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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 874 821 877
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +56
Permanent jobs citing CFA 22 60 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.055% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.071% 0.21% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 15 42 9
Average salary £52,500 £70,000 £77,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% -9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £32,500 £59,500
10% offered a salary of more than £81,700 £90,000 £104,000
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
31096 29130 32721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.29% 26.78% 28.96%
Number of salaries quoted 24587 23777 27213
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,826
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 24 October 2014 within the UK.

CFA Salary Histogram in the UK

CFA
Top 11 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 24 October 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
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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 -48 22 £52,500 -25.00% 9
London -27 13 £57,500 -17.85% 7
South East -4 8 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Reigate - 5 £52,500 -
Surrey - 5 £52,500 -
Berkshire -3 3 £46,000 +2.22% 1
Reading - 3 £46,000 - 1
City of London +8 2 £92,500 +39.62% 1
Leeds -18 1 £84,500 -
West Yorkshire -32 1 £84,500 -
Yorkshire -43 1 £84,500 -

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 68 (90.67%) Finance
2 41 (54.67%) SQL
2 41 (54.67%) Degree
3 31 (41.33%) Hedge funds
4 26 (34.67%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (34.67%) C#
4 26 (34.67%) VBA
5 23 (30.67%) Windows
5 23 (30.67%) Computer Science
6 22 (29.33%) Analytics
7 21 (28.00%) Economics
7 21 (28.00%) SQL Server
7 21 (28.00%) OO
8 20 (26.67%) Front Office
8 20 (26.67%) Risk Management
9 18 (24.00%) T-SQL
9 18 (24.00%) Investment Management
10 17 (22.67%) Financial Modelling
11 16 (21.33%) Spreadsheet
11 16 (21.33%) Bloomberg
11 16 (21.33%) Italian Language
11 16 (21.33%) Spanish Language
11 16 (21.33%) Statistics
12 15 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
13 14 (18.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (18.67%) Back Office
13 14 (18.67%) Project Management
14 13 (17.33%) Performance Management
15 12 (16.00%) Equity Research
15 12 (16.00%) Microsoft

CFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 4 (5.33%) SAS
1 4 (5.33%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (21.33%) Spreadsheet
2 11 (14.67%) SPSS
2 11 (14.67%) S-PLUS
2 11 (14.67%) Stata
3 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (4.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.67%) MS Office
6 1 (1.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) PORTIA
1 3 (4.00%) Advent Geneva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) SDH
1 1 (1.33%) FTP
1 1 (1.33%) Intranet
1 1 (1.33%) Internet
1 1 (1.33%) SONET
1 1 (1.33%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (18.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.33%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) ReSharper
2 4 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 68 (90.67%) Finance
2 20 (26.67%) Front Office
3 16 (21.33%) Italian Language
3 16 (21.33%) Spanish Language
4 14 (18.67%) Back Office
5 4 (5.33%) Banking
6 2 (2.67%) Retail
6 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.33%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.33%) Law
7 1 (1.33%) Legal
7 1 (1.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 49 (65.33%) Developer
2 20 (26.67%) C# Developer
2 20 (26.67%) Excel Developer
3 16 (21.33%) Excel VBA Developer
3 16 (21.33%) VBA Developer
3 16 (21.33%) Analyst
4 8 (10.67%) Developer Analyst
4 8 (10.67%) Product Specialist
5 5 (6.67%) WPF Developer
6 4 (5.33%) RAD Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Web Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.00%) Change Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Portfolio Manager
8 2 (2.67%) Report Manager
8 2 (2.67%) Business Analyst
9 1 (1.33%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.33%) .NET
2 9 (12.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (6.67%) WinForms
3 5 (6.67%) Ajax
3 5 (6.67%) WPF
4 4 (5.33%) jQuery
4 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (5.33%) Razor View Engine
4 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.33%) CSS
4 4 (5.33%) HTML
5 1 (1.33%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.33%) SOAP
5 1 (1.33%) XML
5 1 (1.33%) XSD
5 1 (1.33%) XSL
5 1 (1.33%) WSH
5 1 (1.33%) Middleware
5 1 (1.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (41.33%) Hedge funds
2 26 (34.67%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (30.67%) Computer Science
4 21 (28.00%) Economics
5 16 (21.33%) Statistics
6 11 (14.67%) Credit Risk
7 5 (6.67%) Mathematics
8 3 (4.00%) Fixed Income
9 2 (2.67%) Derivative
10 1 (1.33%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
10 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.67%) Windows
2 6 (8.00%) UNIX
3 1 (1.33%) Linux
3 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.33%) Analytics
2 21 (28.00%) OO
3 20 (26.67%) Risk Management
4 18 (24.00%) Investment Management
5 17 (22.67%) Financial Modelling
6 15 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
7 14 (18.67%) Project Management
8 13 (17.33%) Performance Management
9 12 (16.00%) Asset Management
9 12 (16.00%) Equity Research
10 11 (14.67%) Quantitative Analysis
11 9 (12.00%) Migration
11 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (6.67%) Business Analysis
12 5 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
12 5 (6.67%) MVVM
13 4 (5.33%) Web Development
13 4 (5.33%) Business Development
13 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2
13 4 (5.33%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 41 (54.67%) SQL
2 26 (34.67%) C#
2 26 (34.67%) VBA
3 18 (24.00%) T-SQL
4 11 (14.67%) Python
4 11 (14.67%) MATLAB
5 6 (8.00%) Java
6 5 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.00%) C
8 1 (1.33%) C++
8 1 (1.33%) Perl
8 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.33%) VBScript
8 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (54.67%) Degree
2 3 (4.00%) CIMA
3 2 (2.67%) MBA
3 2 (2.67%) ISEB
4 1 (1.33%) ACCA
Vendors
1 16 (21.33%) Bloomberg
2 12 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.00%) TOWER Software
4 4 (5.33%) Serena
4 4 (5.33%) BI-SAM
4 4 (5.33%) FactSet
5 3 (4.00%) Advent
5 3 (4.00%) Fiserv
5 3 (4.00%) Oracle
6 2 (2.67%) thinkFolio
7 1 (1.33%) Sybase
7 1 (1.33%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.33%) Cognos
7 1 (1.33%) Siebel
7 1 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.33%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.33%) Reuters
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