Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
UK
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 865 1067 1152
Rank change year-on-year +202 +85 +31
Permanent jobs citing CFA 18 27 47
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.019% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.093% 0.076% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16 24 38
Median annual salary £69,500 £87,500 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.57% +12.90% +40.91%
10th Percentile £39,750 £65,250 £35,875
90th Percentile £91,250 £93,750 £108,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £87,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -54.29% +75.00% -

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 19,311 35,509 40,870
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.52% 24.69% 23.69%
Number of salaries quoted 14,122 25,354 30,896
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +5.95%

CFA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CFA in the UK

CFA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CFA.

Salary trend for CFA in the UK

CFA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CFA over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Salary histogram for CFA in the UK

CFA
Top 6 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 29 May 2020. 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 +200 15 £79,000 -9.71%
London +125 14 £79,000 -9.71%
UK excluding London +185 4 £40,000 -54.29%
Northern Ireland - 2 £40,000 -
Scotland +57 1 £52,500 -40.00%
South East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 15 (83.33%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) Degree
3 6 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 6 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 6 (33.33%) Fixed Income
3 6 (33.33%) Analytics
4 5 (27.78%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (27.78%) Banking
4 5 (27.78%) Python
4 5 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (22.22%) SQL
5 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
5 4 (22.22%) Derivative
5 4 (22.22%) Investment Management
6 3 (16.67%) R
6 3 (16.67%) Data Analytics
6 3 (16.67%) OTC Derivatives
6 3 (16.67%) Quantitative Finance
6 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (16.67%) SDLC
6 3 (16.67%) Master's Degree
6 3 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 3 (16.67%) Oracle
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (11.11%) C
7 2 (11.11%) Java

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 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.56%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.56%) PowerCenter
General
1 15 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Back Office
4 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Senior Business Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Regulatory Business Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Regulatory Reporting Business Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Report Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Reporting Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Investment Management Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Management Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Quantitative Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) COM
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) HTML5
2 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 4 (22.22%) Derivative
3 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (16.67%) OTC Derivatives
4 2 (11.11%) Equities
4 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (11.11%) Reference Data
4 2 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Analytics
1 6 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 6 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
2 4 (22.22%) Investment Management
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (16.67%) Data Analytics
3 3 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (16.67%) Quantitative Finance
3 3 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (11.11%) Computational Finance
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.11%) Data Management
4 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 2 (11.11%) Quantitative Research
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Analytics
4 2 (11.11%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Python
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) R
4 2 (11.11%) C
4 2 (11.11%) Java
4 2 (11.11%) MATLAB
5 1 (5.56%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Degree
2 5 (27.78%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (16.67%) Master's Degree
4 2 (11.11%) MBA
4 2 (11.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) MiFID
1 2 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Bloomberg
3 2 (11.11%) Charles River
3 2 (11.11%) Reuters
3 2 (11.11%) SunGard
3 2 (11.11%) Yardi
4 1 (5.56%) SAP