The gender pay gap in the technology industry has been found to be a chasm in a new survey.
Women who work in the technology industry are paid, on average, 16 percent less then men, which is by far one of the worst pay discrepancies in the professional world.
During the survey, 750 IT organisations were examined and the largest ‘like for like’ gender gap in the UK was uncovered.
The figures suggest that a woman working in the technology industry would be paid 6 percent less than a man for doing the same job.
This is most likely due to the fact that there are significantly less women in senior positions in the technology industry, than there are men.
The research, which was carried out by the advisory firm Korn Ferry Hay Group, shines a light on a long running issue that has proved intractable to solve.
Attracting women into IT has proved so difficult that earlier in the year the IT department of auditors KPMG launched a campaign to help solve the problem.
KPMG’s ‘It’s Her Future’ programme aims to develop initiatives such as targeted job descriptions in order to tempt more women into IT.
A more inclusive interview process has also been implemented at the firm.