV
16 33 (9.65%) SQL
17 30 (8.77%) CRM
18 29 (8.48%) GAAP
19 28 (8.19%) Project Management
19 28 (8.19%) IFRS
20 25 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
20 25 (7.31%) AAT
20 25 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
21 23 (6.73%) E-Commerce
21 23 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
21 23 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management

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 (0.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 50 (14.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.22%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 105 (30.70%) Dynamics AX
2 50 (14.62%) NetSuite
3 33 (9.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 21 (6.14%) SAP Business One
4 21 (6.14%) SAP CO
4 21 (6.14%) SAP FI
4 21 (6.14%) SAP FI/CO
5 20 (5.85%) Oracle Financials
6 18 (5.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 12 (3.51%) Oracle General Ledger
7 12 (3.51%) SAP BPC
8 8 (2.34%) Oracle Assets
9 7 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (2.05%) SAP S/4HANA
9 7 (2.05%) Unit4 Business World
10 6 (1.75%) HFM
10 6 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (1.46%) Lawson
12 3 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
12 3 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 76 (22.22%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (2.05%) SaaS
3 4 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.68%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.51%) SAP BW
2 12 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.34%) Power BI
4 8 (2.34%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.75%) SAP HANA
7 4 (1.17%) Essbase
7 4 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.17%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (0.88%) Oracle Smart View
9 2 (0.58%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.58%) MS Access
9 2 (0.58%) QlikView
10 1 (0.29%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.29%) OLAP
10 1 (0.29%) OLAP Cube
General
1 337 (98.54%) Finance
2 99 (28.95%) Advertising
3 35 (10.23%) Retail
4 23 (6.73%) General Ledger
5 20 (5.85%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.92%) Banking
6 10 (2.92%) Billing
7 9 (2.63%) Legal
8 7 (2.05%) Marketing
9 5 (1.46%) German Language
10 3 (0.88%) Law
10 3 (0.88%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 134 (39.18%) Consultant
2 67 (19.59%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 50 (14.62%) Analyst
4 47 (13.74%) Accountant
4 47 (13.74%) Finance Manager
5 27 (7.89%) Financial Analyst
6 23 (6.73%) Functional Consultant
7 17 (4.97%) Business Analyst
8 16 (4.68%) Oracle Consultant
8 16 (4.68%) Oracle Financials Consultant
8 16 (4.68%) SAP Consultant
9 14 (4.09%) SAP CO Consultant
9 14 (4.09%) SAP FI Consultant
9 14 (4.09%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
10 13 (3.80%) Senior Consultant
11 11 (3.22%) ICT Manager
11 11 (3.22%) Management Accountant
12 10 (2.92%) Developer
12 10 (2.92%) Finance Systems Manager
12 10 (2.92%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.97%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.29%) iXBRL
2 1 (0.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.22%) Fintech
2 11 (3.22%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.75%) Derivative
6 4 (1.17%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.17%) Equities
7 3 (0.88%) Credit Risk
7 3 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.88%) Tandem
8 2 (0.58%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.29%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.29%) AS400
9 1 (0.29%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.29%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.29%) FMCG
9 1 (0.29%) iSeries
9 1 (0.29%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (43.86%) ERP
2 35 (10.23%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 30 (8.77%) CRM
4 28 (8.19%) Project Management
5 25 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (6.73%) E-Commerce
6 23 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (6.14%) Line Management
7 21 (6.14%) Process Improvement
8 20 (5.85%) Order to Cash
9 19 (5.56%) Procure-to-Pay
9 19 (5.56%) Record to Report
10 18 (5.26%) Decision-Making
10 18 (5.26%) Financial Modelling
11 16 (4.68%) Analytics
11 16 (4.68%) Presales
12 14 (4.09%) Planning and Forecasting
13 13 (3.80%) PRINCE2
14 11 (3.22%) Data Analytics
15 10 (2.92%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.65%) SQL
2 11 (3.22%) C
3 8 (2.34%) X++
4 5 (1.46%) ABAP
5 4 (1.17%) VBA
6 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.58%) VB
7 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.29%) Jython
Qualifications
1 289 (84.50%) CIMA
2 40 (11.70%) Degree
3 25 (7.31%) AAT
4 23 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.75%) ICAEW
5 6 (1.75%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.75%) PMP
6 3 (0.88%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.88%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.29%) CCAB
8 1 (0.29%) CIPFA
8 1 (0.29%) CISA
8 1 (0.29%) CISSP
8 1 (0.29%) MBA
8 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.29%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.48%) GAAP
2 28 (8.19%) IFRS
3 3 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.58%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.58%) PMO
4 2 (0.58%) SLA
5 1 (0.29%) Basel II
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.29%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 130 (38.01%) Microsoft
2 104 (30.41%) SAP
3 79 (23.10%) Oracle
4 61 (17.84%) Epicor
5 58 (16.96%) Infor
5 58 (16.96%) Sage
6 47 (13.74%) JD Edwards
7 19 (5.56%) Hyperion
8 17 (4.97%) Xero
9 9 (2.63%) Tableau
10 6 (1.75%) Cognos
10 6 (1.75%) Sun
11 5 (1.46%) IBM
12 3 (0.88%) Alteryx
12 3 (0.88%) Anaplan
12 3 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.58%) Adaptive Insights
13 2 (0.58%) Cognizant
13 2 (0.58%) IFS
13 2 (0.58%) Tagetik