An Entry-Level Chief Technology Officer (CTO) earns an average salary of £52,428 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Project Management, Software Architecture, IT Management, and IT Security & Infrastructure.

£34,371 - £115,074
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MEDIAN: £52,428
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£34,371 - £115,074  
   
Bonus
£4,913  
Profit Sharing
£25,000  
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£34,945 - £115,172  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in Glasgow:
`"$Half life of knowledge is 2 years - learn constantly."`
Technology moves fast and emerges quickly. Make time to stay current.

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in London:
`"$What what is the current organisation in."`
Discuss how the organisation is run, how decisions are made, who you are accountable to.

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in London:
`"$Responsibilities and technologies."`
Focus on processes and rules, hire talents, constant improvements.

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in London:
`"$Inspire through experience."`
You'll always be expected to understand and assist with all problems raised by employees so keeping up with new technologies, systems and languages in a real world environment is essential. The role of a CTO is often stressful, and there will be times when system failures emphasise this. Plan for the worst, have a strategy and team on place to fix things and make sure to know what to do when that crisis happens (and it will happen)

Key Stats for Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
25%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Salaries

Project Management
▲20%

Software Architecture
▲20%

IT Management
▲12%

IT Security & Infrastructure
▲12%

National Average
₤58,000

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
dental benefits
None: 74%
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