It depends on the qualification and where in the U.K you are located. The average job advertised for ‘Qualified Accountants’ in the UK in 2018 paid £46,000, with significantly bigger salaries >£55k average in London and the South East.
The top paying qualified accountant job (where the salary was advertised) on Adzuna last week was a whopping £175,000 per annum!
Maybe I need to retrain…. 🙂