Our latest study has revealed that men are paid on
average 9% more than women across a variety of roles in the
thriving digital industry.
Data generated for the
Women in Digital report shows that although the salary gap in
digital is lower than the national average of 9.4%, women are still
underpaid, with 44% of men falling within the £21,000-£30,000
bracket, and 43% of women earning less than £20,000.
The research also revealed that 80% of the top salaries in
digital go to men rather than women, with only 18 out of 150
digital agencies in the North headed up by a female.
Interestingly, men demanded a 17% higher salary than women,
despite only actually receiving 9% more. Women are now being urged
to request higher salaries upon entering jobs in an effort to help
close the gap.
Brian Matthews, managing partner here at The Candidate said:
"Our report was designed to indicate some of the core issues facing
the digital industry right now, in order to provide a comprehensive
overview of the sector.
"Gender equality and offering women the same opportunities as
men when it comes to job roles and salaries is something that every
business should be striving towards. The wage gap within the
digital industry is closing and whilst, at 9%, it is 0.4% less than
the national average, there is still a way to go until gender
equality is reached".
"More positively, although the report showed that more men are
paid in a higher salary bracket, an attributing factor to this is
the rise in women moving into the digital industry on entry level
salaries. This is extremely promising - the rise of women entering
the sector can only be a positive step."
Our report also looks at how women are breaking the glass
ceiling in the traditionally male dominated industry; as well as
taking a closer look at the extent of the male/female divide within
the industry and research into flexible working hours and benefit
For more information on women in digital and gender
representation, read the full report.