The table below looks at the statistics for the Chief Security Officer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Chief Security Officer in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Chief Security Officer
Rank 922 947 946
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Security Officer 8 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.008% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.008% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 6
Average salary £120,000 £83,750 £95,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.28% -11.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £104,000 £78,750 £90,000
10% offered a salary of more than £133,500 £108,750 £97,500
UK excluding London average salary £100,000 £85,000 £95,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%

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
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
Average 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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Chief Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Chief Security Officer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 13 February 2016 within the UK.

Chief Security Officer Salary Histogram in the UK

Chief Security Officer
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 8 £120,000 +41.17%
London +25 7 £120,000 +45.45%
City of London +63 1 £142,500 +72.72%
East of England +4 1 £100,000 +14.28%
Cambridgeshire - 1 £100,000 -

Chief Security Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Chief Security Officer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Chief Security Officer in their job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Information Security
2 16 (80.00%) CISM
2 16 (80.00%) CISSP
3 15 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (45.00%) PCI DSS
5 8 (40.00%) CISA
5 8 (40.00%) Risk Management
6 7 (35.00%) Finance
7 6 (30.00%) CRISC
8 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
8 4 (20.00%) Business Continuity
8 4 (20.00%) Security Operations
8 4 (20.00%) People Management
8 4 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (15.00%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (15.00%) Firewall
9 3 (15.00%) Security Management
9 3 (15.00%) C
9 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
9 3 (15.00%) CGEIT
9 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (15.00%) Degree
9 3 (15.00%) CISMP
9 3 (15.00%) Banking
9 3 (15.00%) Retail
10 2 (10.00%) Cryptography

Chief Security Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Chief Security Officer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Chief Security Officer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
2 1 (5.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Redis
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Private Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Publishing
4 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) JSON
1 1 (5.00%) REST
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (10.00%) Blog
3 2 (10.00%) Cryptography
4 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Information Security
2 8 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 4 (20.00%) People Management
3 4 (20.00%) Security Operations
4 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (15.00%) Security Management
5 2 (10.00%) Data Security
5 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.00%) Social Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) CISM
1 16 (80.00%) CISSP
2 8 (40.00%) CISA
3 6 (30.00%) CRISC
4 3 (15.00%) CGEIT
4 3 (15.00%) CISMP
4 3 (15.00%) Degree
5 2 (10.00%) CCNA
5 2 (10.00%) CCNP
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.00%) IISP
6 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (45.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (10.00%) COBIT
4 1 (5.00%) GCP
4 1 (5.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Qualys