Period
to 26 May 2018

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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
UK
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1131 1142 1243
Rank change year-on-year +11 +101 +36
Permanent jobs citing CFA 48 23 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.013% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.054% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 39 19 33
UK median annual salary £75,000 £55,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.36% +57.14% -23.91%
10th Percentile £36,000 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £107,500 £90,250 £47,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 - £37,500

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 41,011 42,555 55,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.60% 24.94% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 31,037 33,372 44,632
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,400 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,898 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.90% -1.18% +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 26 May 2018.

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 26 May 2018. 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 +2 48 £75,000 +36.36% 7
London +6 47 £75,000 +36.36% 7
North West - 1 £50,000 -
UK excluding London - 1 £50,000 -
North of England - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, 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 30 (62.50%) Finance
2 20 (41.67%) Front Office
3 19 (39.58%) SQL
4 18 (37.50%) Credit Risk
5 17 (35.42%) Project Management
6 16 (33.33%) Asset Management
7 15 (31.25%) Degree
8 13 (27.08%) Wealth Management
8 13 (27.08%) Investment Management
8 13 (27.08%) Hedge funds
9 12 (25.00%) Derivative
10 11 (22.92%) Business Analysis
10 11 (22.92%) Banking
10 11 (22.92%) PRINCE2
10 11 (22.92%) SDLC
11 10 (20.83%) Fintech
11 10 (20.83%) OTC Derivatives
11 10 (20.83%) Python
11 10 (20.83%) Fixed Income
12 9 (18.75%) ISEB
12 9 (18.75%) PMI Certification
13 8 (16.67%) VBA
13 8 (16.67%) Risk Management
13 8 (16.67%) Business Development
14 7 (14.58%) Fund Management
14 7 (14.58%) MiFID
14 7 (14.58%) Equities
14 7 (14.58%) Bloomberg
14 7 (14.58%) PMI
14 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Excel

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 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Bloomberg AIM
2 1 (2.08%) Beauchamp
2 1 (2.08%) Front Arena
2 1 (2.08%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Blockchain
1 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Big Data
2 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (62.50%) Finance
2 20 (41.67%) Front Office
3 11 (22.92%) Banking
4 4 (8.33%) Financial Institution
5 3 (6.25%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.08%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (2.08%) Games
6 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Analyst
2 13 (27.08%) Business Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) Consultant
4 7 (14.58%) IT Business Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Risk Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Risk Business Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) Management Consultant
6 5 (10.42%) Business IT Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Credit Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Developer
6 5 (10.42%) IT Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) IT Risk Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Business Systems Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Finance Manager
7 4 (8.33%) Risk Manager
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) Report Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) .NET
1 2 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.08%) HTML
2 1 (2.08%) HTML5
2 1 (2.08%) NumPy
2 1 (2.08%) Pandas
2 1 (2.08%) REST
2 1 (2.08%) WCF
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (37.50%) Credit Risk
2 13 (27.08%) Hedge funds
3 12 (25.00%) Derivative
4 10 (20.83%) Fintech
4 10 (20.83%) Fixed Income
4 10 (20.83%) OTC Derivatives
5 7 (14.58%) Equities
5 7 (14.58%) PMI
6 6 (12.50%) Management Information System
7 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (6.25%) Algorithms
9 2 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (2.08%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (2.08%) Blog
10 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
10 1 (2.08%) Market Risk
10 1 (2.08%) Pricing Data
10 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Linux
1 1 (2.08%) Unix
1 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) Project Management
2 16 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 13 (27.08%) Investment Management
3 13 (27.08%) Wealth Management
4 11 (22.92%) Business Analysis
4 11 (22.92%) PRINCE2
4 11 (22.92%) SDLC
5 8 (16.67%) Business Development
5 8 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 7 (14.58%) Business Transformation
6 7 (14.58%) Decision-Making
6 7 (14.58%) Fund Management
7 6 (12.50%) Analytics
7 6 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
8 5 (10.42%) Portfolio Management
8 5 (10.42%) Project Planning
9 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (8.33%) Data Science
9 4 (8.33%) Mathematics
9 4 (8.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (39.58%) SQL
2 10 (20.83%) Python
3 8 (16.67%) VBA
4 4 (8.33%) Java
4 4 (8.33%) Perl
5 3 (6.25%) R
6 2 (4.17%) C#
6 2 (4.17%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.08%) C
7 1 (2.08%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (31.25%) Degree
2 9 (18.75%) ISEB
2 9 (18.75%) PMI Certification
3 5 (10.42%) CIMA
4 2 (4.17%) APMG
4 2 (4.17%) PMP
5 1 (2.08%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.08%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) MiFID
2 4 (8.33%) EMIR
3 1 (2.08%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Bloomberg
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) FactSet
4 1 (2.08%) Charles River
4 1 (2.08%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft