Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Chief Information Security Officer was £100,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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

Chief Information Security Officer
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1133 1122 1241
Rank change year-on-year -11 +119 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Information Security Officer 14 24 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.014% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.015% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 14 14 12
England median annual salary £100,000 £112,500 £115,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -2.17% +24.32%
10th Percentile £79,750 £85,125 £90,250
90th Percentile £118,500 £142,500 £135,000
UK median annual salary £100,000 £112,500 £115,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% -2.17% +24.32%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 157,043 160,190 188,299
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 128,961 134,332 158,959
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Chief Information Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Chief Information Security Officer in England

Chief Information Security Officer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Chief Information Security Officer in England

Chief Information Security Officer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Chief Information Security Officer in England over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Chief Information Security Officer in England

Chief Information Security Officer
Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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
London -26 9 £95,000 -17.39% 1
North of England -4 3 £100,000 -
North West -8 3 £100,000 -
East of England +11 1 £105,000 +15.07%
South East - 1 £90,000 -
Chief Information Security Officer
UK

Chief Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Chief Information 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 England region featuring Chief Information Security Officer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Information Security
2 12 (85.71%) Data Protection
3 9 (64.29%) CISSP
3 9 (64.29%) CISA
3 9 (64.29%) CISM
4 8 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (57.14%) GDPR
5 6 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (42.86%) Finance
6 5 (35.71%) Legal
7 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity
7 4 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (28.57%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (28.57%) CLAS
8 3 (21.43%) CRISC
8 3 (21.43%) Analytics
8 3 (21.43%) Security Architecture
8 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (21.43%) Data Privacy
8 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement Process
8 3 (21.43%) Marketing
8 3 (21.43%) COBIT
8 3 (21.43%) Law
8 3 (21.43%) ITIL
8 3 (21.43%) Change Management
8 3 (21.43%) Data Security
9 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
9 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
9 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (14.29%) Publishing

Chief Information Security Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Legal
3 3 (21.43%) Law
3 3 (21.43%) Marketing
4 2 (14.29%) Publishing
5 1 (7.14%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) CESG
1 2 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.14%) CESG CLAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Information Security
2 12 (85.71%) Data Protection
3 6 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity
4 4 (28.57%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (21.43%) Analytics
5 3 (21.43%) Change Management
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement Process
5 3 (21.43%) Data Privacy
5 3 (21.43%) Data Security
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) Security Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) CRAMM
6 2 (14.29%) Information Assurance
6 2 (14.29%) Information Management
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) CISA
1 9 (64.29%) CISM
1 9 (64.29%) CISSP
2 4 (28.57%) CLAS
3 3 (21.43%) CRISC
4 1 (7.14%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (57.14%) GDPR
1 8 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (21.43%) COBIT
3 2 (14.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS