Period
to 18 July 2019

The median annual salary for a CEO was £175,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

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

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
UK
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1070 1209 1215
Rank change year-on-year +139 +6 +90
Permanent jobs requiring a CEO 5 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.001% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.001% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 0
UK median annual salary £175,000 £77,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +125.81% - -
UK excluding London median annual salary £105,000 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 139,078 168,022 170,882
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 96.22% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 111,037 135,988 139,549
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

CEO
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured CEO in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CEO in the UK

CEO
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CEO.

Salary trend for CEO in the UK

CEO
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CEO over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Salary histogram for CEO in the UK

CEO
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CEO within the UK over the 6 months to 18 July 2019. 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
England +109 4 £175,000 +125.81%
London +96 4 £175,000 +125.81%
Scotland - 1 £105,000 -
UK excluding London - 1 £105,000 -

CEO Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, CEO 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 featuring CEO in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) PMP
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) Business Transformation
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (60.00%) PMO
1 3 (60.00%) Programme Delivery
1 3 (60.00%) Business Development
1 3 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (20.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
3 1 (20.00%) SaaS

CEO Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (20.00%) SaaS
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Business Development
1 3 (60.00%) Business Transformation
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
1 3 (60.00%) Programme Delivery
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
2 1 (20.00%) Customer-Centricity
2 1 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft