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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 878 805 868
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +63
Permanent jobs citing CFA 26 56 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.053% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.084% 0.20% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 22 33 23
Average salary £45,000 £70,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.71% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £43,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,750 £100,000 £76,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +38.46%

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
30907 28183 33366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 26.80% 28.80%
Number of salaries quoted 24116 23030 28078
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 £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 18 September 2014 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 18 September 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 -75 26 £45,000 -35.71% 3
London -65 18 £45,000 -35.71% 3
South East -6 8 £52,500 +16.66%
Surrey - 7 £52,500 -
Reigate - 7 £52,500 -
Berkshire -7 1 £45,000 -
City of London -16 1 £41,500 -40.71%
Reading - 1 £45,000 -

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 77 (85.56%) Finance
2 57 (63.33%) Degree
3 51 (56.67%) SQL
4 48 (53.33%) Hedge funds
5 41 (45.56%) C#
6 33 (36.67%) Windows
7 31 (34.44%) Front Office
8 30 (33.33%) Risk Management
8 30 (33.33%) Computer Science
9 29 (32.22%) Bloomberg
10 28 (31.11%) SQL Server
10 28 (31.11%) VBA
10 28 (31.11%) Investment Management
11 24 (26.67%) T-SQL
12 23 (25.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 22 (24.44%) Economics
13 22 (24.44%) Back Office
14 21 (23.33%) Microsoft
14 21 (23.33%) Analytics
15 20 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
16 18 (20.00%) OO
17 17 (18.89%) .NET
18 16 (17.78%) Statistics
18 16 (17.78%) Italian Language
18 16 (17.78%) Spanish Language
18 16 (17.78%) Credit Risk
18 16 (17.78%) Financial Modelling
19 14 (15.56%) Performance Management
19 14 (15.56%) Java

CFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (4.44%) CMS
1 4 (4.44%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
2 11 (12.22%) Stata
2 11 (12.22%) SPSS
2 11 (12.22%) S-PLUS
3 10 (11.11%) MS Excel
4 3 (3.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Advent Geneva
1 4 (4.44%) PORTIA
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) Intranet
1 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (31.11%) SQL Server
2 23 (25.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (12.22%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.44%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (7.78%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (7.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (3.33%) ReSharper
General
1 77 (85.56%) Finance
2 31 (34.44%) Front Office
3 22 (24.44%) Back Office
4 16 (17.78%) Italian Language
4 16 (17.78%) Spanish Language
5 6 (6.67%) Banking
6 5 (5.56%) Law
7 3 (3.33%) Legal
7 3 (3.33%) Advertising
7 3 (3.33%) Investment Banking
8 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
9 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (63.33%) Developer
2 29 (32.22%) C# Developer
3 23 (25.56%) Analyst
4 18 (20.00%) Excel VBA Developer
4 18 (20.00%) VBA Developer
4 18 (20.00%) Excel Developer
5 10 (11.11%) Developer Analyst
6 8 (8.89%) Product Specialist
7 6 (6.67%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.44%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.33%) WPF Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.33%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.33%) Applications Support Analyst
10 2 (2.22%) Services Director
10 2 (2.22%) Performance Analyst
10 2 (2.22%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (2.22%) Change Manager
10 2 (2.22%) Project Manager
11 1 (1.11%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.89%) .NET
2 7 (7.78%) WSH
2 7 (7.78%) .NET Framework
3 5 (5.56%) WPF
4 4 (4.44%) jQuery
4 4 (4.44%) Ajax
4 4 (4.44%) HTML
4 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.44%) CSS
4 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 4 (4.44%) Razor View Engine
4 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (3.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 48 (53.33%) Hedge funds
2 30 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 22 (24.44%) Economics
4 20 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (17.78%) Statistics
5 16 (17.78%) Credit Risk
6 8 (8.89%) Fixed Income
7 7 (7.78%) Data Integration
8 4 (4.44%) Mathematics
8 4 (4.44%) Derivative
9 1 (1.11%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 33 (36.67%) Windows
2 14 (15.56%) UNIX
3 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (7.78%) Linux
3 7 (7.78%) Windows 2000
3 7 (7.78%) Windows XP
3 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 28 (31.11%) Investment Management
3 21 (23.33%) Analytics
4 18 (20.00%) OO
5 16 (17.78%) Financial Modelling
6 14 (15.56%) Performance Management
7 12 (13.33%) Project Management
7 12 (13.33%) Migration
7 12 (13.33%) Equity Research
8 11 (12.22%) Portfolio Management
8 11 (12.22%) Asset Management
8 11 (12.22%) Quantitative Analysis
9 9 (10.00%) Business Analysis
10 7 (7.78%) Product Management
10 7 (7.78%) CRM
10 7 (7.78%) Knowledge Management
10 7 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (4.44%) Finite Element Analysis
11 4 (4.44%) Web Development
11 4 (4.44%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 51 (56.67%) SQL
2 41 (45.56%) C#
3 28 (31.11%) VBA
4 24 (26.67%) T-SQL
5 14 (15.56%) Java
6 12 (13.33%) Python
7 11 (12.22%) MATLAB
8 8 (8.89%) C++
9 7 (7.78%) Perl
9 7 (7.78%) VBScript
9 7 (7.78%) VB.NET
10 4 (4.44%) C
10 4 (4.44%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (63.33%) Degree
2 7 (7.78%) MBA
3 2 (2.22%) ISEB
4 1 (1.11%) ACCA
4 1 (1.11%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (32.22%) Bloomberg
2 21 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.89%) Oracle
4 7 (7.78%) BI-SAM
4 7 (7.78%) Sybase
4 7 (7.78%) Siebel
4 7 (7.78%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (7.78%) Serena
4 7 (7.78%) TOWER Software
5 6 (6.67%) FactSet
6 4 (4.44%) Advent
6 4 (4.44%) Fiserv
7 2 (2.22%) thinkFolio
8 1 (1.11%) Cognos
8 1 (1.11%) Reuters
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