The median annual salary for a Chief Information Security Officer was £125,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 851 945 973
Rank change year-on-year +94 +28  
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Information Security Officer 7 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.009% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.009% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 5
Median salary £125,000 £100,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £100,000 £70,000
10% offered a salary of more than £135,000 £121,100 £99,000
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. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Chief Information Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Chief Information Security Officer in the UK

Chief Information Security Officer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Chief Information Security Officer in the UK

Chief Information Security Officer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Chief Information Security Officer over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Chief Information Security Officer in the UK

Chief Information Security Officer
Top 8 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +103 7 £125,000 +25.00%
London +73 3 £135,000 +35.00%
Northamptonshire - 2 £125,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £125,000 -
East of England +20 1 £100,000 -
Cambridgeshire +13 1 £100,000 -
Manchester - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 featuring Chief Information Security Officer in the job title.

1 26 (100.00%) Information Security
2 21 (80.77%) CISM
3 17 (65.38%) CISSP
3 17 (65.38%) CISA
4 14 (53.85%) Degree
5 12 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (42.31%) Finance
6 11 (42.31%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (34.62%) PCI DSS
7 9 (34.62%) Management Information System
8 8 (30.77%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (30.77%) Computer Science
8 8 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (26.92%) Data Protection
9 7 (26.92%) Security Monitoring
9 7 (26.92%) Business Continuity
10 6 (23.08%) Risk Management
10 6 (23.08%) BCP
10 6 (23.08%) Data Security
10 6 (23.08%) ISSAP
10 6 (23.08%) Marketing
10 6 (23.08%) Personalization
10 6 (23.08%) ISO22301
10 6 (23.08%) ISMS
10 6 (23.08%) PCI QSA
11 5 (19.23%) Security Operations
11 5 (19.23%) Incident Management
12 4 (15.38%) Asset Management
12 4 (15.38%) Information Management
12 4 (15.38%) Digital Forensics

Chief Information Security 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:

General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Management Information System
2 8 (30.77%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.54%) CESG
3 3 (11.54%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Information Security
2 11 (42.31%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (30.77%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (26.92%) Business Continuity
4 7 (26.92%) Data Protection
4 7 (26.92%) Security Monitoring
5 6 (23.08%) BCP
5 6 (23.08%) Data Security
5 6 (23.08%) ISMS
5 6 (23.08%) Personalization
5 6 (23.08%) Risk Management
6 5 (19.23%) Incident Management
6 5 (19.23%) Security Operations
7 4 (15.38%) Asset Management
7 4 (15.38%) Digital Forensics
7 4 (15.38%) Information Management
7 4 (15.38%) Protective Monitoring
8 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (11.54%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (80.77%) CISM
2 17 (65.38%) CISA
2 17 (65.38%) CISSP
3 14 (53.85%) Degree
4 6 (23.08%) ISSAP
4 6 (23.08%) PCI QSA
5 3 (11.54%) CREST Certified
5 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
5 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
6 2 (7.69%) PhD
7 1 (3.85%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (34.62%) PCI DSS
3 6 (23.08%) ISO22301
4 3 (11.54%) COBIT
5 1 (3.85%) GDPR