The tech gender imbalance is expected to last another 12.5 years according to industry professionals. Gender balance is crucial within tech roles in order to garner greater innovation, differing viewpoints and ensuring technologies are geared to everyone.
Gender balance in the UK tech sector will not be reached for another 12.5 years industry professionals predict. The research by CWJobs found that male tech workers are even less optimistic, believing it will be another 14 years until there are an equal number of men and women working in the industry. The survey, completed by 300 key decision-makers and senior professionals across the UK’s IT and tech sectors, found that most companies are struggling to level the playing field, with almost nine in 10 (87%) respondents agreeing that a gender imbalance still exists. This imbalance is across both pay of female tech workers and overall female representation.