Full list of top-paid civil servants

This is the full list of top-paid civil servants provided by the government. The raw data is available from direct.gov.uk.

Name Job title Grade Organisation Annual pay rate Notes

Stephan Wilcke

Chief Executive Officer

Asset Protection Agency

£150,000 - £154,999

Jens Bech

Chief Risk Officer

Asset Protection Agency

£165,000 - £169,999

No pension

Ion Dagtoglou

Chief Invesment Officer

Asset Protection Agency

£165,000 - £169,999

No pension

Brian Scammell

Chief Credit Officer

Asset Protection Agency

£130,000 - £134,999

4 days per week

Hamish Buckland

Special Advisor

Asset Protection Agency

£65,000 - £69,999

2 days per week

Stephen Lovegrove

Chief Executive, Shareholder Executive

Director General

BIS

£185,000 - £189,999

Philip Rutnam

Director General, Business Group

Director General

BIS

£180,000 - £184,999

Vicky Pryce

Director General, Economics and Joint Head, UK Government Economic Service

Director General

BIS

£175,000 - £179,999

Prof. John Beddington

Government Chief Scientific Adviser

Permanent Secretary

BIS

£165,000 - £169,999

Prof. Adrian Smith

Director General, Science and Research

Director General

BIS

£160,000 - £164,999

Philip Rycroft

Director General, Innovation and Enterpriseand Chief Executive of the Better Regulation Executive

Director General

BIS

£160,000 - £164,999

Howard Orme

Director General, Finance and Commercial

Director General

BIS

£160,000 - £164,999

Simon Fraser

BIS Permanent Secretary

Permanent Secretary

BIS

£160,000 - £164,999

Mark Russell

Deputy Chief Executive, Shareholder Executive

Director

BIS

£155,000 - £159,999

John McCready

Managing Director, Property, Shareholder Executive

Director

BIS

£150,000 - £154,999

Marc Middleton

Managing Director, Royal Mail & Postal Services, Shareholder Executive

Director

BIS

£150,000 - £154,999

Alison Littley

Chief Executive

Director General

Buying Solutions

£150,000 - £154,999

Gus O'Donnell

Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service

Permanent Secretary

Cabinet Office

£235,000 - £239,999

Stephen Laws

First Parliamentary Counsel

Permanent Secretary

Cabinet Office

£225,000 - £229,999

Robert Parker

Parliamentary Counsel

Parliamentary Counsel

Cabinet Office

£210,000 - £214,999

John Suffolk

Chief Information Officer for HM Government and chair of the CIO Council

Director General

Cabinet Office

£205,000 - £209,999

Philip Davies

Parliamentary Counsel

Parliamentary Counsel

Cabinet Office

£195,000 - £199,999

Catherine Johnston

Parliamentary Counsel

Parliamentary Counsel

Cabinet Office

£190,000 - £194,999

Gill Rider

Head of Civil Service Capability Group

Director General

Cabinet Office

£180,000 - £184,999

No pension

David Cook

Parliamentary Counsel

Parliamentary Counsel

Cabinet Office

£175,000 - £179,999

Elizabeth Gardiner

Parliamentary Counsel

Parliamentary Counsel

Cabinet Office

£170,000 - £174,999

Adrian Hogarth

Parliamentary Counsel

Parliamentary Counsel

Cabinet Office

£170,000 - £174,999

Leonie McLaughlin

Parliamentary Counsel

Parliamentary Counsel

Cabinet Office

£170,000 - £174,999

Matt Tee

Permanent Secretary for Government Communications

Permanent Secretary

Cabinet Office

£160,000 - £164,999

Alex Allan

Chairman of the Joint Intelligence committee and Professional Head of Intelligence Analysis

