Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CFA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1104 1161 1232
Rank change year-on-year +57 +71 +35
Permanent jobs citing CFA 55 28 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.016% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.065% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 39 15 19
UK median annual salary £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +36.36%
10th Percentile £45,750 £41,000 £57,050
90th Percentile £123,000 £99,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary - - £75,000

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 permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 39,000 42,776 50,828
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.71% 24.43% 26.49%
Number of salaries quoted 28,879 32,870 40,878
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

CFA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CFA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CFA in the UK

CFA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for CFA in the UK

CFA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CFA over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for CFA in the UK

CFA
Top 2 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 6 months to 17 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +79 55 £75,000 -3.23% 6
London +72 54 £75,000 -3.23% 5

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT jobs citing CFA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for CFA.

1 41 (74.55%) Finance
2 29 (52.73%) Degree
3 28 (50.91%) Front Office
4 24 (43.64%) Asset Management
5 23 (41.82%) SQL
6 21 (38.18%) Investment Management
7 20 (36.36%) Fixed Income
8 18 (32.73%) Back Office
8 18 (32.73%) Business Development
9 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (27.27%) CRM
11 14 (25.45%) Change Management
11 14 (25.45%) Marketing
12 13 (23.64%) Business Analysis
12 13 (23.64%) CIMA
12 13 (23.64%) Legal
12 13 (23.64%) Target Operating Model
13 12 (21.82%) Mathematics
14 11 (20.00%) Banking
14 11 (20.00%) Analytics
15 10 (18.18%) Credit Risk
15 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
15 10 (18.18%) Project Management
15 10 (18.18%) VBA
16 9 (16.36%) Risk Management
16 9 (16.36%) Equities
17 8 (14.55%) SDLC
17 8 (14.55%) Decision-Making
17 8 (14.55%) Java
18 7 (12.73%) PRINCE2

CFA
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Bloomberg AIM
2 1 (1.82%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (1.82%) Front Arena
2 1 (1.82%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.82%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) WebEx
1 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) MS Access
2 5 (9.09%) Blockchain
3 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.82%) MySQL
5 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.82%) Redis
General
1 41 (74.55%) Finance
2 28 (50.91%) Front Office
3 18 (32.73%) Back Office
4 14 (25.45%) Marketing
5 13 (23.64%) Legal
6 11 (20.00%) Banking
7 5 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (3.64%) Advertising
8 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
9 1 (1.82%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (47.27%) Consultant
2 17 (30.91%) Analyst
3 13 (23.64%) Senior Consultant
4 12 (21.82%) Business Analyst
5 11 (20.00%) Management Consultant
6 9 (16.36%) Managing Consultant
7 6 (10.91%) Developer
8 5 (9.09%) Business IT Analyst
8 5 (9.09%) IT Analyst
8 5 (9.09%) IT Business Analyst
8 5 (9.09%) Principal Consultant
8 5 (9.09%) Risk Business Analyst
8 5 (9.09%) Senior Management Consultant
9 4 (7.27%) Credit Analyst
9 4 (7.27%) Credit Risk Analyst
9 4 (7.27%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
9 4 (7.27%) IT Risk Analyst
9 4 (7.27%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (7.27%) Risk Analyst
10 3 (5.45%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) Middleware
2 4 (7.27%) XML
3 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.82%) Drools
3 1 (1.82%) HTML
3 1 (1.82%) J2EE
3 1 (1.82%) JRules
3 1 (1.82%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) XML Messaging
3 1 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (36.36%) Fixed Income
2 10 (18.18%) Credit Risk
3 9 (16.36%) Equities
4 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (12.73%) Computer Science
4 7 (12.73%) PMI
5 6 (10.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (10.91%) SWIFT
6 5 (9.09%) Derivative
6 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
7 3 (5.45%) Algorithms
7 3 (5.45%) Fintech
7 3 (5.45%) Hedge funds
7 3 (5.45%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.82%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Unix
2 1 (1.82%) AIX
2 1 (1.82%) Linux
2 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (43.64%) Asset Management
2 21 (38.18%) Investment Management
3 18 (32.73%) Business Development
4 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (27.27%) CRM
6 14 (25.45%) Change Management
7 13 (23.64%) Business Analysis
7 13 (23.64%) Target Operating Model
8 12 (21.82%) Mathematics
9 11 (20.00%) Analytics
10 10 (18.18%) Project Management
11 9 (16.36%) Risk Management
12 8 (14.55%) Decision-Making
12 8 (14.55%) SDLC
13 7 (12.73%) Decision Quality
13 7 (12.73%) Due Diligence
13 7 (12.73%) IT Strategy
13 7 (12.73%) Line Management
13 7 (12.73%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 7 (12.73%) Scorecard
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.82%) SQL
2 10 (18.18%) VBA
3 8 (14.55%) Java
4 7 (12.73%) Python
5 4 (7.27%) Perl
6 3 (5.45%) C#
7 2 (3.64%) C++
7 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.82%) C
8 1 (1.82%) Groovy
8 1 (1.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (52.73%) Degree
2 13 (23.64%) CIMA
3 7 (12.73%) ISEB
3 7 (12.73%) PMI Certification
4 6 (10.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (9.09%) MBA
6 1 (1.82%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.64%) MiFID
3 1 (1.82%) Basel III
3 1 (1.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle
2 4 (7.27%) Bloomberg
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.64%) Sybase
4 1 (1.82%) Calypso
4 1 (1.82%) Charles River
4 1 (1.82%) HP
4 1 (1.82%) ILOG
4 1 (1.82%) Sun