The median annual salary for a Chief Security Officer was £135,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Chief Security Officer
England / London
Rank 572 644 659
Rank change year-on-year +72 +15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Security Officer 4 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.012% 0.021% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.022% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 3
Median salary £135,000 £100,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.00% +21.21%  
UK excluding London median salary £125,000 £100,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% +29.03%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 32041 40328 41125
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.73% 96.11% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 27099 34777 34560
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Chief Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Chief Security Officer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Chief Security Officer in London

Chief Security Officer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Chief Security Officer in London

Chief Security Officer Skill Set
Top 16 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 London region featuring Chief Security Officer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Information Security
2 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 8 (72.73%) CISA
2 8 (72.73%) CISM
3 5 (45.45%) CISSP
3 5 (45.45%) Data Protection
3 5 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (27.27%) COBIT
4 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (27.27%) C
5 2 (18.18%) Security Management
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) SIEM
6 1 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (9.09%) SDLC

Chief Security Officer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (45.45%) Data Protection
3 2 (18.18%) Security Management
3 2 (18.18%) SIEM
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) CISA
1 8 (72.73%) CISM
2 5 (45.45%) CISSP
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) COBIT
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001