In its latest study, Emolument.com analysed pay data from 11,500 UK professionals to find out more about gender inequalities within the technology industry. Results show two major kinds of gender gaps, spread across jobs and companies : the pay gap – with women sometimes earning 28% less than men – and the demographic representation gap – only 3 in 10 tech workers are women.
Technology gender gap – By company size
|Company size||Salary – Men||Salary – Women||Pay gap||Proportion of women|
|1-10 employees||£40,000||£29,000||28%||3 in 10|
|10-50||£42,000||£34,000||19%||3 in 10|
|50-250||£45,000||£36,000||20%||3 in 10|
|250+||£47,000||£38,000||19%||3 in 10|
- Small company, big gap: the biggest gender pay gap (28%) is at technology firms with less than 10 employees. Without established salary grids, HR processes and scrutiny from the media and regulators, pay inequalities are not addressed in smaller companies.
- 3 in 10: across all company sizes, the ratio of women to men remains desperately low, with only 3 women out of 10 technology employees.