Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CIMA qualifications. It includes a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months leading up to 12 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
12 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 408 817 1103
Rank change year-on-year +409 +286 -261
Permanent jobs citing CIMA 648 102 160
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.11% 0.093%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.26% 0.33% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 84 39 76
10th Percentile £39,000 £37,250 £41,250
25th Percentile £50,625 £41,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -4.35%
75th Percentile £85,000 £66,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £126,500 £79,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £48,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +13.40% -7.62% -

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK

CIMA falls under the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 28,735 31,345 47,702
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 26.15% 33.90% 27.61%
Number of salaries quoted 17,299 14,299 19,297
10th Percentile £29,000 £32,000 £30,762
25th Percentile £38,734 £42,500 £40,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,555 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.74% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £70,750 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.14% +0.20%

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 12 June 2024.

Salary histogram for CIMA in the UK

CIMA
Top 15 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 12 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +418 620 £60,000 +9.09% 172
Work from Home +386 522 £60,000 +14.83% 81
UK excluding London +221 359 £55,000 +13.40% 87
London +300 269 £85,000 +53.80% 88
South East +151 236 £45,000 +13.92% 30
North of England +50 50 £57,000 -2.98% 21
North West +17 48 £58,500 -10.00% 16
Midlands -6 39 £55,000 +29.41% 12
East Midlands -3 29 £55,000 +5.77% 6
East of England -2 12 - - 10
Scotland - 11 - - 4
West Midlands -5 10 £47,500 +11.76% 6
Wales - 9 - - 3
Yorkshire +65 2 £52,500 +0.48% 4
South West -40 2 - - 7

CIMA
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (0.62%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 565 (87.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (3.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.39%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (1.08%) SAP CO
2 7 (1.08%) SAP FI
2 7 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
3 6 (0.93%) Primavera
4 4 (0.62%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.31%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.15%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.15%) IBM Planning Analytics
6 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.78%) Power Platform
2 7 (1.08%) Azure
2 7 (1.08%) PowerApps
3 6 (0.93%) Power Automate
4 4 (0.62%) Azure Synapse Analytics
4 4 (0.62%) Snowflake
5 3 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.31%) Google Workspace
6 2 (0.31%) SaaS
7 1 (0.15%) Asana
7 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.15%) OCI
7 1 (0.15%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 478 (73.77%) Broadband
2 18 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (0.15%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.78%) Power BI
2 6 (0.93%) Data Lake
3 4 (0.62%) Big Data
3 4 (0.62%) Data Mining
3 4 (0.62%) Spark SQL
4 2 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.15%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (0.31%) JIRA
2 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 641 (98.92%) Finance
2 539 (83.18%) Social Skills
3 472 (72.84%) Analytical Skills
4 452 (69.75%) Influencing Skills
5 50 (7.72%) Retail
6 46 (7.10%) Billing
7 21 (3.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 20 (3.09%) Legal
9 19 (2.93%) Telecoms
10 17 (2.62%) Banking
11 14 (2.16%) General Ledger
12 13 (2.01%) Presentation Skills
13 9 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.62%) Aviation
15 2 (0.31%) Back Office
15 2 (0.31%) Front Office
15 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.15%) Local Government
16 1 (0.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 543 (83.80%) Analyst
2 258 (39.81%) Senior
3 254 (39.20%) Senior Analyst
4 177 (27.31%) Financial Analyst
5 140 (21.60%) Commercial Analyst
6 41 (6.33%) Quantity Surveyor
7 20 (3.09%) Senior Financial Analyst
8 17 (2.62%) Finance Manager
9 12 (1.85%) Finance Project Manager
9 12 (1.85%) Project Manager
10 9 (1.39%) Business Development Manager
10 9 (1.39%) Business Manager
10 9 (1.39%) Development Manager
11 8 (1.23%) Head of Finance
12 6 (0.93%) Systems Analyst
13 5 (0.77%) Consultant
13 5 (0.77%) Senior Commercial Analyst
14 4 (0.62%) Architect
14 4 (0.62%) SAP Architect
14 4 (0.62%) SAP Financial Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.62%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.94%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (1.70%) Social Media
3 9 (1.39%) Biopharmaceutical
3 9 (1.39%) Life Science
4 6 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (0.77%) Derivative
6 3 (0.46%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.31%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (0.31%) Security Posture
8 1 (0.15%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (0.15%) PMI
8 1 (0.15%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.15%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (1.39%) Windows
1 9 (1.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (74.85%) Budgeting
2 484 (74.69%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 473 (72.99%) Agile
4 467 (72.07%) Business Case
5 465 (71.76%) Decision-Making
6 456 (70.37%) Actionable Insight
7 452 (69.75%) Mentoring
8 43 (6.64%) Contract Management
8 43 (6.64%) Data Management
9 31 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 31 (4.78%) Financial Analysis
10 28 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (3.24%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (3.09%) Project Management
13 19 (2.93%) Business Development
14 18 (2.78%) Data Analysis
14 18 (2.78%) Due Diligence
15 17 (2.62%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (2.47%) Financial Modelling
16 16 (2.47%) Roadmaps
Programming Languages
1 8 (1.23%) SQL
2 6 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions
3 2 (0.31%) Python
3 2 (0.31%) R
4 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 620 (95.68%) ACCA
2 50 (7.72%) Degree
3 12 (1.85%) AAT
4 10 (1.54%) CFA
5 9 (1.39%) Master's Degree
5 9 (1.39%) MBA
5 9 (1.39%) PhD
6 6 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.46%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.31%) CISA
8 2 (0.31%) CISM
8 2 (0.31%) CRISC
8 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.15%) CIPD
9 1 (0.15%) CISSP
9 1 (0.15%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.15%) PMP
9 1 (0.15%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.16%) IFRS
2 4 (0.62%) PMO
3 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.31%) NIST
4 1 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.15%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.15%) COBIT
4 1 (0.15%) COSO
4 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.15%) GAAP
4 1 (0.15%) GDPR
4 1 (0.15%) GRC
4 1 (0.15%) IFRS 17
4 1 (0.15%) P3O
4 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) PSD2
4 1 (0.15%) QA
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 489 (75.46%) Microsoft
2 41 (6.33%) NEC
2 41 (6.33%) Virgin Media
3 32 (4.94%) SAP
4 18 (2.78%) Openreach
5 11 (1.70%) CA
6 9 (1.39%) Hyperion
6 9 (1.39%) PeopleSoft
7 8 (1.23%) Yardi
8 5 (0.77%) Sun
9 4 (0.62%) Databricks
10 2 (0.31%) Alteryx
10 2 (0.31%) Google
11 1 (0.15%) Cognos
11 1 (0.15%) IBM
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle
11 1 (0.15%) Planview
11 1 (0.15%) ServiceNow