Reading and Oxford: Gender pay gaps among worst in UK

New research from leading job search engine Adzuna reveals the nation’s most sexist cities, with Reading and Oxford featuring in the top 10 of the biggest gender pay gaps in the UK.

The study, which was conducted this month (October 2019), analysed over 770,086 CVs of recent job-seekers using Adzuna’s ValueMyCV tool, to reveal the average earning potential of men and women in different locations to expose the largest gender pay divides.

While men typically earn more than women across the UK, Hereford is the city with the widest gender pay gap, with men earning an average of £37,035 compared to average female earnings of £25,056 (-32%).

UK’s Top 10 Most Sexist Cities by Gender Pay Gap

Cities

Male (£)

Female (£)

Gender pay gap (£)

Pay gap %

Hereford

37,035

25,056

-11,978

-32%

Aberdeen

38,083

26,433

-11,650

-31%

Cambridge

41,020

29,375

-11,646

-28%

Stirling

38,854

27,587

-11,267

-29%

Reading

41,504

30,255

-11,249

-27%

Gloucester

37,800

26,690

-11,110

-29%

Armagh

35,557

24,812

-10,746

-30%

Oxford

40,937

30,960

-9,976

-24%

Worcester

36,579

26,626

-9,954

-27%