It’s difficult for females in technology- only around 12,000 of the 120,000 computer science graduates yearly are women. This number has significantly decreased since 1985. Despite the growing number of female-founded startups, only 5 percent of tech startups have women leaders, according to a 2012 report from the Kauffman Foundation.

Although there are several hindrances for women striving in the technology industry, three of the most lucrative jobs for women belong to the tech field. The tech field provides many opportunities for women to succeed. As part of their Women Invent Tomorrow campaign, Silicon Republic put together some fascinating facts on the current state of women in technology. This is the information you need to know about women in technology, from salary information and skills needed, to notable women in the tech field.

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