Unity is committed to building a fair and equitable workplace, which includes compensating our employees fairly.
Today marks the release of Unity’s first U.K. Binary Gender Pay Gap Report. This U.K. government-mandated report outlines the difference between the average earnings of men and women across the U.K. as of April 2021.
The U.K. reporting requirements look at the pay gap, defined as the difference between the average earnings of men and women across a U.K. workforce.
As required, hourly pay is calculated for anyone employed in the U.K. on April 5, 2021, who received their whole month’s salary (503 employees), and the data includes the month of April only. This value includes 1) base pay, 2) allowances (such as Cost of Living Adjustment, car allowances, and shift premium), and 3) bonuses paid. All calculations are made after salary sacrifice for pension.
Bonuses are calculated for anyone employed in the U.K. on April 5, 2021 (507 employees), and the data includes the 12-month period prior to April 5, 2021. A “bonus” is defined as: performance-based, incentive, commission, and long service awards with a monetary value (cash, vouchers or securities). Non-consolidated (one-off, non-pensionable) bonuses are also included. The value of vested RSUs and options exercised during the reporting period are included.
A gender pay gap is a reflection of multiple factors, including representation and pay parity. Representation examines how people are distributed among high-paying roles, while pay parity explains how people doing similar work are paid for those roles. In 2021, Unity’s median U.K. gender hourly pay gap was 19%, which is a reflection of lower representation of women in senior, higher paying roles in the U.K. However, a review of pay equity by level and by job in the U.K. indicate no statistically significant difference in base pay by gender (1.39%).
Although we have made progress in increasing the representation of women in leadership roles across Unity – going from 28.8% in 2020 to 30.9% in 2021 – and our U.K. mean pay gap is similar to other tech companies in the market, we have work to do to increase diverse representation of leaders both in the U.K. and more broadly at Unity.
The results in more detail are examined in the report, which is linked below.