IT professionals call for more women to enter industry

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Despite initiatives to tackle requirements of the new Equality Act, there is still massive perception of pay disparity between the genders according to a recent survey of IT professionals by CWJobs.co.uk.

Highlighting the disparity in salary perception between the sexes, 63% of females think they earn less than men, while just 28% of men believe this is the case. Reflecting the Equality and Human Rights Commission report finding that the gender pay gap is lowest for the under 30s, CWJobs data shows that just 25% of 20 – 29 year olds think women earn less than men, while 33% of 30 – 39 year olds believe this is the case.

76% of the 5,556 IT professionals surveyed think younger IT specialists are not as valuable to the industry as those with experience of ten years or more. However, 62% do feel there is a fair representation of people of different ages in IT.

Richard Nott, Website Director at CWJobs.co.uk comments: “There is evidently still work to be done on tackling in-equality in the industry. At CWJobs we have a strong pool of female IT jobseekers, and believe we have the most diverse selection of candidates in the market. Although progress is being made, the industry as a whole must take steps to ensure equality is nurtured and continues to grow.”



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