The table below looks at the statistics for CFA in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CFA over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 866 873 839
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -34
Permanent jobs citing CFA 12 20 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.019% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.041% 0.072% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 10 12 28
Average salary £46,000 £75,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 - -

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29255 27965 30740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.63% 27.26% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 23431 21963 25717
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

CFA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

CFA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CFA
Salary Trend

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

CFA Salary Trend in the UK

CFA
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CFA over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 within the UK.

CFA Salary Histogram in the UK

CFA
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CFA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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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
England -12 12 £46,000 -38.66% 5
South East -21 7 £46,000 - 1
Reading - 7 £46,000 - 1
Berkshire - 7 £46,000 - 1
London -13 4 £72,500 -3.33% 4
City of London +3 1 £82,500 +1.53% 4
East of England - 1 - -
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 26 (78.79%) Finance
2 12 (36.36%) SQL
3 10 (30.30%) VBA
3 10 (30.30%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (27.27%) Windows
5 8 (24.24%) Risk Management
5 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (21.21%) Degree
6 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (21.21%) Asset Management
6 7 (21.21%) C#
7 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
7 6 (18.18%) OO
7 6 (18.18%) Analytics
8 5 (15.15%) Portfolio Management
8 5 (15.15%) WPF
8 5 (15.15%) ReSharper
8 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
8 5 (15.15%) MVVM
8 5 (15.15%) TOWER Software
8 5 (15.15%) WinForms
8 5 (15.15%) RAD
8 5 (15.15%) Project Management
8 5 (15.15%) .NET
8 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
9 4 (12.12%) Banking
9 4 (12.12%) Front Office
10 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
10 3 (9.09%) Workflow
10 3 (9.09%) Microsoft

CFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 1 (3.03%) SAS
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.06%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) SDH
1 2 (6.06%) SONET
1 2 (6.06%) DWDM
2 1 (3.03%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) ReSharper
General
1 26 (78.79%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
2 4 (12.12%) Front Office
3 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Back Office
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Developer
2 10 (30.30%) Portfolio Manager
3 6 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 5 (15.15%) WPF Developer
4 5 (15.15%) RAD Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Excel Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Change Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Report Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Data Centre Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Credit Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Data Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) WPF
1 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
1 5 (15.15%) WinForms
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) SOAP
2 1 (3.03%) XML
2 1 (3.03%) XSD
2 1 (3.03%) XSL
2 1 (3.03%) J2EE
2 1 (3.03%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (3.03%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Credit Risk
2 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Economics
3 1 (3.03%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.03%) Derivative
3 1 (3.03%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Risk Management
2 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.21%) Asset Management
3 6 (18.18%) OO
3 6 (18.18%) Analytics
4 5 (15.15%) Portfolio Management
4 5 (15.15%) MVVM
4 5 (15.15%) RAD
4 5 (15.15%) Project Management
4 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
5 3 (9.09%) Workflow
5 3 (9.09%) Business Development
5 3 (9.09%) Investment Management
6 2 (6.06%) Financial Modelling
6 2 (6.06%) Monte Carlo Method
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.03%) Validation
7 1 (3.03%) Migration
7 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) SQL
2 10 (30.30%) VBA
3 7 (21.21%) C#
4 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.03%) Java
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) CIMA
3 1 (3.03%) MBA
3 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) TOWER Software
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.03%) Bloomberg
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 30% bonus/benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago