Male employees are paid on average 18.5 per cent more than their female counterparts, according to new research.
The Great British Salary Survey from reed.co.uk revealed that on average, men earned £27,241, compared to £22,988 for female workers.
It was in the financial sector where the biggest difference in pay was most visible, with men earning 14 per cent more than women.
In contrast, the marketing industry showed a better balance in pay with men averaging two per cent more than women.
Martin Warnes, managing director of the job site, said: “In spite of great efforts to tackle gender inequality in the workplace, this major piece of research confirms that female workers are still losing out when it comes to pay.
“Whilst the signs are promising in some industry sectors, employers still risk missing out on the full potential of female staff by not rewarding them equally.”
The Office for National Statistics revealed last month that public and private sector pay gap had widened since 2007.