LinkedIn Team MeasuresGender Diversity in its Profiles: 

No Gender Balance in Leadership Roles. And Female Software Engineers Are Even More Rare Than Female Leaders.

With detailed data on more than 364 million members, LinkedIn is a trove of data to analyze workforce statistics. Its team recently measured the gender diversity of its profiles in different industries. 

Women constitute more than half of the LinkedIn profiles only in two industries: Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals and Government, Education & Non-Profit. Half of the analyzed industries have less than a third of women.

The gender gap stands stands out even more when considering employment by role covered. Consider software engineering. The male-to-female ratio of software engineers is never really close to a 50-50 distribution. Not even in industries where women are a majority.

Female LinkedIn Profiles per Industry: Percentage in All Roles, Leadership Roles and Software Engineering Roles



Seven of the 12 industries have less than one female software engineer profile for every four male ones. The worst off is Telecommunications, with only 17% women LinkedIn profiles.

Female LinkedIn Profiles per Industry: Percentage in All Roles and in Software Engineering Roles



Female LinkedIn Profiles per Industry: Percentage in Software Engineering Roles



The female-to-male profile ratio looks grim for leadership roles as well.

Female LinkedIn Profiles per Industry: Percentage in All Roles and Leadership Roles



Although in all industries women leaders are still more common than female software engineers. At least among LinkedIn profiles.

Female LinkedIn Profiles per Industry: Percentage in Software Engineering Roles and Leadership Roles



Only one every four Software Engineer profiles in Tech is a woman. And the statistics are even bleaker in specific fields of the industry. In Computer Games, women are 11% of the software engineering profiles. And they are less than 23% in all analysed sectors. Computer & Network Security and Computer Hardware follow Computer Games as the most male-dominated sectors for software engineers.

Sectors within the Technology Industry - Female LinkedIn Profiles per Industry: Percentage in All Roles, Leadership Roles and Software Engineering Roles



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