Period
to 29 November 2020

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 29 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
UK
6 months to
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 674 870 964
Rank change year-on-year +196 +94 -32
Permanent jobs citing CIMA 42 201 199
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.66% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 42 103 155
Median annual salary £56,250 £50,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £41,250 £26,250 £38,450
90th Percentile £72,500 £96,250 £88,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - -28.57% +38.61%

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 11,258 30,403 38,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.55% 22.48% 23.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8,586 22,512 28,442
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,975
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%

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 29 November 2020.

Salary histogram for CIMA in the UK

CIMA
Top 11 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 29 November 2020. 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 +192 37 £57,500 +15.00% 27
UK excluding London +208 18 £50,000 - 15
London +150 18 £60,000 -11.76% 12
South East +170 6 £67,500 +8.00% 3
Work from Home -11 5 £65,000 +30.00% 1
South West +114 4 £42,500 -29.17%
North of England +114 4 £51,250 +86.36% 3
Midlands +104 4 £50,000 - 6
West Midlands +78 4 £50,000 - 6
North West +105 3 £47,500 +72.73%
Yorkshire +94 1 £57,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 29 November 2020, 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 39 (92.86%) Finance
2 38 (90.48%) ACCA
3 15 (35.71%) ERP
4 14 (33.33%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (23.81%) JD Edwards
5 10 (23.81%) NetSuite
6 9 (21.43%) Presales
6 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 8 (19.05%) SaaS
7 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (19.05%) AAT
8 7 (16.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 7 (16.67%) Oracle
8 7 (16.67%) SAP
9 6 (14.29%) Fintech
9 6 (14.29%) Anaplan
10 5 (11.90%) SAP BPC
10 5 (11.90%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (11.90%) Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (11.90%) Order to Cash
10 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Excel
10 5 (11.90%) Project Management
10 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
10 5 (11.90%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (9.52%) ICAEW
11 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
11 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
11 4 (9.52%) Manufacturing
11 4 (9.52%) CRM
11 4 (9.52%) SQL

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 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (23.81%) NetSuite
2 5 (11.90%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (11.90%) SAP BPC
3 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (4.76%) Odoo
5 1 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (2.38%) HFM
5 1 (2.38%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (2.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (33.33%) Dynamics 365
2 8 (19.05%) SaaS
3 5 (11.90%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (7.14%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.38%) Google Docs
5 1 (2.38%) Lucidchart
5 1 (2.38%) Smartsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Power BI
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.76%) Blockchain
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
General
1 39 (92.86%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.52%) Manufacturing
4 3 (7.14%) Banking
4 3 (7.14%) Law
5 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.76%) Legal
6 1 (2.38%) Back Office
6 1 (2.38%) Billing
6 1 (2.38%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Consultant
2 7 (16.67%) Accountant
3 6 (14.29%) Finance Manager
4 5 (11.90%) Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Systems Accountant
5 4 (9.52%) NetSuite Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Commercial Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Finance Systems Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Information Security Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Information Security Risk Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Risk Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Security Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.14%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (4.76%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) ERP
2 9 (21.43%) Presales
3 7 (16.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 6 (14.29%) Fintech
5 5 (11.90%) Order to Cash
5 5 (11.90%) Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (11.90%) Project Management
6 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (9.52%) CRM
6 4 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (9.52%) Record to Report
6 4 (9.52%) Requirements Gathering
6 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 3 (7.14%) Data Migration
7 3 (7.14%) Decision-Making
7 3 (7.14%) Due Diligence
7 3 (7.14%) IT Audit
7 3 (7.14%) Process Improvement
7 3 (7.14%) Project Governance
7 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (90.48%) ACCA
2 8 (19.05%) AAT
3 4 (9.52%) Degree
3 4 (9.52%) ICAEW
4 3 (7.14%) CISM
4 3 (7.14%) CISSP
5 2 (4.76%) CISA
5 2 (4.76%) Postgraduate
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) IFRS
1 3 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (7.14%) NIST
2 1 (2.38%) GAAP
2 1 (2.38%) PMO
2 1 (2.38%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) JD Edwards
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (16.67%) Oracle
3 7 (16.67%) SAP
4 6 (14.29%) Anaplan
5 3 (7.14%) Adaptive Insights
5 3 (7.14%) Hyperion
5 3 (7.14%) Tagetik
6 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.38%) Epicor
6 1 (2.38%) Google
6 1 (2.38%) Sage
6 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com