Permanent Secretary

Cabinet Office

£160,000 - £164,999

Edward Stell

Parliamentary Counsel

Parliamentary Counsel

Cabinet Office

£160,000 - £164,999

Hayley Rogers

Parliamentary Counsel

Parliamentary Counsel

Cabinet Office

£155,000 - £159,999

Jonathan Cunliffe

Prime Minister's Adviser on International Economic Affairs and Europe

Permanent Secretary

Cabinet Office

£155,000 - £159,999

David Sprackling

Parliamentary Counsel

Parliamentary Counsel

Cabinet Office

£150,000 - £154,999

Jeremy Heywood

Permanent Secretary, No.10

Permanent Secretary

Cabinet Office

£150,000 - £154,999

Douglas Ramsay

Parliamentary Counsel

Parliamentary Counsel

Cabinet Office

£135,000 - £139,998

Equal to 0.8 Full Time Salary

Janet Paraskeva

First Civil Service Commissioner

Cabinet Office

£120,000 - £124,999

Equal to 0.6 Full Time Salary

Janet Gaymer

Commissioner for Public Appointments

Cabinet Office

£90,000 - £94,999

Equal to 0.6 Full Time Salary

Joe Montgomery

Director General, Regions and Communities

Director General

Communities & Local Government

£150,000 - £154,999

Sir Ken Knight

Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser

Director

Communities & Local Government

£165,000 - £169,999

Richard McCarthy

Director General, Housing and Planning

Director General

Communities & Local Government

£175,000 - £179,999

Peter Housden

Permanent Secretary

Permanent Secretary

Communities & Local Government

£185,000 - £189,999

Peter Lewis

Chief Executive

Director General

Crown Prosecution Service

£160,000 - £164,999

Keir Starmer

Director of Public Prosecutions

Permanent Secretary

Crown Prosecution Service

£195,000 - £199,999

David Green

Director of Revenues and Customs Division

Crown Prosecution Service

£210,000 - £214,999

Officer was previously the Permanent Secretary for RCPO and currently retains this grade on a personal basis

Jonathan Stephens

Permanent Secretary

Permanent Secretary

DCMS

£155,000 - £159,999

Jeremy Beeton

Director General,Government Olympic Executive

Director General

DCMS

£225,000 - £229,999

David Goldstone

Director- Finance and Programme, Government Olympic Executive

Director

DCMS

£185,000 - £189,999

Moira Wallace

Permanent Secretary

Permanent Secretary

DECC

£165,000 - £169,999

Dame Helen Ghosh

Permanent Secretary

Permanent Secretary

Defra

£140,000 - £144,999

4.5 days per week

Prof Robert Watson

Chief Scientific Adviser

Director General

Defra

£135,000 - £139,999

4 days per week

Nemat Shafik

Permanent Secretary

Permanent Secretary

Department for International Development

£190,000 - £194,999

Robert Devereux

Permanent Secretary

Permanent Secretary

Department for Transport

£160,000 - £164,999

Dr Mike Mitchell

Head of National Networks Group

Director General

Department for Transport (Centre)

£200,000 - £204,999

Nirmal Kotecha

Major Projects Director

Director

Department for Transport, Highways Agency

£150,000 - £154,999

David Nicholson

NHS Chief Executive

Permanent Secretary

Dept. of Health

£255,000 - £259,999

Includes a gross benefit in kind of £45-50k for a rented flat and associated expenses in London

