This post was updated on 3rd February 2024 with the latest data for the 2023 snapshot date.
The government requires all employers with a headcount of 250 or more on their snapshot date 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 to present the data in a more user-friendly and visual format.
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Please note version 2024 v1.0 contained a bug. If you have downloaded that version, please delete it and replace it with 2024 version 2.0.
You are welcome to 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 13,359 employers for the April snapshot pay period for the years of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023. As of 2nd February 2024, 1,325 employers who are required to report have submitted their 2023 data. This leaves 9,103 employers who submitted required data in 2022 who have yet to submit their 2023 data.
Update 9/7/23 – The GEO have removed around 110 employers who apparently no longer report pay gaps from their downloads. An issue here is this includes employers who have merged to create a new employer. The data for the old employers is then removed from the downloads which is incorrect in my opinion. A high profile example is the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development who merged in 2021 to create the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. The old data can still be found on the GEO website (click the names to see) but not in the downloads and hence not in my spreadsheet. I intend to try and restore the lost data if possible but you can download older versions of my spreadsheet at the bottom of this page which will include these lost employers.
Update 6/3/23 – I have added some new features to the downloadable spreadsheet which flag suspicious data based on a comparison between the median hourly pay for women and the gender swap number per 1,000 employees.
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. 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 2021/22 season but you can overwrite these with your chosen employers. A full list of employers in given in column L 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 you 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. In addition, given the issue highlighted in July 2023 (see above), these files will contain data for employers incorrectly removed by the GEO.
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