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
- A Linkedin search for U.S.-based CIOs yielded over 2,000 results.
- 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.
- A Linkedin search for Illinois-based CIOs yielded 284 results.
- Additionally, we found a breakdown of the percentage of CIOs into the following four categories: Traditional/Frugal CIOs (10%); CIOs who are "Traditional-leaning moderates"/Service Leaders (40%); "Transformational-leaning moderates"/Innovator CIOs (40%); and Transformationalist/Visionary CIOs (10%).
- A Linkedin search for U.S.-based Chief Technology Officers yielded over 1,000 results.
- 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.
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.