Clare Chapman

Director General of Workforce

Director General

Dept. of Health

£220,000 - £224,999

Contractual bonus not included

Sir Liam Donaldson

Chief Medical Officer

Permanent Secretary

Dept. of Health

£205,000 - £209,999

Christine Connelly

Chief Information Officer

Director General

Dept. of Health

£200,000 - £204,999

Gabriel Scally

Regional Director of Public Health

Director

Dept. of Health

£200,000 - £204,999

David Behan

Director General of Social Care, Local Government and Carepartnerships

Director General

Dept. of Health

£180,000 - £184,999

David Salisbury

Director of Immunisation

Director

Dept. of Health

£175,000 - £179,999

Lindsey Davies

Interim Regional Director of Public Health

Director

Dept. of Health

£165,000 - £169,999

Sir Hugh Taylor

Permanent Secretary, DH

Permanent Secretary

Dept. of Health

£155,000 - £159,999

Martin Bellamy

ICT Director

Director

Dept. of Health

£160,000 - £164,999

Duncan Selbie

Chief Executive

Director General

Dept. of Health

£180,000 - £184,999

On secondment to Royal Sussex County Hospital

Sir Leigh Lewis

Permanent Secretary

Permanent Secretary

DWP

£195,000 - £199,999

Hunada Nouss

Finance Director General

Director General

DWP

£165,000 - £169,999

Joe Harley

IT Director General & Chief Information Officer

Director General

DWP

£245,000 - £249,999

Chris Last

HR Director General

Director General

DWP

£180,000 - £184,999

Mel Groves

Project Director, Welfare & Wellbeing

Director General

DWP

£175,000 - £179,999

Left DWP 30/4/2010

Stephen Holt

Director of Change Management

Director

DWP

£160,000 - £164,999

Bill Gunnyeon

Director of Health Work and Wellbeing, Chief Medical Adviser and Chief Scientist

Director

DWP

£155,000 - £159,999

David Bell

Permanent Secretary

Permanent Secretary

Education

£180,000 - £184,999

Patrick Crawford

Chief Executive

Director General

Export Credits Guarantee Department

£205,000 - £209,999

Tim Smith

Chief Executive

Director General

Food Standards Agency

£190,000 - £194,999

Peter Ricketts

Permanent Under-Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service

Permanent Secretary

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

£175,000 - £179,999

Left on 11 May 2010

Nigel Shienwald

HM Ambassador to the United States of America

Permanent Secretary

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

£175,000 - £179,999

Kim Darroch

UK Permanent Representative to the European Union

Permanent Secretary

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

£170,000 - £174,999

Trevor Llanwarne

Government Actuary

Permanent Secretary

Government Actuary's Dept

£190,000 - £194,999

Marco Pierleoni

Chief Executive and Chief Land Registrar

Director General

HM Land Registry (MoJ Executive Agency)

£170,000 - £174,999

Marco Pierleoni took up this role and full responsibility for Land Registry Business with effect from 1 February 2010

Peter Collis

Chief Executive and Chief Land Registrar

Director General

HM Land Registry (MoJ Executive Agency)

£150,000 - £154,999

Peter Collis formally retired on 31 March 2010

Mike Clasper

Chair HM Revenue & Customs

Non-executive

HM Revenue & Customs

£150,000 - £154,999

3 days per week

Steve Lamey

Director General Benefits & Credits

Director General

HM Revenue & Customs

£205,000 - £209,999

Simon Bowles

Chief Finance Officer

Director General

HM Revenue & Customs

£185,000 - £189,999

Phil Pavitt

Chief Information Officer

Director General

HM Revenue & Customs

£180,000 - £184,999

Mike Falvey

Chief People Officer

Director General

HM Revenue & Customs

£175,000 - £179,999

Lesley Strathie

Chief Executive Officer

Permanent Secretary

HM Revenue & Customs

£170,000 - £174,999

Dave Hartnett

Permanent Secretary For Tax

Permanent Secretary

HM Revenue & Customs

£160,000 - £164,999

Sir Nicholas Macpherson

Permanent Secretary

Permanent Secretary

HM Treasury

£175,000 - £179,999

R Shostak

Head of Prime Minister's Delivery Unit and DG Performance Management

Director General

HM Treasury

£165,000 - £169,999

JMG Taylor

Financial Services and Stability Director

Director General

HM Treasury

£160,000 - £164,999

TW Scholar

2nd Permanent Secretary

Permanent Secretary

HM Treasury

£150,000 - £154,999

Sir David Normington

Permanent Secretary

Permanent Secretary

Home Office

£195,000 - £199,999

Helen Kilpatrick

Director General, Finance and Commercial

Director General

Home Office

£205,000 - £209,999

Kevin White

Director General, Human Resources

Director General

Home Office

£190,000 - £194,999

Peter Makeham

Director General, Strategy and Reform

Director General

Home Office

£160,000 - £164,999

Paul Wiles

Chief Scientific Adviser, Statistics and Research Group

Director

Home Office

£155,000 - £159,999

Retired on 31 March 2010

James Hall

Chief Executive, Identity and Passport Service

Pay Band 3

Home Office (Agency-IPS)

£195,000 - £199,999

Lin Homer

Chief Executive, United Kingdom Border Agency

Pay Band 3

Home Office (Agency-UKBA)

£205,000 - £209,999

Geoffrey Podger

Chief Executive

Director General

Health & Safety Executive

£170,000 - £174,999

Darra Singh

Chief Executive

Permanent Secretary

Jobcentre Plus

£185,000 - £189,999

Professor Kent Woods

Chief Executive

Director General

MHRA

£190,000 - £194,999

On secondment from the University of Leicester.

