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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 922 961
Rank change year-on-year +79 +39  
Permanent jobs citing CFA 9 28 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.027% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.042% 0.097% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 5 25 4
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -23.07%  
UK excluding London median salary - £35,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - -23.91%  

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 21178 28974 29635
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.77% 27.71% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16684 23232 23258
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CFA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CFA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +57 9 £35,000 -
London +49 9 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 20 (64.52%) Finance
2 15 (48.39%) Asset Management
3 12 (38.71%) Bloomberg
4 10 (32.26%) Front Office
4 10 (32.26%) Banking
4 10 (32.26%) Investment Banking
4 10 (32.26%) Investment Management
5 9 (29.03%) Analytics
5 9 (29.03%) Risk Management
5 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (25.81%) Business Analysis
6 8 (25.81%) Back Office
6 8 (25.81%) Degree
6 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (22.58%) Derivative
7 7 (22.58%) Data Management
7 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (19.35%) MBA
8 6 (19.35%) Business Development
8 6 (19.35%) OTC Derivatives
9 5 (16.13%) Performance Attribution
9 5 (16.13%) IFRS
9 5 (16.13%) COREP
9 5 (16.13%) FINREP
9 5 (16.13%) Spotfire
9 5 (16.13%) R
9 5 (16.13%) Regression Analysis
9 5 (16.13%) Change Management
9 5 (16.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (16.13%) ACCA

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 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) SunGard APT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (16.13%) Spotfire
2 3 (9.68%) Big Data
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Moq
1 1 (3.23%) MSTest
1 1 (3.23%) NUnit
1 1 (3.23%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 20 (64.52%) Finance
2 10 (32.26%) Banking
2 10 (32.26%) Front Office
2 10 (32.26%) Investment Banking
3 8 (25.81%) Back Office
4 5 (16.13%) General Ledger
5 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Consultant
3 5 (16.13%) Data Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Senior Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Transformation Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Analyst Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Business Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Derivatives Business Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) OTC Derivatives Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) OTC Derivatives Business Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Senior .NET Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Analyst Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Web Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Web Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Implementation Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Strategy Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Project Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
1 5 (16.13%) HTML
2 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
2 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (12.90%) HTML5
2 4 (12.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.23%) NumPy
3 1 (3.23%) Pandas
3 1 (3.23%) REST
3 1 (3.23%) WCF
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (22.58%) Derivative
3 6 (19.35%) OTC Derivatives
4 5 (16.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (6.45%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Asset Management
2 10 (32.26%) Investment Management
3 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (29.03%) Analytics
3 9 (29.03%) Risk Management
4 8 (25.81%) Business Analysis
5 7 (22.58%) Data Management
5 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (19.35%) Business Development
7 5 (16.13%) Change Management
7 5 (16.13%) Data Analysis
7 5 (16.13%) Performance Attribution
7 5 (16.13%) Regression Analysis
8 4 (12.90%) Fund Management
8 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
8 4 (12.90%) MVC
8 4 (12.90%) Release Management
8 4 (12.90%) SDLC
8 4 (12.90%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) C#
1 5 (16.13%) R
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
3 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Degree
2 6 (19.35%) MBA
3 5 (16.13%) ACCA
4 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) COREP
1 5 (16.13%) FINREP
1 5 (16.13%) IFRS
2 2 (6.45%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Bloomberg
2 4 (12.90%) Charles River
2 4 (12.90%) SunGard