Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 893 672 924
Rank change year-on-year -221 +252 -33
Permanent jobs citing CIMA 142 34 181
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.069% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.31% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 97 25 89
10th Percentile £42,000 £35,400 £26,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.35% +6.48%
75th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £76,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £76,250 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% -12.50%

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 26,240 10,939 32,941
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.52% 22.10% 23.47%
Number of salaries quoted 14,797 8,322 24,337
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,650
25th Percentile £40,615 £40,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,188 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -233 122 £57,500 -3.36% 42
UK excluding London -183 66 £52,500 +5.00% 23
London -183 51 £67,500 +12.50% 20
Work from Home -250 30 £65,000 -13.33% 7
South East -146 20 £55,000 -15.38% 3
East of England - 16 £52,500 - 2
North of England -109 14 £45,000 -7.69% 7
Midlands -121 13 £50,000 - 5
West Midlands -101 10 £85,000 +70.00% 4
North West -72 7 - - 5
Yorkshire -93 7 £45,000 +5.88% 1
South West - 3 £45,000 - 5
East Midlands - 2 £35,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 131 (92.25%) Finance
2 126 (88.73%) ACCA
3 45 (31.69%) AAT
4 44 (30.99%) ERP
5 41 (28.87%) Social Skills
6 35 (24.65%) NetSuite
7 34 (23.94%) Dynamics 365
8 29 (20.42%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (19.01%) Microsoft Excel
10 25 (17.61%) JD Edwards
10 25 (17.61%) Budgeting and Forecasting
11 24 (16.90%) Microsoft
11 24 (16.90%) Oracle
12 22 (15.49%) Migration
13 20 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (14.08%) Project Management
13 20 (14.08%) Procure-to-Pay
13 20 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
14 19 (13.38%) Data Migration
14 19 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
15 18 (12.68%) Order to Cash
16 17 (11.97%) SAP
17 16 (11.27%) SaaS
18 15 (10.56%) Degree
18 15 (10.56%) Decision-Making
19 14 (9.86%) Record to Report
19 14 (9.86%) SQL
20 13 (9.15%) CRM
20 13 (9.15%) Manufacturing
20 13 (9.15%) Dynamics CRM

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 27 (19.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (2.11%) Oracle Smart View
5 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (24.65%) NetSuite
2 13 (9.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (8.45%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (6.34%) HFM
5 8 (5.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 6 (4.23%) IBM Planning Analytics
6 6 (4.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (2.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (2.82%) Cognos Controller
7 4 (2.82%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (2.82%) Hyperion Planning
7 4 (2.82%) SAP BPC
8 3 (2.11%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (2.11%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (1.41%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.70%) Oracle Assets
10 1 (0.70%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.70%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 34 (23.94%) Dynamics 365
2 16 (11.27%) SaaS
3 11 (7.75%) Power Platform
4 6 (4.23%) Azure
5 5 (3.52%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (3.52%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.63%) Power BI
2 7 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.82%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 4 (2.82%) Metadata
3 4 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.82%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (2.11%) Essbase
4 3 (2.11%) QlikView
5 2 (1.41%) Big Data
5 2 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.41%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.70%) Power Query
Development Applications
1 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 131 (92.25%) Finance
2 41 (28.87%) Social Skills
3 20 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (9.15%) Manufacturing
5 11 (7.75%) Presentation Skills
6 9 (6.34%) Games
6 9 (6.34%) Law
7 8 (5.63%) Banking
8 6 (4.23%) Automotive
9 5 (3.52%) Back Office
9 5 (3.52%) Influencing Skills
9 5 (3.52%) Legal
9 5 (3.52%) Local Government
9 5 (3.52%) Public Sector
10 4 (2.82%) Billing
10 4 (2.82%) Investment Banking
10 4 (2.82%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (2.82%) Retail
11 2 (1.41%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (1.41%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 42 (29.58%) Consultant
2 29 (20.42%) Analyst
3 24 (16.90%) Financial Analyst
4 16 (11.27%) NetSuite Consultant
5 14 (9.86%) Accountant
6 10 (7.04%) Senior Consultant
7 8 (5.63%) Systems Accountant
8 7 (4.93%) Administrator
8 7 (4.93%) Architect
8 7 (4.93%) Finance Manager
9 6 (4.23%) Business Analyst
9 6 (4.23%) Data Analyst
9 6 (4.23%) Functional Consultant
9 6 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.23%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.52%) Developer
10 5 (3.52%) Finance Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.52%) Senior Business Analyst
11 4 (2.82%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.82%) COM
2 3 (2.11%) HTML
2 3 (2.11%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (2.11%) XML
3 2 (1.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.34%) Renewable Energy
2 7 (4.93%) Driving Licence
3 6 (4.23%) Life Science
4 3 (2.11%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.70%) BYOD
6 1 (0.70%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.70%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (0.70%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (30.99%) ERP
2 29 (20.42%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (17.61%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 22 (15.49%) Migration
5 20 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (14.08%) Procure-to-Pay
5 20 (14.08%) Project Management
6 19 (13.38%) Data Migration
6 19 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (12.68%) Order to Cash
8 15 (10.56%) Decision-Making
9 14 (9.86%) Record to Report
10 13 (9.15%) CRM
11 11 (7.75%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (7.75%) Time Management
12 10 (7.04%) Financial Modelling
12 10 (7.04%) Requirements Gathering
13 9 (6.34%) Analytics
13 9 (6.34%) Presales
14 8 (5.63%) Revenue Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.86%) SQL
2 5 (3.52%) VBA
3 4 (2.82%) Python
4 2 (1.41%) C
5 1 (0.70%) Groovy
5 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 126 (88.73%) ACCA
2 45 (31.69%) AAT
3 15 (10.56%) Degree
4 5 (3.52%) CCAB
4 5 (3.52%) CISA
5 2 (1.41%) CIPFA
5 2 (1.41%) ICAEW
5 2 (1.41%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.75%) IFRS
2 7 (4.93%) Solvency II
3 3 (2.11%) GDPR
3 3 (2.11%) SLA
4 2 (1.41%) QA
4 2 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.70%) GAAP
5 1 (0.70%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.70%) PMO
Vendors
1 25 (17.61%) JD Edwards
2 24 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 24 (16.90%) Oracle
3 17 (11.97%) SAP
4 8 (5.63%) Sage
5 6 (4.23%) Cognos
6 5 (3.52%) Hyperion
6 5 (3.52%) IBM
7 4 (2.82%) Tagetik
8 2 (1.41%) Anaplan
8 2 (1.41%) Ariba
8 2 (1.41%) Facebook
8 2 (1.41%) Instagram
9 1 (0.70%) Adaptive Insights
9 1 (0.70%) CA
9 1 (0.70%) Concur
9 1 (0.70%) Infor
9 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.70%) Unisys
9 1 (0.70%) Xero