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

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 923 968 928
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -40
Permanent jobs citing CFA 4 16 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.015% 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.015% 0.053% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 48
Median salary £66,500 £65,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.30% +36.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,900 £32,250 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,950 £105,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £66,500 - -

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
26046 30087 31705
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.58% 27.33% 27.21%
Number of salaries quoted 21052 23940 24845
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

CFA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing CFA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 July 2016 within the UK.

CFA Salary Histogram in the UK

CFA
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CFA within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 4 £66,500 +2.30%
London +27 2 £54,250 -16.53%
South West - 2 £66,500 -
Swindon - 2 £66,500 -
Wiltshire - 2 £66,500 -
City of London +53 1 £70,000 +16.66%

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT jobs citing CFA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for CFA.

1 24 (92.31%) Finance
2 20 (76.92%) SQL
3 16 (61.54%) Front Office
3 16 (61.54%) Degree
4 15 (57.69%) AIFMD
4 15 (57.69%) C#
4 15 (57.69%) Intranet
5 8 (30.77%) VBA
5 8 (30.77%) Equities
6 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
6 7 (26.92%) Hedge funds
7 4 (15.38%) Bloomberg
8 3 (11.54%) NYFIX
8 3 (11.54%) Reuters
8 3 (11.54%) Project Management
8 3 (11.54%) CQG
8 3 (11.54%) Tcl
8 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
8 3 (11.54%) Fidessa
8 3 (11.54%) C
8 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
8 3 (11.54%) C++
8 3 (11.54%) Java
8 3 (11.54%) Perl
8 3 (11.54%) Linux
8 3 (11.54%) Python
8 3 (11.54%) PhD
8 3 (11.54%) SUSE
8 3 (11.54%) Debian
8 3 (11.54%) Law

CFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Summit
1 1 (3.85%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) Intranet
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
General
1 24 (92.31%) Finance
2 16 (61.54%) Front Office
3 3 (11.54%) Law
3 3 (11.54%) Legal
4 2 (7.69%) Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Back Office
5 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Developer
1 15 (57.69%) Junior
1 15 (57.69%) Junior Developer
2 8 (30.77%) C# Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Junior C# Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Junior SQL Developer
2 8 (30.77%) SQL Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Graduate
3 7 (26.92%) Graduate Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Commercial Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Linux Support
6 2 (7.69%) Contracts Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Electronic Trading Support
6 2 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Sourcing Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Equities
2 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
2 7 (26.92%) Hedge funds
3 3 (11.54%) Eurex
4 2 (7.69%) Derivative
5 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.85%) Economics
5 1 (3.85%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.85%) PMI
5 1 (3.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) CentOS
1 3 (11.54%) Debian
1 3 (11.54%) Fedora
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
1 3 (11.54%) SUSE
1 3 (11.54%) Ubuntu
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Black-Scholes
1 3 (11.54%) Electronic Trading
1 3 (11.54%) Greeks
1 3 (11.54%) Project Management
2 2 (7.69%) Analytics
2 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
2 2 (7.69%) Financial Modelling
2 2 (7.69%) Investment Management
2 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.85%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.85%) Data Analytics
3 1 (3.85%) Presales
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
3 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
3 1 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.85%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) SQL
2 15 (57.69%) C#
3 8 (30.77%) VBA
4 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
4 3 (11.54%) C
4 3 (11.54%) C++
4 3 (11.54%) Java
4 3 (11.54%) Perl
4 3 (11.54%) Python
4 3 (11.54%) Tcl
5 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) MBA
2 3 (11.54%) PhD
3 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.85%) ACCA
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB
4 1 (3.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (57.69%) AIFMD
2 1 (3.85%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (3.85%) EMIR
2 1 (3.85%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Bloomberg
2 3 (11.54%) CQG
2 3 (11.54%) Fidessa
2 3 (11.54%) GL TRADE
2 3 (11.54%) NYFIX
2 3 (11.54%) Patsystems
2 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
2 3 (11.54%) Reuters
3 2 (7.69%) Charles River
4 1 (3.85%) FactSet
4 1 (3.85%) ION Trading
4 1 (3.85%) Murex
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) Portware
4 1 (3.85%) Sophis
4 1 (3.85%) StatPro