The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Chief Information Security Officer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Chief Information Security Officer
Rank 927 984 998
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Information Security Officer 13 3 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.003% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.003% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 13 3 6
Median salary £100,000 £70,000 £100,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £70,000 £71,250
10% offered a salary of more than £122,400 £88,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median salary £87,500 £70,000 £71,250
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
99119 108062 116837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 83362 88174 94782
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Chief Information Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Chief Information Security Officer in the job title.

Chief Information Security Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Chief Information Security Officer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Chief Information Security Officer within the UK.

Chief Information Security Officer Salary Trend in the UK

Chief Information Security Officer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Chief Information Security Officer over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 within the UK.

Chief Information Security Officer Salary Histogram in the UK

Chief Information Security Officer
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Information Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +17 11 £100,000 +8.10%
London +22 10 £100,000 +8.10%
Scotland +1 2 £87,500 +25.00%
East of England - 1 £100,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £87,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £100,000 -

Chief Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, Chief Information Security Officer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Chief Information Security Officer in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) Information Security
2 13 (56.52%) CISSP
2 13 (56.52%) CISM
3 11 (47.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (34.78%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (30.43%) Risk Management
5 7 (30.43%) BCP
6 6 (26.09%) Data Protection
7 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
7 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
7 5 (21.74%) COBIT
7 5 (21.74%) Firewall
7 5 (21.74%) Business Continuity
7 5 (21.74%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (17.39%) Security Architecture
8 4 (17.39%) CISA
8 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
8 4 (17.39%) Degree
9 3 (13.04%) CISMP
9 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Finance
9 3 (13.04%) Security Operations
10 2 (8.70%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (8.70%) E-Discovery
10 2 (8.70%) CRISC
10 2 (8.70%) Digital Forensics
10 2 (8.70%) Legal
10 2 (8.70%) Publishing

Chief Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (21.74%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
3 1 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Redis
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
2 2 (8.70%) Publishing
3 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.35%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) JSON
1 1 (4.35%) REST
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
2 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Blog
3 2 (8.70%) Cryptography
3 2 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (8.70%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (8.70%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (8.70%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Information Security
2 7 (30.43%) BCP
2 7 (30.43%) Risk Management
3 6 (26.09%) Data Protection
4 5 (21.74%) Business Continuity
4 5 (21.74%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (17.39%) Security Architecture
6 3 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Security Operations
7 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
7 2 (8.70%) Data Privacy
7 2 (8.70%) Data Security
7 2 (8.70%) Digital Forensics
7 2 (8.70%) E-Discovery
7 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.70%) ITIL
7 2 (8.70%) People Management
7 2 (8.70%) Security Management
7 2 (8.70%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.35%) Perl
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) CISM
1 13 (56.52%) CISSP
2 4 (17.39%) CISA
2 4 (17.39%) Degree
3 3 (13.04%) CISMP
4 2 (8.70%) CCNA
4 2 (8.70%) CCNP
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.70%) CRISC
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (21.74%) COBIT
2 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.35%) COSO
3 1 (4.35%) GCP
3 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 17799
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Qualys