Period
to 23 May 2018

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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 839 915 907
Rank change year-on-year +76 -8 +17
Permanent jobs citing CIMA 349 252 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 0.60% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 234 220 327
UK median annual salary £56,750 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.18% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £28,500 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £92,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 40,580 42,162 55,655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.61% 24.92% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 30,750 33,061 44,667
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,898 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.90% -1.18% +6.25%

CIMA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CIMA in the UK

CIMA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CIMA.

Salary trend for CIMA in the UK

CIMA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CIMA over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 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 +92 336 £56,750 +3.18% 40
UK excluding London +18 179 £50,000 - 21
London +50 166 £62,500 -3.85% 20
South East +27 59 £42,000 -1.18% 5
North of England +8 44 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Midlands +8 35 £60,000 +20.00% 1
North West +5 29 £50,000 +5.26% 4
West Midlands +22 25 £60,000 +20.00%
South West -9 23 £40,000 -42.86% 1
Yorkshire +34 11 £47,500 +5.56% 3
East Midlands -6 10 £60,000 +20.00% 1
East of England -12 9 £75,000 +100.00% 5
Scotland -32 8 £60,000 +20.00%
North East - 4 £60,000 - 1
Wales - 1 £42,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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.

1 347 (99.43%) Finance
2 285 (81.66%) ACCA
3 142 (40.69%) ERP
4 125 (35.82%) Microsoft
5 117 (33.52%) SAP
6 108 (30.95%) Advertising
7 104 (29.80%) Dynamics AX
8 78 (22.35%) Oracle
9 70 (20.06%) Epicor
9 70 (20.06%) Dynamics 365
10 69 (19.77%) Infor
11 68 (19.48%) Sage
12 66 (18.91%) JD Edwards
13 58 (16.62%) Microsoft Excel
14 46 (13.18%) Degree
15 43 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
16 41 (11.75%) NetSuite
17 39 (11.17%) Retail
18 38 (10.89%) SQL
19 37 (10.60%) Project Management
19 37 (10.60%) Dynamics NAV
20 34 (9.74%) Budgeting and Forecasting
21 31 (8.88%) AAT
22 30 (8.60%) Manufacturing
22 30 (8.60%) CRM
22 30 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
23 26 (7.45%) Risk Management
24 25 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
24 25 (7.16%) Decision-Making
25 24 (6.88%) Logistics

