Amount of women studying STEM subjects has dropped to 18%

In a previous Real Business article, it was revealed that the tech sector outperformed the UK economy in terms of job creation and business activity last year. In fact, hiring in tech is close to its strongest for over three years. But despite this, only 17 per cent of women work in technology. This is an astonishing figure given IT's ever growing presence in our everyday lives. This figure doesn't seem to have changed. In fact, has it gotten worse?