Tory questions identify government's best paid CIOs
Health and DWP CIOs in the £99,960 and £205,000 band
Two chief information officers are in the civil service's highest standard pay band: health's Christine Connelly and work and pensions' Joe Harley.
Christine Connelly is employed on senior civil service pay band three, with a salary of between £99,960 and £205,000 for her permanent contract as the Department of Health's director general of informatics and CIO.
She is responsible for an annual budget of £1.5bn, one of the biggest in Whitehall, which includes the costs of the NHS National Programme for IT.
The other band three CIO revealed in responses to parliamentary written questions is Joe Harley at the Department for Work and Pensions. He is also responsible for one of the largest budgets, totalling £1.19bn this year.
Band three is the highest available in the senior civil service, although permanent secretaries, who head departments, are paid in a higher range from £139,740 to £273,250.
The information was requested by Conservative MP and shadow minister for business innovation and science Adam Afriyie. A spokesperson for his office said the questions were part of "routine information gathering".
CIOs in most departments have been placed on senior pay band two, paid between £81,600 and £160,000. They include the Department for Children, Schools and Families where the CIO is responsible for a budget of £44m; the Ministry of Justice (£242m budget); Department for International Development (£25m budget); the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (£160m budget); Communities and Local Government (£30.4m budget); the Ministry of Defence (£86.5m budget) and the Home Office (£5.1m budget).
Neither of the departments for Scotland and Wales has a CIO, while the Department for Transport splits the role between the director general and the director responsible for for issues including information and knowledge management, data security and ICT.
HM Treasury was the only department to report that its CIO, Karen Delafield, is on pay band one, which has a salary range of £57,300 to £116,000.
This article was originally published at Kable.
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So let's dump the myths once and for all. There are many hard working people in both sectors but only one group is being shafted.
Just to pee people off....
...looking after the NHS, 100K doesn't seem that much.
Bet there are many web designers, programmers and consultants on more than that per year...
A/C "Government bloody workers"
Fine, enjoy emptying your bins, treating your own wounds, building your own roads, putting out your own fires, policing your own neighbourhood, running your own school..
Not all of us
I work bloody hard for less than 20k. I'm on call 24/7 with no perks except my pension. Clearly some are paid too much, but a) we're not all like that and b) believe it or not, the Govt generally want their pound of meat for what they pay you.
Oh and C) (not that you made this mistake) for the terminally stupid out there, Government workers do still pay taxes. Unbelievably I've met people complaining that we don't know what it's like to pay tax!
As far as concocting further misery goes, I don't get to do any of that, I get to feel that flack when the Daily Fail stirs up its readership!
Pint, because even though it's a friday, that's the closest I'll get to it for some time
I get throughly cheesed off with how much our Exec group get paid and how much crap the frontline staff have to put up with for next to nothing in terms of wages. I wouldn't mind if weren't for the amount of hardwork you see a lot of staff put in compared to the 'swanning' around the town hall the Exec group do.
To all the frontline staff of local authorities across the country, I'd like to say well done for all the hard work you've done with the current weather issues.
More pissing people off
Those salary ranges don't look unreasonable. I've known "consultants" making bottom end of that range "teaching" Windows s**t. True they don't get the big fat mega pension that the civil service gets. Particularly since Gordon put is greasy fat mitts into everyone else's pension pot (His first action as chancellor was to tax the income of the whole private pension industry, got to fund Ex Ministers pensions some how).
If you compare those incomes again public sector salaries for CIOs they wouldn't look out of order. If you want to be really pissed off by other peoples salaries go compare your IT works salary against the idiots who make up the average company sales force.