Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1064 1156 1159
Rank change year-on-year +92 +3 +90
Permanent jobs citing CFA 37 31 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.018% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.076% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 27 19 34
UK median annual salary £55,000 £70,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.43% -6.67% +100.00%
10th Percentile £45,450 £37,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £97,250 £85,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary - - £75,000

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 36,371 40,848 45,443
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.12% 23.76% 25.83%
Number of salaries quoted 26,595 31,702 36,091
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,900 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 21 January 2019.

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 6 months to 21 January 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 +86 37 £55,000 -21.43% 11
London +63 36 £55,000 -21.43% 10

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 32 (86.49%) Finance
2 23 (62.16%) Degree
3 18 (48.65%) SQL
4 13 (35.14%) Risk Management
4 13 (35.14%) Business Analysis
4 13 (35.14%) Mathematics
4 13 (35.14%) Banking
5 12 (32.43%) Asset Management
5 12 (32.43%) Front Office
6 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (29.73%) Computer Science
7 10 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (27.03%) VBA
7 10 (27.03%) Investment Management
7 10 (27.03%) Analytics
8 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (24.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Excel
8 9 (24.32%) CRM
8 9 (24.32%) Back Office
8 9 (24.32%) Credit Risk
9 8 (21.62%) Legal
9 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
9 8 (21.62%) Python
9 8 (21.62%) Java
10 7 (18.92%) MBA
10 7 (18.92%) Fund Accounting
11 6 (16.22%) SWIFT
11 6 (16.22%) Data Analytics
11 6 (16.22%) Blockchain

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 3 (8.11%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (2.70%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) WebEx
1 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) Blockchain
1 6 (16.22%) MS Access
2 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.11%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.70%) PowerPivot
4 1 (2.70%) QlikView
4 1 (2.70%) Redis
General
1 32 (86.49%) Finance
2 13 (35.14%) Banking
3 12 (32.43%) Front Office
4 9 (24.32%) Back Office
5 8 (21.62%) Legal
6 6 (16.22%) Advertising
7 5 (13.51%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (10.81%) Marketing
8 4 (10.81%) Retail Banking
9 1 (2.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Analyst
2 11 (29.73%) Consultant
3 9 (24.32%) Business Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Management Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Business IT Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) IT Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) IT Business Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Operations Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Risk Business Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Associate Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Credit Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Developer
6 3 (8.11%) IT Risk Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Managing Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Risk Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Risk Management Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) Middleware
2 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
3 3 (8.11%) XML
4 2 (5.41%) Web Services
4 2 (5.41%) XML Messaging
5 1 (2.70%) HTML
5 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (24.32%) Credit Risk
2 6 (16.22%) Equities
2 6 (16.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (16.22%) SWIFT
3 5 (13.51%) Fixed Income
3 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
3 5 (13.51%) Market Risk
4 4 (10.81%) Mainframe
5 3 (8.11%) Blog
5 3 (8.11%) Cloud Native
5 3 (8.11%) Derivative
5 3 (8.11%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (5.41%) Fintech
7 1 (2.70%) Hedge funds
7 1 (2.70%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (2.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) AIX
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
1 1 (2.70%) Unix
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Business Analysis
1 13 (35.14%) Mathematics
1 13 (35.14%) Risk Management
2 12 (32.43%) Asset Management
3 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (29.73%) Computer Science
4 10 (27.03%) Analytics
4 10 (27.03%) Investment Management
4 10 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (24.32%) CRM
6 7 (18.92%) Fund Accounting
7 6 (16.22%) Artificial Intelligence
7 6 (16.22%) Business Development
7 6 (16.22%) Data Analytics
7 6 (16.22%) Use Case
8 5 (13.51%) Change Management
8 5 (13.51%) Financial Analysis
8 5 (13.51%) Physics
8 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
8 5 (13.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) SQL
2 10 (27.03%) VBA
3 8 (21.62%) Java
3 8 (21.62%) Python
4 6 (16.22%) C++
5 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
6 4 (10.81%) C#
7 2 (5.41%) C
7 2 (5.41%) Perl
8 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.70%) Groovy
8 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (62.16%) Degree
2 9 (24.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (18.92%) MBA
4 5 (13.51%) CIMA
5 1 (2.70%) ACCA
5 1 (2.70%) PhD
5 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) Data Quality
2 4 (10.81%) Basel III
3 1 (2.70%) GAAP
3 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (8.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) Sybase
4 1 (2.70%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.70%) Calypso
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Sun
4 1 (2.70%) Tableau