In its survey of 5,556 IT professionals, just 55% said that there is a fair representation of women in the industry, while 64% feel that a better gender balance would be beneficial to the sector.
Highlighting a disparity in salary perception between the sexes, 63% of females think that they earn less than men, while just 28% of men believe this to be the case. Just 25% of 20- to 29-year-olds think that women earn less than men, while 33% of 30- to 39-year-olds believe this to be the case.
More than three-quarters (76%) of the IT professionals surveyed think that younger IT specialists are not as valuable to the industry as those with 10 years’ experience or more. However, 62% feel that there is a fair representation of people of different ages in IT.
Richard Nott, website director at CWJobs.co.uk, said: “There is evidently still work to be done on tackling inequality in the industry. Although progress is being made, the industry as a whole must take steps to ensure equality is nurtured and continues to grow.”