Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Chief Technology Officer was £95,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 951 1008 1161
Rank change year-on-year +57 +153 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Technology Officer 248 210 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 160 177 104
UK median annual salary £95,000 £100,000 £90,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £63,750 £70,000 £64,125
90th Percentile £137,500 £144,250 £150,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £82,500 £82,500 £82,500

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Chief Technology Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Chief Technology Officer in the UK

Chief Technology Officer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Chief Technology Officer in the UK

Chief Technology Officer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Chief Technology Officer over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +91 241 £95,000 -5.00% 8
London +42 168 £100,000 -4.76% 5
UK excluding London +45 76 £82,500 - 5
North of England +16 30 £78,750 +1.61%
North West +9 23 £77,500 -10.14%
South East +56 20 £85,000 -32.00% 1
Midlands +43 19 £85,000 +3.03%
West Midlands +26 19 £85,000 +3.03%
East of England +21 10 £85,000 +9.68% 1
Yorkshire +27 7 £80,000 +10.34%
South West +29 5 £75,000 -6.25% 1
Wales +18 1 £175,000 +100.00% 1
Scotland -15 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £45,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Chief Technology Officer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Chief Technology Officer in the job title.

1 89 (35.89%) Finance
2 83 (33.47%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (30.65%) Degree
4 75 (30.24%) Computer Science
5 65 (26.21%) IT Strategy
5 65 (26.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 64 (25.81%) Management Information System
7 63 (25.40%) Banking
8 62 (25.00%) SDLC
9 61 (24.60%) .NET
10 60 (24.19%) Asset Management
11 59 (23.79%) Investment Banking
11 59 (23.79%) Retail Banking
11 59 (23.79%) Wealth Management
12 57 (22.98%) Java
13 45 (18.15%) Project Management
14 41 (16.53%) Software Engineering
15 38 (15.32%) Line Management
16 36 (14.52%) HTML
17 35 (14.11%) Kanban
18 34 (13.71%) HTML5
18 34 (13.71%) C++
19 33 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
20 32 (12.90%) Legal
20 32 (12.90%) Master's Degree
20 32 (12.90%) Matrix Organization
21 31 (12.50%) Scrum
21 31 (12.50%) .NET Framework
22 30 (12.10%) Operations Management
22 30 (12.10%) Product Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.61%) Apache
2 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.40%) ArcGIS
2 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.40%) nginx
2 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Magento
2 1 (0.40%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (7.26%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (7.26%) SaaS
3 8 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (2.02%) Amazon S3
4 5 (2.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (1.61%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (1.61%) CloudFront
5 4 (1.61%) GitHub
5 4 (1.61%) Office 365
6 3 (1.21%) PaaS
6 3 (1.21%) Serverless
7 2 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.81%) IaaS
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.40%) Force.com
8 1 (0.40%) Heroku
8 1 (0.40%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.63%) Internet
2 4 (1.61%) Ethernet
2 4 (1.61%) MPLS
2 4 (1.61%) VoIP
2 4 (1.61%) WAN
3 2 (0.81%) Firewall
3 2 (0.81%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.47%) Big Data
2 11 (4.44%) MySQL
3 9 (3.63%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.61%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.21%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.21%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.40%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (1.21%) CircleCI
1 3 (1.21%) Selenium
2 2 (0.81%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.81%) JIRA
2 2 (0.81%) NUnit
2 2 (0.81%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.40%) AppVeyor
3 1 (0.40%) CMake
3 1 (0.40%) CodeNarc
3 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.40%) GitLab
3 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.40%) Spock
3 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.40%) TestFairy
3 1 (0.40%) webpack
3 1 (0.40%) Xcode
General
1 89 (35.89%) Finance
2 63 (25.40%) Banking
3 59 (23.79%) Investment Banking
3 59 (23.79%) Retail Banking
4 32 (12.90%) Legal
5 20 (8.06%) Marketing
6 11 (4.44%) Games
6 11 (4.44%) Retail
7 10 (4.03%) Advertising
8 6 (2.42%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.21%) Publishing
10 2 (0.81%) Electronics
11 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (24.60%) .NET
2 36 (14.52%) HTML
3 34 (13.71%) HTML5
4 31 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 30 (12.10%) Node.js
6 22 (8.87%) AngularJS
6 22 (8.87%) ASP.NET
6 22 (8.87%) React
7 16 (6.45%) Angular 2
8 11 (4.44%) React Native
9 6 (2.42%) CSS
10 5 (2.02%) LAMP
10 5 (2.02%) RESTful
11 4 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.61%) CSS3
11 4 (1.61%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (1.61%) Spring
11 4 (1.61%) Web Services
12 3 (1.21%) XML
12 3 (1.21%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 75 (30.24%) Computer Science
2 64 (25.81%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.24%) Fintech
4 10 (4.03%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.63%) User Experience
6 8 (3.23%) BBC
6 8 (3.23%) Mobile Games
6 8 (3.23%) Online Gambling
7 6 (2.42%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.02%) NHS
9 4 (1.61%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.21%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.21%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.81%) FMCG
11 2 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.81%) iPad
11 2 (0.81%) Xbox
12 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.84%) Android
2 9 (3.63%) Apple iOS
2 9 (3.63%) Linux
3 3 (1.21%) Windows
4 1 (0.40%) Debian
4 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.40%) Unix
4 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (33.47%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (26.21%) IT Strategy
3 62 (25.00%) SDLC
4 60 (24.19%) Asset Management
5 59 (23.79%) Wealth Management
6 45 (18.15%) Project Management
7 41 (16.53%) Software Engineering
8 38 (15.32%) Line Management
9 35 (14.11%) Kanban
10 33 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (12.90%) Matrix Organization
12 31 (12.50%) Scrum
13 30 (12.10%) Domain Models
13 30 (12.10%) Enterprise Architecture
13 30 (12.10%) Operations Management
13 30 (12.10%) Product Management
13 30 (12.10%) Strategic Planning
13 30 (12.10%) Visualisation
14 29 (11.69%) ETL
14 29 (11.69%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 57 (22.98%) Java
2 34 (13.71%) C++
3 30 (12.10%) JavaScript
4 28 (11.29%) C#
5 27 (10.89%) Python
6 13 (5.24%) Scala
7 11 (4.44%) PHP
8 10 (4.03%) Ruby
9 7 (2.82%) Go
9 7 (2.82%) SQL
10 4 (1.61%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.61%) C
11 3 (1.21%) Elixir
11 3 (1.21%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.81%) Clojure
12 2 (0.81%) Haskell
12 2 (0.81%) ML
13 1 (0.40%) ES6
13 1 (0.40%) Groovy
13 1 (0.40%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 76 (30.65%) Degree
2 65 (26.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (12.90%) Master's Degree
4 6 (2.42%) MBA
5 1 (0.40%) PhD
5 1 (0.40%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.42%) QA
3 2 (0.81%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (8.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (3.63%) Ansible
2 4 (1.61%) SCCM
3 2 (0.81%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (4.03%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.21%) Google
2 3 (1.21%) New Relic
3 2 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (0.81%) Xero
4 1 (0.40%) Cadence
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco
4 1 (0.40%) Omniture
4 1 (0.40%) Rakuten