What some CIOs in Whitehall earn compared with other top officials

Title: Director General NHS IT

Salary: £270,000 to 285,000

Title: IT Director General, Department for Work and Pensions

Salary: £259,000

Title: CIO and Director General, HM Revenue and Customs

Salary: £240,000 to £245,000

Title: Executive Director, Service Planning and delivery, Identity and Passport Service (IT lead for ID cards and biometric passports)

Salary: About £125,000

Title: Chief Information Officer at the Department for Constitutional Affairs: Salary: £145,000 to £150,000

Title: Head of Strategy and information, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Salary: About £95,000

Title: Director General, Department for Transport (and member of Government CIO Council)

Salary: About £125,000

Title: Head of police IT before Police Information Technology Organisation which has been subsumed into the National Policing Improvement Agency

Salary: £130,000

Title: IT director, Ministry of Justice

Salary: Up to £110,000


Title: Chief Technology Officer, Ofcom [not a civil service organisation]

Approx £230,00

**

Comparison table of other top civil servants

Title: Chairman and permanent head of HM Revenue and Customs

Salary: About £165,000 – £170,000

Title: Permanent Secretary, Department for Education and Skills

Salary: About £159,500

Title: Chief Executive of the NHS

Salary: About £225- £230,000

Title: Permanent Under secretary of State, Ministry of Defence

Salary: About £210,000

Title: Chief of the Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence

Salary: About £215,000 – £220,000

Title: Chief Executive Officer of the Identity and Passport Service

Salary: About £175,000- £180,000

Title: Permanent Secretary of Department for Transport

Salary: £175,000

Title: Director General of Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Salary: About £140,000

Title: Director of Public Prosecutions

Salary: £180,000

Title: Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health

Salary: £185,000

Title: Permanent Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions

Salary: £208,000

Title: Permanent Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs

Salary: About £160,000

[This list refers generally to Whitehall civil service organisations and excludes (other than Ofcom) the wider public sector such as the BBC, councils, the Royal Mail, Partnership UK, the police, NHS trusts and authorities, Financial Services Authority which are not part of the civil service].

Links:

Three chief information officers get pay packets that are among the biggest in Whitehall

What the top Whitehall chief information officers earned

Whitehall’s highest-paid chief information officers – do they earn more than their bosses?

List of CIO Council members

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCIO

SearchSecurity

SearchNetworking

SearchDataCenter

SearchDataManagement

Close