30% increase in women working in Scottish tech

Portrait of Ada Lovelace circa 1840

It’s Ada Lovelace day!

And just as we take a moment to celebrate the achievements of women in STEM – that is the purpose of today – and reflect on some of the challenges that remain, we heard some fantastic news.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has just published their analysis of the ONS Annual Population Survey showing that the proportion of women working in tech has increased from 18% to 23.4% in the last two years in Scotland – representing an overall increase of 30% in a year.

This alone is magnificent progress, but add to it the fact that it also represents doubling on 2010’s figure.

Rising from 10,300 in 2010 to 24,000 in 2018, Scotland has (more than) doubled the number of women pursuing careers in tech and stem in the past eight years.

Let that sink in for a moment.

There’s more work to be done

In the wake of celebrating our 500th graduate, and in continued pursuit of getting that % a lot higher than 23.4, CodeClan will be at Women in Tech Scotland on 10th October.

Come and chat to us about how we can work together to build on today’s great news.


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