50 Recruitment Statistics about Diversity

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Looking for the latest diversity in recruitment stats in the UK and beyond?

We’ve done a complete round-up of 50 statistics that focus on different areas of workplace diversity, across diversity in the tech industry, UK specific statistics, and general diversity facts and figures.

 

Diversity in the Tech Industry

 

18% of UK IT professionals were born overseas.

TechUK

 

Only 17% of UK IT specialists are female, 8% are disabled, and 21% are over 50.

BCS

 

The average salary for women in tech is £59,209, compared with the average male salary of £78,599 – a difference of 25%.

Computer Weekly

 

IT specialists from minority groups are more likely than others to be in non-permanent employment.

BCS

 

83% of tech executives are white.

EEOC

Women or people with a disability are paid on average 15% and 16% less, respectively, than their male, able-bodied counterparts – although IT specialists from minority groups were found to have higher-than-average weekly earnings.
BCS

 

IT specialists from minority groups are generally more likely than others to be self-employed and this was particularly the case for older workers in such positions.

BCS

 

Over one fifth of older and disabled IT specialists are thought to be under educated/skilled in their job.

BCS

 

Only 3% of IT specialists in Northern Ireland have disabilities.

BCS

 

Almost a third of IT specialists in London are from minority ethnic groups.

BCS

 

Two-thirds of tech leavers indicate that they would have stayed if their employer fixed its work culture.

Kapor Center

 

 

Workforce Diversity in the UK

 

47% of the UK workforce are women.

ONS

 

For every £1 earned by a man, a woman earns 81p.

ONS

 

Only 9.7% of executive positions in the FTSE 100 companies are held by women.

The McGregor-Smith Review

 

78% of firms in the UK pay men more than women.

Computer Weekly

 

Only 29% of British MPs are women.

The McGregor-Smith Review

76% of employees in the UK believe men and women are paid equally at their company.

Glassdoor

 

The underemployment rate for the BME population is still higher (15.3%) than that for white workers (11.5%) in the UK.

The McGregor-Smith Review

 

All BME groups are more likely to be overqualified than White ethnic groups but White employees are more likely to be promoted than all other groups

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

 

The employment rate for ethnic minorities in the UK is only 62.8% compared with an employment rate for White workers of 75.6%.

The McGregor-Smith Review

 

BME groups tend to have unequal access to opportunities for development, often because of a lack of clear information on training opportunities or progression routes within their workplaces.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

 

Only one in 16 top management positions are held by an ethnic minority person.

BITC

 

People with disabilities are more likely to be working part-time than those without disabilities.

House of Commons Library

 

Almost a third (32%) of all BAME employees have witnessed or experienced racism from colleagues in the last five years.

BITC

 

46.3% of working-age disabled people are in employment compared to 76.4% of working-age non-disabled people.

ONS

 

Disabled adults are nearly three times as likely as non-disabled adults to have no formal qualifications, 30% and 11% respectively.

DLF

 

In 2003 it became illegal for UK employers to discriminate based on sexual orientation.

Market Inspector

 

Increasing workplace diversity can boost the UK economy by £24 billion a year.

Market Inspector

 

32% of LGBT employees choose to hide their sexual orientation.

Market Inspector

 

One in eight trans employees have been physically attacked by colleagues or customers.

Stonewall

 

One in ten black, Asian and minority ethnic LGBT staff have been physically attacked because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, compared to three per cent of white LGBT staff.

Stonewall

 

Almost a third of non-binary people (31%) and one in five trans people (18 %) don’t feel able to wear work attire representing their gender expression.

Stonewall

 

One in eight lesbian, gay and bi people wouldn’t feel confident reporting any homophobic or biphobic bullying to their employer.

Stonewall

 

18% of LGBT staff in the UK have been the target of negative comments or conduct from work colleagues

Stonewall

 

 

General Workforce Diversity Stats

 

Two-thirds of FTSE 100 companies have all-white executive leaderships and just 3.5% of senior executives come from a BAME background.

BITC

 

Employees who work for a female manager are six times more engaged, on average, than those who work for a male manager.

Gallup

 

78% of companies focus on diversity to improve work culture, 62% to improve company performance, and 49% to better represent customers.

Talent Now

 

On average, having women in leadership positions aligned with a 15 percent increase in profitability.

PIIE

 

Women (82%) are more likely than men (76%) to prefer new or additional benefits/perks over a pay increase.

Glassdoor

 

Men earn 24.1% higher base pay than women on average.

Glassdoor

 

68% of women accepted the salary they were first offered and did not negotiate.

Glassdoor

 

67% of U.S. employees said they were not likely to apply for a job at a company where men and women were paid unequally for the same work.

Glassdoor

 

In 2016, 70% of Google’s global workforce was male.

Entrepreneur

 

Bilingual employees earn 10% more revenue.

Clear Company

 

Among graduates with science degrees, 71% of men, but only 43% of women, work as professionals in physics, mathematics and engineering.

OECD

 

Unfair treatment and turnover costs companies $16 billion per year.

Kapor Center

 

Only 8% of women say they have never experienced gender bias in the workplace.

ISACA

 

27% of women working in tech say they always or often experience gender bias in the workplace.

ISACA

 

Just 1% of Google’s tech staff is black, 2% is Hispanic, and 17% are women.

USA Today

 

The two biggest barriers women say they face in the technology workplace are lack of mentors (48%) and lack of female role models (42%).

ISACA

 

 

 

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