Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1106 1176 1265
Rank change year-on-year +70 +89 +22
Permanent jobs citing CFA 63 25 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.014% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.057% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 43 17 14
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +114.29% -41.67%
10th Percentile £45,750 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £120,000 £96,750 £73,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 - £66,500

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 40,030 43,510 53,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.69% 24.56% 26.93%
Number of salaries quoted 29,726 33,453 42,900
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +50 63 £75,000 - 2
London +72 61 £80,000 +6.67% 2
North West - 1 £50,000 -
UK excluding London - 1 £50,000 -
North of England - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 45 (71.43%) Finance
2 34 (53.97%) Front Office
3 30 (47.62%) Asset Management
4 28 (44.44%) SQL
5 27 (42.86%) Investment Management
6 26 (41.27%) Degree
7 24 (38.10%) Fixed Income
8 17 (26.98%) Business Development
9 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (25.40%) Project Management
10 15 (23.81%) CIMA
10 15 (23.81%) Marketing
11 14 (22.22%) Credit Risk
11 14 (22.22%) Equities
11 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
11 14 (22.22%) CRM
12 13 (20.63%) VBA
12 13 (20.63%) Change Management
12 13 (20.63%) Back Office
12 13 (20.63%) Legal
12 13 (20.63%) Target Operating Model
13 12 (19.05%) PRINCE2
13 12 (19.05%) PMI Certification
13 12 (19.05%) Wealth Management
14 11 (17.46%) Banking
15 10 (15.87%) Mathematics
15 10 (15.87%) Business Analysis
15 10 (15.87%) ISEB
15 10 (15.87%) PMI
15 10 (15.87%) Python

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 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Bloomberg AIM
2 2 (3.17%) Front Arena
2 2 (3.17%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.59%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) Intranet
1 1 (1.59%) WebEx
1 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) MS Access
2 5 (7.94%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.59%) Big Data
4 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.59%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (71.43%) Finance
2 34 (53.97%) Front Office
3 15 (23.81%) Marketing
4 13 (20.63%) Back Office
4 13 (20.63%) Legal
5 11 (17.46%) Banking
6 5 (7.94%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.59%) Advertising
7 1 (1.59%) Brand Awareness
7 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (41.27%) Consultant
2 24 (38.10%) Analyst
3 15 (23.81%) Business Analyst
4 14 (22.22%) Senior Consultant
5 9 (14.29%) Management Consultant
5 9 (14.29%) Managing Consultant
6 6 (9.52%) Business IT Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Credit Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Front Office Business Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) IT Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) IT Business Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Risk Analyst
7 5 (7.94%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
7 5 (7.94%) Developer
7 5 (7.94%) IT Risk Analyst
7 5 (7.94%) Principal Consultant
7 5 (7.94%) Risk Business Analyst
7 5 (7.94%) Senior Management Consultant
7 5 (7.94%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) XML
2 1 (1.59%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.59%) Drools
2 1 (1.59%) J2EE
2 1 (1.59%) JRules
2 1 (1.59%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (1.59%) Web Services
2 1 (1.59%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (38.10%) Fixed Income
2 14 (22.22%) Credit Risk
2 14 (22.22%) Equities
3 10 (15.87%) PMI
4 8 (12.70%) Hedge funds
5 7 (11.11%) Derivative
5 7 (11.11%) Fintech
5 7 (11.11%) OTC Derivatives
6 6 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (9.52%) SWIFT
7 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (6.35%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (4.76%) Algorithms
8 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.59%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (1.59%) Blog
9 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (47.62%) Asset Management
2 27 (42.86%) Investment Management
3 17 (26.98%) Business Development
4 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (25.40%) Project Management
5 14 (22.22%) CRM
6 13 (20.63%) Change Management
6 13 (20.63%) Target Operating Model
7 12 (19.05%) PRINCE2
7 12 (19.05%) Wealth Management
8 10 (15.87%) Business Analysis
8 10 (15.87%) Business Transformation
8 10 (15.87%) GAP Analysis
8 10 (15.87%) Mathematics
9 9 (14.29%) Analytics
9 9 (14.29%) Fund Management
9 9 (14.29%) SDLC
10 8 (12.70%) Decision-Making
10 8 (12.70%) Six Sigma
11 7 (11.11%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 28 (44.44%) SQL
2 13 (20.63%) VBA
3 10 (15.87%) Python
4 6 (9.52%) Java
5 4 (6.35%) Perl
6 3 (4.76%) C#
7 2 (3.17%) C
7 2 (3.17%) MATLAB
7 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.17%) R
8 1 (1.59%) C++
8 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (41.27%) Degree
2 15 (23.81%) CIMA
3 12 (19.05%) PMI Certification
4 10 (15.87%) ISEB
5 2 (3.17%) PMP
6 1 (1.59%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.59%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) MiFID
2 2 (3.17%) EMIR
3 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) Bloomberg
2 5 (7.94%) Oracle
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.17%) Charles River
4 2 (3.17%) FactSet
5 1 (1.59%) ILOG
5 1 (1.59%) Sybase