As this data was being used to ascertain the gender pay gap at the British Council, we have since realised that the data provided was the wrong data to measure such a gap.

The original data looked at total ‘year to date’ earnings for all UK appointed staff (including some who work overseas) as opposed to a snapshot of yearly rates at the end of the financial year (i.e. March 2016 in this instance) - this includes partial year earnings for people who either left or joined during the financial year.

Having looked at the data again in line with the full request, we have produced the following revised calculation using March 2016 snapshot data for salary + bonus + allowances which only includes UK-based staff and the data is as follows:

Female median = £32709; Male median = £36484; Gap = -10.3%

Female average = £37592; Male average = £41168; Gap = -8.7%

We have also updated our salary quartile ranges that were a requirement of the original request – the original ranges provided also used total earnings, rather than annual rates data and they were also not representative quartile ranges (which splits the population into 4 equal parts):

Quartile Ranges

Salary

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

1

£26,885

107

190

297

36%

64%

2

£34,132

108

189

297

36%

64%

3

£44,804

130

166

296

44%

56%

4

£190,150

138

159

297

46%

54%

 

 

483

704

1187

41%

59%