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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 884 872 840
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -32
Permanent jobs citing CFA 16 38 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.033% 0.049%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.053% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 13 33 29
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £37,500 £44,700
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £74,000 £94,000
UK excluding London average salary - £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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
30293 31046 28822
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.02% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24454 24053 23409
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 31 August 2015 within the UK.

CFA Salary Histogram in the UK

CFA
Top 3 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 31 August 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
(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 -7 16 £40,000 -11.11% 7
London -10 16 £40,000 -11.11% 7
City of London +26 10 £60,000 -3.22% 3

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 19 (70.37%) Finance
2 18 (66.67%) Degree
3 12 (44.44%) Investment Management
4 9 (33.33%) SQL
5 8 (29.63%) Equities
5 8 (29.63%) Marketing
6 7 (25.93%) German Language
6 7 (25.93%) Analytics
6 7 (25.93%) Hedge funds
7 6 (22.22%) Front Office
7 6 (22.22%) AIFMD
7 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (18.52%) Spanish Language
8 5 (18.52%) French Language
8 5 (18.52%) Asset Management
8 5 (18.52%) C#
8 5 (18.52%) SunGard
9 4 (14.81%) Intranet
9 4 (14.81%) VBA
9 4 (14.81%) Fixed Income
9 4 (14.81%) Economics
9 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
9 4 (14.81%) Financial Modelling
10 3 (11.11%) Coaching
10 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
10 3 (11.11%) Derivative
10 3 (11.11%) MBA
10 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
10 3 (11.11%) ETL
10 3 (11.11%) Project Management

CFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (3.70%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) thinkFolio
2 1 (3.70%) SAP BPC
2 1 (3.70%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
General
1 19 (70.37%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Marketing
3 7 (25.93%) German Language
4 6 (22.22%) Front Office
5 5 (18.52%) French Language
5 5 (18.52%) Spanish Language
6 2 (7.41%) Italian Language
6 2 (7.41%) Back Office
6 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
7 1 (3.70%) Banking
7 1 (3.70%) International Banking
7 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
7 1 (3.70%) Arabic Language
7 1 (3.70%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (3.70%) Swahili Language
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Graduate
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) C# Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Junior
3 4 (14.81%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Graduate Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Graduate C# Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Junior Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Junior C# Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Sales Executive
5 2 (7.41%) Data Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Hyperion Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Product Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Support
6 1 (3.70%) Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Equities
2 7 (25.93%) Hedge funds
3 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (14.81%) Economics
4 4 (14.81%) Fixed Income
4 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
5 3 (11.11%) Derivative
5 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.70%) Swaptions
6 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (3.70%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) UNIX
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
1 1 (3.70%) SUSE
1 1 (3.70%) Debian
1 1 (3.70%) Fedora
1 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
1 1 (3.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Investment Management
2 7 (25.93%) Analytics
3 5 (18.52%) Asset Management
4 4 (14.81%) Financial Modelling
5 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 3 (11.11%) ETL
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) Coaching
6 2 (7.41%) Fund Management
6 2 (7.41%) OOP
6 2 (7.41%) OO
6 2 (7.41%) Data Management
6 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Fund Accounting
7 1 (3.70%) Financial Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Equity Research
7 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.70%) Greeks
7 1 (3.70%) Black-Scholes
7 1 (3.70%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) VBA
4 2 (7.41%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) C
5 1 (3.70%) Perl
5 1 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) Tcl
5 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) MBA
3 2 (7.41%) PhD
3 2 (7.41%) ISEB
4 1 (3.70%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) AIFMD
2 2 (7.41%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) SunGard
2 2 (7.41%) Hyperion
2 2 (7.41%) Bloomberg
3 1 (3.70%) NYFIX
3 1 (3.70%) Charles River
3 1 (3.70%) CQG
3 1 (3.70%) Patsystems
3 1 (3.70%) GL TRADE
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.70%) webMethods
3 1 (3.70%) Reuters
3 1 (3.70%) Sybase
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) Murex
3 1 (3.70%) Fidessa
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
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Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
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City, London
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Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
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East London
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Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum + bonus, benefits
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City of London
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 13 days ago