Period
to 9 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CIMA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
UK
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 762 830 1003
Rank change year-on-year +68 +173 -159
Permanent jobs citing CIMA 113 108 127
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.087%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.50% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 80 79 81
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,900 £32,500
25th Percentile £48,750 £46,875 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £59,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.78% -1.67% +4.35%
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,875 £73,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £84,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -5.00%

CIMA 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 18,355 21,487 36,169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 21.45% 24.84%
Number of salaries quoted 12,162 16,154 26,197
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

CIMA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CIMA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CIMA in the UK

CIMA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CIMA.

Salary trend for CIMA in the UK

CIMA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CIMA over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Salary histogram for CIMA in the UK

CIMA
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CIMA within the UK over the 6 months to 9 May 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 +61 97 £56,250 -4.66% 22
London +51 47 £65,000 +4.00% 8
UK excluding London +42 45 £52,500 -4.55% 15
South East +59 16 £52,500 -19.23%
East of England +32 10 £52,500 -8.70% 1
North of England +2 9 £57,500 +43.75% 8
Work from Home -143 9 £58,750 +6.82% 7
North West +34 6 - - 6
South West - 6 £51,250 -
Midlands -4 4 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Yorkshire -13 3 £57,500 +42.86% 2
East Midlands +14 1 £32,500 -23.53% 1
West Midlands -8 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, IT jobs citing CIMA 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 CIMA.

1 111 (98.23%) Finance
2 105 (92.92%) ACCA
3 44 (38.94%) ERP
4 37 (32.74%) Social Skills
5 34 (30.09%) NetSuite
6 33 (29.20%) Dynamics 365
7 28 (24.78%) JD Edwards
8 26 (23.01%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (22.12%) Oracle
9 25 (22.12%) AAT
10 23 (20.35%) Data Migration
10 23 (20.35%) Migration
11 21 (18.58%) Microsoft Excel
11 21 (18.58%) Requirements Gathering
12 20 (17.70%) Budgeting and Forecasting
13 19 (16.81%) Microsoft
14 17 (15.04%) Project Management
15 16 (14.16%) SaaS
15 16 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (14.16%) SAP
16 15 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (13.27%) Accounts Payable
16 15 (13.27%) Accounts Receivable
17 14 (12.39%) Degree
18 13 (11.50%) SQL
19 12 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
19 12 (10.62%) Procure-to-Pay
20 11 (9.73%) Hyperion Planning
20 11 (9.73%) HFM
20 11 (9.73%) Hyperion

CIMA
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:

Applications
1 21 (18.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 34 (30.09%) NetSuite
2 11 (9.73%) HFM
2 11 (9.73%) Hyperion Planning
3 10 (8.85%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (7.08%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (4.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (4.42%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (3.54%) SAP CO
6 4 (3.54%) SAP FI
6 4 (3.54%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (2.65%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (2.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (2.65%) Shopify
8 2 (1.77%) SAP BPC
8 2 (1.77%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 33 (29.20%) Dynamics 365
2 16 (14.16%) SaaS
3 7 (6.19%) Power Platform
4 3 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.77%) GitHub
5 2 (1.77%) Stripe
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.96%) Big Data
1 9 (7.96%) Essbase
2 7 (6.19%) Power BI
3 3 (2.65%) Data Lake
3 3 (2.65%) QlikView
4 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.88%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.88%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (1.77%) JIRA
General
1 111 (98.23%) Finance
2 37 (32.74%) Social Skills
3 16 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.85%) Banking
4 10 (8.85%) Presentation Skills
5 9 (7.96%) French Language
5 9 (7.96%) General Ledger
6 8 (7.08%) Manufacturing
7 6 (5.31%) Billing
8 5 (4.42%) Advertising
8 5 (4.42%) Retail
9 4 (3.54%) Back Office
9 4 (3.54%) Legal
10 3 (2.65%) Automotive
10 3 (2.65%) Law
10 3 (2.65%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (1.77%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.88%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.88%) German Language
12 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (34.51%) Consultant
2 17 (15.04%) NetSuite Consultant
3 14 (12.39%) Accountant
3 14 (12.39%) Senior Consultant
4 13 (11.50%) Architect
4 13 (11.50%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (9.73%) Analyst
5 11 (9.73%) Finance Manager
5 11 (9.73%) Systems Manager
6 10 (8.85%) Financial Analyst
7 9 (7.96%) Finance Systems Manager
7 9 (7.96%) Hyperion Consultant
7 9 (7.96%) Principal Consultant
7 9 (7.96%) Senior Hyperion Consultant
8 7 (6.19%) Financial Controller
8 7 (6.19%) Systems Accountant
9 5 (4.42%) Management Accountant
9 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.54%) Report Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.19%) XML
2 5 (4.42%) HTML
2 5 (4.42%) OLE
2 5 (4.42%) SOAP
2 5 (4.42%) Web Services
2 5 (4.42%) WSDL
2 5 (4.42%) XSLT
3 2 (1.77%) COM
3 2 (1.77%) EDI
3 2 (1.77%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.96%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.31%) Renewable Energy
3 5 (4.42%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.42%) Life Science
3 5 (4.42%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.77%) TRADACOMS
6 1 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.88%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.88%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (38.94%) ERP
2 26 (23.01%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (20.35%) Data Migration
3 23 (20.35%) Migration
4 21 (18.58%) Requirements Gathering
5 20 (17.70%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 17 (15.04%) Project Management
7 15 (13.27%) Accounts Payable
7 15 (13.27%) Accounts Receivable
7 15 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (10.62%) Procure-to-Pay
8 12 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (8.85%) Order to Cash
9 10 (8.85%) Time Management
10 9 (7.96%) Artificial Intelligence
10 9 (7.96%) Data Science
10 9 (7.96%) Revenue Management
10 9 (7.96%) Service Delivery
11 8 (7.08%) CRM
11 8 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.50%) SQL
2 5 (4.42%) R
3 4 (3.54%) VBA
4 2 (1.77%) ActionScript
4 2 (1.77%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (1.77%) C
4 2 (1.77%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 105 (92.92%) ACCA
2 25 (22.12%) AAT
3 14 (12.39%) Degree
4 6 (5.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.65%) CISA
6 2 (1.77%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.77%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.88%) IFRS
2 1 (0.88%) PMO
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 28 (24.78%) JD Edwards
2 25 (22.12%) Oracle
3 19 (16.81%) Microsoft
4 16 (14.16%) SAP
5 11 (9.73%) Hyperion
6 9 (7.96%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (7.08%) Adaptive Insights
8 6 (5.31%) Workday
9 5 (4.42%) Concur
9 5 (4.42%) Jitterbit
9 5 (4.42%) ServiceNow
10 4 (3.54%) Anaplan
11 3 (2.65%) Sage
12 2 (1.77%) Tagetik
12 2 (1.77%) Unisys
13 1 (0.88%) CA
13 1 (0.88%) IBM
13 1 (0.88%) IFS
13 1 (0.88%) OutSystems
13 1 (0.88%) Xero