No gender pay gap at executive levels in European tech report reveals

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No gender pay gap at executive levels in European tech report reveals


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From Equal Pay Day, which takes place in the UK every November, to International Women’s Day, a global movement which occurs on 8th March annually, the conversation surrounding pay disparity is nothing new.

However, a new European study by Ravio has found that when it comes to the gender pay gap within tech, junior staffers who are female suffer the biggest financial losses and are paid 22% less compared to their male counterparts, and women make up 41% of junior roles.

The silver lining? Those who manage to achieve C-suite status have managed to achieve equal pay. However, only 19% of executive roles at European tech companies are held by women.

When you look at the UK specifically, the figures aren’t much better with 2023 data highlighting that the tech industry’s gender pay gap sat at 16%, higher than the national average of 11.6%. Some 91.1% of tech companies pay their male employees more than their female staff.

While it’s technically illegal to pay women less than men for doing the same job, the lack of female representation in more senior high-paying roles, along with job title inflation means that women are still coming up short.

Closing the gap

In Europe, the disparity between male and female salaries will hopefully be addressed thanks to the EU Pay Transparency Directive, which came into effect in 2023 and will be enforceable by 2026.

Under this new legislation, employers will have to tackle the issue of equal pay within their organisation by reporting on salaries of ‘categories of workers’ and not just on their gender, for example, what junior roles are earning across different departments.

Any organisation that is found to have a gender pay gap of 5% or higher will then have to conduct an assessment of all categories of workers and act to rectify the situation.

The new legislation will also enforce pay transparency prior to employment whereby employers must provide salary information in the job spec or ahead of the first interview. Employers must also provide data surrounding how pay levels and remuneration in tandem with career progression are generated.

However, if you feel like your current employer has a systemic gender gap issue or your manager is not open to any sort of dialog surrounding pay, it could be time to start looking for your next role. 

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