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Women account for just 15% of UK games development

An investigation byDevelophas found that the women represent just 15 per cent of employees at UK games development studios.

The survey received 85 respondents, studios that employ 2,806 staff in total. Of these, it was found that 433 were women. According to recent research by TIGA, the number of jobs directly supported by development studios stands at 18,093.

Our findings are similar to research conducted by Creative Skillset in 2012, which claimed that 14 per cent of the industry was made up of women. In 2009 women only represented six per cent of the sector, a drop from 11 per cent in 2006.

It would appear that the industry is now steadily improving diversity in games, a topic brought up at Develop Live last month, though numbers are still not reflective of a medium that has closer to a 50/50 split between men and women playing games every day, and progress is slow.

To read the extensive report, head over to Develop.

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