The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for CFA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 630 655
Rank change year-on-year +52 +25  
Permanent jobs citing CFA 10 24 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.030% 0.057% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.22% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 6 22 3
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £79,000
UK excluding London median salary - £35,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - -23.91%  

CFA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8023 10903 11048
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 23.73% 25.72% 25.94%
Number of salaries quoted 6494 9044 9004
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CFA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing CFA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CFA in London

CFA
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CFA in London.

Salary trend for CFA in London

CFA
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CFA in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for CFA in London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 across the London region with a requirement for CFA.

1 20 (74.07%) Finance
2 11 (40.74%) Asset Management
3 9 (33.33%) Analytics
4 8 (29.63%) Degree
4 8 (29.63%) Bloomberg
5 7 (25.93%) Data Management
6 6 (22.22%) Banking
6 6 (22.22%) Business Development
6 6 (22.22%) Investment Banking
6 6 (22.22%) MBA
6 6 (22.22%) Front Office
6 6 (22.22%) Investment Management
7 5 (18.52%) Regression Analysis
7 5 (18.52%) COREP
7 5 (18.52%) FINREP
7 5 (18.52%) R
7 5 (18.52%) Performance Attribution
7 5 (18.52%) IFRS
7 5 (18.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (18.52%) ACCA
7 5 (18.52%) Change Management
7 5 (18.52%) C#
7 5 (18.52%) HTML
7 5 (18.52%) SQL
7 5 (18.52%) .NET
7 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (18.52%) General Ledger
7 5 (18.52%) Spotfire
7 5 (18.52%) Data Analysis
7 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development

CFA
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (18.52%) Spotfire
2 3 (11.11%) Big Data
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Moq
1 1 (3.70%) MSTest
1 1 (3.70%) NUnit
1 1 (3.70%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 20 (74.07%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
2 6 (22.22%) Front Office
2 6 (22.22%) Investment Banking
3 5 (18.52%) General Ledger
4 4 (14.81%) Back Office
5 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Consultant
3 5 (18.52%) Data Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Transformation Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Analyst Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior .NET Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Analyst Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Web Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Web Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Implementation Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Strategy Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Head of Data Management
6 2 (7.41%) Project Implementation Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Operational Risk Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Risk Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Risk Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
1 5 (18.52%) HTML
2 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
2 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (14.81%) HTML5
2 4 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.70%) NumPy
3 1 (3.70%) Pandas
3 1 (3.70%) REST
3 1 (3.70%) WCF
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.11%) Derivative
4 2 (7.41%) Fixed Income
4 2 (7.41%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Asset Management
2 9 (33.33%) Analytics
3 7 (25.93%) Data Management
4 6 (22.22%) Business Development
4 6 (22.22%) Investment Management
5 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (18.52%) Change Management
5 5 (18.52%) Data Analysis
5 5 (18.52%) Performance Attribution
5 5 (18.52%) Regression Analysis
5 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
6 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) Fund Management
6 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
6 4 (14.81%) MVC
6 4 (14.81%) Project Management
6 4 (14.81%) Release Management
6 4 (14.81%) SDLC
6 4 (14.81%) Web Development
7 3 (11.11%) Liability-Driven Investment
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) C#
1 5 (18.52%) R
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
2 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) MATLAB
3 1 (3.70%) PHP
3 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Degree
2 6 (22.22%) MBA
3 5 (18.52%) ACCA
4 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) COREP
1 5 (18.52%) FINREP
1 5 (18.52%) IFRS
2 2 (7.41%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Bloomberg