Gender Pay Gap Data

UK sector level data

This is the updated data presentation which was produced following joint work with the HE trade unions on gender pay gap data in the sector. The work commenced prior to the confirmation of details regarding the statutory reporting of gender pay gaps. The 'By industry' tab, however, is based on hourly earnings excluding overtime which is the statutory measure.

Gender Pay Gap Data - Sector-level metrics (Tableau presentation)

HE Gender pay gaps by nation 2007-17

UCEA analysis of gender pay gaps for members

Public HEI-level data


Employers with 250 or more staff are required to publish their gender pay gap and bonus pay gap every year. Headline gender pay gaps and bonus pay gaps from HE providers will be published on the Government's viewing service by 31 March 2018.

HEI gender pay gap reports (Government viewing service)



HEIs with 20 or more staff are required to publish their gender pay gap bienially. These report are published separately by each HE provider.

University of Aberdeen

Abertay Univesity

University of St Andrews

University of Dundee

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Napier University

University of Glasgow

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow School of Art

Heriot-Watt University

University of the Highlands and Islands

Queen Margaret University

Robert Gordon University

University of Stirling

University of Strathclyde

University of the West of Scotland



The Equality Act 2010 (Statutory Duties) (Wales) Regulations 2011 requires public bodies in Wales (including HEIs) to publish annual information on employees and an action plan on gender pay differences, but there is no consistent public reporting of gender pay gap information.

Northern Ireland

There is currently no legal requirement for gender pay gap reporting but there are plans to introduce it under the Employment Act (Northern Ireland) 2016. The implementation date of the legislation is yet to be determined.


This page was last updated in December 2017