Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1141 1160 1224
Rank change year-on-year +19 +64 +50
Permanent jobs citing CFA 33 36 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.020% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.081% 0.079% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 18 34 48
UK median annual salary £57,500 £75,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.33% +114.29% -23.91%
10th Percentile £36,750 £52,500 £30,875
90th Percentile £85,750 £102,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary - £75,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +87.50% -13.04%

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 40,919 45,410 57,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.59% 25.73% 27.70%
Number of salaries quoted 31,751 36,089 45,942
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98% +4.19%

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 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for CFA in the UK

CFA
Top 4 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 16 January 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 +9 33 £57,500 -28.13% 5
London +10 32 £57,500 -28.13% 5
UK excluding London +21 1 - -
South East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 22 (66.67%) Finance
1 22 (66.67%) Asset Management
2 21 (63.64%) Degree
3 20 (60.61%) Investment Management
4 18 (54.55%) Front Office
4 18 (54.55%) Fixed Income
5 17 (51.52%) CIMA
6 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (36.36%) Marketing
7 12 (36.36%) Legal
7 12 (36.36%) CRM
8 11 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (33.33%) Back Office
8 11 (33.33%) Change Management
8 11 (33.33%) Target Operating Model
9 8 (24.24%) Derivative
9 8 (24.24%) Fund Management
9 8 (24.24%) Hedge funds
10 7 (21.21%) Equities
11 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (18.18%) Client Onboarding
12 5 (15.15%) Process Improvement
12 5 (15.15%) Line Management
12 5 (15.15%) Business Development
12 5 (15.15%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
12 5 (15.15%) Financial Analysis
12 5 (15.15%) Six Sigma
12 5 (15.15%) SQL
13 4 (12.12%) Project Management
13 4 (12.12%) ISEB

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 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) LatentZero
1 3 (9.09%) thinkFolio
2 2 (6.06%) SAP CO
2 2 (6.06%) SAP FI
2 2 (6.06%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (6.06%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (3.03%) Beauchamp
3 1 (3.03%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Blockchain
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (66.67%) Finance
2 18 (54.55%) Front Office
3 12 (36.36%) Legal
3 12 (36.36%) Marketing
4 11 (33.33%) Back Office
5 3 (9.09%) Banking
6 2 (6.06%) Games
6 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
7 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
7 1 (3.03%) French Language
7 1 (3.03%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) Onboarding Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Managing Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Report Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Finance Manager
6 2 (6.06%) IT Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Junior
6 2 (6.06%) Junior Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Lead Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Lead Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Planning Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Project Leader
6 2 (6.06%) SAP Architect
6 2 (6.06%) SAP S/4HANA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) HTML5
2 1 (3.03%) NumPy
2 1 (3.03%) Pandas
2 1 (3.03%) REST
2 1 (3.03%) Velocity
2 1 (3.03%) WCF
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (54.55%) Fixed Income
2 8 (24.24%) Derivative
2 8 (24.24%) Hedge funds
3 7 (21.21%) Equities
4 4 (12.12%) OTC Derivatives
5 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (6.06%) Fintech
6 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
7 1 (3.03%) Credit Risk
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Asset Management
2 20 (60.61%) Investment Management
3 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (36.36%) CRM
5 11 (33.33%) Change Management
5 11 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (33.33%) Target Operating Model
6 8 (24.24%) Fund Management
7 6 (18.18%) Client Onboarding
7 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (15.15%) Business Development
8 5 (15.15%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 5 (15.15%) Financial Analysis
8 5 (15.15%) Line Management
8 5 (15.15%) Process Improvement
8 5 (15.15%) Six Sigma
9 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
9 4 (12.12%) Project Management
9 4 (12.12%) Wealth Management
10 3 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) C#
2 3 (9.09%) VBA
3 2 (6.06%) Python
4 1 (3.03%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (63.64%) Degree
2 17 (51.52%) CIMA
3 4 (12.12%) ISEB
4 2 (6.06%) AAT
4 2 (6.06%) ACCA
4 2 (6.06%) APMG
4 2 (6.06%) CISA
4 2 (6.06%) ICAEW
4 2 (6.06%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) EMIR
1 4 (12.12%) MiFID
2 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.03%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Fidessa
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.06%) SAP
2 1 (3.03%) Bloomberg
2 1 (3.03%) Charles River
2 1 (3.03%) Hyperion