Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Chief Security Officer was £107,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Chief Security Officer
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1132 1177 1267
Rank change year-on-year +45 +90 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Security Officer 18 20 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.011% 0.011% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.012% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 16 12 12
England median annual salary £107,500 £105,000 £100,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +35.59%
10th Percentile £85,000 £79,375 £82,125
90th Percentile £140,000 £137,375 £129,500
UK median annual salary £107,500 £105,000 £100,000
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +12.68%

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 161257 170357 198528
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130412 143799 166492
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Chief Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Chief Security Officer in England

Chief Security Officer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Chief Security Officer in England

Chief Security Officer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Chief Security Officer in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Chief Security Officer in England

Chief 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 Security Officer within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 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 +2 11 £105,000 -6.67% 2
East of England +5 4 £110,000 +31.34%
Midlands +11 1 - -
North of England +7 1 £100,000 -
West Midlands +7 1 - -
North West -11 1 £100,000 -
South East - 1 - -
Chief Security Officer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 across the England region featuring Chief Security Officer in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Information Security
2 10 (55.56%) Data Protection
3 9 (50.00%) CISSP
3 9 (50.00%) CISA
3 9 (50.00%) CISM
4 8 (44.44%) Risk Management
4 8 (44.44%) Finance
4 8 (44.44%) Business Continuity
4 8 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (38.89%) GDPR
5 7 (38.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (33.33%) CLAS
6 6 (33.33%) Security Architecture
7 5 (27.78%) Information Assurance
7 5 (27.78%) Information Management
7 5 (27.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (27.78%) Internal Audit
7 5 (27.78%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (27.78%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
7 5 (27.78%) CRAMM
7 5 (27.78%) CESG
7 5 (27.78%) CESG CLAS
7 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (27.78%) Publishing
7 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (27.78%) ISO 9001
8 3 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
9 2 (11.11%) Law
9 2 (11.11%) Legal

Chief 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Publishing
3 2 (11.11%) Law
3 2 (11.11%) Legal
4 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
4 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) CESG
1 5 (27.78%) CESG CLAS
1 5 (27.78%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Information Security
2 10 (55.56%) Data Protection
3 8 (44.44%) Business Continuity
3 8 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (44.44%) Risk Management
4 6 (33.33%) Security Architecture
5 5 (27.78%) CRAMM
5 5 (27.78%) Information Assurance
5 5 (27.78%) Information Management
5 5 (27.78%) Internal Audit
5 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
5 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement Process
7 1 (5.56%) Data Privacy
7 1 (5.56%) IT Audit
7 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.56%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) CISA
1 9 (50.00%) CISM
1 9 (50.00%) CISSP
2 6 (33.33%) CLAS
3 5 (27.78%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (5.56%) CRISC
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) GDPR
1 7 (38.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (27.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (27.78%) ISO 9001
3 1 (5.56%) COBIT
3 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft