Period
to 19 October 2017

The median annual salary for a CIO was £107,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

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
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1118 1192 1220
Rank change year-on-year +74 +28 +86
Permanent jobs requiring a CIO 55 41 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.021% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.022% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 42 31 42
UK median annual salary £107,500 £95,000 £142,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.16% -33.33% +72.73%
10th Percentile £60,399 £37,500 £78,868
90th Percentile £232,500 £135,000 £150,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £110,000 £93,750 £110,000
% change year-on-year +17.33% -14.77% +33.33%

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 167246 184514 211672
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 133909 154629 175428
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 19 October 2017.

Salary histogram for CIO in the UK

CIO
Top 11 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 19 October 2017. 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 +54 54 £107,500 +14.67% 2
London +25 30 £102,500 +7.89% 1
UK excluding London +69 24 £110,000 +17.33% 1
Midlands +52 8 £130,000 +23.81%
North of England +8 7 £215,000 +196.55%
West Midlands +22 6 £130,000 +30.00%
North West -4 6 £215,000 -
East of England +8 5 £110,000 +31.34%
South East +56 4 £91,996 -12.39% 1
East Midlands +39 2 £116,250 +5.68%
Yorkshire +33 1 - -

CIO Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, CIO 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 CIO in the job title.

1 23 (41.82%) Finance
2 18 (32.73%) Information Security
3 17 (30.91%) IT Strategy
4 13 (23.64%) Data Protection
4 13 (23.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (21.82%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (20.00%) Marketing
7 10 (18.18%) Project Management
7 10 (18.18%) ITIL
8 9 (16.36%) Business Continuity
8 9 (16.36%) Risk Management
8 9 (16.36%) Performance Management
9 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (12.73%) Retail
10 7 (12.73%) Information Management
10 7 (12.73%) CISSP
10 7 (12.73%) Security Architecture
11 6 (10.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (10.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (10.91%) Six Sigma
11 6 (10.91%) CISA
11 6 (10.91%) CISM
11 6 (10.91%) Publishing
12 5 (9.09%) Legal
12 5 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (9.09%) CESG
12 5 (9.09%) CESG CLAS
12 5 (9.09%) ISO 9001
12 5 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (9.09%) CRAMM

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 23 (41.82%) Finance
2 11 (20.00%) Marketing
3 7 (12.73%) Retail
4 6 (10.91%) Publishing
5 5 (9.09%) Legal
6 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
7 2 (3.64%) Aerospace
7 2 (3.64%) Banking
8 1 (1.82%) German Language
8 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) CESG
1 5 (9.09%) CESG CLAS
1 5 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.82%) FMCG
4 1 (1.82%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Linux
1 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) Information Security
2 17 (30.91%) IT Strategy
3 13 (23.64%) Data Protection
3 13 (23.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (21.82%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (18.18%) ITIL
5 10 (18.18%) Project Management
6 9 (16.36%) Business Continuity
6 9 (16.36%) Performance Management
6 9 (16.36%) Risk Management
7 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (12.73%) Information Management
8 7 (12.73%) Security Architecture
9 6 (10.91%) Six Sigma
9 6 (10.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (9.09%) CRAMM
10 5 (9.09%) Information Assurance
10 5 (9.09%) Internal Audit
10 5 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) C
2 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) CISSP
2 6 (10.91%) CISA
2 6 (10.91%) CISM
3 5 (9.09%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (9.09%) CLAS
4 2 (3.64%) Degree
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (9.09%) GDPR
2 5 (9.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (9.09%) ISO 9001
3 3 (5.45%) PMO
4 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle
2 2 (3.64%) SAP
3 1 (1.82%) Citrix
3 1 (1.82%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.82%) Sage
3 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.82%) VMware