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Why?
Latest figures from the 2015 Women in IT Scorecard research (published by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and the Tech Partnership) show that just 1 in 10 IT Directors are women.  The Scorecard also reveals that only 17% of the 1.18m IT specialists working in the UK in 2014 are women. This compares with a figure of 47% for the workforce as a whole.  The research also found that with gross weekly earnings of £650 per week, female IT specialists were found to be earning only 84% of the rate for males working in such positions during 2014 (£770 per week). The difference in female & male pay rates appears to be greatest amongst ‘professional’ level IT positions.
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