Gender Pay Gap Report

MSS are pleased to advise the reporting of our gender pay gap figures, for year 2.  These are being presented several months earlier than the planned date of April 2019.

We are required to report this information under The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.

Currently the national gender pay gap in the UK – released by ONS – stands at 18.1%,

We are pleased to advise that the gender pay gap for MSS is considerably less than the UK average at a rate of 11.75%, down on our result from last year and we are committed to reducing the gender pay gap further.

Key Statistics

2017 2018
Mean Gender Pay Gap 12.3% 11.75%
Median Pay Gap 3.8% 7.88%
Mean Bonus Pay Gap 96.22% 94.37%
Median Bonus Pay Gap 70% 81.86%
Proportion of males receiving bonus 4.7% 7.04%
Proportion of females receiving bonus 2.9% 9.9%

The results show that our gender pay gap results have improved slightly on last year.  There is still a difference in bonus payments, but this is related to the roles that are subject to bonus payments which are predominantly filled with male employees, due to the nature of the work.  However, the number of females receiving bonus has increased considerably compared to last year’s results.

Salary Quartiles

Males Females Total in Band % Males % Females
Quartile 1 £7.83 or less 81 60 141 57% 43%
Quartile 2 £7.84 – £8.84 43 14 57 75% 25%
Quartile 3 £8.85 – £11.37 42 17 59 71% 29%
Quartile 4 £11.38 or above 48 12 60 80% 20%

Similar to last year due to the nature of the work that our business conducts our organisation has a high proportion of male employees in comparison to female. This has impacted our gender pay gap results and we will work to make positive changes to improve our results.

As this is the 2nd year of carrying out the gender pay gap audit, we will continue to work on the following:

  • Improved family friendly policies
  • Review of pay structure and bandings
  • Review of development opportunities for female employees
  • Provide opportunity to discuss how we can reduce the gender pay gap

We are committed to making a change for the better and look forward to the next review.