Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1166 1208 1272
Rank change year-on-year +42 +64 -9
Permanent jobs citing CFA 26 20 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.010% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.062% 0.040% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 13 19 33
UK median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +36.36% +15.79%
10th Percentile £40,500 £57,050 £31,250
90th Percentile £102,250 £102,500 £98,000
UK excluding London median annual salary - £75,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +87.50% -23.81%

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 42204 50277 60086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.22% 26.33% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32409 40383 47924
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 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 +60 26 £77,500 +12.73% 1
London +39 25 £77,500 +6.90% 1
UK excluding London +48 1 - - 1
South East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 21 (80.77%) Front Office
2 20 (76.92%) Investment Management
3 18 (69.23%) Degree
4 16 (61.54%) Asset Management
5 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (57.69%) Finance
6 14 (53.85%) Fixed Income
7 13 (50.00%) Legal
8 12 (46.15%) CIMA
8 12 (46.15%) CRM
8 12 (46.15%) Marketing
9 11 (42.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (42.31%) Target Operating Model
9 11 (42.31%) Back Office
9 11 (42.31%) Change Management
10 8 (30.77%) LatentZero
10 8 (30.77%) thinkFolio
11 7 (26.92%) Derivative
11 7 (26.92%) Fidessa
11 7 (26.92%) SQL
12 6 (23.08%) Charles River
12 6 (23.08%) Line Management
12 6 (23.08%) Client Onboarding
12 6 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (19.23%) Process Improvement
13 5 (19.23%) Solvency II
13 5 (19.23%) Markit EDM
13 5 (19.23%) EMIR
13 5 (19.23%) AIFMD
13 5 (19.23%) UCITS

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 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (30.77%) LatentZero
1 8 (30.77%) thinkFolio
2 5 (19.23%) Eagle PACE
2 5 (19.23%) Markit EDM
2 5 (19.23%) Minerva
3 1 (3.85%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) PowerPivot
1 1 (3.85%) QlikView
General
1 21 (80.77%) Front Office
2 15 (57.69%) Finance
3 13 (50.00%) Legal
4 12 (46.15%) Marketing
5 11 (42.31%) Back Office
6 3 (11.54%) Banking
7 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
8 1 (3.85%) Law
8 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
2 10 (38.46%) Business Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Consultant
3 5 (19.23%) Onboarding Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Managing Consultant
4 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Investment Management Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Junior
5 2 (7.69%) Junior Developer
5 2 (7.69%) MiFID Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Regulatory Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Analytics Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Data Modeller
6 1 (3.85%) Junior .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Junior C# Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Quantitative Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (53.85%) Fixed Income
2 7 (26.92%) Derivative
3 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.54%) Equities
4 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.69%) Hedge funds
5 1 (3.85%) Credit Risk
5 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (3.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Investment Management
2 16 (61.54%) Asset Management
3 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (46.15%) CRM
5 11 (42.31%) Change Management
5 11 (42.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (42.31%) Target Operating Model
6 6 (23.08%) Client Onboarding
6 6 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (23.08%) Line Management
7 5 (19.23%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 5 (19.23%) Business Development
7 5 (19.23%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 5 (19.23%) Financial Analysis
7 5 (19.23%) Process Improvement
7 5 (19.23%) Six Sigma
8 3 (11.54%) Fund Management
8 3 (11.54%) Project Management
8 3 (11.54%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) VBA
4 2 (7.69%) C++
4 2 (7.69%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) MATLAB
4 2 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) Degree
2 12 (46.15%) CIMA
3 4 (15.38%) ISEB
4 3 (11.54%) PhD
4 3 (11.54%) PMP
5 2 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.85%) ACCA
6 1 (3.85%) MBA
6 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) AIFMD
1 5 (19.23%) EMIR
1 5 (19.23%) MiFID
1 5 (19.23%) Solvency II
1 5 (19.23%) UCITS
2 2 (7.69%) QA
3 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Fidessa
2 6 (23.08%) Charles River
3 5 (19.23%) GoldenSource
4 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) Tableau