The UK faces a worsening gender gap in its flourishing IT industry, according to a new study.
The Women in IT scorecard looked at gender trends from secondary education through to the work place. It indicates women account for just 16% of the UK IT workforce. And the problem starts early - despite consistently out-performing boys in computing A-level results, girls account for just 6.5% of those taking the exam.
The study was compiled by BCS, the chartered institute for IT, and E-skills UK.
Other highlights from the report include: