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The median annual salary for a Chief Information Officer was £135,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 7 August 2022.

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

Chief Information Officer
UK
6 months to
7 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1205 986 774
Rank change year-on-year -219 -212 +275
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Information Officer 20 29 23
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.025% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.028% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 18 27 12
10th Percentile £97,320 £76,250 £54,875
25th Percentile £120,000 £80,000 £75,219
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £135,000 £95,000 £113,750
Median % change year-on-year +42.11% -16.48% -5.21%
75th Percentile £159,375 £139,375 £155,000
90th Percentile £168,000 £144,000 £195,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £120,000 £95,000 £58,250
% change year-on-year +26.32% +63.09% -51.46%

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 157,584 104,448 61,838
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.94% 91.16% 94.94%
Number of salaries quoted 84,426 74,016 50,484
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,276 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,800 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.05% - +5.56%

Chief Information Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Chief Information Officer in the UK

Chief Information Officer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Chief Information Officer.

Salary trend for Chief Information Officer in the UK

Chief Information Officer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Chief Information Officer over the 6 months to 7 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Chief Information Officer in the UK

Chief Information Officer
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Information Officer within the UK over the 6 months to 7 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -209 17 £135,000 +3.85% 2
London -210 11 £145,000 +3.57%
UK excluding London -108 9 £120,000 +26.32% 2
Midlands -53 5 £100,905 +15.32% 1
Work from Home -208 4 £140,000 -
Scotland -40 3 £120,000 -
East Midlands - 3 £100,905 -
West Midlands -54 2 £145,000 +65.71% 1
North of England -69 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 7 August 2022, Chief Information Officer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Chief Information Officer in the job title.

1 12 (60.00%) Information Security
2 11 (55.00%) Finance
3 8 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 7 (35.00%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (30.00%) CISM
5 6 (30.00%) Social Skills
6 5 (25.00%) CISSP
6 5 (25.00%) Security Management
6 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 5 (25.00%) Information Security Management
7 4 (20.00%) CISA
7 4 (20.00%) Digital Strategy
8 3 (15.00%) Technology Transformation
8 3 (15.00%) Legacy Systems
8 3 (15.00%) Security Operations
8 3 (15.00%) Public Sector
8 3 (15.00%) NHS
8 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (15.00%) Information Management
8 3 (15.00%) Legal
8 3 (15.00%) Agile
8 3 (15.00%) GCP
8 3 (15.00%) Informatics
8 3 (15.00%) Local Government
8 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
8 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (15.00%) Azure
8 3 (15.00%) AWS
8 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (10.00%) Business Transformation

Chief Information Officer 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 3 (15.00%) AWS
1 3 (15.00%) Azure
1 3 (15.00%) GCP
2 2 (10.00%) OneDrive
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Metadata
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Social Skills
3 3 (15.00%) Legal
3 3 (15.00%) Local Government
3 3 (15.00%) Public Sector
4 1 (5.00%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.00%) Legacy Systems
2 3 (15.00%) NHS
3 2 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (10.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (5.00%) FMCG
4 1 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Information Security
2 8 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 7 (35.00%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (25.00%) Information Security Management
4 5 (25.00%) Security Management
5 4 (20.00%) Digital Strategy
6 3 (15.00%) Agile
6 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (15.00%) Informatics
6 3 (15.00%) Information Management
6 3 (15.00%) Security Operations
6 3 (15.00%) Technology Transformation
7 2 (10.00%) Analytics
7 2 (10.00%) Business Transformation
7 2 (10.00%) Data Privacy
7 2 (10.00%) IT Governance
7 2 (10.00%) Microservices
7 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
7 2 (10.00%) Transition Management
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) CISM
2 5 (25.00%) CISSP
3 4 (20.00%) CISA
4 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (5.00%) CIPFA
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.00%) ISEB
5 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.00%) GDPR
2 2 (10.00%) NIST
2 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft