Period
to 19 July 2018

The median annual salary for a CIO was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1126 1137 1224
Rank change year-on-year +11 +87 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a CIO 71 54 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.030% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.032% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 44 41 42
UK median annual salary £90,000 £110,000 £100,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £63,991 £56,250
90th Percentile £137,500 £200,000 £125,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £100,000 £112,500 £100,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -

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 167,485 170,923 196,281
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.20% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,503 139,507 164,804
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £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 19 July 2018.

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 July 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 +14 66 £90,000 -18.18% 8
London +33 40 £87,500 -16.67% 3
UK excluding London +29 31 £100,000 -11.11% 5
South East +10 14 £110,000 +71.90%
North of England -3 7 £150,000 -30.23% 1
North West +15 6 - - 1
Scotland - 5 £75,000 -
West Midlands +13 3 £85,000 -15.00% 1
Midlands +9 3 £85,000 -29.17% 1
East of England +6 1 £70,000 -36.36% 1
South West - 1 £65,000 - 2

CIO Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 31 (43.66%) Information Security
2 20 (28.17%) IT Strategy
3 19 (26.76%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (22.54%) GDPR
5 15 (21.13%) Identity Access Management
5 15 (21.13%) Data Protection
5 15 (21.13%) Incident Management
5 15 (21.13%) Business Continuity
6 14 (19.72%) CISSP
7 13 (18.31%) CISA
7 13 (18.31%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (16.90%) Change Management
8 12 (16.90%) SIEM
8 12 (16.90%) Vulnerability Management
9 11 (15.49%) Risk Management
10 10 (14.08%) Finance
10 10 (14.08%) Strategic Planning
10 10 (14.08%) Service Delivery
10 10 (14.08%) ITIL
10 10 (14.08%) Degree
11 9 (12.68%) PCI DSS
11 9 (12.68%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (12.68%) CISM
12 8 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 8 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (9.86%) CEH
13 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Office
14 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
14 6 (8.45%) COBIT

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 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) SaaS
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (4.23%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.41%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.41%) Electronic Patient Records
General
1 10 (14.08%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Banking
2 4 (5.63%) Legal
3 3 (4.23%) Games
4 2 (2.82%) Advertising
4 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) .NET
1 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.41%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (1.41%) WCF
1 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.63%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (5.63%) NHS
3 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.23%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (4.23%) Fintech
4 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.82%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.82%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.41%) FMCG
5 1 (1.41%) Robotics
5 1 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (43.66%) Information Security
2 20 (28.17%) IT Strategy
3 19 (26.76%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (21.13%) Business Continuity
4 15 (21.13%) Data Protection
4 15 (21.13%) Identity Access Management
4 15 (21.13%) Incident Management
5 13 (18.31%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (16.90%) Change Management
6 12 (16.90%) SIEM
6 12 (16.90%) Vulnerability Management
7 11 (15.49%) Risk Management
8 10 (14.08%) ITIL
8 10 (14.08%) Service Delivery
8 10 (14.08%) Strategic Planning
9 9 (12.68%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (5.63%) B2B
11 4 (5.63%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.23%) C
2 1 (1.41%) C#
2 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (19.72%) CISSP
2 13 (18.31%) CISA
3 10 (14.08%) Degree
4 9 (12.68%) CISM
5 7 (9.86%) CEH
6 5 (7.04%) CCNA
6 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (4.23%) CLAS
8 2 (2.82%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (2.82%) Master's Degree
8 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.54%) GDPR
2 9 (12.68%) PCI DSS
3 8 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (8.45%) COBIT
5 4 (5.63%) SLA
6 2 (2.82%) HIPAA
6 2 (2.82%) ISO 22301
6 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Vendors
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.41%) Cisco