Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
UK
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 660 986 1125
Rank change year-on-year +326 +139 +58
Permanent jobs citing CFA 27 82 52
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.060% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.26% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 19 25 38
Median annual salary £60,000 £87,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.43% +16.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £40,000 £67,000 £45,750
90th Percentile £99,000 £111,500 £123,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £87,500 -
% change year-on-year -31.43% - -

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 10,524 31,249 38,957
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.16% 22.86% 23.73%
Number of salaries quoted 7,905 22,988 28,809
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

CFA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CFA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CFA in the UK

CFA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CFA.

Salary trend for CFA in the UK

CFA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CFA over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 2020. 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 +326 27 £60,000 -33.33% 9
UK excluding London +318 16 £60,000 -31.43% 3
North of England +193 16 £60,000 - 1
North East - 16 £60,000 - 1
London +205 11 £82,500 -8.33% 7

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 20 (74.07%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (59.26%) Test Automation
3 15 (55.56%) Test Management
3 15 (55.56%) Scrum
3 15 (55.56%) Collaborative Working
4 14 (51.85%) Test Strategy
4 14 (51.85%) Jenkins
4 14 (51.85%) Appium
4 14 (51.85%) Validation
4 14 (51.85%) Migration
4 14 (51.85%) Selenium
4 14 (51.85%) Java
5 13 (48.15%) System Integration Testing
6 11 (40.74%) SpecFlow
7 7 (25.93%) Degree
8 6 (22.22%) Finance
9 5 (18.52%) MBA
9 5 (18.52%) Investment Management
9 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (18.52%) C
9 5 (18.52%) Back Office
9 5 (18.52%) MS Visio
9 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
9 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (18.52%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (18.52%) Requirements Workshops
9 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (14.81%) SDLC
10 4 (14.81%) SunGard

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 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (18.52%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 14 (51.85%) Appium
1 14 (51.85%) Jenkins
1 14 (51.85%) Selenium
2 11 (40.74%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Back Office
3 3 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Test Leader
2 12 (44.44%) Automation Test Lead
3 5 (18.52%) Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Management Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Project Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Test Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (18.52%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (59.26%) Test Automation
3 15 (55.56%) Collaborative Working
3 15 (55.56%) Scrum
3 15 (55.56%) Test Management
4 14 (51.85%) Migration
4 14 (51.85%) Test Strategy
4 14 (51.85%) Validation
5 13 (48.15%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (18.52%) Investment Management
6 5 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (18.52%) Requirements Workshops
7 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
7 4 (14.81%) Project Management
7 4 (14.81%) SDLC
8 2 (7.41%) Business Transformation
8 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Service Management
8 2 (7.41%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) Java
2 5 (18.52%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Degree
2 5 (18.52%) MBA
3 4 (14.81%) PhD
4 2 (7.41%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) SunGard
2 4 (14.81%) Yardi
3 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint