Careers Slideshow: State of the CIO Survey

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 06-02-2010

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Over 60 percent of CIOs have experienced a salary freeze since the recession started.

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One in ten CIOs suffered a pay cut.

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59 percent believe pay raises should be restrained until the economy stabilizes.

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72 percent say they'd consider cutting or freezing their own salary to improve the financial stability of their organization.

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Nations With Rich CIO salariesGermany ($175,000 annual average) and the U.S. ($164,000).

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Nations Where CIOs Make LessBelgium ($118,000) and Ireland ($130,000).

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74 percent of CIOs have been asked to cut costs to ensure organizational survival.

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75 percent have been asked to increase operational efficiency to deal with recession.

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55 percent aren't setting innovation targets.

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76 percent are satisfied with their jobs, down 4 percent from the previous survey.

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87 percent of CIOs will maintain or increase investment in outsourcing projects, up 11 percent from last year.

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Top outsourced functionsSoftware application development (62 percent), software application maintenance and IT infrastructure (both 53 percent).

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71 percent of CIOs foresee a greater role in organizational strategy this year.

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81 percent see communications/influencing as the most important skillset for a CIO.

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Other top skillsLeadership, strategy, planning.

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