2015 Women in IT Scorecard Reveals That Just 17% of UK IT Specialists Are Women


bcsFigures from the BCS’ 2015 Women in IT Scorecard show that only 17% of the 1.18m IT specialists working in the UK in 2014 are women. This compares with a figure of 47% for the workforce as a whole. The research also found that female IT specialists were found to be earning only 84% of the rate for men working in similar positions during 2014. The issue of low levels of representation for women in IT professions is not one restricted to the UK alone. Low representation of women in IT occupations remains a common problem for all EU nations, and in 2014 women accounted for just 16% of IT specialists working in the EU15, despite accounting for 46% of the workforce as a whole. At 18%, representation in the UK was above average, though well below the levels recorded in Greece and Ireland where women accounted for at least one quarter of IT specialists (25% and 26% respectively).

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