The table below looks at the statistics for CFA in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CFA over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 599 566 632
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +66
Permanent jobs citing CFA 30 50 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.065% 0.11% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.45% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 29 26 12
Average salary £45,000 £67,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £44,250 £50,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £103,750 £83,250
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +38.46%
CFA
England

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

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11493 11234 13038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.81% 25.08% 25.44%
Number of salaries quoted 9152 9186 11222
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,052
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

CFA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

CFA Jobs Demand Trend in London

CFA
Salary Trend in London

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

CFA Salary Trend in London

CFA
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CFA across the London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

CFA Salary Histogram in London

CFA
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CFA within the London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 2 £62,000 -0.80%
CFA
England

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the 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 69 (82.14%) Finance
2 54 (64.29%) Degree
3 49 (58.33%) Hedge funds
4 45 (53.57%) SQL
5 35 (41.67%) C#
6 31 (36.90%) Windows
6 31 (36.90%) Front Office
7 30 (35.71%) Bloomberg
8 29 (34.52%) Investment Management
9 28 (33.33%) Risk Management
10 27 (32.14%) Computer Science
11 26 (30.95%) VBA
12 24 (28.57%) SQL Server
13 23 (27.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 22 (26.19%) Back Office
15 21 (25.00%) T-SQL
16 18 (21.43%) OO
16 18 (21.43%) Microsoft
16 18 (21.43%) Economics
16 18 (21.43%) Spreadsheet
16 18 (21.43%) Analytics
17 17 (20.24%) Credit Risk
18 16 (19.05%) Italian Language
18 16 (19.05%) Spanish Language
19 15 (17.86%) Java
19 15 (17.86%) UNIX
20 14 (16.67%) Performance Management
21 13 (15.48%) Asset Management
22 12 (14.29%) Statistics
22 12 (14.29%) Equity Research

CFA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the 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 (4.76%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (21.43%) Spreadsheet
2 11 (13.10%) MS Excel
2 11 (13.10%) SPSS
2 11 (13.10%) S-PLUS
2 11 (13.10%) Stata
3 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) PORTIA
1 4 (4.76%) Advent Geneva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) Intranet
1 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 23 (27.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 7 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 69 (82.14%) Finance
2 31 (36.90%) Front Office
3 22 (26.19%) Back Office
4 16 (19.05%) Italian Language
4 16 (19.05%) Spanish Language
5 7 (8.33%) Banking
6 6 (7.14%) Law
7 3 (3.57%) Legal
7 3 (3.57%) Advertising
7 3 (3.57%) Investment Banking
8 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.19%) Retail
9 1 (1.19%) Multimedia
9 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (59.52%) Developer
2 26 (30.95%) C# Developer
3 23 (27.38%) Analyst
4 18 (21.43%) VBA Developer
4 18 (21.43%) Excel Developer
4 18 (21.43%) Excel VBA Developer
5 10 (11.90%) Developer Analyst
6 8 (9.52%) Product Specialist
7 6 (7.14%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.57%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Performance Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Services Director
10 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 1 (1.19%) Equity Analyst
10 1 (1.19%) C# Programmer
10 1 (1.19%) C# .NET Developer
10 1 (1.19%) Change Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.10%) .NET
2 8 (9.52%) WSH
3 2 (2.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 49 (58.33%) Hedge funds
2 27 (32.14%) Computer Science
3 18 (21.43%) Economics
4 17 (20.24%) Credit Risk
5 12 (14.29%) Statistics
6 8 (9.52%) Data Integration
6 8 (9.52%) Fixed Income
7 4 (4.76%) Derivative
8 1 (1.19%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.90%) Windows
2 15 (17.86%) UNIX
3 8 (9.52%) Linux
3 8 (9.52%) Windows 2000
3 8 (9.52%) Windows XP
3 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.52%) Investment Management
2 28 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 18 (21.43%) OO
3 18 (21.43%) Analytics
4 14 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 13 (15.48%) Asset Management
6 12 (14.29%) Migration
6 12 (14.29%) Project Management
6 12 (14.29%) Equity Research
7 11 (13.10%) Quantitative Analysis
7 11 (13.10%) Financial Modelling
7 11 (13.10%) Portfolio Management
8 10 (11.90%) Business Analysis
9 8 (9.52%) CRM
9 8 (9.52%) Product Management
10 5 (5.95%) Risk Analytics
10 5 (5.95%) Programme Management
10 5 (5.95%) PRINCE2
10 5 (5.95%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (5.95%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (53.57%) SQL
2 35 (41.67%) C#
3 26 (30.95%) VBA
4 21 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 15 (17.86%) Java
6 12 (14.29%) Python
7 11 (13.10%) MATLAB
8 9 (10.71%) C++
9 8 (9.52%) Perl
9 8 (9.52%) VBScript
9 8 (9.52%) VB.NET
10 4 (4.76%) C
11 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (64.29%) Degree
2 8 (9.52%) MBA
3 2 (2.38%) ISEB
4 1 (1.19%) ACCA
4 1 (1.19%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) QA
Vendors
1 30 (35.71%) Bloomberg
2 18 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 9 (10.71%) Oracle
4 8 (9.52%) Sybase
4 8 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (9.52%) Siebel
5 7 (8.33%) BI-SAM
5 7 (8.33%) Serena
6 6 (7.14%) FactSet
7 4 (4.76%) Advent
7 4 (4.76%) Fiserv
8 2 (2.38%) thinkFolio
9 1 (1.19%) Reuters
9 1 (1.19%) Cognos