To all my friends who are CISOs, it is wonderful to see your significant contributions to such a critical role being reflected alongside other C-level executives. Of course this may be as a result of supply and demand, however more significantly it implies that boards of directors are beginning to realise how important CISOs are to their companies.
CISO salaries have long pointed upwards and may soon hit £1 million. New data has highlighted the central importance of the CISO to the enterprise, reflected in their ever increasing pay packets. At the very top end, CISOs can expect to earn between £597,000 and £878,000 a year and even within SMEs, where infosec budgets are often tighter, salaries average out at a plump £171,000 and go as high as £256,000.