The table below looks at the statistics for CFA in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CFA over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 319 306 327
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +21
Permanent jobs citing CFA 1 20 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.009% 0.17% 0.079%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.034% 0.78% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1 19 10
Average salary £41,500 £70,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.71% +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +38.46%
CFA
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2915 2573 3163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.31% 21.76% 25.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2393 2260 2840
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

CFA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing CFA across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CFA Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

CFA
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CFA across the City of London region.

CFA Salary Trend in the City of London

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing CFA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited CFA.

1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) Java
3 9 (75.00%) UNIX
4 7 (58.33%) Asset Management
5 6 (50.00%) Serena
5 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (50.00%) Hedge funds
5 6 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (50.00%) BI-SAM
6 5 (41.67%) FactSet
6 5 (41.67%) Degree
7 4 (33.33%) PORTIA
7 4 (33.33%) Advent
7 4 (33.33%) Advent Geneva
7 4 (33.33%) Fiserv
7 4 (33.33%) SAS
7 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 4 (33.33%) .NET
7 4 (33.33%) C
7 4 (33.33%) C#
7 4 (33.33%) SQL
8 3 (25.00%) VBScript
8 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
8 3 (25.00%) VBA
8 3 (25.00%) C++
8 3 (25.00%) Perl
8 3 (25.00%) Oracle
8 3 (25.00%) Sybase
8 3 (25.00%) Windows

CFA
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing CFA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited CFA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) PORTIA
1 4 (33.33%) Advent Geneva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Advertising
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (8.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Manager
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Hedge funds
2 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (25.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (8.33%) Derivative
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) UNIX
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000
2 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Asset Management
2 3 (25.00%) CRM
2 3 (25.00%) Product Management
3 2 (16.67%) Investment Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Fund Accounting
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (8.33%) Business Development
4 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) C
2 4 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) VBScript
3 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (25.00%) VBA
3 3 (25.00%) C++
3 3 (25.00%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) MBA
3 1 (8.33%) ACCA
3 1 (8.33%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Serena
2 6 (50.00%) BI-SAM
3 5 (41.67%) FactSet
4 4 (33.33%) Advent
4 4 (33.33%) Fiserv
5 3 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle
5 3 (25.00%) Sybase
5 3 (25.00%) Siebel
6 1 (8.33%) Cognos
6 1 (8.33%) Bloomberg