Professor Sir Alasdair Breckenridge

Chairman

Director General

MHRA

£90,000 - £94,999

Contracted to work 3 days a week.

Sir Jock Stirrup

Chief of the Defence Staff

Air Chief Marshal

Ministry of Defence

£240,000 - £244,999

Sir Mark Stanhope

First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval staff

Admiral

Ministry of Defence

£175,000 - £179,999

Sir Kevin O'Donoghue

Chief of Defence Materiel

General

Ministry of Defence

£175,000 - £179,999

Peter Ruddock

Saudi Arabia Project Team

Air Marshal

Ministry of Defence

£175,000 - £179,999

Sir David Richards

Chief of the General Staff

General

Ministry of Defence

£165,000 - £169,999

Sir Stephen Dalton

Chief of the Air Staff

Air Chief Marshal

Ministry of Defence

£165,000 - £169,999

Sir Nicholas Houghton

Vice Chief of the Defence Staff

General

Ministry of Defence

£165,000 - £169,999

Sir John McColl

Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe

General

Ministry of Defence

£165,000 - £169,999

Sir Trevor Soar

Commander-In-Chief Fleet

Admiral

Ministry of Defence

£160,000 - £164,999

Sir Peter Wall

Commander-in-Chief Land Forces

General

Ministry of Defence

£160,000 - £164,999

Andrew Tyler

Chief Operating Officer Defence Equipment and Support

Director General

Ministry of Defence

£200,000 - £204,999

Andrew Manley

DG Defence Commercial

Director General

Ministry of Defence

£195,000 - £199,999

Sir Bill Jeffrey

Permanent Under Secretary

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Defence

£175,000 - £179,999

Jon Thompson

DG Finance

Director General

Ministry of Defence

£175,000 - £179,999

John Hirst

Chief Executive Met Office

Director

Ministry of Defence

£170,000 - £174,999

Mike Robinson

Chief Executive UK Hydrographic Office

Director

Ministry of Defence

£170,000 - £174,999

Les Mosco

Director Commercial Defence Equipment and Support

Director

Ministry of Defence

£165,000 - £169,999

Susanna Mason

Director Industrial Relationships

Director

Ministry of Defence

£160,000 - £164,999

Ursula Brennan

2nd Permanent Under Secretary

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Defence

£155,000 - £159,999

Archie Hughes

Chief Executive Defence Support Group

Director

Ministry of Defence

£155,000 - £159,999

Stephen Love

Chief Executive/Chief Constable MoD Police and Guarding Agency

Director

Ministry of Defence

£155,000 - £159,999

Bruce Houlder QC

Director Service Prosecutions

Director

Ministry of Defence

£150,000 - £154,999

Ian Rushby

Non-Executive Director Defence Board and Chair Audit Committee

Non-Executive

Ministry of Defence

£40k

Works a minimum of 40 days per annum

David Allen

Non-Executive Director Defence Board and Chair Audit Committee

Non-Executive

Ministry of Defence

£30k

Works a minimum of 30 days per annum

Sir Richard Mottram

Non-Executive Chair Dstl

Non-Executive

Ministry of Defence

£40k

Works a minimum of 40 days per annum

Sandra Rogers

Non-Executive Chair UKHO

Non-Executive

Ministry of Defence

£40k

Works a minimum of 40 days per annum

Jamie Pike

Non-Executive Chair DSG

Non-Executive

Ministry of Defence

£40k

Works a minimum of 40 days per annum

Robert Napier

Non-Executive Chair Met Office

Non-Executive

Ministry of Defence

£40k

Works a minimum of 40 days per annum

Suma Chakrabarti

Permanent Secretary

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Justice

£180,000 - £184,999

Carolyn Downs

Director General - Corporate Performance Group and Deputy Permanent Secretary (now Interim Chief Executive of the Legal Services Commission)

Director General

Ministry of Justice

£165,000 - £169,999

Helen Edwards

Director General - Criminal Justice Group (now Director General - Justice Policy Group)

