Join hundreds of CTOs participating in the third edition of the Global CTO Survey. Fill out the survey and see what challenges other tech leaders are facing, what technologies they’re using to build their products, and how they’re managing and growing their teams.
After filling out the survey, you’ll be the first to know the results. We’ll send you a detailed report with our findings about tech leaders, including:
Find out how the respondents became CTOs in the first place, and how long it took them to get there.
Check how happy your fellow CTOs are with various aspects of their job.
See if you’re behind on adopting standard security measures.
Leadership and hiring
Learn how other CTOs are growing their teams, including their hiring criteria, where they’re finding candidates, how they’re measuring performance, and their approach to remote work.
Compare your tech stack and skills against other organizations, from programming languages through databases to containerization tools.
Challenges and future trends
Get insights from hundreds of CTOs about what obstacles and opportunities they’re expecting to appear within the next few years.
Training and self-development
Find out how CTOs are keeping their teams’ skills sharp, and how much time they’re devoting to self-growth.
70% of respondents had previously worked as a software developer/engineer.
Surprisingly, even though a VP of Engineering position can be a natural progression on the road towards CTO, only 14% of our respondents held a VP of Engineering role before becoming CTO.
For 80% of the respondents, becoming a CTO took 5 years or more; 45% didn’t become a CTO until over a decade into their career.
What may come as more of a shock is that being a culture fit is deemed almost as necessary as technical skills.
According to respondents, a good culture fit is rated more than twice as important as the number of years of experience a potential colleague has.
Just under a third of our survey respondents were promoted to CTO within their company; whereas two-thirds of respondents either became a co-founder of a new company or joined another organization as a CTO.
If you’re a CTO and have completed a course on business strategy, DevOps, or data science—congratulations. You're ahead of a lot of your peers.
In total, only 25% of CTOs said that their organization has an internal dedicated security team. The number of companies that outsource is roughly divided in half.
Organizations with a headcount of at least 1000 are more likely to have an in-house team than to entrust their cybersecurity to an external company.
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