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The median annual salary for a Chief Technology Officer was £140,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

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

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1124 927 668
Rank change year-on-year -197 -259 +297
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Technology Officer 92 82 101
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.071% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.078% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 40 69 79
10th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £74,250
25th Percentile £105,000 £77,500 £77,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £140,000 £110,000 £100,000
Median % change year-on-year +27.27% +10.00% -9.09%
75th Percentile £187,500 £125,000 £137,500
90th Percentile £216,250 £167,000 £157,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £110,000 £80,000 £100,000
% change year-on-year +37.50% -20.00% +3.49%

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 154,129 105,398 59,022
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.94% 91.14% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 83,523 74,437 48,237
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,200 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% - +5.56%

Chief Technology Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Chief Technology Officer in the UK

Chief Technology Officer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Chief Technology Officer.

Salary trend for Chief Technology Officer in the UK

Chief Technology Officer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Chief Technology Officer over the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Chief Technology Officer in the UK

Chief Technology Officer
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Technology Officer within the UK over the 6 months to 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -153 89 £145,000 +31.82% 5
London -165 60 £150,000 +25.00%
Work from Home -195 39 £142,500 +39.02% 5
UK excluding London -86 27 £110,000 +37.50% 5
South East -34 12 £112,500 - 2
North of England -64 6 £105,000 +31.25% 1
East of England -58 5 £155,000 +93.75% 1
North West -53 4 £97,500 -15.22% 1
South West -30 2 £145,000 +96.54% 1
Midlands -51 2 £110,000 -4.35%
Yorkshire -31 1 £110,000 +37.50%
West Midlands -54 1 £110,000 -4.35%
East Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 £126,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, Chief Technology Officer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Chief Technology Officer in the job title.

1 46 (50.00%) Technology Strategy
2 30 (32.61%) AWS
2 30 (32.61%) SaaS
3 28 (30.43%) Python
4 27 (29.35%) Product Roadmap
5 26 (28.26%) Full Stack Development
5 26 (28.26%) JavaScript
6 24 (26.09%) React
7 23 (25.00%) B2B
7 23 (25.00%) Agile
7 23 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
8 22 (23.91%) QA
9 20 (21.74%) IT Strategy
9 20 (21.74%) Social Skills
10 19 (20.65%) DevOps
10 19 (20.65%) Retail
11 18 (19.57%) Development Roadmap
12 17 (18.48%) Business Strategy
12 17 (18.48%) Containerisation
12 17 (18.48%) C++
12 17 (18.48%) Apple iOS
13 16 (17.39%) Mobile App
13 16 (17.39%) Microservices
14 15 (16.30%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (16.30%) Computer Science
14 15 (16.30%) Java
15 14 (15.22%) Machine Learning
15 14 (15.22%) GCP
16 13 (14.13%) User Experience
16 13 (14.13%) Computer Vision

Chief Technology 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:

Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (4.35%) Magento
2 4 (4.35%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (4.35%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 30 (32.61%) AWS
1 30 (32.61%) SaaS
2 14 (15.22%) GCP
3 12 (13.04%) Serverless
4 11 (11.96%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (6.52%) Azure
6 4 (4.35%) Salesforce Commerce Cloud
7 1 (1.09%) Azure DevOps
7 1 (1.09%) Snowflake
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.96%) MongoDB
2 10 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.35%) Data Lake
4 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.09%) KDB
5 1 (1.09%) Kdb+
5 1 (1.09%) MySQL
5 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (21.74%) Social Skills
2 19 (20.65%) Retail
3 13 (14.13%) Finance
3 13 (14.13%) Marketing
4 10 (10.87%) Publishing
5 8 (8.70%) Games
6 6 (6.52%) Law
7 4 (4.35%) Manufacturing
8 3 (3.26%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
10 1 (1.09%) Advertising
10 1 (1.09%) Banking
10 1 (1.09%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.09%) React
2 13 (14.13%) Node.js
3 11 (11.96%) CSS
3 11 (11.96%) Django
3 11 (11.96%) GraphQL
3 11 (11.96%) HTML
4 8 (8.70%) OpenCV
4 8 (8.70%) PyTorch
4 8 (8.70%) TensorFlow
5 7 (7.61%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 5 (5.43%) React Native
6 5 (5.43%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (4.35%) .NET
7 4 (4.35%) Apollo GraphQL
7 4 (4.35%) Vue.js
8 1 (1.09%) .NET Core
8 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.09%) Laravel
8 1 (1.09%) ServiceStack
8 1 (1.09%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.39%) Mobile App
2 13 (14.13%) User Experience
3 9 (9.78%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (8.70%) Blockchain
4 8 (8.70%) Smartphone
5 6 (6.52%) Virtual Team
6 5 (5.43%) Algorithms
6 5 (5.43%) Cloud Native
7 4 (4.35%) Life Science
8 2 (2.17%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.17%) Public Cloud
8 2 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.09%) Educational Technology
9 1 (1.09%) Legacy Code
9 1 (1.09%) Legacy Systems
9 1 (1.09%) NHS
9 1 (1.09%) PMI
9 1 (1.09%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.48%) Apple iOS
2 9 (9.78%) Linux
3 7 (7.61%) Android
4 1 (1.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (50.00%) Technology Strategy
2 27 (29.35%) Product Roadmap
3 26 (28.26%) Full Stack Development
4 23 (25.00%) Agile
4 23 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 23 (25.00%) B2B
5 20 (21.74%) IT Strategy
6 19 (20.65%) DevOps
7 18 (19.57%) Development Roadmap
8 17 (18.48%) Business Strategy
8 17 (18.48%) Containerisation
9 16 (17.39%) Microservices
10 15 (16.30%) Computer Science
10 15 (16.30%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (15.22%) Machine Learning
12 13 (14.13%) Computer Vision
12 13 (14.13%) UX Design
13 12 (13.04%) B2C
13 12 (13.04%) Product Strategy
13 12 (13.04%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.43%) Python
2 26 (28.26%) JavaScript
3 17 (18.48%) C++
4 15 (16.30%) Java
5 11 (11.96%) TypeScript
6 8 (8.70%) MATLAB
6 8 (8.70%) Rust
7 7 (7.61%) PHP
8 5 (5.43%) Ruby
9 4 (4.35%) Go
10 2 (2.17%) C
10 2 (2.17%) C#
11 1 (1.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (9.78%) PhD
2 5 (5.43%) Degree
3 4 (4.35%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.91%) QA
2 4 (4.35%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.17%) GDPR
4 1 (1.09%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (8.70%) Terraform
2 1 (1.09%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (8.70%) Google
2 4 (4.35%) Revolut
2 4 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (3.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.17%) Instagram
5 1 (1.09%) SAP
5 1 (1.09%) Siemens