Recent figures released by E-Skills UK compared how many men compared to women are doing different jobs within IT and telecoms.
Interestingly, there are no female lines repairers and cable jointers. The only job titles with more women than men to its name are database assistant and clerk.
|IT strategy & planning professionals||124,000||14,000|
|IT operations technicians||99,000||21,000|
|IT user support technicians||50,000||18,000|
|Database assistants & clerks||22,000||40,000|
|Lines repairers and cable jointers||11,000||0|
Overall, the numbers show 925,000 men to 188,000 women working in IT – only 17%.
Rather than reignite the well-voiced concern over the lack of women in IT, what these stats also show is that, of the women working in IT, more than a quarter (26%) are ICT managers.
Also, 22% are software professionals.