Honeypot research shows Ireland has highest percentage of women in tech in Western Europe

Irish News, Technology | Mon 26 Mar | Author – Business & Finance
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Honeypot’s 2018 Women in Tech Index shows Ireland has the highest percentage of women in tech in Western Europe.

According to the index, the US offers the highest wages to women working in tech at €70,153 per annum, followed by Ireland (€49,052) and Switzerland (€47,814).

Bulgaria has the highest percentage of women working in tech, followed by Australia (28%) and Romania (26%).

In total Honeypot‘s study focused on 41 countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and EU.

It focused on areas such as gender in the overall economy, women in tech, opportunities for women in tech, the tech wage gap, female career progression and barriers to female progression.

Ireland’s figures were broken down into:

  • Percentage of women in overall workforce: 45.09%
  • Gender pay gap: 14.17%
  • Women in tech: 18.95%
  • Tech average wage: €59,313
  • Tech average wage for women: €49,052
  • Gender pay gap in tech: 17.30%
  • Difference of overall and tech gender pay gap: -3.13%
  • Gender pay gap, 2010: 13.37%
  • Comparison of gender pay gap from 2010 to 2015: 0.80%

Following on from this, the Dublin Tech Summit, on the 18 and 19 April 2018, is powering Ireland’s first Women in Tech Awards, which plans to take place in October 2018.

To book a ticket for the Dublin Tech Summit next month, you can find all the information here.