Women underrepresented and underpaid in digital roles

New research suggests the education system must do more to support and encourage women into technical roles to help close the digital gender skills gap. Will Green reports

There was one piece of good news for women and jobs last month: Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, moving past her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. But away from jobs appointed by hereditary privilege, things have been less rosy. The Labour membership rejected female contenders for leader, deputy and Mayor of London in largely 50/50 fields, and newly elected Jeremy Corbyn was roundly criticised for failing to appoint any women in the four top cabinet positions.