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.15%) SAS
2 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 58 (16.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (4.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (2.87%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 104 (29.80%) Dynamics AX
2 41 (11.75%) NetSuite
3 37 (10.60%) Dynamics NAV
4 18 (5.16%) SAP BPC
4 18 (5.16%) SAP CO
4 18 (5.16%) SAP FI
4 18 (5.16%) SAP FI/CO
5 17 (4.87%) SAP Business One
6 10 (2.87%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (2.87%) Oracle Financials
7 8 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (2.29%) Oracle Assets
7 8 (2.29%) Unit4 Business World
8 6 (1.72%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (1.43%) HFM
9 5 (1.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (1.43%) SAP FI-AP
9 5 (1.43%) SAP FI-AR
10 4 (1.15%) Lawson
10 4 (1.15%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 70 (20.06%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (1.72%) SaaS
3 5 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.29%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.30%) BusinessObjects
2 13 (3.72%) SAP BW
3 11 (3.15%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.87%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.29%) Oracle BI EE
6 8 (2.29%) Oracle Discoverer
6 8 (2.29%) Power BI
6 8 (2.29%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.43%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.15%) Base SAS
8 4 (1.15%) Blockchain
8 4 (1.15%) Essbase
9 3 (0.86%) Big Data
9 3 (0.86%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
9 3 (0.86%) Oracle Smart View
9 3 (0.86%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (0.57%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.57%) QlikView
General
1 347 (99.43%) Finance
2 108 (30.95%) Advertising
3 39 (11.17%) Retail
4 30 (8.60%) Manufacturing
5 22 (6.30%) General Ledger
6 14 (4.01%) Banking
7 13 (3.72%) Billing
8 11 (3.15%) Law
9 8 (2.29%) Back Office
10 7 (2.01%) Legal
10 7 (2.01%) Marketing
11 5 (1.43%) German Language
12 4 (1.15%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.86%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.29%) Games
14 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 120 (34.38%) Consultant
2 60 (17.19%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 50 (14.33%) Analyst
4 46 (13.18%) Accountant
5 45 (12.89%) Finance Manager
6 33 (9.46%) Financial Analyst
7 32 (9.17%) Functional Consultant
8 22 (6.30%) Architect
9 19 (5.44%) Management Accountant
10 18 (5.16%) SAP Consultant
10 18 (5.16%) Systems Accountant
11 17 (4.87%) Cybersecurity Architect
11 17 (4.87%) ICT Manager
11 17 (4.87%) Security Architect
12 16 (4.58%) SAP CO Consultant
12 16 (4.58%) SAP FI Consultant
12 16 (4.58%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
13 14 (4.01%) Senior Consultant
14 13 (3.72%) Finance Systems Manager
14 13 (3.72%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.58%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.01%) Fintech
6 6 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.86%) PMI
8 2 (0.57%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.29%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.29%) AS400
9 1 (0.29%) FMCG
9 1 (0.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.29%) iSeries
9 1 (0.29%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.29%) Unix
1 1 (0.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (40.69%) ERP
2 37 (10.60%) Project Management
3 34 (9.74%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 30 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (8.60%) CRM
5 26 (7.45%) Risk Management
6 25 (7.16%) Decision-Making
6 25 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (6.88%) Logistics
8 22 (6.30%) Line Management
8 22 (6.30%) Process Improvement
9 20 (5.73%) Cybersecurity
10 19 (5.44%) E-Commerce
10 19 (5.44%) Presales
11 18 (5.16%) Financial Modelling
12 17 (4.87%) PRINCE2
13 16 (4.58%) Analytics
14 15 (4.30%) Accounts Payable
14 15 (4.30%) Procure-to-Pay
15 14 (4.01%) Commercial Awareness
Programming Languages
1 38 (10.89%) SQL
2 14 (4.01%) C
3 8 (2.29%) VBA
3 8 (2.29%) X++
4 3 (0.86%) ABAP
5 1 (0.29%) Jython
5 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 285 (81.66%) ACCA
2 46 (13.18%) Degree
3 31 (8.88%) AAT
4 19 (5.44%) CEH
4 19 (5.44%) CISSP
4 19 (5.44%) CLAS
5 11 (3.15%) ICAEW
5 11 (3.15%) PMI Certification
6 10 (2.87%) CCAB
7 9 (2.58%) CIPFA
7 9 (2.58%) PMP
8 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.43%) CFA
10 2 (0.57%) APMG
10 2 (0.57%) ISEB
11 1 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.29%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.72%) GAAP
1 13 (3.72%) IFRS
2 8 (2.29%) SLA
3 4 (1.15%) PMO
4 3 (0.86%) MiFID
5 2 (0.57%) EMIR
6 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 125 (35.82%) Microsoft
2 117 (33.52%) SAP
3 78 (22.35%) Oracle
4 70 (20.06%) Epicor
5 69 (19.77%) Infor
6 68 (19.48%) Sage
7 66 (18.91%) JD Edwards
8 14 (4.01%) Xero
9 13 (3.72%) Tableau
10 11 (3.15%) Hyperion
11 5 (1.43%) Cognos
11 5 (1.43%) IBM
12 4 (1.15%) Alteryx
12 4 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.57%) Adaptive Insights
13 2 (0.57%) Anaplan
13 2 (0.57%) CODA
13 2 (0.57%) Pegasus
13 2 (0.57%) Sun
13 2 (0.57%) Tagetik