IT Decision-Makers Market Size

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IT Executives: CIO & CTO

The closest data point we could find for the number of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in the U.S. was that a Linkedin search for U.S.-based CIOs yielded over 2,000 results. The closest data point we could find for the number of Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) in the U.S. was that a Linkedin search for U.S.-based CTOs yielded over 1,000 results. An explanation of the very limited data available for these positions and how we looked for that information is provided in the Research Strategy section below.

CIO & CTO Employment

CIO

  • There were at least 3,160 CIOs globally in 2017, as that was merely the number of CIOs that participated in the 2018 Gartner CIO Agenda Survey.
  • A Linkedin search for California-based CIOs yielded 670 results.
  • A Linkedin search for New York-based CIOs yielded 503 results.

CTO

  • A Linkedin search for California-based Chief Technology Officers yielded 869 results.
  • A Linkedin search for New York-based Chief Technology Officers yielded 654 results.
  • A Linkedin search for Texas-based Chief Technology Officers yielded 320 results.
  • A Linkedin search for New Jersey-based Chief Technology Officers yielded 237 results.

Research Strategy

The closest data points we could find for the number of CIOs and CTOs in the U.S. were based on searches for such on Linkedin. Due to the very limited data available for both categories (CIOs and CTOs), we provided either global-scale and/or state-level data, as was available. For both categories, we provided all the relevant data we found throughout the entirety of our research process. Despite the very limited data available about the number of CIOs and CTOs, we searched extensively for that information in numerous sources and through multiple research approaches, which are explained below.

In looking for the number of CIOs and CTOs in the U.S., we used five different research approaches. First, we conducted numerous, broad searches for articles about employment figures for each position specific to the U.S. Though data specific to the U.S. was not ultimately found, some of the sources we looked at during our research for that information were CIO Dive, Fortinet, and CIO from IDG Communications, among many others. Second, we looked for data on the state and city level within the U.S. regarding the number of CIOs and CTOs in articles and research reports from industry sources. However, not one of those searches yielded the information we were looking for. As a third approach, we checked the statistics source Statista to see if we could find any data about the positions published therein. However, there was no relevant data on Statista for either position. For our fourth strategy, we searched Linkedin to find the number of results for CIOs and CTOs by U.S. state, which provided some insight into employment for the positions in those areas. We did so due to the limited data available for the U.S. overall. As a fifth strategy, we also expanded the scope of our research to include global-level data as a proxy, in order to provide additional information due to the limited data available for the U.S. overall.
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IT Executives: CDO & CSO

The closest data point we could find for the number of Chief Digital Officers (CDOs) in the U.S. was that in 2017, approximately "23% of the top organizations" in North America had a CDO. The closest data points we could find for the number of Chief Security Officers (CSOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) in the U.S. was that a Linkedin search for U.S.-based CSOs yielded over 1,000 results, a Linkedin search for U.S.-based CISOs yielded 844 results, and 65% of companies globally had a CISO in 2016. An explanation of the limited data available for these positions and how we looked for that information is provided in the Research Strategy section below.

CDO & CSO/CISO Employment

1. CDOs

A. By Region

  • PwC's Strategy& consulting team found that in 2017, approximately "23% of the top organizations" in North America had a CDO. The increase in the number of CDOs in North America was the second-highest percentage by region globally.
  • In the EMEA region, approximately 38% of top companies "have opened a position for a Chief Digital Officer in their organization chart." The increase in the number of CDOs in the EMEA region was the highest by region globally.

B. Worldwide

  • In 2015, there were "well over 2,000" CDOs globally.
  • For reference, there were approximately 12 CDOs globally in 2008. In 2010, there were approximately 50 CDOs worldwide.
  • Among "the 2,500 largest publicly listed companies in 2018," there was a CDO at 21% of them in 2017. That percentage marked an increase from 2016, when there was a CDO at 19% of such companies.

C. By Country

  • Among companies in France surveyed, approximately 62% said they have a CDO, which was the highest percentage among European countries.
  • Among companies in Germany surveyed, approximately 39% have a CDO, which was the second-highest percentage among European countries.
  • Among companies in Great Britain surveyed, approximately 35% have a CDO, which was the third-highest percentage among European countries.
  • Among companies in Australia surveyed, there is a CDO at approximately 40% of them, which is the highest percentage among countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Among companies in India surveyed, approximately 20% have a CDO, which is the second-highest percentage among countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

D. By Industry

  • Per Statista, the following were the percentages of companies (globally) that had a CDO in the respective industries in 2016: Insurance (35%); Communications, Entertainment, & Media (28%); Retail & Consumer Goods (27%); Banking (27%); Beverage & Food (23%); Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, & Chemical (19%); Heavy Machinery & Automotive (15%); Travel & Transportation (14%); Electronics & Technology (13%); Utilities (12%); Mining & Metals (5%); Gas & Oil (3%); and Other (13%).

2. CSOs/CISOs

  • The Information Systems Audit and Control Association's 2016 State of Cyber Security report stated that 65% of companies globally had a CISO. That percentage marked a 15% year-over-year increase from 2015.
  • A Linkedin search for U.S.-based CSOs yielded over 1,000 results.
  • A Linkedin search for U.S.-based CISOs yielded 844 results.
  • Among the Fortune 500 companies in 2019, 38% "do not have a chief information security officer (CISO)." Among the companies comprising that 38% figure, just 16% "have another executive that is listed as responsible for cybersecurity strategy."

Research Strategy

The closest data point we could find for the number of CDOs in the U.S. pertained to the North American region. The closest data we could find for the number of CSOs or CISOs in the U.S. was based on searches for such on Linkedin. Due to the limited data available for both categories (CDOs and CSOs/CISOs), we provided either global-scale and/or regional data, as was available. For both categories, we provided all the relevant data we found throughout the entirety of our research process, which is explained below. There was far more data available for CDOs than for CSOs and CISOs, though we looked extensively for information about all three positions.

In looking for the number of CDOs, CSOs, and CISOs in the U.S., we used three different research approaches. First, we conducted numerous, broad searches for articles about employment figures for each position specific to the U.S. Though data specific to the U.S. was not ultimately found, some of the sources we looked at during our research for that information were The Leadership Network and Krebs on Security, among many others. Second, we looked for data on the state and city level within the U.S. regarding the number of CDOs and CSOs/CISOs in articles and research reports from industry sources. However, not one of those searches yielded the information we were looking for. As a third approach, we checked the statistics source Statista to see if we could find any data about the three positions published therein. From Statista, we were able to find industry-level data about CDOs provided above, but there was no relevant data for the other two positions. For our fourth strategy, we expanded the scope of our research to include global-level data as a proxy, due to the limited information available for the U.S.
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