CIOs Are Upbeat About Job, Leadership Presence

CIOs Are Upbeat About Job, Leadership Presence

Tech Leadership GrowthTech Leadership Growth

44% of executives describe themselves as “CIOs,” up from 11% a decade ago.

Chain of CommandChain of Command

32% of CIOs report to their CEO, and 18% report to the CFO.

A Growing PresenceA Growing Presence

50% of CIOs sit on their organization’s executive committee, up from 38% a decade ago.

Spending SurgeSpending Surge

46% of CIOs and other tech leaders say their IT budget is increasing, up from 25% five years ago.

Steady StatusSteady Status

41% say they’ve been in their current role for at least five years, and 78% describe themselves as feeling “quite” or “very” fulfilled with their job.

Career PlanCareer Plan

One-half would like to be in a new role within two years, but just 21% say they’re actively seeking and applying for a job.

Tech CommitmentTech Commitment

43% would like to move on to a more senior-level IT position, compared to 32% who would like to become a CEO or other non-tech senior leader.

Pay FreezePay Freeze

31% say their salary has risen in the last 12 months, but 60% say their compensation has remained flat.

Evaluation ToolEvaluation Tool

53% say their personal bonus is linked to their ability to meet or surpass key performance indicators.

Bothersome IssueBothersome Issue

90% are either concerned or have a “great concern” over the retention of their best IT talent.

Top Tech Employee Retention StrategiesTop Tech Employee Retention Strategies

Getting the right talent in the right role: 54%, Mentoring: 53%, Implementing management training and education: 48%, Giving performance bonuses: 45%, Providing flex-time and other preferential work accommodations: 42%

Declining ShareDeclining Share

50% say that IT owns the digital strategy (as opposed to the marketing department), down from 56% last year.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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