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 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 737 741 806
Rank change year-on-year +4 +65  
Permanent jobs citing ACCA 130 220 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 0.78% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 108 188 156
Median salary £55,750 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.08% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,550 £40,000 £37,600
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £57,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.04% +27.77%  

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 21559 28204 30578
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.69% 27.26% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16978 22723 23868
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ACCA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ACCA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Salary histogram for ACCA in the UK

ACCA
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 115 £60,000 - 31
London +12 49 £67,500 +8.00% 12
East Midlands +12 17 £50,000 -9.09% 1
South East +41 16 £58,500 +17.00% 7
Berkshire +29 12 £50,000 -4.76% 2
North West -26 12 £58,750 +11.90% 1
City of London +6 11 £67,500 +3.05% 1
West Midlands +29 10 £50,000 -25.92% 5
Scotland +21 9 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Northamptonshire +15 8 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Falkirk - 7 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 5 £56,250 - 3
Manchester - 5 £61,250 -
South West +17 4 £63,750 +45.71% 1
Cheshire -12 3 £60,000 +29.72%
West Yorkshire +21 2 - -
Reading +21 2 £22,500 - 1
Leeds +20 2 - -
Yorkshire +18 2 - -
Northampton +11 2 £70,000 +86.66% 1
Bristol -4 2 £52,500 +5.00%
East of England -19 2 £115,000 +91.66% 1
West Sussex - 2 £58,500 -
Warrington - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 £27,500 -
Merseyside - 2 £27,500 -
Dorset +15 1 £72,500 +93.33%
Buckinghamshire +14 1 £50,000 -64.28% 1
Oxfordshire +9 1 £60,000 +71.42%
Maidenhead +4 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 235 (95.14%) Finance
2 177 (71.66%) CIMA
3 85 (34.41%) SAP
4 73 (29.55%) ERP
5 59 (23.89%) Banking
6 51 (20.65%) Oracle
7 50 (20.24%) SAP FI
8 49 (19.84%) SAP FI/CO
8 49 (19.84%) SAP CO
9 43 (17.41%) Microsoft
9 43 (17.41%) SAP FI-AP
9 43 (17.41%) SAP FI-AR
10 39 (15.79%) Degree
11 34 (13.77%) Dynamics AX
12 30 (12.15%) Manufacturing
13 28 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (11.34%) Microsoft Excel
13 28 (11.34%) Retail
14 27 (10.93%) CCA
14 27 (10.93%) Procure-to-Pay
15 26 (10.53%) Order to Cash
15 26 (10.53%) SAP PS
16 25 (10.12%) Record to Report
17 24 (9.72%) SAP BPC
18 22 (8.91%) Presales
18 22 (8.91%) AAT
18 22 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
18 22 (8.91%) Project Management
18 22 (8.91%) German Language
19 21 (8.50%) JD Edwards

