Digital Jobs - People in the industry

Digital Jobs: Meet the people in the industry!

Digital jobs are aplenty in 2023, but do you know the people behind the job titles? Well, using our ‘2023 Digital Salary Survey Insights & Guide’, we wanted to share the current demographics in the digital industry.

Is there an even balance between men and women? What age groups are the most prevalent in digital? We asked our respondents questions to find out more about them and draw conclusions about the industry…and here are the answers!

There are more men within digital jobs than women

Demographics in Digital jobs

As we can see, there is a significant majority of men working within digital jobs. So, this demonstrates that there is still a long way to go to achieve gender diversity. Despite this, 62% of overall respondents did feel their company represents gender diversity well. Looking even deeper, 56% of the female respondents agree.

So, it seems people do believe there has been an improvement in gender equality. However, it is clear to see that the majority of positions are held by men. This takes us to seniority – how many men hold senior roles compared to women?

There are more men in senior digital positions

Gender seniority in digital

We asked respondents what seniority best described their role and position in the company. This ranged from entry-level right up to director/C-Suite. As we can see, there are more male professionals in each seniority bracket, vastly outweighing the number of female employees. It is surprising to see this across the board. It begs the questions: are females not as drawn to a digital role compared to men? Furthermore, are companies doing enough to make younger female talent feel welcome in a male dominated world?

If this is the case, then we simply won’t see more women work their way up towards a senior role.

The slight majority of digital professionals fall into the 25 – 35 bracket

Age demographics in digital

Followed closely by those in the 35 – 44 age bracket, this suggests that these age groups are more digitally inclined and grew up in a more digital age. Does this mean those in the higher age brackets are being overlooked?

Revisiting the diversity & inclusion insights, 63% of respondents believe age diversity is prioritised in their company. With 27% aged 45 – 54, we could see these percentages shift as the industry matures even further.

Looking for more digital job insights?

Our digital salary survey report is free to download now! It is full of new insights, with more focus on diversity & inclusion. Keep a lookout on our blog for even more exclusives…they are coming soon!