The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Chief Security Officer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Chief Security Officer
UK
Rank 829 917 944
Rank change year-on-year
+88 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Security Officer 16 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.010% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.010% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 3
Median salary £115,000 £120,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +41.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £95,000 £83,000
10% offered a salary of more than £135,000 £135,000 £111,000
UK excluding London median salary £100,000 £112,500 £85,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +32.35%

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
81089 96565 99662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67342 81085 82844
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Chief Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Chief Security Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Chief Security Officer
Salary Trend

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

Chief Security Officer Salary Trend in the UK

Chief Security Officer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Chief Security Officer over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 within the UK.

Chief Security Officer Salary Histogram in the UK

Chief Security Officer
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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 +81 16 £115,000 -4.16% 1
London +59 7 £115,000 -4.16% 1
Chester - 6 - -
Cheshire - 6 - -
North West - 6 - -
South West - 2 - -
Devon - 2 - -
Exeter - 2 - -
East of England - 1 £100,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £100,000 -

Chief Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, Chief 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 Security Officer in the job title.

1 24 (100.00%) Information Security
2 20 (83.33%) CISM
3 17 (70.83%) CISSP
4 16 (66.67%) CISA
5 15 (62.50%) Degree
6 11 (45.83%) Finance
7 10 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (33.33%) PCI DSS
9 8 (33.33%) Computer Science
9 8 (33.33%) Management Information System
10 7 (29.17%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (29.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (29.17%) Security Monitoring
11 6 (25.00%) ISO22301
11 6 (25.00%) PCI QSA
11 6 (25.00%) ISMS
11 6 (25.00%) Data Protection
11 6 (25.00%) ISSAP
11 6 (25.00%) Marketing
11 6 (25.00%) Risk Management
11 6 (25.00%) Data Security
11 6 (25.00%) BCP
12 4 (16.67%) Business Continuity
12 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
12 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
12 4 (16.67%) Digital Forensics
12 4 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
13 3 (12.50%) CREST Certified
13 3 (12.50%) Security Operations

Chief 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:

General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 8 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.50%) CESG
2 3 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Information Security
2 9 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (29.17%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (29.17%) Risk Assessment
3 7 (29.17%) Security Monitoring
4 6 (25.00%) BCP
4 6 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 6 (25.00%) Data Security
4 6 (25.00%) ISMS
4 6 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 4 (16.67%) Business Continuity
5 4 (16.67%) Digital Forensics
5 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 4 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
6 3 (12.50%) Information Management
6 3 (12.50%) Process Improvement
6 3 (12.50%) Security Operations
6 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (83.33%) CISM
2 17 (70.83%) CISSP
3 16 (66.67%) CISA
4 15 (62.50%) Degree
5 6 (25.00%) ISSAP
5 6 (25.00%) PCI QSA
6 3 (12.50%) CREST Certified
6 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
6 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (8.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 6 (25.00%) ISO22301
4 3 (12.50%) COBIT