The New Scientist magazine, a major player in the technology industry, has published a report on women in the tech industry, which is dominated by men.
The report by the organisation says the number of women in senior tech roles has grown since it began publishing its figures in 2014.
It says it is now a majority of senior tech employees, though women are still a minority.
Women make up around half of the global workforce and make up half of senior leadership positions in technology.
The data for the study was collected from companies in the United States, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
The New Science said that since the early 1990s, the proportion of women on senior leadership has risen from 4.5 per cent to 9 per cent.
The company found that women in this group are significantly more likely to be engineers than men.
This gender gap has grown substantially since the late 1990s and the women in these groups are far more likely than the men to have received a bachelor’s degree.
The study found that over the past decade, women in their 20s and 30s had made up almost half of all women in IT roles.
But this has not kept up with the rise in the number who have made it into senior management roles.
The number of senior IT roles held by women has risen by almost 100,000 over the last three years.
It said it was particularly worrying because the gender gap in senior IT has widened because women have more access to career-changing technical positions and the technology companies have been forced to open up to women.
The researchers said the rise of women into senior IT positions has led to an increased reliance on technology and this has created a “culture of fear” that has made women less able to negotiate salary and working conditions.
The survey also found that the average pay of women at senior IT jobs was more than double that of their male colleagues.
In contrast, the average male salaries were more than two-and-a-half times higher than that of women.
Women in senior management positions are often paid less than men because of the lack of flexibility, according to the researchers.
However, the study found there is evidence that companies have started to open the door to women at these roles.
This could lead to increased diversity, said lead author Professor Joanna Wood, from the University of Edinburgh.
The research showed that while women have been getting more senior roles in tech, the number still remained relatively low compared with that of men.
However in many industries, the gender pay gap has narrowed over time and it is increasing for women, Professor Wood said.
The paper was published online today by the New Science magazine.
It is one of a number of recent reports about gender inequality in the workforce.
In December, the International Labor Organization released a report showing that women are significantly less likely to hold senior jobs than men in most industries, while men are more likely in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics.
However the report also found a gap in the pay of female tech professionals, with the average salary of women for these roles falling by more than 20 per cent between 2004 and 2013.
The UK has also seen a rise in women in leadership roles, with women making up around a quarter of senior management in the country.
However a separate report by Business Insider in May said that women were not taking up this role in the UK and were being disproportionately left out in favour of men who had more years of experience.
Women’s representation in senior leadership is growing The NewScience study, which was published on Friday, was published in the journal New Science.
The team analysed the data of 8,400 women in engineering and technology roles in the US, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
The group also looked at the gender differences in the role of technology managers and managers in technical and marketing roles.
They found that despite the rise and the widening of the tech economy, women are not taking the tech job more seriously.
The women in technical leadership roles were more likely, on average, to have been in a management role for over a year, and the men were less likely, but still significantly more, to hold this position.
The gender pay gaps were also less than in other industries, with tech salaries falling by just under 50 per cent for men and just over 50 per part-time in women.
“While the rise has been quite dramatic in the last few years, it’s important to remember that it’s still a very young industry, and there are still some very young women working in technology,” said Professor Wood.