Period
to 16 October 2019

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 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 992 1113 1171
Rank change year-on-year +121 +58 +47
Permanent jobs citing CFA 77 58 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.035% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.15% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 22 40 15
UK median annual salary £87,500 £75,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £59,875 £45,750 £41,000
90th Percentile £112,250 £122,750 £99,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £87,500 - -

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 31,793 39,075 42,847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.14% 23.73% 24.43%
Number of salaries quoted 23,197 28,941 32,922
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 October 2019.

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 16 October 2019. 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 +97 69 £87,500 +16.67% 11
London +100 68 £87,500 +16.67% 9
UK excluding London - 9 £87,500 - 3
Scotland - 8 £87,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, 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 62 (80.52%) Degree
2 60 (77.92%) Asset Management
3 59 (76.62%) Finance
4 51 (66.23%) CIMA
4 51 (66.23%) Change Management
5 48 (62.34%) Business Transformation
6 42 (54.55%) Investment Management
7 40 (51.95%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (50.65%) Back Office
9 38 (49.35%) Target Operating Model
10 36 (46.75%) Enterprise Architecture
10 36 (46.75%) Fixed Income
10 36 (46.75%) Strategic Roadmap
11 35 (45.45%) Legal
11 35 (45.45%) Front Office
12 34 (44.16%) Balanced Scorecard
12 34 (44.16%) CRM
12 34 (44.16%) Casewise
12 34 (44.16%) Marketing
12 34 (44.16%) Portfolio Management
12 34 (44.16%) Scorecard
12 34 (44.16%) Collaborative Working
12 34 (44.16%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 22 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (27.27%) Business Analysis
15 18 (23.38%) Mathematics
16 17 (22.08%) Physics
17 16 (20.78%) Banking
17 16 (20.78%) Programme Management
17 16 (20.78%) Derivative

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 5 (6.49%) SAS
2 1 (1.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP S/4HANA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 59 (76.62%) Finance
2 39 (50.65%) Back Office
3 35 (45.45%) Front Office
3 35 (45.45%) Legal
4 34 (44.16%) Marketing
5 16 (20.78%) Banking
6 10 (12.99%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.60%) Law
8 1 (1.30%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 43 (55.84%) Architect
2 18 (23.38%) Business Architect
3 17 (22.08%) Analyst
4 16 (20.78%) Enterprise Architect
5 14 (18.18%) Credit Analyst
5 14 (18.18%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 14 (18.18%) Risk Analyst
6 13 (16.88%) Banking Analyst
6 13 (16.88%) Qualitative Analyst
6 13 (16.88%) Quantitative Analyst
6 13 (16.88%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
7 8 (10.39%) Market Risk Analyst
8 6 (7.79%) Change Manager
8 6 (7.79%) Consultant
9 4 (5.19%) Business Consultant
10 2 (2.60%) Business Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) Domain Architect
11 1 (1.30%) Data Business Analyst
11 1 (1.30%) Report Manager
11 1 (1.30%) Risk Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.88%) .NET
2 3 (3.90%) NumPy
2 3 (3.90%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 36 (46.75%) Fixed Income
2 16 (20.78%) Derivative
3 14 (18.18%) Credit Risk
4 9 (11.69%) Hedge funds
5 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (10.39%) Market Risk
6 2 (2.60%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (2.60%) Equities
6 2 (2.60%) SCADA
6 2 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.30%) ASIC
7 1 (1.30%) OTC Derivatives
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (77.92%) Asset Management
2 51 (66.23%) Change Management
3 48 (62.34%) Business Transformation
4 42 (54.55%) Investment Management
5 40 (51.95%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (49.35%) Target Operating Model
7 36 (46.75%) Enterprise Architecture
7 36 (46.75%) Strategic Roadmap
8 34 (44.16%) Balanced Scorecard
8 34 (44.16%) Collaborative Working
8 34 (44.16%) CRM
8 34 (44.16%) Portfolio Management
8 34 (44.16%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 34 (44.16%) Scorecard
9 22 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (27.27%) Business Analysis
11 18 (23.38%) Mathematics
12 17 (22.08%) Physics
13 16 (20.78%) BPMN
13 16 (20.78%) Process Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.18%) SQL
2 13 (16.88%) C++
2 13 (16.88%) Java
2 13 (16.88%) MATLAB
2 13 (16.88%) VBA
3 11 (14.29%) Python
4 5 (6.49%) C
5 3 (3.90%) R
Qualifications
1 62 (80.52%) Degree
2 51 (66.23%) CIMA
3 15 (19.48%) MBA
3 15 (19.48%) PhD
4 3 (3.90%) ACCA
5 2 (2.60%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) CRD IV
2 6 (7.79%) IFRS
3 5 (6.49%) IFRS 9
4 1 (1.30%) EMIR
4 1 (1.30%) MiFID
Vendors
1 34 (44.16%) Casewise
2 2 (2.60%) CA
2 2 (2.60%) Siemens
3 1 (1.30%) Charles River
3 1 (1.30%) RightScale
3 1 (1.30%) SAP