The median annual salary for a Chief Security Officer was £110,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 858 917 969
Rank change year-on-year +59 +52  
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Security Officer 14 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.007% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.007% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 2
Median salary £110,000 £110,000 £96,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £91,000 £87,500 £93,250
10% offered a salary of more than £135,000 £138,000 £99,250
UK excluding London median salary £110,000 £87,500 £100,000
% change year-on-year +25.71% -12.50%  

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 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Chief Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Chief Security Officer in the UK

Chief Security Officer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Chief Security Officer in the UK

Chief Security Officer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Chief Security Officer over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Chief Security Officer in the UK

Chief Security Officer
Top 9 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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 +61 14 £110,000 - 2
London +29 9 £117,500 +2.17%
Hertfordshire - 3 £110,000 - 1
East of England - 3 £110,000 - 1
Hatfield - 3 £110,000 - 1
East Midlands +25 1 £130,000 +18.18%
West Midlands - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £67,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 featuring Chief Security Officer in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Information Security
2 13 (59.09%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (50.00%) CISA
3 11 (50.00%) CISM
4 9 (40.91%) CISSP
4 9 (40.91%) Finance
4 9 (40.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (36.36%) Business Continuity
5 8 (36.36%) Security Architecture
5 8 (36.36%) Data Protection
5 8 (36.36%) Risk Management
6 5 (22.73%) GDPR
6 5 (22.73%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (22.73%) Information Management
7 4 (18.18%) CESG
7 4 (18.18%) CESG CLAS
7 4 (18.18%) Publishing
7 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (18.18%) ISO 9001
7 4 (18.18%) Information Assurance
7 4 (18.18%) Internal Audit
7 4 (18.18%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (18.18%) CLAS
7 4 (18.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (18.18%) Security Operations
7 4 (18.18%) Performance Management
7 4 (18.18%) CRAMM
7 4 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
8 2 (9.09%) Management Information System

Chief 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 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Publishing
3 2 (9.09%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.55%) Law
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) CESG
1 4 (18.18%) CESG CLAS
1 4 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Information Security
2 13 (59.09%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (36.36%) Business Continuity
3 8 (36.36%) Data Protection
3 8 (36.36%) Risk Management
3 8 (36.36%) Security Architecture
4 5 (22.73%) Information Management
4 5 (22.73%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (18.18%) CRAMM
5 4 (18.18%) Information Assurance
5 4 (18.18%) Internal Audit
5 4 (18.18%) Performance Management
5 4 (18.18%) Security Operations
5 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.55%) Information Security Management
7 1 (4.55%) ITIL
7 1 (4.55%) PRINCE
7 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.55%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) CISA
1 11 (50.00%) CISM
2 9 (40.91%) CISSP
3 4 (18.18%) CESG Certified Professional
3 4 (18.18%) CLAS
4 1 (4.55%) CEH
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (22.73%) GDPR
3 4 (18.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (18.18%) ISO 9001
4 2 (9.09%) COBIT
4 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
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