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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 929 960 953
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -7
Permanent jobs citing CFA 19 11 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.010% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.068% 0.036% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 17 5 38
Average salary £35,000 £60,000 £63,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.66% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £42,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £98,000 £77,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 - -

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
28133 30520 32777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.23% 27.59% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 22650 23828 26212
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,150 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 April 2016 within the UK.

CFA Salary Histogram in the UK

CFA
Top 8 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 April 2016. 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
England +14 19 £35,000 -41.66%
London +15 16 £35,000 -41.66%
South East - 2 £40,000 -
City of London +41 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 £40,000 -
Manchester - 1 £35,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £40,000 -
North West - 1 £35,000 -

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 43 (93.48%) Finance
2 37 (80.43%) SQL
3 31 (67.39%) Front Office
4 30 (65.22%) Degree
5 28 (60.87%) C#
5 28 (60.87%) Intranet
5 28 (60.87%) AIFMD
6 23 (50.00%) VBA
7 21 (45.65%) Equities
7 21 (45.65%) Computer Science
8 20 (43.48%) Hedge funds
9 7 (15.22%) Python
10 6 (13.04%) Bloomberg
10 6 (13.04%) C++
10 6 (13.04%) Java
11 5 (10.87%) Perl
11 5 (10.87%) C
11 5 (10.87%) Linux
11 5 (10.87%) PhD
11 5 (10.87%) NYFIX
11 5 (10.87%) Reuters
11 5 (10.87%) Tcl
11 5 (10.87%) Red Hat
11 5 (10.87%) Fidessa
11 5 (10.87%) CQG
11 5 (10.87%) SUSE
11 5 (10.87%) Debian
11 5 (10.87%) Fedora
11 5 (10.87%) MBA
11 5 (10.87%) Patsystems

CFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
1 1 (2.17%) Summit
1 1 (2.17%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 28 (60.87%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.17%) QlikView
3 1 (2.17%) Spotfire
General
1 43 (93.48%) Finance
2 31 (67.39%) Front Office
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Arabic Language
4 1 (2.17%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) French Language
4 1 (2.17%) German Language
4 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Law
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
4 1 (2.17%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (2.17%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.17%) Swahili Language
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (63.04%) Developer
2 28 (60.87%) Junior
2 28 (60.87%) Junior Developer
3 22 (47.83%) Graduate
4 20 (43.48%) Graduate Developer
5 8 (17.39%) C# Developer
5 8 (17.39%) Junior C# Developer
5 8 (17.39%) Junior SQL Developer
5 8 (17.39%) SQL Developer
6 7 (15.22%) Analyst
7 5 (10.87%) Administrator
7 5 (10.87%) Electronic Trading Support
7 5 (10.87%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (10.87%) Linux Support
7 5 (10.87%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 5 (10.87%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (10.87%) Systems Support
8 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Financial Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (45.65%) Computer Science
1 21 (45.65%) Equities
2 20 (43.48%) Hedge funds
3 5 (10.87%) Eurex
4 2 (4.35%) Derivative
5 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.17%) Economics
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.17%) PMI
5 1 (2.17%) Statistics
5 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) CentOS
1 5 (10.87%) Debian
1 5 (10.87%) Fedora
1 5 (10.87%) Linux
1 5 (10.87%) SUSE
1 5 (10.87%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.87%) Black-Scholes
1 5 (10.87%) Electronic Trading
1 5 (10.87%) Greeks
2 4 (8.70%) Analytics
2 4 (8.70%) Wealth Management
3 3 (6.52%) Financial Modelling
3 3 (6.52%) Investment Management
3 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
3 3 (6.52%) Programme Management
4 2 (4.35%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
4 2 (4.35%) Business Development
5 1 (2.17%) Campaign Management
5 1 (2.17%) Data Analytics
5 1 (2.17%) Data Management
5 1 (2.17%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (2.17%) Financial Analysis
5 1 (2.17%) Machine Learning
5 1 (2.17%) Monte Carlo Method
5 1 (2.17%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 37 (80.43%) SQL
2 28 (60.87%) C#
3 23 (50.00%) VBA
4 7 (15.22%) Python
5 6 (13.04%) C++
5 6 (13.04%) Java
6 5 (10.87%) Bash Shell
6 5 (10.87%) C
6 5 (10.87%) Perl
6 5 (10.87%) Tcl
7 1 (2.17%) R
7 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (65.22%) Degree
2 5 (10.87%) MBA
2 5 (10.87%) PhD
3 2 (4.35%) ACCA
4 1 (2.17%) CIMA
4 1 (2.17%) ISEB
4 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (60.87%) AIFMD
2 1 (2.17%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (2.17%) EMIR
2 1 (2.17%) MiFID
2 1 (2.17%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Bloomberg
2 5 (10.87%) CQG
2 5 (10.87%) Fidessa
2 5 (10.87%) GL TRADE
2 5 (10.87%) NYFIX
2 5 (10.87%) Patsystems
2 5 (10.87%) Red Hat
2 5 (10.87%) Reuters
3 1 (2.17%) Calypso
3 1 (2.17%) Charles River
3 1 (2.17%) FactSet
3 1 (2.17%) FNZ
3 1 (2.17%) Murex
3 1 (2.17%) SimCorp
3 1 (2.17%) Sophis
3 1 (2.17%) StatPro
3 1 (2.17%) SunGard
3 1 (2.17%) Tableau