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Minorities in IT less likely to be in leadership positions

December 20, 2021


There are fewer opportunities for people from under-represented groups in the UK’s tech sector to hold leadership positions, according to research by Thoughtworks.

Looking into figures from the BCS, Thoughtworks found that of the 300,000 IT specialists from ethnic minorities in the UK in 2020, only 37% were in “positions of responsibility”, compared with 41% of their white counterparts.

IT workers from ethnic minorities were also twice as likely to be in non-permanent positions than white IT workers.

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