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Women paid ‘significantly’ less in ecommerce roles, research reveals

Men in the ecommerce industry are earning 26% more than women, according to new research.

The findings from ecommerce and digital recruitment agency, Cranberry Panda, has revealed that the average salary for men per annum sits at £60,606, while women earn an average of £46,564.

A survey was conducted with males and female employees across the UK’s ecommerce and retail industry, including assistants, directors, vice presidents, owners and partners.

Conducted to reveal ecommerce industry salary trends and main challenges, the survey revealed disparity in gender, and in roles, with the most significant pay gap discovered at board level, where men earn an average of 36% more than women.

Key findings from the survey include:

  • 57% of men on average earn over £45,000 compared to 39% of women.
  • Staff retention (48%) and recruitment (42%) were identified as the main industry concerns.
  • Of those who are paid overtime, 68% were male and 32% female.
  • London is the UK’s hub for ecommerce jobs with 62.1% of respondents working in the capital.
  • A third (33%) of all respondents worked in a company with over 1000 employees. 58% of these respondents work in ecommerce teams of between one and 50.

Jonathan Hall, founder and CEO of cranberry panda, said: “The gender pay gap has certainly been very topical of late, in all sectors. We expected to see some evidence of a pay gap across the ecommerce industry, however we didn’t expect to find such disparity in salary.

“The salary gap across different levels of seniority within the ecommerce industry shows just how prominent this issue is.”

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