Period
to 10 December 2018

The median annual salary for a CIO was £120,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1102 1147 1186
Rank change year-on-year +45 +39 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a CIO 31 47 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.026% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.027% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 23 37 30
UK median annual salary £120,000 £100,000 £100,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - -21.57%
10th Percentile £65,500 £60,000 £36,950
90th Percentile £145,000 £179,000 £135,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £120,000 £100,000 £102,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -2.44% -21.15%

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 153,459 171,422 178,550
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.03% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 123,266 137,855 149,075
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for CIO in the UK

CIO
Top 10 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 10 December 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 +36 30 £120,000 +20.00% 2
UK excluding London +52 20 £120,000 +20.00% 2
South East +34 11 £120,000 -13.98%
London +71 10 £137,500 +39.24% 1
East of England +26 5 £70,000 -30.00%
South West - 2 £65,000 - 1
West Midlands +28 1 - -
Midlands +24 1 - -
North West +8 1 £120,000 +20.00%
North of England +6 1 £120,000 +20.00%

CIO Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 16 (51.61%) Information Security
2 15 (48.39%) Data Protection
3 13 (41.94%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (38.71%) GDPR
4 12 (38.71%) Business Continuity
5 11 (35.48%) Management Information System
5 11 (35.48%) Risk Management
6 10 (32.26%) CISA
7 9 (29.03%) Incident Management
7 9 (29.03%) PCI DSS
7 9 (29.03%) Information Management
7 9 (29.03%) Identity Access Management
7 9 (29.03%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (25.81%) Vulnerability Management
8 8 (25.81%) SIEM
8 8 (25.81%) CEH
8 8 (25.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (19.35%) Degree
9 6 (19.35%) Line Management
10 5 (16.13%) Decision-Making
10 5 (16.13%) Change Management
10 5 (16.13%) NHS
11 4 (12.90%) JD Edwards
11 4 (12.90%) Project Management
11 4 (12.90%) Data Security
11 4 (12.90%) Security Management
11 4 (12.90%) Quality Management
11 4 (12.90%) Finance
11 4 (12.90%) CRM
11 4 (12.90%) Cognos

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 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
1 4 (12.90%) Marketing
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
3 2 (6.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
2 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (6.45%) WCF
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Management Information System
2 5 (16.13%) NHS
3 3 (9.68%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (6.45%) CESG
4 2 (6.45%) Reinsurance
5 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (3.23%) FMCG
5 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Information Security
2 15 (48.39%) Data Protection
3 13 (41.94%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (38.71%) Business Continuity
5 11 (35.48%) Risk Management
6 9 (29.03%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (29.03%) Identity Access Management
6 9 (29.03%) Incident Management
6 9 (29.03%) Information Management
7 8 (25.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (25.81%) SIEM
7 8 (25.81%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (19.35%) Line Management
9 5 (16.13%) Change Management
9 5 (16.13%) Decision-Making
10 4 (12.90%) Data Security
10 4 (12.90%) Migration
10 4 (12.90%) Project Management
10 4 (12.90%) Quality Management
10 4 (12.90%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C#
1 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) CISA
2 8 (25.81%) CEH
3 6 (19.35%) Degree
4 4 (12.90%) CISSP
5 3 (9.68%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (9.68%) CISM
5 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
6 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.23%) Master's Degree
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) GDPR
2 9 (29.03%) PCI DSS
3 4 (12.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (9.68%) QA
4 3 (9.68%) RMADS
5 2 (6.45%) COBIT
6 1 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (3.23%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (3.23%) HIPAA
6 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (3.23%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Cognos
1 4 (12.90%) JD Edwards
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft