Period
to 23 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Chief Information Security Officer was £110,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

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 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1130 1217 1291
Rank change year-on-year +87 +74 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Information Security Officer 19 15 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.011% 0.008% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.008% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 15 15 4
England median annual salary £110,000 £100,000 £96,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.90% -8.33%
10th Percentile £85,000 £88,500 £81,750
90th Percentile £142,500 £125,450 £110,000
UK median annual salary £110,000 £100,000 £87,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -16.67%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 159866 183507 200434
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.00% 96.53% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 131005 155881 166042
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 July 2017.

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 July 2017. 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 +44 11 £110,000 +10.00%
Midlands +40 4 £125,000 +19.05%
East of England +27 3 £110,000 +18.92%
East Midlands +23 3 £125,000 +13.64%
West Midlands +33 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
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 July 2017, 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 across the England region featuring Chief Information Security Officer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Information Security
2 12 (63.16%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (47.37%) Business Continuity
4 8 (42.11%) Risk Management
4 8 (42.11%) Security Architecture
5 7 (36.84%) Data Protection
5 7 (36.84%) CISSP
5 7 (36.84%) CISA
5 7 (36.84%) CISM
5 7 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (31.58%) Finance
7 5 (26.32%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (26.32%) Information Management
7 5 (26.32%) GDPR
8 4 (21.05%) ISO 9001
8 4 (21.05%) Internal Audit
8 4 (21.05%) Information Assurance
8 4 (21.05%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (21.05%) CLAS
8 4 (21.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (21.05%) Security Operations
8 4 (21.05%) CESG
8 4 (21.05%) CESG CLAS
8 4 (21.05%) Performance Management
8 4 (21.05%) CRAMM
8 4 (21.05%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (21.05%) Publishing
8 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (10.53%) Aerospace
9 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery

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:

General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Publishing
3 2 (10.53%) Aerospace
4 1 (5.26%) Law
4 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) CESG
1 4 (21.05%) CESG CLAS
1 4 (21.05%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Hedge funds
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Information Security
2 12 (63.16%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (47.37%) Business Continuity
4 8 (42.11%) Risk Management
4 8 (42.11%) Security Architecture
5 7 (36.84%) Data Protection
6 5 (26.32%) Information Management
6 5 (26.32%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (21.05%) CRAMM
7 4 (21.05%) Information Assurance
7 4 (21.05%) Internal Audit
7 4 (21.05%) Performance Management
7 4 (21.05%) Security Operations
7 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (10.53%) Identity Access Management
9 1 (5.26%) Information Security Management
9 1 (5.26%) ITIL
9 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
9 1 (5.26%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CISA
1 7 (36.84%) CISM
1 7 (36.84%) CISSP
2 4 (21.05%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (21.05%) CLAS
3 1 (5.26%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (26.32%) GDPR
3 4 (21.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (21.05%) ISO 9001
4 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS