Period
to 19 August 2017

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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1158 1248 1270
Rank change year-on-year +90 +22 -34
Permanent jobs citing CFA 25 16 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.008% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.058% 0.030% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 17 14 15
UK median annual salary £75,000 £35,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +114.29% -41.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £96,750 £73,125 £107,500
UK excluding London median annual salary - £66,500 -

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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43216 52862 59889
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.43% 26.81% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 33253 42717 47530
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

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 19 August 2017.

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 19 August 2017. 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 +93 25 £75,000 +114.29% 2
London +43 25 £75,000 +114.29% 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 with a requirement for CFA.

1 19 (76.00%) Investment Management
2 16 (64.00%) Degree
2 16 (64.00%) Front Office
3 15 (60.00%) Finance
4 14 (56.00%) Asset Management
5 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (32.00%) LatentZero
6 8 (32.00%) SQL
6 8 (32.00%) Charles River
6 8 (32.00%) thinkFolio
6 8 (32.00%) Derivative
7 7 (28.00%) Eagle PACE
7 7 (28.00%) GoldenSource
7 7 (28.00%) MiFID
7 7 (28.00%) Solvency II
7 7 (28.00%) Markit EDM
7 7 (28.00%) EMIR
7 7 (28.00%) AIFMD
7 7 (28.00%) UCITS
7 7 (28.00%) Fidessa
7 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 7 (28.00%) Minerva
7 7 (28.00%) Fixed Income
7 7 (28.00%) CIMA
7 7 (28.00%) Legal
7 7 (28.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 6 (24.00%) Change Management
8 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (24.00%) Back Office
8 6 (24.00%) Risk Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (32.00%) LatentZero
1 8 (32.00%) thinkFolio
2 7 (28.00%) Eagle PACE
2 7 (28.00%) Markit EDM
2 7 (28.00%) Minerva
3 1 (4.00%) LongView
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) PowerPivot
1 1 (4.00%) QlikView
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Moq
1 1 (4.00%) MSTest
1 1 (4.00%) NUnit
1 1 (4.00%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 16 (64.00%) Front Office
2 15 (60.00%) Finance
3 7 (28.00%) Legal
4 6 (24.00%) Back Office
4 6 (24.00%) Marketing
5 3 (12.00%) Banking
6 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
7 1 (4.00%) Law
7 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Strategy Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Investment Management Business Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Onboarding Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Junior
6 2 (8.00%) Junior Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Managing Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) MiFID Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Regulatory Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Analytics Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Commercial Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Middle Office Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) NumPy
2 1 (4.00%) Pandas
2 1 (4.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) WCF
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Derivative
2 7 (28.00%) Fixed Income
3 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.00%) Hedge funds
5 1 (4.00%) Credit Risk
5 1 (4.00%) Equities
5 1 (4.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Investment Management
2 14 (56.00%) Asset Management
3 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (28.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 6 (24.00%) Business Development
5 6 (24.00%) Change Management
5 6 (24.00%) CRM
5 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
5 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (24.00%) Target Operating Model
6 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (16.00%) Client Onboarding
7 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
7 4 (16.00%) Project Management
7 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (12.00%) Analytics
8 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
8 3 (12.00%) Line Management
8 3 (12.00%) Risk Analysis
9 2 (8.00%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (12.00%) Python
3 3 (12.00%) VBA
4 2 (8.00%) C++
4 2 (8.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 16 (64.00%) Degree
2 7 (28.00%) CIMA
3 5 (20.00%) MBA
4 4 (16.00%) PMP
5 3 (12.00%) ISEB
5 3 (12.00%) PhD
6 2 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (4.00%) ACCA
7 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) AIFMD
1 7 (28.00%) EMIR
1 7 (28.00%) MiFID
1 7 (28.00%) Solvency II
1 7 (28.00%) UCITS
2 1 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Charles River
2 7 (28.00%) Fidessa
2 7 (28.00%) GoldenSource
3 5 (20.00%) Bloomberg
4 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) Tableau