CIO magazine's sister title in the US is seeking respondents to its annual 'State of the CIO' survey - inviting IT executives from around the world to share their opinions and challenges.

Now in its 13th year, the survey measures the role of the CIO in the organisation, their budgetary responsibilities, business and leadership challenges, and key skills needed for the job today.

The most recent edition of the State of the CIO survey, completed by 563 IT leaders,  revealed that concerns about the global recession - particularly outside of North America - and threats around enterprise security were the major worries for the CIO community.

Recent trends in the survey have seen year-on-year increases in relationship building between the IT function and other areas of the business. In January 2013 it was also revealed that 39% of top IT executives reported to the CEO, relatively consistent with the previous year (38%), while 21% reported to the CFO, down from 23% in January 2012.

The figure differs from the reporting structures revealed by this year's CIO100, which showed 55% reported to the CEO and 23% to the CFO.

Contact CIO research director Carolyn Johnson to take part in the study and receive the results in January 2014, helping define the CIO agenda over the coming year.