NEWS: New study reveals 9% gender pay gap in digital

Men working in the digital industry are paid nine per cent more than women in the same roles, the new Women in Digital report published by The Candidate has shown.

The study examined men and women working in digital across a variety of job roles and showed that depsite the salary gap being lower than the national average (9.4 per cent), women are still underpaid. Forty-four per cent of men are paid within £21,000-£30,000, while 43 per cent of female professionals are paid under £20,000.

Furthermore, the research also revealed that 80 per cent of the top salaries in digital go to men rather than women. On average men demand a 17 per cent higher salary than women, despite only actually receiving nine per cent more.

This study shows that more needs to be done to break the glass ceiling in both the modern and traditional sectors.

Brian Matthews, managing partner 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 nine per cent, it is 0.4 per cent less than the national average, there is still a way to go until gender equality is reached.”