Period
to 21 January 2021

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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 740 982 1076
Rank change year-on-year +242 +94 +87
Permanent jobs citing CFA 29 62 37
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.049% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.22% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 18 16 27
Median annual salary £60,000 £90,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% +63.64% -21.43%
10th Percentile £40,000 £49,375 £45,450
90th Percentile £136,250 £125,000 £97,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £87,500 -
% change year-on-year -31.43% - -

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 12,902 27,674 36,426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.24% 21.92% 24.16%
Number of salaries quoted 9,424 20,869 27,024
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,127 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.17% - +5.88%

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 21 January 2021.

Salary histogram for CFA in the UK

CFA
Top 5 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 21 January 2021. 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 +231 29 £60,000 -40.00% 13
UK excluding London +205 18 £60,000 -31.43%
North of England +101 18 £60,000 -
North East - 18 £60,000 -
London +173 11 £66,250 -33.75% 13

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, 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 24 (82.76%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (62.07%) Scrum
2 18 (62.07%) Test Automation
2 18 (62.07%) Collaborative Working
3 17 (58.62%) Test Management
4 16 (55.17%) Validation
4 16 (55.17%) Selenium
4 16 (55.17%) Jenkins
4 16 (55.17%) Test Strategy
4 16 (55.17%) Appium
4 16 (55.17%) Java
4 16 (55.17%) Migration
5 15 (51.72%) System Integration Testing
6 11 (37.93%) SpecFlow
7 8 (27.59%) Finance
8 4 (13.79%) PhD
8 4 (13.79%) Degree
9 3 (10.34%) Master's Degree
10 2 (6.90%) Virtual Team Management
10 2 (6.90%) Virtual Team
10 2 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (6.90%) Functional Testing
10 2 (6.90%) Business Transformation
10 2 (6.90%) Service Management
10 2 (6.90%) Banking
11 1 (3.45%) Artificial Intelligence
11 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
11 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (3.45%) Derivative
11 1 (3.45%) Marketing

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 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.45%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) AWS
1 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
Development Applications
1 16 (55.17%) Appium
1 16 (55.17%) Jenkins
1 16 (55.17%) Selenium
2 11 (37.93%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Test Leader
2 14 (48.28%) Automation Test Lead
3 4 (13.79%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Architect
5 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.45%) C# Pricing Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Head of Compliance
5 1 (3.45%) Management Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Pricing Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Product Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Test Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Test Automation Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Transformation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) .NET Core
1 1 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Derivative
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) Hedge funds
2 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (62.07%) Collaborative Working
2 18 (62.07%) Scrum
2 18 (62.07%) Test Automation
3 17 (58.62%) Test Management
4 16 (55.17%) Migration
4 16 (55.17%) Test Strategy
4 16 (55.17%) Validation
5 15 (51.72%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Business Transformation
6 2 (6.90%) Functional Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (6.90%) Service Management
6 2 (6.90%) Virtual Team Management
7 1 (3.45%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 1 (3.45%) Machine Learning
7 1 (3.45%) Product Requirements
7 1 (3.45%) Product Roadmap
7 1 (3.45%) Requirements Workshops
7 1 (3.45%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) C
2 1 (3.45%) C#
2 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
1 4 (13.79%) PhD
2 3 (10.34%) Master's Degree
3 1 (3.45%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) IFRS
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle
1 1 (3.45%) SAP