Today the Tech Talent Charter (TTC) launched its inaugural benchmarking report – the first report of its kind tracking gender diversity in technology roles across the UK.

Gathered from over 200 signatories representing over half a million employees, the data gives a snapshot of today’s tech industry and an insight into practical ways companies can improve it:

  • Across our signatories women hold 26 per cent of technical roles compared with 19 per cent UK wide – micro businesses are found to be the most gender diverse with women holding 53 per cent of technical roles
  • 71 per cent of signatories already have active diversity and inclusion policies as part of their recruitment approach. 27 per cent don’t, but are putting them in place in the next year.
  • 36 per cent of signatories already have policies in place to increase the number of women included in interview shortlists, with 32 per cent saying they will be adding this in 2019
  • 57 per cent of signatories outsource some or all of their technical roles