This post was updated on 4th January 2023 with the latest data
The government requires all organisations employing 250 or more employees to submit gender pay gap data. All data is available to the public and can be found on the government’s gender pay gap website. I have downloaded this data and created a spreadsheet tool to present the data in a more user-friendly and visual format.
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You are very welcome make use of the charts and tables within this spreadsheet but I would appreciate it if you could credit me with the creation of the charts.
IMPORTANT! – The workbook is currently optimised for Excel in Windows. It does work in Excel for a Mac but I am aware of some features not working as intended on a Mac. I am in the process of trying to correct the Mac issues.
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What data is included?
This spreadsheet includes data submitted by 12,700+ employers for the April snapshot pay period for the years of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022. So far, 834 employers have submitted 2022 data.
From the end of April 2023, employers can submit their 2023 data and not wait for the deadline of April 2024.
Update 8/4/22 – There appears to be some employers who have reported pay gaps but not the pay quarter data. Curiously this only affects 2020 & 2021. I have been told this is the result of the GEO changing their portal and inadvertently allowing some employers to do this.
Update 5/4/22 – Even more cleaning of names have been done by the GEO and me so you may need to check for your employer under a different name. So far, 9900 employers have reported 2021 data so it looks like 500 to 600 are late reporting. Therefore the 2021 data included may yet change again.
Update 10/2/22 – The Government Equalities Office continues to do a lot work to resolve inconsistencies in employer names. I had already done most of this work in the past but it is possible that an employer you used to look for in earlier versions of the downloadable spreadsheet is now appearing under a different name.
Update 20/2/21 – The Equalities & Human Rights Commission the deadline for submitting 2020 data to 5th October 2021. Employers are required to submit 2020. The deadline for submitting 2021 data is still 5th April 2022.
Update 24/3/20 – On 24th March, the government suspended enforcement of the deadline for reporting 2019 gender pay gaps due to the coronavirus outbreak. Just over 60% of employers reported their 2019 data and the remainder are no longer required to do so.
Overview of Spreadsheet
The EMPLOYERSUMMARY sheet summarises an employer’s gender pay gap data as shown in the graphic below for the latest year’s data submitted. You can select the employer you want to view from the dropdown box (please note there can be over 12,000 employers!). There are also some calculations of year on year trends and these provide clues as to whether the employer has entered its data correctly and you can find out more about this in my article “Year on Year Trends, the Good, Bad & Unilever“.
The COMPAREEMPLOYERS sheet is a feature that allows you to choose 20 employers for a specific year and compare them side by side. It is currently preloaded with the 20 teams from the English Premier League for the 2020/21 season but you can overwrite with your chosen employers. A full list of employers in given in column R of this sheet. On the EMPLOYERSUMMARY sheet you can restrict the list of employers in the menu box to just your chosen list of 20 employers. Instructions are given in the HELP and COMPAREEMPLOYERS sheet.
There is a HELP sheet which youth can read for more information. The spreadsheet contains links which provide more explanation of what is being presented but you will find most of this information in my article “7 ways to misuse gender pay gap data“.
Where can I find older versions of this spreadsheet?
Older versions of this spreadsheet for previous years are listed below. The value of looking at these is that some employers gone back and retrospectively changed their reported in earlier years. By crosschecking one of the older versions here with the latest version, you can see if that has happened.
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