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 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (11.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (6.88%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 50 (20.24%) SAP FI
2 49 (19.84%) SAP CO
2 49 (19.84%) SAP FI/CO
3 43 (17.41%) SAP FI-AP
3 43 (17.41%) SAP FI-AR
4 34 (13.77%) Dynamics AX
5 26 (10.53%) SAP PS
6 24 (9.72%) SAP BPC
7 21 (8.50%) SAP SD
7 21 (8.50%) Unit4 Business World
8 17 (6.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 16 (6.48%) Oracle Financials
10 15 (6.07%) Cognos Controller
11 9 (3.64%) HFM
12 8 (3.24%) Oracle Assets
12 8 (3.24%) Oracle EBS
12 8 (3.24%) SAP PP
13 7 (2.83%) Oracle Payables
13 7 (2.83%) Oracle Receivables
14 6 (2.43%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.21%) SaaS
2 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.40%) FinancialForce.com
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.02%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.50%) SAP BW
2 5 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.02%) Essbase
3 4 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.21%) Big Data
4 3 (1.21%) Oracle Smart View
4 3 (1.21%) Power BI
5 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.40%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server
General
1 235 (95.14%) Finance
2 59 (23.89%) Banking
3 30 (12.15%) Manufacturing
4 28 (11.34%) Retail
5 22 (8.91%) German Language
6 17 (6.88%) General Ledger
7 14 (5.67%) Telecoms
8 13 (5.26%) Advertising
9 11 (4.45%) Financial Institution
10 7 (2.83%) Back Office
11 6 (2.43%) Legal
11 6 (2.43%) Marketing
12 4 (1.62%) Investment Banking
12 4 (1.62%) Local Government
12 4 (1.62%) Private Banking
13 3 (1.21%) Law
14 2 (0.81%) Automotive
14 2 (0.81%) Billing
14 2 (0.81%) French Language
14 2 (0.81%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 123 (49.80%) Consultant
2 47 (19.03%) SAP Consultant
3 46 (18.62%) Analyst
4 42 (17.00%) SAP CO Consultant
4 42 (17.00%) SAP FI Consultant
4 42 (17.00%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 40 (16.19%) Senior Consultant
6 35 (14.17%) Financial Analyst
7 34 (13.77%) Senior SAP Consultant
8 29 (11.74%) Senior SAP CO Consultant
8 29 (11.74%) Senior SAP FI Consultant
8 29 (11.74%) Senior SAP FI/CO Consultant
9 22 (8.91%) Accountant
10 18 (7.29%) Business Analyst
10 18 (7.29%) Dynamics AX Consultant
10 18 (7.29%) Systems Accountant
11 16 (6.48%) Finance Business Analyst
12 14 (5.67%) Finance Manager
12 14 (5.67%) Implementation Consultant
13 12 (4.86%) Oracle Financials Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.05%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (1.62%) iXBRL
3 1 (0.40%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.43%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.43%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.21%) iSeries
4 3 (1.21%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.21%) Market Risk
4 3 (1.21%) NHS
5 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.81%) Derivative
5 2 (0.81%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (0.81%) Fixed Income
5 2 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.81%) User Experience
6 1 (0.40%) Blog
6 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.40%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.40%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.62%) Unix
2 3 (1.21%) Linux
3 1 (0.40%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (29.55%) ERP
2 28 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (10.93%) Procure-to-Pay
4 26 (10.53%) Order to Cash
5 25 (10.12%) Record to Report
6 22 (8.91%) Presales
6 22 (8.91%) Project Management
7 21 (8.50%) Process Improvement
8 15 (6.07%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 15 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (6.07%) Mentoring
9 12 (4.86%) IT Audit
10 11 (4.45%) Business Analysis
10 11 (4.45%) Change Management
11 10 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (4.05%) Migration
11 10 (4.05%) PRINCE2
12 9 (3.64%) Programme Management
12 9 (3.64%) Risk Management
12 9 (3.64%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.50%) ABAP
2 14 (5.67%) SQL
3 3 (1.21%) VBA
4 2 (0.81%) C
4 2 (0.81%) VB
5 1 (0.40%) C++
Qualifications
1 177 (71.66%) CIMA
2 39 (15.79%) Degree
3 27 (10.93%) CCA
4 22 (8.91%) AAT
5 16 (6.48%) CIPFA
6 12 (4.86%) CISA
7 7 (2.83%) CISM
7 7 (2.83%) QiCA
8 6 (2.43%) ISEB
9 3 (1.21%) CFA
9 3 (1.21%) PMP
10 2 (0.81%) CISSP
10 2 (0.81%) ICAEW
10 2 (0.81%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.40%) CCAB
11 1 (0.40%) EXIN
11 1 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.40%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.07%) IFRS
2 10 (4.05%) IFRS 9
3 9 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.21%) COREP
4 3 (1.21%) FINREP
4 3 (1.21%) MiFID
4 3 (1.21%) QA
4 3 (1.21%) SLA
5 2 (0.81%) PMO
6 1 (0.40%) FATCA
6 1 (0.40%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.40%) UCITS
Vendors
1 85 (34.41%) SAP
2 51 (20.65%) Oracle
3 43 (17.41%) Microsoft
4 21 (8.50%) JD Edwards
5 18 (7.29%) Cognos
6 16 (6.48%) Sage
7 14 (5.67%) IBM
8 9 (3.64%) Hyperion
8 9 (3.64%) IFS
9 8 (3.24%) Infor
10 6 (2.43%) CODA
10 6 (2.43%) Epicor
11 5 (2.02%) Ariba
11 5 (2.02%) Sun
12 4 (1.62%) Pegasus
12 4 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (1.21%) Citrix
14 2 (0.81%) Anaplan
15 1 (0.40%) Brio
15 1 (0.40%) FNZ
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