Period
to 14 November 2019

The median annual salary for a CIO was £127,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

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

Chief Information Officer (CIO)
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1002 1099 1167
Rank change year-on-year +97 +68 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a CIO 52 43 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.026% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.027% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 32 32 38
UK median annual salary £127,500 £120,000 £107,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.63% +7.50%
10th Percentile £82,500 £36,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £246,000 £144,625 £209,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £125,000 £120,000 £110,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +10.00%

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 131,050 156,855 173,523
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 95.89% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 104,852 126,371 139,173
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

CIO
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CIO in the UK

CIO
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for CIO in the UK

CIO
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CIO over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Salary histogram for CIO in the UK

CIO
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CIO within the UK over the 6 months to 14 November 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 +117 49 £135,000 +12.50% 1
UK excluding London +84 31 £125,000 +4.17% 2
London +82 19 £127,500 +32.47%
South East +45 12 £150,000 +25.00% 1
North of England +49 10 £100,000 -16.67%
Midlands +56 5 £100,000 -
West Midlands +37 5 £100,000 -
North West +35 5 £100,000 -16.67%
Yorkshire - 5 - -
East of England +55 1 - -
South West +12 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 1

CIO Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, CIO 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 CIO in the job title.

1 15 (28.85%) Information Security
2 11 (21.15%) IT Strategy
3 9 (17.31%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (17.31%) Finance
4 8 (15.38%) CISSP
5 7 (13.46%) Project Management
5 7 (13.46%) CISM
5 7 (13.46%) Customer-Centricity
6 6 (11.54%) Azure
6 6 (11.54%) Risk Management
7 5 (9.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (9.62%) Degree
7 5 (9.62%) Management Information System
7 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (9.62%) AWS
7 5 (9.62%) PMO
7 5 (9.62%) Cyberattack
8 4 (7.69%) API Integration
8 4 (7.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (7.69%) Information Assurance
8 4 (7.69%) Data Strategy
8 4 (7.69%) Cyber Resilience
8 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 4 (7.69%) RMADS
9 3 (5.77%) Retail
9 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.77%) Security Management
9 3 (5.77%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (5.77%) Architecture Roadmap
9 3 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement

CIO 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:

Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Azure
2 5 (9.62%) AWS
3 1 (1.92%) GCP
3 1 (1.92%) Office 365
3 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Military
4 1 (1.92%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Fire and Rescue
4 1 (1.92%) Games
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.92%) Police
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Cyberattack
1 5 (9.62%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) NHS
3 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.92%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (1.92%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.92%) Cyber-Physical System
4 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.92%) FMCG
4 1 (1.92%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.92%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) Information Security
2 11 (21.15%) IT Strategy
3 9 (17.31%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (13.46%) Customer-Centricity
4 7 (13.46%) Project Management
5 6 (11.54%) Risk Management
6 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.69%) API Integration
7 4 (7.69%) Cyber Resilience
7 4 (7.69%) Data Strategy
7 4 (7.69%) Information Assurance
7 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.77%) Architecture Roadmap
8 3 (5.77%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.77%) Information Security Governance
8 3 (5.77%) Security Management
8 3 (5.77%) Security Operations
8 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.85%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) CISSP
2 7 (13.46%) CISM
3 5 (9.62%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) CRISC
5 1 (1.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (1.92%) CISA
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.92%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (9.62%) PMO
2 4 (7.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (7.69%) RMADS
3 2 (3.85%) COBIT
3 2 (3.85%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.92%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft