Women in IT

Why are there so few women in IT in the UK? The Women in IT scorecard from e-skills UK offers some answers

Females consistently achieve higher grades than males in IT-related subjects, but they fill just 17% of IT & Telecoms professional occupations. The overall UK workforce is 45% female. Find out about some of the issues behind gender inequality in IT with the e-skills UK Women in IT Scorecard report.

What the Women in IT Scorecard includes:

  • an analysis of the low number of women working in IT
  • an analysis of trends in women studying Computer Science and IT-related courses in education
  • an overview of the pay differences between men and women in IT occupations
  • international comparisons

Why we do this research

To inform policy debate and future action by e-skills UK and its partners – BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT), the Intellect Technology Association and the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Download the Women in IT Scorecard - March 2009 PDF 1MB

See our Research Notes report - Women in the IT & Telecoms Workforce PDF 534 KB

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