Period
to 26 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Chief Technical Officer was £115,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Chief Technical Officer
UK
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1088 1188 1173
Rank change year-on-year +100 -15 +114
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Technical Officer 11 3 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.002% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.002% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 13
UK median annual salary £115,000 £100,000 £110,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% -4.35%
10th Percentile £100,000 £95,500 £75,500
90th Percentile £162,500 £104,500 £133,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £115,000 £100,000 £117,500
% change year-on-year +15.00% -14.89% +14.63%

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 138,581 168,019 167,295
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.30% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 110,407 136,456 137,744
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.08%

Chief Technical Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Chief Technical Officer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Chief Technical Officer in the UK

Chief Technical Officer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Chief Technical Officer.

Salary trend for Chief Technical Officer in the UK

Chief Technical Officer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Chief Technical Officer over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Chief Technical Officer in the UK

Chief Technical Officer
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Technical Officer within the UK over the 6 months to 26 June 2019. 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 +116 10 £115,000 +15.00% 1
London +97 8 £115,000 -
UK excluding London +63 3 £115,000 +15.00% 2
South East +27 2 £115,000 +15.00% 1
Scotland - 1 £115,000 - 1

Chief Technical Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, Chief Technical Officer 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 Chief Technical Officer in the job title.

1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Information Security
2 3 (27.27%) PHP
2 3 (27.27%) MySQL
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (27.27%) QA
2 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
2 3 (27.27%) nginx
2 3 (27.27%) Open Source
2 3 (27.27%) Redis
2 3 (27.27%) Business Analytics
2 3 (27.27%) Analytics
2 3 (27.27%) Data Privacy
2 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
2 3 (27.27%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (27.27%) IT Strategy
2 3 (27.27%) Strategic Thinking
2 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Leadership
3 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (18.18%) Revenue Recognition
3 2 (18.18%) Presales
3 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (18.18%) Product Management
3 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
3 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (18.18%) Marketing

Chief Technical Officer 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
1 2 (18.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) MySQL
1 3 (27.27%) Redis
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Law
2 2 (18.18%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Analytics
1 3 (27.27%) Business Analytics
1 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Data Privacy
1 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
1 3 (27.27%) Information Security
1 3 (27.27%) IT Strategy
1 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
1 3 (27.27%) Open Source
1 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
1 3 (27.27%) Strategic Thinking
1 3 (27.27%) Technical Leadership
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (18.18%) Network Design
2 2 (18.18%) Presales
2 2 (18.18%) Product Management
2 2 (18.18%) Revenue Recognition
2 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
2 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Citrix