Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Chief Security Officer was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Chief Security Officer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 354 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +427
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Security Officer 4 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.036% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% - -
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 0
City of London median annual salary £87,500 - -
Central London median annual salary £87,500 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 10,658 9,510 11,395
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 95.12% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 9,541 8,624 10,398
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £59,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +5.04% +3.48% +4.55%

Chief Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Chief Security Officer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Chief Security Officer in the City of London

Chief Security Officer
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Chief Security Officer in the City of London

Chief Security Officer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Chief Security Officer in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Chief Security Officer in the City of London

Chief Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, Chief Security Officer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring Chief Security Officer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) CISSP
1 4 (100.00%) CISM
1 4 (100.00%) Change Management
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) GDPR
2 3 (75.00%) CISA
2 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Legal
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (50.00%) COBIT
3 2 (50.00%) Antivirus Management
3 2 (50.00%) Internal Audit
3 2 (50.00%) CLAS
4 1 (25.00%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (25.00%) Data Science
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (25.00%) Fintech
4 1 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture

Chief Security Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (25.00%) Fintech
2 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Change Management
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (50.00%) Antivirus Management
3 2 (50.00%) Internal Audit
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (25.00%) Data Science
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (25.00%) Information Security Governance
4 1 (25.00%) OWASP
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CISM
1 4 (100.00%) CISSP
2 3 (75.00%) CISA
3 2 (50.00%) CLAS
4 1 (25.00%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) GDPR
2 2 (50.00%) COBIT
2 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (25.00%) HIPAA
3 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)