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Skyscanner’s Gender Pay Report 2020

Today Skyscanner has published our 2020 Gender Pay Gap Report, highlighting some of our key UK gender pay data. You can read the report here.

Similar to other technology business, our gender pay data is impacted by the fact we have more men in leadership positions, and more men in technology roles, which are typically higher remunerated. Our base gender pay gap is 17.9% (mean) and 21.9% (median). There were also some unique factors this year influencing our pay gap, which are explained in our report. Removing the impact of these factors, our data for base salary alone shows our mean gap to be 11% and median gap at 14%.

Regardless of these factors, we know we can still do better. To this end, we’re making two crucial commitment in our journey to getting this right.

Going forward, we want to see 25% of all engineering and technology roles being held by women by the end of 2025, rising to 30% by 2030. Across our business, we’ll aim to ensure that 40% of Director and above roles are held by women.

We recognise that these commitments will not solve our gender pay gap differences immediately. However, we see real power in setting these aspirations to support the increased representation of women at Skyscanner. We’re making progress in the right direction too: in 2020 56% of our Director-level and above hires were women, while in the same year we increased women in leadership positions by 30%.

2020 brought both challenges and the opportunity to reflect. Many of us feel a greater responsibility towards each other, and society, than ever before. People across the world have had to adapt to a new and frequently changing reality. Our teams at Skyscanner have done this admirably: it is clear that when we channel our collective support and vision, we can strive towards a new way forward.

It is my belief that the same attitudes, perseverance and passion are key on our road to a more diverse and equitable workplace. We’re not there yet. However, I’m proud of the of the progress made to date on this journey, of our new commitments and of our future plans – more detail on which can be found in our report.

John Mangelaars (he/him)