Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
UK
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 834 934 867
Rank change year-on-year +100 -67 +84
Permanent jobs citing ACCA 354 245 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 0.57% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 233 209 349
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - -
10th Percentile £33,000 £36,622 £35,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £92,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% -9.09% +10.00%

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 41,484 42,839 57,016
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.45% 25.18% 27.85%
Number of salaries quoted 31,728 33,754 45,772
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,820 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.18% +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 25 April 2018.

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 25 April 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 +111 340 £55,000 -11.29% 50
UK excluding London +46 182 £53,750 +7.50% 36
London +58 169 £60,000 -11.11% 15
South East +7 49 £57,500 -7.26% 8
North of England +2 44 £51,250 +13.89% 5
Midlands +6 41 £55,000 +10.00% 7
West Midlands +13 27 £47,500 -5.00% 4
South West +1 27 £40,000 -38.46% 10
North West -11 26 £52,500 -4.55% 1
Yorkshire +12 14 £39,900 -11.33% 4
East Midlands -5 14 £56,250 +12.50% 3
Scotland -29 11 £61,250 +22.50% 1
East of England -14 10 £57,500 +53.33% 5
North East - 4 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 346 (97.74%) Finance
2 307 (86.72%) CIMA
3 178 (50.28%) ERP
4 126 (35.59%) Microsoft
5 124 (35.03%) SAP
6 123 (34.75%) Dynamics AX
7 114 (32.20%) Advertising
8 105 (29.66%) Oracle
9 80 (22.60%) JD Edwards
10 77 (21.75%) Sage
11 76 (21.47%) Epicor
12 75 (21.19%) Dynamics 365
13 74 (20.90%) Infor
14 63 (17.80%) Microsoft Excel
15 57 (16.10%) NetSuite
16 41 (11.58%) Degree
17 38 (10.73%) SQL
18 35 (9.89%) Project Management
19 34 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
20 33 (9.32%) Dynamics NAV
20 33 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
21 31 (8.76%) Retail
22 29 (8.19%) CRM
22 29 (8.19%) Decision-Making
23 28 (7.91%) Budgeting and Forecasting
24 25 (7.06%) Presales
25 24 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
25 24 (6.78%) Logistics
26 21 (5.93%) General Ledger
27 20 (5.65%) Line 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 4 (1.13%) SAS
2 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.28%) IIS
Applications
1 63 (17.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (4.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (2.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 123 (34.75%) Dynamics AX
2 57 (16.10%) NetSuite
3 33 (9.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (4.80%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (4.52%) SAP BPC
6 15 (4.24%) Oracle Financials
6 15 (4.24%) SAP CO
6 15 (4.24%) SAP FI
6 15 (4.24%) SAP FI/CO
7 14 (3.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 10 (2.82%) SAP Business One
9 9 (2.54%) Lawson
9 9 (2.54%) Unit4 Business World
10 8 (2.26%) Oracle Assets
11 7 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
12 6 (1.69%) Oracle Payables
13 5 (1.41%) HFM
13 5 (1.41%) SAP FI-AP
13 5 (1.41%) SAP FI-AR
14 4 (1.13%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 75 (21.19%) Dynamics 365
2 9 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (2.54%) SaaS
3 3 (0.85%) FinancialForce
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.67%) BusinessObjects
1 13 (3.67%) Oracle Reports
2 12 (3.39%) SAP BW
3 11 (3.11%) Oracle BI EE
3 11 (3.11%) Oracle Discoverer
4 10 (2.82%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.54%) Power BI
6 7 (1.98%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.41%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.13%) Base SAS
8 4 (1.13%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
8 4 (1.13%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.85%) Essbase
9 3 (0.85%) Oracle Smart View
9 3 (0.85%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.56%) QlikView
10 2 (0.56%) SAP HANA
General
1 346 (97.74%) Finance
2 114 (32.20%) Advertising
3 31 (8.76%) Retail
4 21 (5.93%) General Ledger
5 14 (3.95%) Banking
5 14 (3.95%) Manufacturing
6 13 (3.67%) Billing
7 11 (3.11%) Law
8 9 (2.54%) Marketing
9 6 (1.69%) Legal
10 5 (1.41%) German Language
10 5 (1.41%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.13%) Games
12 2 (0.56%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (35.88%) Consultant
2 66 (18.64%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 57 (16.10%) Accountant
4 52 (14.69%) Analyst
5 35 (9.89%) Finance Manager
6 34 (9.60%) Financial Analyst
6 34 (9.60%) Functional Consultant
7 19 (5.37%) ICT Manager
8 18 (5.08%) Management Accountant
9 16 (4.52%) Systems Accountant
10 14 (3.95%) Finance Systems Manager
10 14 (3.95%) Microsoft Consultant
10 14 (3.95%) Oracle Consultant
10 14 (3.95%) Systems Manager
11 13 (3.67%) ERP Consultant
11 13 (3.67%) SAP Consultant
12 12 (3.39%) Financial Accountant
13 11 (3.11%) Oracle Financials Consultant
13 11 (3.11%) SAP FI Consultant
13 11 (3.11%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.26%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.80%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.95%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.69%) AS400
7 4 (1.13%) Fintech
8 3 (0.85%) BBC
9 1 (0.28%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.28%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.28%) iSeries
9 1 (0.28%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.28%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.28%) Unix
1 1 (0.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (50.28%) ERP
2 35 (9.89%) Project Management
3 33 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
4 29 (8.19%) CRM
4 29 (8.19%) Decision-Making
5 28 (7.91%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 25 (7.06%) Presales
7 24 (6.78%) Logistics
7 24 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (5.65%) Line Management
9 19 (5.37%) Process Improvement
10 18 (5.08%) Financial Modelling
10 18 (5.08%) Procure-to-Pay
11 16 (4.52%) Analytics
12 14 (3.95%) Commercial Awareness
12 14 (3.95%) Order to Cash
12 14 (3.95%) Record to Report
13 13 (3.67%) Data Analytics
13 13 (3.67%) PRINCE2
14 12 (3.39%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 38 (10.73%) SQL
2 13 (3.67%) VBA
3 11 (3.11%) X++
4 7 (1.98%) C
5 1 (0.28%) ABAP
5 1 (0.28%) Jython
5 1 (0.28%) Python
5 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 307 (86.72%) CIMA
2 41 (11.58%) Degree
3 19 (5.37%) AAT
4 12 (3.39%) ICAEW
5 11 (3.11%) CIPFA
5 11 (3.11%) PMP
6 10 (2.82%) PMI Certification
7 9 (2.54%) CCAB
8 8 (2.26%) CISA
9 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.28%) CFA
11 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.28%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.95%) GAAP
2 13 (3.67%) IFRS
3 10 (2.82%) SLA
4 3 (0.85%) PMO
5 2 (0.56%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.28%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.28%) MiFID
6 1 (0.28%) QA
Vendors
1 126 (35.59%) Microsoft
2 124 (35.03%) SAP
3 105 (29.66%) Oracle
4 80 (22.60%) JD Edwards
5 77 (21.75%) Sage
6 76 (21.47%) Epicor
7 74 (20.90%) Infor
8 11 (3.11%) Tableau
9 9 (2.54%) Xero
10 7 (1.98%) Hyperion
11 6 (1.69%) Cognos
11 6 (1.69%) IBM
12 5 (1.41%) IFS
13 4 (1.13%) Alteryx
14 3 (0.85%) Sun
14 3 (0.85%) Tagetik
14 3 (0.85%) Workday
15 2 (0.56%) Adaptive Insights
15 2 (0.56%) Maconomy
15 2 (0.56%) Salesforce.com