Director General

Ministry of Justice

£160,000 - £164,999

Jim Gallagher

Director General - Devolution

Director General

Ministry of Justice

£175,000 - £179,999

Neil Hayward

Group HR Director

Director

Ministry of Justice

£150,000 - £154,999

Andy Nelson

Chief Information Officer

Director

Ministry of Justice

£190,000 - £194,999

Nick Ramsay

Director ICT Portfolio and Programmes

Director

Ministry of Justice

£160,000 - £164,999

Beverley Shears

Director of Offender Management - East Midlands

Director

National Offender Management Service (MoJ Executive Agency)

£150,000 - £154,999

Phil Wheatley

Director General - National Offender Management Service

Director General

National Offender Management Service (MoJ Executive Agency)

£160,000 - £164,999

Jane Platt

Chief Executive

National Savings & Investments

£190,000 - £194,999

Sir Jonathan Phillips

Permanent Secretary

Permanent Secretary

Northern Ireland Office

£160,000 - £164,999

Retired on 13 May, not replaced

Christine Gilbert

Her Majesty's Chief Inspector

Permanent Secretary

OFSTED

£195,000 - £199,999

Lorraine Langham

Director, Corporate Services

Director

OFSTED

£165,000 - £169,999

Melanie Hunt

Director, Development Learning and Skills

Director

OFSTED

£160,000 - £164,999

John Goldup

Director, Development Social Care

Director

OFSTED

£150,000 - £154,999

Patrick Leeson

Director, Development Education and Care

Director

OFSTED

£150,000 - £154,999

Philip Collins

Chairman

Office of Fair Trading

£175,000 - £179,999

John Fingleton

Chief Executive

Office of Fair Trading

£275,000 - £279,999

William Emery

Chief Executive

Director

Office of Rail Regulation

£160,000 - £164,999

Philip Fletcher

Chairman

Ofwat

£105,000 - £110,000

Works 3 days per week

D Pitchford

Major Projects Executive Director

Director

OGC

£200,000 - £204,999

N Smith

Chief Executive

Permanent Secretary

OGC

£185,000 - £189,999

DA Shields

Programme Director

Director

OGC

£205,000 - £209,999

Vanessa Lawrence

Director General & Chief Executive Officer

Director General

Ordnance Survey

£190,000 - £194,999

Paul Hemsley

Director of Finance

Director

Ordnance Survey

£220,000 - £224,999

Fixed Term Appointment

Terry Moran

Chief Executive

Director General

Pension, Disability & Carers Service

£155,000 - £159,999

Nigel Stapleton

Chairman

Postcomm

£85,000 - £89,999

2.5 days per week

Tim Brown

Chief Executive

Postcomm

£150,000 - £154,999

Sir Alisdair Fraser

Director of Public Prosecution, NI

Director of Public Prosecutions

Public Prosecution Service

£170,000 - £174,999

This post became part of the NI PPS, an NMDB, from 12 April 2010

Sir John Elvidge

Permanent Secretary

Permanent Secretary

Scottish Government

£160,000 - £164,999

Leaving on 21 June 2010

Dr Kevin Woods

Director General, Health and Chief Executive NHS Scotland

Director General

Scottish Government

£160,000 - £164,999

Ms Stella Manzie

Director General,Justice and Communities

Director General

Scottish Government

£150,000 - £154,999

Richard Alderman

Director

Director General

Serious Fraud Office

£165,000 - £169,999

Paul Jenkins Q.C.

Treasury Solicitor

Permanent Secretary

Treasury Solicitors Department

£155,000 - £159,999

Sir Michael Scholar

Chair of UK Statistics Authority

NA

UK Statistics Authority

£150,000 - £154,999

at least 3 days per week

Professor Sir Roger Jowell

Deputy Chair (Statistics System)

NA

UK Statistics Authority

£35,000-£39,999

at least 4 days per month

Lord David Rowe-Beddoe of Kilgetty

Deputy Chair (ONS)

NA

UK Statistics Authority

£35,000-£39,999

at least 4 days per month

Sir Andrew Cahn

Chief Executive, UK Trade & Investment

Director General

UKTI (joint BIS/FCO)

£205,000 - £209,999

Richard Paniguian

Head of UK Trade & Investment Defence and Security Organsation

Director

UKTI (joint BIS/FCO)

£195,000 - £199,999

Fiona Adshead

Director General on secondment

Director General

World Health Organisation

£160,000 - £164,999

On secondment

Source: Cabinet Office

Annual pay rates include taxable benefits and allowances

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Politics stories

RSS

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.