Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 749 881 1018
Rank change year-on-year +132 +137 -121
Permanent jobs citing CIMA 70 143 113
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.12% 0.076%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.54% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 60 95 80
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -19.23% +8.33%
10th Percentile £40,875 £31,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,375 £75,000 £80,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.50% -4.76% -8.70%

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 14,959 26,646 36,371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.27% 21.71% 24.38%
Number of salaries quoted 10,600 20,101 26,874
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 £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,127 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.65% +3.33% +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 24 February 2021.

Salary histogram for CIMA in the UK

CIMA
Top 12 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 24 February 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 +132 61 £57,500 +9.52% 45
London +140 38 £57,500 -6.12% 20
UK excluding London +119 22 £51,250 +2.50% 25
Work from Home -88 9 £58,750 +17.50% 4
South East +105 8 £52,500 -17.65% 3
North of England +65 7 £52,500 +31.25% 3
South West - 5 £35,000 - 7
North West +61 4 £47,500 +31.03% 2
Yorkshire +32 3 £57,500 +4.55%
East of England +77 1 - - 5
Midlands +51 1 - - 7
West Midlands +46 1 - - 7

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 66 (94.29%) ACCA
1 66 (94.29%) Finance
2 31 (44.29%) ERP
3 23 (32.86%) Dynamics 365
4 21 (30.00%) AAT
4 21 (30.00%) JD Edwards
4 21 (30.00%) NetSuite
5 16 (22.86%) Oracle
6 14 (20.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 13 (18.57%) Requirements Gathering
7 13 (18.57%) SQL
7 13 (18.57%) Data Migration
7 13 (18.57%) Migration
8 12 (17.14%) SAP
9 11 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
10 10 (14.29%) Adaptive Insights
11 9 (12.86%) Anaplan
11 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (12.86%) Presales
11 9 (12.86%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (12.86%) Project Management
11 9 (12.86%) Management Information System
12 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
12 8 (11.43%) Banking
12 8 (11.43%) SaaS
12 8 (11.43%) Procure-to-Pay
13 7 (10.00%) Power BI
13 7 (10.00%) Accounts Payable

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 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (30.00%) NetSuite
2 6 (8.57%) SAP BPC
3 5 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (7.14%) HFM
3 5 (7.14%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (4.29%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (4.29%) Shopify
5 2 (2.86%) Odoo
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (1.43%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (1.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 23 (32.86%) Dynamics 365
2 8 (11.43%) SaaS
3 7 (10.00%) Power Platform
4 5 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.86%) GitHub
6 1 (1.43%) Google Docs
6 1 (1.43%) Lucidchart
6 1 (1.43%) Smartsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) Power BI
2 3 (4.29%) Big Data
2 3 (4.29%) Data Lake
2 3 (4.29%) Essbase
2 3 (4.29%) QlikView
2 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.86%) Blockchain
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.43%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 66 (94.29%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Banking
3 5 (7.14%) Advertising
3 5 (7.14%) Billing
3 5 (7.14%) General Ledger
3 5 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.29%) French Language
4 3 (4.29%) Law
4 3 (4.29%) Retail
5 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.86%) Legal
5 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (38.57%) Consultant
2 14 (20.00%) NetSuite Consultant
3 13 (18.57%) Accountant
4 10 (14.29%) Finance Manager
4 10 (14.29%) Systems Manager
5 9 (12.86%) Senior Consultant
6 8 (11.43%) Finance Systems Manager
7 7 (10.00%) Systems Accountant
8 5 (7.14%) Analyst
8 5 (7.14%) Senior Manager
9 3 (4.29%) Financial Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Hyperion Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) Management Accountant
9 3 (4.29%) Principal Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Hyperion Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Transformation Consultant
10 2 (2.86%) EDI Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Report Manager
10 2 (2.86%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.00%) XML
2 5 (7.14%) OLE
2 5 (7.14%) SOAP
2 5 (7.14%) Web Services
2 5 (7.14%) WSDL
2 5 (7.14%) XSLT
3 4 (5.71%) HTML
4 2 (2.86%) EDI
4 2 (2.86%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (12.86%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.29%) Analytical Mindset
2 3 (4.29%) Driving Licence
2 3 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.86%) TRADACOMS
4 1 (1.43%) Life Science
4 1 (1.43%) PMI
4 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (44.29%) ERP
2 14 (20.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 13 (18.57%) Data Migration
3 13 (18.57%) Migration
3 13 (18.57%) Requirements Gathering
4 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (12.86%) Presales
5 9 (12.86%) Project Management
6 8 (11.43%) Procure-to-Pay
7 7 (10.00%) Accounts Payable
7 7 (10.00%) Accounts Receivable
7 7 (10.00%) Order to Cash
8 6 (8.57%) CRM
8 6 (8.57%) Fintech
8 6 (8.57%) Revenue Management
9 5 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (7.14%) Record to Report
9 5 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.57%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) R
3 4 (5.71%) VBA
4 2 (2.86%) ActionScript
4 2 (2.86%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 66 (94.29%) ACCA
2 21 (30.00%) AAT
3 5 (7.14%) Degree
4 4 (5.71%) ICAEW
5 2 (2.86%) CISA
5 2 (2.86%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) IFRS
2 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.43%) GAAP
2 1 (1.43%) PMO
2 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.43%) SLA
Vendors
1 21 (30.00%) JD Edwards
2 16 (22.86%) Oracle
3 12 (17.14%) SAP
4 10 (14.29%) Adaptive Insights
5 9 (12.86%) Anaplan
5 9 (12.86%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
7 7 (10.00%) Hyperion
8 6 (8.57%) Workday
9 5 (7.14%) Concur
9 5 (7.14%) Jitterbit
9 5 (7.14%) ServiceNow
9 5 (7.14%) Tagetik
10 1 (1.43%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.43%) CA
10 1 (1.43%) Google
10 1 (1.43%) IBM
10 1 (1.43%) Infor
10 1 (1.43%) Maconomy
10 1 (1.43%) PeopleSoft