Period
to 20 May 2018

The median annual salary for a CIO was £95,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1121 1115 1241
Rank change year-on-year -6 +126 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a CIO 56 46 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.027% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.028% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 34 32 39
UK median annual salary £95,000 £107,500 £100,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.63% +7.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £63,750 £85,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £146,250 £142,500 £127,600
UK excluding London median annual salary £95,000 £125,000 £100,000
% change year-on-year -24.00% +25.00% +14.29%

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 165,738 164,565 194,156
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.47% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,928 136,254 163,031
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 20 May 2018.

Salary histogram for CIO in the UK

CIO
Top 9 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 20 May 2018. 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 +15 51 £95,000 -11.63% 11
London +1 34 £95,000 -9.52% 1
UK excluding London -7 22 £95,000 -24.00% 10
North of England -2 8 £100,000 -34.43% 1
South East +1 7 £90,000 -33.33% 7
North West -9 7 £100,000 -34.43% 1
Scotland - 5 £75,000 -
West Midlands +13 2 £85,000 -17.07% 2
Midlands -1 2 £85,000 -29.17% 2

CIO Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, 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 24 (42.86%) Information Security
2 16 (28.57%) IT Strategy
3 15 (26.79%) CISSP
4 13 (23.21%) Finance
4 13 (23.21%) Data Protection
5 12 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (21.43%) Service Delivery
6 11 (19.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (17.86%) Strategic Planning
7 10 (17.86%) Change Management
7 10 (17.86%) CISM
7 10 (17.86%) ITIL
7 10 (17.86%) GDPR
8 9 (16.07%) CISA
9 8 (14.29%) Business Continuity
10 7 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
10 7 (12.50%) Degree
10 7 (12.50%) COBIT
11 6 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (10.71%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (10.71%) Incident Management
12 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (8.93%) CCNA
12 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
12 5 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (8.93%) SIEM
12 5 (8.93%) Vulnerability Management
12 5 (8.93%) CLAS
13 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills

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 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) SaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.79%) Blockchain
General
1 13 (23.21%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Banking
2 4 (7.14%) Legal
3 3 (5.36%) Games
4 2 (3.57%) Advertising
4 2 (3.57%) Marketing
4 2 (3.57%) Publishing
4 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) Law
5 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.57%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (3.57%) Fintech
4 1 (1.79%) CESG
4 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.86%) Information Security
2 16 (28.57%) IT Strategy
3 13 (23.21%) Data Protection
4 12 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 10 (17.86%) Change Management
5 10 (17.86%) ITIL
5 10 (17.86%) Strategic Planning
6 8 (14.29%) Business Continuity
7 7 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (10.71%) Incident Management
9 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (8.93%) SIEM
9 5 (8.93%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (7.14%) Co-Design
10 4 (7.14%) Performance Management
10 4 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (7.14%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.36%) C
2 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (26.79%) CISSP
2 10 (17.86%) CISM
3 9 (16.07%) CISA
4 7 (12.50%) Degree
5 5 (8.93%) CCNA
5 5 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.93%) CLAS
6 2 (3.57%) CRISC
7 1 (1.79%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (1.79%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (17.86%) GDPR
3 7 (12.50%) COBIT
4 4 (7.14%) SLA
5 2 (3.57%) ISO 22301
5 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
5 2 (3.57%) PMO
6 1 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft